Bachelor of Arts inMusic Business

Majoring in Music Business prepares students to enter today’s music industry and to pursue a career opportunity where music and business intersect.

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Music Business Curriculum Overview

The Music Business Administration major is offered through the Music Department of the College of Arts and Letters in collaboration with the College of Business and Organizational Leadership. The degree is primarily administered by the Music Department, with student advising overseen by the Music Department. Students work closely with faculty mentors in the College of Business and Organizational Leadership for the business portion of the degree. The major seeks to serve those students who are interested in music but seek a music degree with career application beyond that of performing or education. The degree allows students to gain a foundational knowledge base, which can be applied in a variety of occupations, and upon graduation they may pursue employment within the music industry and various arts organizations. The
major is comprised of existing courses in the music and business areas.

Bachelor of Arts degrees at Concordia University, St. Paul consists of a major of typically 32 to 44 credits or two minors, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 128 credits.

Meet Your Professors

Dr. David Mennicke Professor of Music, Director of Choral Studies, Music Department Chair

Dr. Mennicke's teaching expertise covers choral conducting, voice training, music education, church music, musical theatre, and music arranging.

Monica Murray Associate Professor of Music

Dr. Murray is an active performer in the Twin Cities.

Shari Speer Term Faculty in Music

Shari is professor of voice at Concordia, where she maintains an active voice studio, teaches class voice, diction, opera workshop and conducts the Jubilate Choir.

Nathan Kennedy Term Faculty of Music

Nathan Kennedy teaches the music theory sequence, applied and class piano, pedagogy, and accompanying, and accompanies the choirs and opera workshop.

Career Potential

You’ll also experience real learning beyond the classroom, with performance opportunities at monthly recitals, campus concerts, studio classes, daily chapel services, local church services, on international and U.S. tours and for many community functions. Because we design our music program to be responsive to the exact needs of the marketplace, it will be a relevant major if you’re considering a career as a musician, conductor, composer/arranger, music publisher, music marketer, music therapist, church musician or other music-related professional.

  • Church Music
  • Conductor
  • Performer
  • Music Teacher
  • Music Composer / Arranger
  • Music Sales / Marketing
  • Music Management
  • Music Publisher
  • Music Therapist
  • Music Writer

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