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The Bachelor of Arts in Music is designed for students who wish to combine the study of music with other interests in a vibrant liberal arts environment. The program provides an extraordinarily broad range of study options so that students enjoy the flexibility to pursue varied interests. In order that career choices are expanded and not limited, the degree program is divided into a menu of four diverse study "tracks." A "track" is a particular study program within the overall degree requirements

Degree Tracks

Bachelor of Arts in Music - Music Technology
This track is designed to give students a basic foundation in music production to prepare them for a variety of careers within the music technology industry. This is a professional degree track that provides general education as a foundation coupled with a traditional music background and an emphasis in music production. Eight Semester Plan


The traditional Bachelor of Arts curriculum is designed to provide a broad-based knowledge of all aspects of music history, theory, performance and pedagogy for students seeking a general understanding of music to compliment a career in any profession. Eight Semester Plan

Bachelor of Arts in Music - Vocal Performance
This track is designed for students who aspire to careers in performance, whether as a soloist or as a member of a performance ensemble. Eight Semester Plan

Bachelor of Arts in Music - Instrumental Performance
This track is designed for students who aspire to careers in performance, whether as concert soloists or as members of performance ensembles. Eight Semester Plan

Bachelor of Arts in Music/Teacher Certification
The teacher certification program is designed for students who wish to pursue careers in music education in a classroom setting and seeks to equip students to meet certification requirements in the public schools. This is a state-approved degree program for the state of Maryland. Eight Semester Plan

What Can I do With a Major in Music?
Music Technology Jobs:
-Music Production/Engineering -Degrees and specializations in this area allow individuals to work in the recording/media side of the music industry:
-Acousticians/Acoustic Consultants: Work with builders and other specialists to determine/design the sound field properties of a given room or area
-Audio Engineer: Work with the recording of music: microphone placement, mixing, re-mixing, etc.
-Audio Producers: Usually have oversight of the entire recording process for any given recording session
-Audio Technicians (assistants): Work side-by-side with the audio engineers
-Electronic Engineer/Computer Engineer Sound Specialists: These positions will require degrees in mechanical/electrical/computer engineering and get to develop and work with the latest music production technology equipment and gear
-Multimedia Specialist/Developer: Work with the digitization of recorded media for anything from internet usage to video and film usage
-Post Production Sound Engineer: A specific type of sound engineer that works with sound recordings after the recording process is finished
-Software Designer: Design software with regard to the various music applications and music related computer needs (degrees and/or proficiency in computer programming will also be required)
-Teach music related technology programs/courses at the private, public, or College/University level with the appropriate degrees

Music Resumes-click here for Career Services Resume Page with Examples by Major

Resume #1
Click here to view the following resume in Word

Cxxxxx Fxxxxxxxx
123, Exxxxx Street
Boston, MA, 01234
(123) 456 789
Rr22222@salisbury.edu
__________________________________________________________

OBJECTIVE
To participate in various musical settings as a drummer/vocalist and to perform and record my own original material.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Arts                                                                               May 2009
Major: Music/Minor: Communication Arts
Overall GPA: 3.3/4.0
Fulton School of Liberal Arts
Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD
■ Worked three to four nights per week to help finance education

HIGHLIGHTS
Played piano for school band; Performed in annual Christmas concert to benefit the homeless;
Served as Resident Assistant for Freshman Dormitory for two consecutive years; Organized student activities and field trips; Managed $500/semester budget.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
● Broad based knowledge and comprehensive academic training in music for 13 years in jazz, rock, pop, Latin and classical music.
● Principle instrument: Drums with expertise on piano, guitar, voice; songwriting: words and music.
● Strong grounding in harmony and theory.
● Experience in performance and recording both in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
● Own copyright on 25 original pieces of Rock Memorabilia.
● Bilingual: Spanish and English, verbal, written, reading, musical.
● Sat on jury for Spin Digest's International Songwriting Contest, July 2007.
● Appeared and played drums in rock video for famous Puerto Rican group, Los Hombres Guapos, Christmas 2008.

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE
Assistant Editor, Present The "Record" Record, New York, NY                 2007-2008
● Served as assistant at this up-and-coming monthly chronicle of rock music's early years. Selected feature artists for impending issues, conducted interviews, researched backgrounds, and assisted in editing final product.
Weekly Performer, The Salmon Run, New York, NY                             Summers 2006-present
● Acquired weekly performance slot at this star-studded night club. Played one hour set, opening for such bands as The Dead Onions, Pain Cave, and Burnt Retina.

Resume #2
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Cxxxxl Fxxxx
123, Ellis Street
Hollywood, CA, 01234
(123) 456 7899
ra4455@gmail.com
_____________________________________________________________________________



PROFILE OBJECTIVE
Seeking an opportunity to showcase talent as a drummer/vocalist and entertain the audiences.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Learned various type of music for eight years such as classical, rock, jazz, pop and Latin.
Avid drummer and also expert in guitar, piano and vocals.
Worked as Member of Jury for American Songwriting Show on Sony TV in 2007.
Possess strong knowledge of theory and harmony.
Performed on drums for Magnetic Lights band for its tour to USA and Spain in 2008.
Own rights of 20 tracks of rock music.
Fluent in English and Spanish.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor of Arts                                                                                      May 2008
Major: Music-Track: Instrumental Performance
Composite GPA: 3.5/4.0
Endicott School of Liberal Arts
Hollywood Academy of Music, Hollywood, CA

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
Assistant Editor, CAPITOL RECORDS INC.                                           Fall 2007-Present
Provided assistance in editing the monthly historical musical of jazz music's early years.
Involved in administrative procedures like hiring new artist and feature artists for impending tasks.
Weekly Performer, EL FLORIDITA                                                         2006-Present
Los Angeles, CA
Received an opportunity to perform on weekly basis at a splendid night club.
Performed for one hour for various bands like Shadow Lights, Kings & Queens and The Stone Age.

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
→ Serve as member of college music band as a piano player.
→ Performed at a Hollywood Academy school charity event to help physically impaired student.
→ Worked as Resident Assistant for Freshman Residence Hall for two years.
→ Arranged orientation trips and activity programs for incoming student.
→ Controlled the $2000 orientation budget for student activities.
→ Acquired experience of performing as well as recording at school functions that included Fashion Show, Residence Hall programs, University Christmas party, etc.

Resume#3
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Dxxxxxxx Lxxxxx
1234 West 57th Street ∙ North Hollywood, CA ∙ (123) 456-7890 ∙ xxx34567@yahoo.com
_____________________________________________________________________________
Objective
To pursue the field of music technology and enhance my skills and gain knowledge in all aspects of this field.

Qualifications Summary
Excellent working knowledge in the setup of audio equipment: 8 and 12-channel soundboards, amplifiers, microphones, loudspeakers, and related technology. Internet proficient, Pro Tools experience, basic knowledge of recording studio operations, television news broadcasting experience, audio encoding/decoding, multi-track board operation, music production, engineering, CD production.

Education
Bachelor of Arts                                                                                 May, 2009
Major: Music/Track: Music Technology
Montgomery College, Montgomery, CA
∙ Associate Degree in Music                                                                    May 2007
Sound Master Audio/Video Institute
North Hollywood, NY

Professional Experience
Audio/Visual Technician                                                      May 2004 - Dec. 2009
Elite Audio Visual Multimedia, Inc., North Hollywood, CA
Responsibilities included: Coordinating equipment operation with material presented by customers according to the speaker's instructions, setting up and maintaining audio/visual equipment for various meetings and special events at universities, hotels and other institutions of the metropolitan area. Understanding of music recording and audio for film and television, tape machine alignment, surround sound, digital audio/MIDI, recording, synchronization, sequencing for music programming and automation, non-linear recording, editing and mixing.
Transfer Engineer                                                              Jan. 2006 - April 2008
Chase Productions, Burbank, NJ
Responsibilities included: Transferring various optical, mag film elements, analog/digital audio & video tape and hard disk files to either 35mm magnetic stock, analog & digital audio tape or hard disk, and processing and remastering soundtracks real time to Archival/Printmaster specs as required using digital and analog processing equipment.

Activities
Relay for Life-Montgomery College Chapter Leader                   Oct 2008- May 2009
Montgomery College Event Services-Montgomery College         Jan 2008-Jan 2010
Summer Orientation Program, Peer Leader, Montgomery College   Fall 2008

Music Graduates Career Path

Work History-May1998 Bachelor of Arts-Vocal Performance
Bank of America
Vice President, Brand Manager - Europe Card Services
November 2007 - May 2008
Chester, North West, United Kingdom
Description: Brand Manager - Europe Card Services
Job Functions: Advertising; Brand Management; Creative/Design/Multimedia; Interactive Media; Management; Marketing; Product Management; Project Management; Public Relations; Risk Management/Assessment
Industries: Finance/Banking - Other

Bank of America
Vice President, Department Manager - UK Customer Assistance
November 2006 - October 2007
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Description: Collections call centre manager - UK Customer Assistance (Europe Card Services)
Job Functions: Conflict Resolution; Customer Service; International; Management; Operations; Quality Control/Assurance; Reporting; Risk Management/Assessment
Industries: Finance/Banking - Other

Bank of America
Department Manager - UK Customer Assistance
November 2006 - October 2007
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Description: Collections call centre manager - UK Customer Assistance (Europe Card Services)
Job Functions: Conflict Resolution; Customer Service; International; Management; Operations; Quality Control/Assurance; Reporting; Risk Management/Assessment
Industries: Finance/Banking - Other

Bank of America
Vice President, Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer - Ireland Card Services
May 2006 - October 2006
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Description: Assisted COO of Ireland Card Services with activities related to the Bank of America-MBNA merger
Job Functions: Administration; Administrative/Support Services; Event Planning; International; Management; Operations; Project Management; Public Relations; Reporting
Industries: Finance/Banking - Other

Bank of America
Vice President, Co-brand Product Manager - US Card Services
January 2004 - April 2006
Charlotte, North Carolina
Description: Partnership marketing account manager and product manager - Choice Hotels International relationship
Job Functions: Account Management/Planning; Advertising; Creative/Design/Multimedia; Customer Service; Event Planning; Management; Marketing; Product Management; Project Management; Research
Industries: Finance/Banking - Other

Bank of America
Assistant Vice President, Specialty Products Manager - Small Business Card
January 2003 - December 2003
Charlotte, North Carolina
Description: Product manager for all co-branded credit cards, as well as for the secured credit card product and the SBA Government Guaranteed card
Job Functions: Account Management/Planning; Advertising; Creative/Design/Multimedia; Customer Service; Event Planning; Management; Marketing; Product Management; Project Management; Research
Industries: Finance/Banking - Other

Bank One/First USA
Credit Card Officer, Product Manager - Consumer Product Management
July 2002 - January 2003
Wilmington, Delaware
Description: New product development for large co-brand partnerships, including The Walt Disney Company(R) and Starbucks Coffee Company(R)
Job Functions: Creative/Design/Multimedia; Event Planning; Interactive Media; Marketing; Operations; Product Management; Project Management; Public Relations; Research
Industries: Finance/Banking - Other

Bank One/First USA
Segment Manager - Segment Strategy
October 2001 - July 2002
Wilmington, Delaware
Description: Marketing strategies for under-served market segments (students, Hispanics, etc)
Job Functions: Advertising; Brand Management; Creative/Design/Multimedia; Management; Marketing; Operations; Project Management; Research
Industries: Finance/Banking - Other

Bank One/First USA
Internet Channel Manager - eBusiness & Bank Product Strategy Group
July 2000 - October 2001
Wilmington, Delaware
Description: Research, recommendation and implementation of innovative payments products for online transactions
Job Functions: Interactive Media; Marketing; Operations; Production; Project Management; Reporting; Research; Risk Management/Assessment; Web Development
Industries: Finance/Banking - Other

Cross Country Bank
Marketing Project Coordinator - Acquisitions Direct Mail
November 1999 - July 2000
Wilmington, Delaware
Description: Developed and implemented testing strategies and objectives for direct response marketing campaigns
Job Functions: Account Management/Planning; Creative/Design/Multimedia; Database Management; Marketing; Operations; Product Management; Production; Project Management; Reporting
Industries: Finance/Banking - Other

Opera Company of Philadelphia
Marketing Coordinator
August 1998 - November 1999
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Description: Multiple duties with annual subscription campaigns, direct mail campaigns, advertising placements, box office assistance, and special programs such as the Junior Opera Guild
Job Functions: Administration; Advertising; Creative/Design/Multimedia; Customer Service; Database Management; Event Planning; Marketing; Public Relations; Sales; Writing
Industries: Arts & Entertainment - Performing Arts

Boston Lyric Opera
Office Manager/Assistant to Finance & Administration Department
June 1998 - August 1998
Boston, Massachusetts
Description: Managed daily deposits and disbursements, as well as daily office operations (reception, conference room scheduling, main phone line, office supplies, managed incoming and outgoing mail)
Job Functions: Administrative/Support Services; Bookkeeping; Customer Service; Finance
Industries: Arts & Entertainment - Performing Arts

Myth or Fact-What do you know?

Job Resources

Click here for actual examples (Mr. E's research) Berklee'e Music
More examples click here
Sony Music Jobs (example of one)
Washington Post-(Another example)
Proship-Click here to view careers aboard cruise ships and more.

Click here for Music Job Resources-(from SU Career Services)
 

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Help for Finding Internships in the Music field for SU Undergraduates

Internship Index-Internship Resource Sites for Fulton School
Click on Media Music and Performing Art

Internship Alerts-Email notices sent to YOU weekly during your Junior Year.  General Guidelines for Locating and Applying for Internships

Help for Finding Graduate Schools in the Music fields for SU Undergraduates

Graduate School Index

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