Music Business & Industry

Lyndon’s students can translate their love for music into a rewarding career in audio production, music and self-promotion, or the management side of music. Success in the music industry requires creative energy, critical thinking, clear communication, determination, and teamwork. A Lyndon education offers real-world experience through internships and hands-on classroom instruction. Students are mentored in all areas of the industry—from professional conduct and business skills to technical problem solving—and learn to apply that knowledge in the studio, on the stage, and in the office.

Three degree concentrations to meet contemporary industry demands.

Audio Production

The Audio Production Concentration is aimed at students interested in recording technologies and live sound production. Graduates will be qualified to work in a variety of audio situations either as sound engineering technicians, audio equipment technicians, broadcast technicians, technical directors or studio managers.

Music and Self-Promotion

The Music and Self-Promotion concentration provides students with management and marketing training which allows them to promote their own careers as performers or record- ing artists. Students will learn how to negotiate contracts and fees, to find and book venues, to utilize publicity and promotion strategies, and to manage media relations.

Many of these classes are fulfilled through NECC’s A.A. in General Studies: Music.

Intro to Bus or Principles of Management – 3cr
Business Law – 3cr
Introduction to Mass Communication – 3cr
History and Film – 3cr
Principles of Marketing – 3cr
Aural Skills II – 3cr
Music Theory I – 3cr
Music Theory II – 3cr
Music Theory III – 3cr
Performance Workshop I – 1cr
Performance Workshop II – 1cr
Performance Workshop III – 1cr
Ensemble: Chorus I (or any ensemble) – 1cr
Ensemble: Chorus II (or any ensemble) – 1cr
Applied Music: I – 1cr
Applied Music: II – 1cr
Applied Music: III – 1cr

Introduction to the Music Industry – 3cr
Artist Management & Development – 3cr
Music Publishing – 3cr
Entrepreneurship in the Music Industry – 3cr
Professional Development Seminar – 3cr
Music & Performing Arts Internship – 3cr
Basic Songwriting – 3cr
Collaborative Creativity in Music – 3cr
Rock & Roll: Form & Style – 3cr
Music of the Americas – 3cr
A combination of 3000 or 4000 level Courses – 6cr

Music Industry Management

The concentration in Music Industry Management is for students interested in artist, event, or venue management. This program is for anyone seeking a career as a meeting, convention or event planner, or as an agent or business manager for a professional performing artist.

Introductory Accounting – 3cr
Introductory Accounting II – 3cr
Intro to Bus or Principles of Management – 3cr
Business Law – 3cr
Introduction to Mass Communication History and Film – 3cr
Music Theory I – 3cr
Applied Music: I – 1cr
Applied Music: II – 1cr
Applied Music: III – 1cr

Introduction to the Music Industry – 3cr
Music Publishing – 3cr
Entrepreneurship in the Music Industry  – 3cr
Professional Development Seminar – 3cr
Music & Performing Arts Internship – 3cr
Collaborative Creativity in Music – 3cr
Music of the Americas – 3cr
Artist Management & Development – 3cr
Event Management & Promotion – 3cr
Global Business – 3cr
Venue Management – 3cr
A 3000 or 4000 level LSC Course – 3cr

Additional Requirements

Behavioral and Social Sciences (courses may be in either subject area) – 9cr
Humanities and Fine Arts (courses may be in either subject area) – 9cr
Natural or Physical Science (must include at least one course with a lab) – 7cr
English Composition/Writing – 6cr
Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning – 3cr

Students may transfer these in from other colleges. Some of these may be completed as part of the A.A. degree. These courses fulfill both Mass transfer and VT transfer requirements under this partnership.