Music

Overview

The Department of Music offers three concentrations:
Music History and Analysis includes courses in Western classical music, world music, music theory and ear training.
Music Industry was developed in collaboration with the College of Business Administration and designed for students with an interest in fields such as artist management, music products industry, record industry, arts administration, contracting and legal issues, the recording process and studio techniques.
Music Technology
includes a thorough background in the fundamentals of music, including music theory and history and teaches students to compose music using the newest electronic music technology, both hardware and software.

Department Website

Music Department

Job Titles

Acoustic Consultant Music Historian
Arranger Music Librarian
Arts Administrator Music Teacher
Booking Agent Music Therapist*
Boom Operator Music Video Producer
Business Manager Musician
Cantor Production Assistant
Composer Promoter
Concertmaster Publicist
Conductor Recording Technician
Copywriter Sales Representative
Disc Jockey Session Musician
Entertainment Lawyer* Singer
Instrument Repairer* Sound Technician
Journalist Stage Manager
Music Copyist Store Manager
Music Critic Talent Agent
Music Editor Voice Coach

Positions that require additional education or training are indicated by a (*).
Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interest as possible, including Co-op and internships.

Employers

Advertising Agencies Historical Societies
Arts Councils Schools
Choirs Individual Artists
Colleges and Universities Social Service Organizations
Community Choral Groups Music Publishers
Conservatories Symphony Orchestras
Recording Companies Performing Arts Centers
Government Agencies Production Companies
Radio and Television Stations Theaters

Internships

These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities in the field.

  • Sol y Canto and Amador Bilingual Voice
  • Theatre Management Intern
  • Warner Music Group Intern
  • On-Air Programming Intern
  • Boston Pops Volunteer Intern

To search for internship opportunities, login to HuskyCareerLink, Career Services’ online job and internship database for opportunities with employers seeking to hire NU students.

Co-ops

For more information, please visit the College of Art, Media and Design website.

Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may search their website for co-op and internship information.

Careers

The following resources include various websites and campus resources that will aid you in exploring this career field and industry.

Career & Job Websites

 Campus Organizations & Activities

*For additional student organizations click  here.
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 Professional Associations

Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professionals in the field you may contact for informational interview requests and networking opportunities.

Social Media

Sample LinkedIn.com Groups providing resources such as industry trends, company information, job listings, and networking opportunities within
the field: