B.M. Music Management
The University of the Pacific's Bachelor of Music degree program in Music Management allows students to combine intensive studies in music with an emphasis on the business and management aspects of the music and recording industry.
The B.M. degree with an emphasis in Music Management prepares students for a wide variety of music business careers including arts administration, record company staff, copyright and publishing administration, music production and promotion, artist management, and various business and legal positions. Students considering careers as performing artists may also benefit from the Music Management school program by developing a thorough understanding of the business relationships in the industry.
Qualified students are strongly encouraged to pursue at least one experiential learning semester in the form of an industry internship. Past internships have been hosted by a variety of entertainment firms in California, New York or the student's home state. These internships provide a crucial part of our school's music management education melding practical application of theories learned in school with exposure to the working world. The internship experience helps a student gauge his or her specific area of interest within the music business.
Students planning to pursue a Music Management degree apply and audition for admission into the Conservatory and are interviewed by a faculty member of the Department of Music Management. Students must also meet all other general University standards for admission.
Student interaction with working professionals and alumni of the program augment faculty teaching and are an integral part of the program's success. Regular visits with practitioners, site visits to regional music business firms and an active student-run Music Management club enhances a student's development as a future music professional.
The Department of Music Management closely collaborates with Pacific's Eberhardt School of Business in curriculum development and career advising. Students who may wish to pursue a career in the music industry without the intensive study of music in the Conservatory may opt to enroll as a Business Major with an emphasis in Arts and Entertainment Management. This major provides access to in-school Music Management courses as well as the full range of studies in the School of Business.