Music Business and Industry

Achieve Peak Performance with a B.S. Degree in Music Business and Industry from Northern Vermont University

If you have a passion for music and a drive to succeed in a music-related career, you'll thrive in our nationally known music business and industry program, offered at NVU-Lyndon. You will gain skills in internships at recording studios, music festivals, radio stations, and with other businesses to help you stand out in the job market after you graduate.

Our program will expose you to all aspects of the industry, from writing songs, recording your own music, and marketing music products to managing artists, promoting concerts, and booking tours. With our state-of-the-art recording studio, new MIDI-music lab, and record label, you’ll build a marketable skill set with business and technical problem-solving fundamentals.

Focus Your Studies

You’ll choose a concentration in audio production, music management, or music and self-promotion to gain the expertise you need as you pursue a career. And you’ll collaborate with faculty who have stellar reputations, including a Grammy award-winning audio engineer who works with “Weird Al” Yankovic. Interested in music recording and post-production? We offer a summer class to prepare students for certain Avid Pro Tools certification exams.

Our concentrations are popular with students because they broaden their foundation and prepare them for success in a variety of fields, including: 

  • Live sound
  • Studio music production
  • Artist management
  • Concert booking
  • Tour management
  • Music marketing
  • Event management and promotion
  • Venue management
  • Music publishing

Pro Tools Certification

NVU-Lyndon's optional two-week intensive summer class prepares 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 toward 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.”

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For more information, email Brian.Warwick@NorthernVermont.edu.