Music Industry schools

<p>I'm going into music industry into my accepted schools: Syracuse, Northeastern, and Drexel. I'm wondering which school is better for this major and has more oppurtunities. I like Northeastern for the co-op but Syracuse seems more extensive and more dedicated. Apparently Drexel's program is a lot harder to get into (even though I got into) but don't know how to compare. The reason I applied to these schools is because I'm also planning on doing other liberal arts such as English and sociology. So what do you think is the better choice?</p>

<p>Just my humble opinion....if you plan to major in music industry you should be in close proximity to where there IS some music industry. I'm not sure that I think Syracuse is a hotbed of music industry, although it is a fine university. Philadelphia and Boston both have music industry ops. I understand that Drexel's program is a fine one..with many internship opportunities. You probably ought to check out the availability of these types of opportunities in this field.</p>

<p>It should be said, though, that Syracuse has a pretty decent music school overall, which is not true of either of the others. Also, S would likely have the strongest offerings in the other liberal arts.</p>

<p>Of what you know, fiddleforg, how does Drexel rate against the other two colleges I mentioned and in comparison to other known schools?</p>

<p>You have received good advice from the previous posts. I would be concerned regarding Drexel if you are a performing musician on a traditional instrument (brass, woodwind, string, percussion). Drexel has performance groups but not nearly at the level of most schools with full music programs. The music industry students I know at Drexel are mostly aspiring rock musicians. If that is your interest, it could be the right place for you.</p>

<p>Northeastern's a great choice to experience Boston's huge music scene. It's nestled among other elite music schools in the Boston area such as the Berklee College of Music, Boston Conservatory, Boston University's School of Music (oldest music degree granting college in the nation), and so on. I'm actually thinking about going into music industry myself - I recommend this book called "Schools that Rock" by Jenny Eliscu that was really helpful and informative about the school's programs and music scene.</p>

<p>I second, Northeastern. Great location, excellent opportunities in the music industry, and a nice campus to boot. I found this Boston Globe Article about Northeastern's music industry program:</p>

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<p>What do you hope to do in the music industry?
"Music Industry Schools" could mean a vast array of things from being a performer of commercial music to working in the "music business" (i.e., being a music lawyer, running a label, or working as a manager) to film-scoring. Where do you hope to actually work?</p>

<p>Thanks for all the advice. I'm more on the performance side (piano/guitar/violin with lots of experience) -I went to NEU's welcome day and met the director for the music industry program -there's about 300 kids and only about 75 do co-op. The co-op didn't really seem to enticing- and they only have one recording studio. I think NEU's co-op is more geared to other majors though. I'm really leaning more towards sound recording engineering / label representative. Also, facilities is a first. [I was considering Berklee for all of theirs but there really isn't anything to fall back on (like English, Math, etc).] Co-op isn't really my greatest concern though. I also know Drexel as more of an "rock" school for music but they have a really good program. I should also mention I also got into my safeties- Crane School and Fredonia for music and they actually seem to be more competitive.</p>

<p>James Madison U has good music programs, as well as a student run recording label that was featured in a Washington Post article a few weeks back.</p>

<p>Try to read Quincy Jones bio called Q or Back on the Block (whatever): He started as a musician and band leader/composer, then got into the industry side of things on the A&R side.</p>

<p>Appalachian State in Boone, NC has music industries program, excellent applied teachers in your areas. Nice facilities, too. If you like the mountains?????</p>

<p>Well I already applied to colleges (it's too late to apply to new ones anyway) but I only considered around NY because I wanted to stay around here. So I'm basically just considering these schools I got accepted into.</p>

<p>I'm interested in working in the music industry and decided to go for a Master's in Music Business at NYU.</p>

<p>CSU Northridge is the single best Music Industry studies program in the US. Its right there in the thick of it all</p>