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Music, B.S. (with Studies in Music Industry & Recording Technology)

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.
The mixing board located inside YCP studios on campus.
At York College, you'll have a professional advisory board to help give you career insight, and you'll have excellent opportunities to get hands-on experience.

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

Gain Hands-on Experience in the Music Industry

Studio A
Gain hands-on experience in our state-of-the-art recording studio on campus. You'll learn the ins and outs of music production, business, and promotion at your fingertips, from working on a student record company to multi-track audio production technique.
Think Loud Studios located in downtown York.
Studio B
In partnership with Think Loud Studios, YCP students will learn, in this multi-million dollar facility, techniques of music production, sound design, and live/field recording.
YCP Rock Band at the York College Open House November 2016

York Music Group

The hub for the central Pennsylvania and York College music scene, this program allows students to learn through hands-on experience in the studio by showcasing and producing the best music in central Pennsylvania.
Contact Us
Music Industry/Recording Technology
Shawn Young, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Music
Wolf Hall, Room 206D
Phone: 717.815.2083
Contact for appt.

Grace Muzzo, D.M.A.
Coordinator, Division of Music
Wolf Hall, Room 206C

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