Music Business and Industry

"My internship at Catamount Arts gave me a chance to prove myself. Today, I am working at one of my all-time favorite venues. The feelings are so surreal. I know things will only go up from here."

- Anjali LaPierre '15

Love Music? Want to Make a Career of It?

Lyndon’s Music Business and Industry program gives students the opportunity to translate their love of music into a personally meaningful career that can provide a financially stable and fascinating life. Utilizing our state-of-the-art recording studio, brand new midi-music lab, and record label, students are encouraged to put their skills to the test. Whether it’s through writing songs and recording their own music, producing projects for others, marketing and distributing music products, managing artists, booking tours, or handling the many aspects associated with concert promotion and production, our students are actively pursuing the experience necessary to build careers in music and the arts.

The Music Business and Industry program equips students to meet the demands of today’s music industry through creative and supportive use of curriculum, technology, industry partnerships, and valuable internships. Students are mentored in all areas of the industry, from professional comportment and business skills to technical problem solving.

In fall 2016, Grammy Award-winning recording engineer Brian Warwick joined our faculty as an assistant professor. He has worked with Michael Bublé, Ludacris, Adam Lambert, Fantasia, Michael Bolton, and “Weird Al” Yankovic.

The Music Business and Industry degree is NEBHE eligible (tuition discount) in most New England States (CT, ME, NH, RI). But we go better than that with our stackable awards.

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Music Business and Industry, B.S.


Audio Production

The Audio Production program is aimed at students interested in recording technologies and live sound production. Graduates will be qualified to work as sound engineering technicians, audio and video equipment technicians, broadcast technicians, or technical directors or managers.

Music Management

The concentration in Music Management is for students interested in artist, event, or venue management. This program is for anyone seeking a career as a meeting, convention, or event planner; or as an agent or business manager of an artist, performer, or athlete.

Music and Self-Promotion

The concentration in Music and Self-Promotion provides students with management and marketing training to promote their own careers as performers or recording artists. Although this program includes some music training, it does not focus on music performance and theory courses.

Required Courses

Core Classes (36 credits)

Choose One of the Following:

Audio Production Concentration (24-25 credits)

Students in this concentration must take MAT-1020 (Intermediate Algebra) as one of their mathematics General Education requirements, and PHY 2010 (Introduction to Electricity and Electronics) as their LGSE8 category course.

Choose one of the following options:

Take these two courses

Music Management Concentration (22-23 credits)

Music and Self-Promotion Concentration (22-23 credits)

Music Business and Industry, A.S.

Required Courses

Core Courses (19 credits)

Choose one Focus Area:

Audio Engineering Focus (9 credits)

Music & Self-Promotion Focus (10 credits)

Music Management Focus (10 credits)


Music Minor

Minimum required credits for the minor: 18

Required Courses

Theater Minor

Minimum required credits for the minor: 18

"As for my resume, the tech director was chiefly impressed by the fact that I had not only a degree but a wide base of experience in production."

- Isaac Tanney '12, assistant sound engineer/assistant production stage manager, Feld Entertainment

With concentrations in Audio Production, Music Management, and Music and Self-Promotion, Lyndon’s Music Business and Industry program provides the unique option of choosing more than one focus.

This multi-concentration approach is popular among our students as it broadens their foundation and encourages success in a variety of career fields including:

  • live sound
  • studio music production
  • artist management
  • concert booking
  • tour management
  • music marketing
  • event management and promotion
  • venue management
  • music publishing, and more!

Pro Tools Certification

Lyndon now offers a two-week intensive summer class to prepare students for the Avid Pro Tools certification exams in advanced functions of Avid’s Pro Tools DAW software, which is the industry standard for music recording and post-production.

“From the largest recording facilities to the smallest bedroom studios, Pro Tools is the leading music creation and audio production system. Whether new to the audio industry, or a veteran looking to enhance your current skills and work towards an ‘Avid Certified’ credential on a chosen product, you will gain valuable skills while connecting with fellow professionals who share similar roles, abilities and objectives.”


For more information contact: brian.warwick@lyndonstate.edu

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