Music Business

Degree Option

Bachelor of Music with elective studies in business.

Description of Program

Candidates for the B.M. degree with elective studies in business are prepared for full-time work in the field of music business with a concentration in marketing/retailing. The candidate must complete a minimum of 124 credit hours: 20 hours in applied music, 30 hours in music theory/history, 27 hours in business, and 8 hours in ensemble, plus the Drake Curriculum and free electives.

A professional internship is required during the junior or senior year. There are excellent opportunities in the greater Des Moines area for these internships.

No recital is required for this degree; however, with the approval of the instructor and applied faculty in the area, the student may elect to give a senior recital.

Requirements for Major

The program of study for this degree is outlined below.

First Year — First Semester Credit Hours
Applied Music Major 2
Music 6 (Piano Laboratory I or Applied Music Minor) 1
Music 1 (Materials of Music I) 3
Music 2 (Materials of Music I) 1
Economics 1 (Principles of Macroeconomics) 3
First Year Seminar 3
Accounting 41 (Intro to Financial Accounting) 3
Ensemble — Music 148, 149 or 150 (Band, Choir or Orchestra) 1
Music 21 (Recitals, Required) Cr.
Total 17
   
First Year — Second Semester  
Applied Music Major 2
Music 7 (Piano Laboratory II or Applied Music Minor) 1
Music 3 (Materials of Music II) 3
Music 4 (Materials of Music II) 1
Music 81 (World Music) 3
Economics 2 (Principles of Microeconomics) 3
Drake Curriculum 4
Ensemble — Music 148, 149 or 150 (Band, Choir or Orchestra) 1
Music 21 (Recitals, Required) Cr.
Total 18
   
Sophomore Year — First Semester  
Applied Music Major 2
Music 49 (Piano Laboratory III or Applied Music Minor) 1
Music 51 (Materials of Music III) 3
Music 52 (Materials of Music III) 1
Information Systems 44  (IT Applications for Business) 3
Music 85 (Music History I) 3
Ensemble — Music 148, 149 or 150 (Band, Choir or Orchestra) 1
Music 21 (Recitals, Required) Cr.
Total 14
   
Sophomore Year — Second Semester  
Applied Music Major 2
Music 50 (Piano Laboratory IV or Applied Music Minor) 1
Music 53 (Materials of Music IV) 3
Music 54 (Materials of Music IV) 1
Music 95 (Music History II) 3
Blaw 60 (Business Law 60) 3
Drake Curriculum 3
Ensemble — Music 148, 149 or 150 (Band, Choir or Orchestra) 1
Music 21 (Recitals, Required) Cr.
Total 17
   
Junior Year — First Semester  
Applied Music Major 2
Music 105 (Music History III) 3
Music 107 (Analysis of Post-Tonal Music) 3
Finance 95 (Managing Individual Finances) 3
Music 91 (Performing Arts Management) 3
Ensemble — Music 148, 149 or 150 (Band, Choir or Orchestra) 1
Music 21 (Recital, Required) Cr.
Total 15
   
Junior Year — Second Semester  
Applied Music Major 2
Marketing 101 (Marketing Principles) 3
Drake Curriculum and Free Electives 9
Ensemble —Music 148, 149 or 150 (Band, Choir or Orchestra) 1
Music 21 (Recitals, Required) Cr.
Total 15
   
Senior Year — First Semester  
Applied Music Major 2
Entr 101 (Intro to Entrepreneurship) 3
Management 110 (Management Process and Behavior) 3
Music 161 (Conducting) or Music 163 (Choral Conducting) 2
Drake Curriculum 3-4
Ensemble— Music 148, 149 or 150 (Band, Choir or Orchestra)  1
Music 21 (Recitals, Required)  Cr.
Total 14-15
   
Senior Year — Second Semester  
Applied Music Major 2
Music 165 (Professional Internship in Music 3
Drake Curriculum and Free Electives 7-8 Cr.
Ensemble — Music 148, 149 or 150 (Band, Choir or Orchestra) 1
Music 21 (Recitals, Required)  cr Cr.
Total 13-14
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