Joseph Gittleman, Associate Professor
Timothy D. Saeed, Assistant Professor
Brian Warwick, Assistant Professor
Bachelor of Science in Music Business and Industry
Music and Self-Promotion
Associate of Science in Music Business and Industry
Minors: Music, Theater
The Northern Vermont University-Lyndon Department of Music and Performing Arts provides students with the opportunities to explore a diverse network of the music industry and to foster high-standard professional ethics to successfully contribute to the development of the contemporary entertainment culture. The Department of Music and Performing Arts prioritizes students’ creativity and professional flexibility. Through a wide range of courses, the department encourages students to explore their abilities and talents and to integrate them into the development of professional ethics and aesthetics. It is also our mission to prepare students for a changing job environment: working across the fields helps students realize their creativity and establish their professionalism.
The Department of Music and Performing Arts strives to:
- provide students with an essential understanding of the music and entertainment industry through a profound engagement with national and international experiences
- provide students with strategies to navigate music industry enterprises, employing a profound knowledge of music composition, production, and technology
- develop and maintain students’ artistic creativity through the participation in a variety of music projects
- enhance students’ awareness of professional ethics by introducing the vital principles of music production and performance
- develop students’ ability to work across the fields, employing diverse experiences for professional improvements and self-development
The NVU-Lyndon Department of Music and Performing Arts provides versatile programs of study that encourage students to acquire, develop, and improve knowledge, abilities, and skills vital for a successful cooperation in the sphere of the music and entertainment industry. Engaging in a variety of educational projects, students better their understanding of the mechanics and principles of the music and entertainment industry. Our multi- and interdisciplinary programs aim to provide diverse creative experiences, introducing students to professional multitasking, and preparing them for a successful performance in practical and academic spheres.
The NVU-Lyndon Department of Music and Performing Arts offers a Bachelor of Science in Music Business and Industry degree with concentrations in Audio Production, Music Management, and Music and Self-Promotion. Through these areas of study, students obtain knowledge and experience, laying a foundation for success in a variety of career paths in and outside the recording studio:
- Audio Engineering
- Music Production
- Live Sound Production
- Audio Post-Production
- Artist Management
- Concert Booking & Promotion
- Event Management
- Publishing & Music Supervision
- Songwriting & Performance
The knowledge and experience students receive through the programs offered by the department equip them for success and advancement, allowing them to effectively responding to the contemporary professional challenges.
The NVU-Lyndon Department of Music and Performing Arts also offers an Associate of Science in Music Business and Industry degree with three distinct programs, focusing on professional study and career preparation: Audio Engineering, Music Management, and Music and Self-Promotion. Students interested in two-year programs will benefit from this opportunity to diversify their education and qualifications; Associate of Science programs also serve as a supplement to a number of four-year programs offered at Northern Vermont University.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students in the Music Business and Industry program will demonstrate the ability to:
- critically engage with multiple sectors of the music and entertainment industry and productively respond to the latest music developments
- creatively design, produce, and market commercial products based on principles of event management, music production and technology
- effectively collaborate to achieve project goals while meeting music and entertainment industry standards
The programs offered by the NVU-Lyndon Department of Music and Performing Arts are regularly revised on the basis of recommendations and feedback received through assessment gathering information tools. With participation of highly-qualified professionals working in the music and entertainment industry, recent alumni, representatives of NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges), the program review process, based on reliable statistics, aims to provide students with the education which helps build competitive professional portfolios.
To develop programs, the department’s faculty regularly review internship opportunities, monitor job placements and accomplishments of graduates, adjust curricula to include current trends in the music business. Faculty also demonstrate active involvement in the music and entertainment industry, which maintains the reputation of the department as a unit that offers up-to-date education and qualifications, and which serves as a strong inspirational impetus for students’ career ambitions. In addition, the faculty participate in academic and professional seminars, conferences, and workshops in order to stay informed about national and international standards in the music and entertainment industry.
The department’s comprehensive assessment procedures are available on request. Outcomes are assessed through a variety of capstone projects and established rubrics.
Acceptance into the Music & Performing Arts Bachelor Degree Programs
Upon completion of the first year of study, students planning to major in Music Business and Industry (MBI) must formally request acceptance into the program. Requirements for acceptance include: successful completion of the first year of academic courses (good academic progress is expected), completion of MBI 1360 “Introduction to the Music Industry” with a minimum grade of C, submission of a current resume, and an endorsement of the full-time faculty in the department.