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Bachelor of Arts in Music with a Concentration in Music Industry

Location: Armstrong Campus

Ready to Find Your Sound

You’re a musician. You love to create new sounds. You want to devote your career to music. But in the ever-changing world of the music industry, it’s hard to know where to begin.

At Georgia Southern University, our mission is to make sure you’re ready. Ready to be a better musician. Ready to innovate in the studio. Ready to make music your career

About the Program

While studying the Music Industry, you’ll be involved in a dynamic program that aims to prepare musicians for evolving careers in music. Our program curriculum combines a traditional degree with 21st century technology and performance opportunities. 

Along with courses such as music theory, you will also take industry-specific music courses such as studio production techniques and music entrepreneurship while playing in diverse, student-driven music ensembles.

Program features include:

  • Collaboration with local music industry partners in Savannah, Georgia
  • Hands-on experience with technology including recording studio applications, live sound reinforcement, and music industry computer software
  • World-class faculty with professional experience in commercial music, classical music, recording and more
  • Playing the music you love with student-driven ensembles in front of concert audiences

Music Industry coursework includes:

  • Music management
  • Live sound
  • Recording studio techniques
  • Digital audio workstations
  • Music entrepreneurship

Please visit the audition page for more information about entrance requirements.

Applied Music in the Music Industry Program

All students in the BA Music Industry take two semesters of Group Piano and four semesters of private lessons. [You can take more if you want!] 

BA Music Industry students are encouraged to take lessons in multiple applied areas; doing so will give you a broad set of experiences that will help you navigate the music industry. But you can also choose to take all four semesters on one instrument; that’s for you to decide.

Applied lessons are offered on the Armstrong Campus in:

Voice, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Percussion, Piano, and Composition

Of the four required applied music semesters, two can be in composition.

If you want to take applied music lessons on other instruments, you may be required to travel to the Statesboro Campus once a week for your lessons.

Do You Have Questions? Contact Us!

Dr. Stephen Primatic
912-344-2826
sprimatic@georgiasouthern.edu

Last updated: 9/1/2021