Georgia Music Education
The UGA Music Business Program develops innovative, principled leaders for the music industry by educating students in all facets of today’s music scene. All faculty are active veteran industry professionals and bring a combination of experience and relevance. Since first offering classes in 2007, the UGA Music Business Program has grown from 22 students in that first semester, to over 300 today. We have expanded our course offerings to include specialized classes in Artist Management; Production; Promotion and Publicity; Publishing and Licensing; and Economic and Financial Fundamentals of the Music Industry, with continued evolutions and expansion to match changes in the industry. Graduates are working in a myriad of roles throughout the entertainment industry, with a large number in Los Angeles, Nashville and New York.
The GSU School of Music’s Music Management program is designed to instill students with the skills and character necessary to help them become leaders in the ever-evolving business of music. Music Management (Bachelor of Science) prepares students for a variety of management-related careers in the music industry, including both profit and non-profit sectors. The curriculum is founded on a basic knowledge of music, experiences in performing, and courses in business and music management. Graduates may work in a range of capacities at record labels and distributors, or in artist and concert management, retail sales, or music publishing. All students complete at least one internship with a commercial firm or non-profit agency as part of their program.
The CEC at Coweta is a publicly funded charter college and career academy at which 5 Music Business courses are taught. Three high schools and six middle schools feed into our programs. We have dual enrollment classes with several colleges. All teachers in our school come directly from the industry which they teach. Our Music Business program contains six courses: Business of the Arts, Music in Film and Video, String Techniques, Commercial Vocal Styles, Internships in the Arts, and Music in Medicine. Students may choose three of these classes to use as a pathway. It is highly recommended that each student also do at least 1, possibly 2 internships before graduation.
The Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology (GTCMT) is an international center for creative and technological research in music, focusing on the development and deployment of innovative musical technologies that transform the ways in which we create and experience music. Their mission is to provide a collaborative framework for committed students, faculty, and researchers to apply their musical, technological, and scientific creativity to the development of innovative artistic and technological artifacts. Their work aims at combining musical, technological, and cognitive research in an effort to create rich and expressive experiences for performers and audiences alike. Areas of interest include composition, performance, mobile music, machine listening, music information retrieval, digital signal processing, robotic musicianship, interactive music manufacturing, networked music, music perception, music theory, multimedia development, and education.
The Joel A. Katz Music and Entertainment Business Program at Kennesaw State University is a joint venture between the Coles College of Business and the College of the Arts. The purpose of the multi-disciplinary program is to provide the foundation of practical experiences, on-the-job training, and exploration of career opportunities in the music and entertainment industry. Success in the music and entertainment business requires a variety of skills from diverse fields. The mission of the Music and Entertainment Business Program is “to educate students to become professionals in an environment that motivates and enriches their intellectual curiosity to the level where they see themselves making music and entertainment their full lifetime career.” (Joel A. Katz)
SAE Institute is one of the world’s leading educators in creative media industries. Our mission is to help aspiring creative professionals prepare for entry level positions in the audio and entertainment industries through our Audio Technology diploma and associate degree programs. The SAE Atlanta campus occupies over 35,000 square feet of space in the historic Cornerstone Building in the heart of downtown Atlanta. At SAE, we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional programs in professional-quality facilities, ensuring our students receive an outstanding education with industry-relevant skills. World-renowned studio builder Michael Cronin built the campus to include over 20 studios outfitted with Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Ableton Live, Native Instruments Komplete, and more, plus workstations and a 5.1 surround sound theater.