Music (Business) at Messiah College
Develop musical skills through the lens of a business world.
Do you dream of a career in the music entertainment industry? Of combining your love of music with strong business skills so that you can represent or manage musical artists, groups or bands? Of being a hands-on music promoter, producer, manager, booking agent, etc.? Then you may want to consider the opportunity to pursue an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in music (business) at Messiah College.
Music (business) major distinctives
As a music (business) major at Messiah College you’ll be able to:
- Prepare for a career in arts management by combining musical competence with basic business know-how.
- Complete an internship at an arts organization.
- Take a semester to study commercial music and music recording in Nashville, Tenn. at the Contemporary Music Center.
Career options for music (business) majors
As a graduate of the music (business) program, students are equipped to secure positions such as:
- Business manager
- Promotional agent
- Marketing manager
- Artist representative
- Booking coordinator
- Publicity coordinator
Internship opportunities for music (business) majors
Messiah’s nationally recognized internship program places students in a variety of music (business) internships. A few examples include:
- Artist management agency
- Public relations agency
- Concert venue
- Record label
- Susquhanna Chorale
- Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra
- Harrisburg Opera Association
Preparing you for a career in music business
Our music (business) degree combines the study of music in a liberal arts setting with the necessary business coursework you’ll need to prepare to enter the world of music business and arts management. You’ll gain the fundamental knowledge of music theory, history, literature and performance, but will also become proficient in basic marketing, economics, business law and e-commerce.
You may even wish to complete an internship at an arts organization or take a semester to study commercial music business and music recording in Nashville, Tenn. at the Contemporary Music Center.