Receive hands-on training in music technology, performance, and business. Develop a well-rounded skill set for various music careers. Perform in the Popular Music Combo, Jazz Combo, Gospel Choir or Upstate Vocal Ensemble.
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Develop skills in production, live sound mixing, music arranging, performance, songwriting, music instruction, artist management, event promotion, and entrepreneurship. Learn from faculty with deep experience. Plus you can minor in music and never give up on your dream while having a back up plan.
Equip yourself with the communication and music skills needed to succeed in the music industry. Take part in internships in venue management, sound mixing and more.
Scholarships and Auditions
The Popular Music Studies program offers a number of scholarships and stipends for music majors who participate in our performing groups. To qualify, all you need to do is schedule a quick, informal audition, either in-person or online. At your audition, be prepared to sing or play two different songs (you’re welcome to use backing tracks) and a major scale (do-re-mi, etc…). Alternately, if you’re a composer, you can bring recording(s) of music that you’ve written to play for us. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask us any questions you may have about the Popular Music Studies program or about careers in music.
To schedule your audition, email Dr. Griffin Woodworth at firstname.lastname@example.org
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