The University of Memphis offers a Bachelor of Music degree with concentrations in
Music Industry and concentrations in Music Business or Recording Technology. The degree
is one of a small number of comprehensive music industry programs fully accredited
by the National Association of Schools of Music. Created in 1981, the Music Business
and Recording Technology programs are structured to prepare a marketable student for
successful work in today's dynamic music industry.
Contemporary on-campus production facilities include a comprehensive multi-track recording
studio outfitted with 5.1 high resolution recording and mixing technologies, a digital
audio workstation suite, electronic music lab, and a multi-channel high resolution
mixing suite. In addition to the audio recording facilities, students work in digital
art, writing, and electronic technologies areas and enjoy generous access to these
labs where "hands-on" training is emphasized.
Music Industry majors are encouraged to become active in University productions. The
Memphis arts community offers diverse cultural opportunities and a rich assortment
of internship possibilities.
U of M students have won national scholarship competitions sponsored by organizations
such as the National Association of Jazz Educators, Downbeat Magazine, and the Audio
Engineering Society. They have also won the prestigious NARAS Collegiate Grammy® Music
Competition. Scholarship funds are available for exceptional students, and many states
offer financial assistance through the Academic Common Market program.
In 1999, an international exchange program between the University of Memphis and InHolland
University in the Netherlands was created for Music Business and Recording Technology
students. A second international exchange program was incorporated in 2002 between
the University of Memphis and Buckinghamshire University in England.
For more information on Music Industry program, contact Division Head, Jeff Cline at email@example.com.