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Music Industry/Recording Technology (B.S.)

Music production, business, and promotion at your fingertips, from working on a student record company to multi-track audio production technique.

With your knowledge of industry, culture, and the arts, take your musicianship and business savvy into a career as a music industry professional. Discover how to lay audio tracks, promote an album, understand royalties and copyrights, and develop as an artist. If you have ambitions of working on a record label, producing your own music, or promoting artists, our Bachelor of Science degree in Music, with studies in music industry & recording technology is ideal.

With expert faculty guiding you, we’ll prepare you for a wide array of opportunities in the music world; a world-class advisory board of noteworthy and legendary music professionals add a mentoring touch. How do we prepare you for your dream career? First, it’s by honing your skills as an outstanding, well-rounded musician. You’ll use your musicianship to enhance and complement your understanding of music production, business, and promotion. Internships, the student rock band, and the student record company enhance the experience.

Want to take the first, important step in a lifelong career in music? Audition to enroll in our music program! It’s a requirement for admission.

With music production, business, and promotion at your fingertips, the Music Industry/Recording Technology program prepares students for a rewarding career. Download a transcript of this video.
Music Industry and Recording Technology major, Anne Sturm '13, used her service learning experience to land a management position at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center. Download a transcript of this video.

Your future in Music Industry/Recording Technology

If you are considering a career in the music industry, you may not be aware of the variety of music professions available to you and the opportunities they present. You can go into a career creating sound effects, writing about music as a journalist, being a music director for a television program and so much more. Just take a look at possible career options:
  • Audio or Music Producer, Performing Musician
  • Live Sound Producer, Music Licensing Specialist
  • Talent Agent/Manager, Composer
  • Audio for Video Producer, Arranger
  • Radio Music Director, Audio Developer for Games

The hub for central Pennsylvania and York College music scene York Music Group

This program allows students to learn through hands-on experience in the studio by showcasing and producing the best music in central Pennsylvania.

York Music Group

York Music Group (YMG) was created out of the need to keep with the ever-changing music industry, and to better replicate a real-world media conglomerate for the students of York College of Pennsylvania to learn from.  Showcasing and producing the best music in central Pennsylvania, we are a fully operational, student-run business that offers the students of York College of Pennsylvania relevant “experiential” learning while also offering clients professional services in record production, concert management and production, and publishing. As a business, YMG is based on a corporate model and includes the following divisions: YCP Studios (an educational and commercial recording facility); YCP Records (a student-operated record label); York Live (concert promotions, management, and production); 112 Music (music publishing); and the Music Industry Student Association (lectures, panel discussions, and conferences). An organization actively involved in the community, YMG seeks to connect the students of York College of Pennsylvania to the greater York community and beyond.

 

YMG provides students with hands-on experiences that will serve them beyond college. While skills obtained during their time with YMG will empower and embolden students, these skills are combined with effective networking and outreach strategies. Professional development is certainly part of our company culture (resumes, portfolios, etc.), and recognizing the ever-changing context of the music industry, we act as a networking hub, providing students and local artists regular opportunities to connect with producers, attorneys, agents, managers, executives, and even rock stars!

Contact Us
Music Industry/Recording Technology
Shawn Young, Ph.D. Coordinator, Music Industry Studies
Wolf Hall, Room 206D
Phone: 717.815.2083
syoung23@ycp.edu
Hours:
Contact for appt.

Grace Muzzo, D.M.A.
Coordinator, Division of Music
Wolf Hall, Room 206C
717.815.6450
gmuzzo@ycp.edu

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