Music Business & Industry, A.S.

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Vermont State University’s Music Business & Industry program is for anyone with a passion for music. With multiple concentrations and majors for music industry jobs, we provide broad career preparation. You’ll gain essential knowledge in your courses, develop practical hands-on skills in internships and student clubs, and learn from world-class faculty with tons of experience. Classes cover all aspects of music industry studies, from writing and recording music, to marketing products and artists, to promoting concerts and tours. You’ll graduate with an impressive portfolio of experiences and marketable skills that will set you apart in this exciting and competitive field.

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Why Study Music Business & Industry at Vermont State?

No Experience Necessary: In this contemporary music program, excitement and dedication are the primary prerequisites. 

One-on-one Instrument Instruction: Expand your knowledge of your instrument or learn a new musical instrument in weekly private, one-on-one, lessons taught by an amazing group of talented instructors. 

Active Students: You’ll be able to participate in Greggfest, a student-organized music festival, or work on projects for the student-run record label. 

Dedicated Facilities: Enjoy 24-7 access to a state-of-the-art recording studio, computer lab, rehearsal spaces, multipurpose classrooms, and the world-class Alexander Twilight Theater. 

Dedicated Professors: Work closely with Award-winning faculty who have extensive experience collaborating with numerous world-renowned artists. 

Industry Certification: You’ll have the opportunity to earn two professional-level certifications for the industry-standard Pro Tools digital audio workstation (DAW), which will help you show

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Sample Courses

  • Principles of Management  
  • Introduction to the Music Industry 
  • Digital Recording Techniques 
  • Event Management and Promotion 
  • Introduction to Audio Engineering 

Student Stories

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“I’ve learned to be a lot more ready to get into things even if I haven’t done something before. Just getting in there is the best way to learn. If you’re willing to put in the work, the MBI program is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have. The culture in the program is indicative of the culture in the industry, and a lot of people here have the right attitude — they really care about what they’re doing and what they’re part of.” 

Christy Rosario 

Meet Our Faculty

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Associate Professor

  • Lyndon Campus

Associate Professor

  • Lyndon Campus

Associate Professor

  • Lyndon Campus

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  • Lyndon Campus

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