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Achieve Peak Performance with a 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 multi-platinum selling songwriter and recording artist as well as a Grammy award-winning audio engineer who worked with Big SeanLudacrisDeftonesSlayerMichael Bublé, and “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.


As a Lyndon music business and industry student, you’ll gain real-world experience throughout your educational career, preparing you to stand out in the job market after you graduate. Internships, conferences, and other professional development opportunities give you the edge that makes Lyndon alumni highly sought after by employers around the region and beyond.


Our alumni keep good company — you’ll find Lyndon MBI graduates in nationally and globally recognized companies, working on performances, broadcasts, at festivals, and more. Here are just some of the places and career paths Lyndon music business and industry graduates have gone on to.

You’ll find our alumni working with organizations like these…

Mighty Mighty Bosstones     Wanderlust Festival     Vans Warped Tour     Bonnaroo       NHPR logo     VSO logo

Career Paths for MBI Majors

Audio Production
Audio Engineer
Music Producer
Recording Engineer
Mix Engineer
Post-production Engineer
Dialogue Editor
Sound Effects Editor
Re-Recording Mixer
Front-of-house Engineer
Monitor Engineer
Digital Editor
Pro Tools Engineer
Theater Technician
Production Audio Engineer
Audio Consultant
Lighting Technician

Music Management
Artist Manager
Tour Manager
Record Label Executive
A&R Representative
A&R Administrator
Venue Manager
Box Office Sales
Production Coordinator
Social Media Coordinator
Art Director
Talent Scout
Music Promoter
Tour Coordinator
Festival Director
Instrument Technician

Music and Self-Promotion
Recording Artist
Song Writer
Professional Musician
Session Musician

Music Business and Industry


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. Learn more HERE or at

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Thomasina Glenn


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You spend a lot of time on your major and your career focus, and you’re developing skills the entire time, working toward your career goals in a hands-on manner

Jordan Racine '16, Music Business and Industry

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