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 music (business) degree at Messiah College.
Our Bachelor of Arts in 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 / 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.
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
Learn more about the Department of Music
The newly constructed Calvin and Janet High Center of Worship and the
Performing Arts (opened in January 2013) houses performance spaces,
instrumental and choral rehearsal halls and outstanding practice
facilities. Watch the video tour.
- 790-seat Parmer Hall (primary performance space)
150-seat Foundation Recital Hall
- 400-seat Miller Theatre for performances
- Professional- quality recording studio
- Laboratory for computer assisted instruction
MIDI synthesizer, and an electric piano lab
- Instruments available for students' use include a large pipe organ
located in Hostetter Chapel, several grand pianos (including the
nine-foot Steinway D), a French double harpsichord and approximately 150
band and orchestra instruments.
- Students are encouraged to investigate the Contemporary Music Center in Nashville, Tenn. Credits taken during the one semester program at the Contemporary Music Center can be transferred for credit into the Messiah College program.