Music Management study at the Conservatory of Music provides students with the opportunity to develop relevant industry experience while completing their degree. Students are required to take one or more internships for credit enrollment. Due to the intensity of the experience, internships typically occur during the summer when the necessary time and focus can be devoted to learning from the music industry host firm.
Music Management faculty members actively cultivate relationships with a wide variety of organizations in the music industry interested in providing summer internships. Locations vary throughout the country including Los Angeles, San Francisco and Silicon Valley, Nashville and New York. Utilizing the University's industry contacts, students select an area of interest and pursue internships at some of the most well-know, respected, and cutting edge organizations in music including digital music distribution firms, music products manufacturers, leading symphony orchestras and opera companies, alternative clubs and record labels, festivals, recording studios and management companies. Each year eight to ten students are advised and assisted in securing relevant internships. Contact is maintained with a faculty advisor throughout helping to insure that each student's learning objectives are met. Take a moment to view a list of industry firms that have hosted internships.
Through our network of alumni, industry practitioners and faculty, students not only gain experience, but also begin to develop their own professional connections, crucial to identifying job opportunities upon graduation. Interns who make a strong professional impression will have a foot in the door when looking for work after college.
The reputation of Pacific's interns has led to the enviable position of having more interested employers than we have students available to fill. Across the University, students are encouraged to gain valuable experience off campus. According to a survey of Pacific graduates, 90 percent reported that their participation in experiential learning allowed them to be more competitive for jobs and as graduate school candidates. For many alumni of the Music Management internship program, the importance is even greater, citing their internship experience as "the most valuable class I took."
Alumni and Advisory Board
(*) denotes alumnus
|Bob Gallien, Founder and CEO, Gallien-Kruger Music Products|
|*Brandie Louck, Production Manager, concerts and touring|
|Brooke Wentz, Founder, The Rights Workshop and Seven Seas Music|
|*Cecil Ramirez, National Sales Manager, Mason & Hamlin Piano Company|
|Cookie Marenco, President, Blue Coart Records and OTR Studios|
|*Denny Stilwell, President, Mack Avenue Records|
|John LaGrou, Founder and CEO, Millennia Media|
|*Jorge Barriere, Founder dB Artist Management|
|*Leonard Richardson, Vice President of Music, The CW Television Network|
|*Michael Lorda, Co-Founder Unlimited Sounds|
|*Nick Phillips, Vice President of Jazz Catalog and A&R, Concord Music Group|
|*Renee Albrecht, GLU Mobile, Licensing and Royalties Administrator|
|*Scott Liggett, Composer and Co-Founder, LNL Partners, Alan Ett Creative Group|
|Tish Ciravolo, Founder and President, Daisy Rock Girl Guitars|
|Todd Brabec, Entertainment Attorney and past Vice President of ASCAP|