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Music Industry

The music business as we know it is constantly evolving. A minor in music industry at the University of St. Thomas prepares you to enter this exciting career field by providing you with a solid background in various creative fields.

Why Study Music Industry at St. Thomas?

Whether you are a performer, producer or aspire to work behind the scenes as an artist manager, our minor in music industry develops the knowledge and skills you need to be successful in a variety of organizations. You will explore emerging models in the industry, various music genres and several key concepts in business throughout your undergradaute career at St. Thomas.

Constantly Changing

  • Course Requirements
  • Four-Year Plan
  • Degrees Awarded
  • Internship Opportunities
  • You take a blend of courses focusing on a variety of topics such as emerging models in the music industry, marketing, entrepreneurship and more. You also explore the diverse roots of several music genres and their evolution from then to now.
    You can pair this minor with a number of other programs, so we recommend connecting with a member of our faculty to plan your degree early on in your college career at the University of St. Thomas.
    Minor in Music Industry
    Music industry minors have an abundance of internships available to them. Our students have interned with companies like Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, iHeartMedia, Periscope Management and Paradigm Artists. Plus, you will have the oppportunity to work closely with faculty on finding an internship matching your interests.

    Course Requirements

    You take a blend of courses focusing on a variety of topics such as emerging models in the music industry, marketing, entrepreneurship and more. You also explore the diverse roots of several music genres and their evolution from then to now.

    Four-Year Plan

    You can pair this minor with a number of other programs, so we recommend connecting with a member of our faculty to plan your degree early on in your college career at the University of St. Thomas.

    Degrees Awarded

    Minor in Music Industry

    Internship Opportunities

    Music industry minors have an abundance of internships available to them. Our students have interned with companies like Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, iHeartMedia, Periscope Management and Paradigm Artists. Plus, you will have the oppportunity to work closely with faculty on finding an internship matching your interests.
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    Career Paths

    We will provide you with the academic knowledge and practical skills to be successful in a variety of careers after graduation.
    • Artist manager
    • Tour management
    • Promotions and publicity
    • Music producer or publisher
    • Artist and repertoire director
    • Venue or event management

    Scholarships

    We offer renewable competitive and performance-based scholarships for four years of study at St. Thomas. More information is on our department website.

    Music Major Scholarship

    The Music Major Scholarships range from $2,000 to $10,000 per year. Accepted students to the University of St. Thomas planning to major in music, music performance, music business or music education are encouraged to apply. Supporting materials are due by February 1, and selected applicants receive an audition invitation for the scholarship invitational in the spring.

    Loftus Family Alternative Music Creativity Award

    This award is available to any current St. Thomas student demonstrating great potential in their ability to instigate and sustain artistic creativity through music performance, composition or production. Music faculty can nominate any candidate.

    Mary O. Petra Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Music

    This scholarship is available to any current St. Thomas student pursuing a major or minor in music. You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need. Music faculty can nominate candidates, and students participating in ensembles receive preference.

    Developing Versatile Skills

    A music industry minor from the University of St. Thomas sets you up for long-term success by cultivating your knowledge of the inner workings of the music business.

    Top 10

    Minneapolis ranks in the top 10 most creatively vital cities in the United States with creative sectors generating $4.5 billion each year.

    Unique

    We have unique partnerships with leading regional and national music industry organizations and professionals.

    Robust Portfolio and Network

    You build your own portfolio and a strong professional network throughout your time at St. Thomas.

    See Another Side

    Our students have unique opportunities to see another side of the music industry they have never seen before.