MUSIC: COMMERCIAL MUSIC
Bachelor of Arts
The Music Department at Northwest Nazarene University recognizes that today’s musicians are not limited to those who play traditional instruments. Whether managing a concert tour, producing in a recording studio or running a live music venue is your scene, NNU Music has a place for you. The Commercial Music concentration will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in this industry while simultaneously developing your portfolio and growing your network. In addition to engaging coursework, all music majors are required to gain experience through participating in one ensemble each semester.
- Develop your portfolio and grow your music industry network
- Gain skills in music, business management and digital media
- Receive a broad understanding of the commercial music industry
About Commercial Music
This program is built on a foundation of Classical and Jazz & Blues to enhance the study of more contemporary styles of music such as jazz, pop, R&B, rock, and more. Within the Commercial Music major, students may choose from different concentrations: Performance, Composition & Arranging, Music Business, and Music Technology.
The Department of Music is committed to continually offering innovative programs and curricula to prepare our students for careers in the performing arts and music industry. Whether managing a concert, producing a recording in the studio or managing in a live music venue is your passion, the NNU School of Music has a place for you.
Today’s music is about more than those who perform. It requires knowledge and skill in business and entrepreneurship and NNU’s program focuses on the business, management and technology of the music industry. The Bachelor of Arts in Music with Commercial Music concentration will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in this industry while simultaneously developing your portfolio and growing your network. In addition to engaging coursework, all music majors gain valuable experience through participating in active ensembles on campus.
You will be able to choose from a variety of classes that support your concentration including, audio signal flow, studio production and recording techniques, arranging and producing, performance instruction, jazz studies, sound reinforcement, entrepreneurship, to a final capstone project that encompasses your passion and focus.
Music majors are required to participate in a minimum of one ensemble and attend and/or produce ten recitals or concerts each semester.
This degree appeals to musicians who may have the following interests, among others:
- media composers
- recording studio engineers
- jazz musicians
- film composers
- recording and broadcast engineers
- music producers
- sound designers
- music arrangers
- musical artists, record producers, studio musicians
- studio vocalists
- entertainment management
- music business career paths
Bachelor of Arts
Offered On Campus
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