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Music Management

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Music Management

Music Management

Key Program Features: Real-world experience, small class sizes, hands-on learning, professional opportunities, and an engaging faculty.

When most people think of the music industry, they think of either performing as an artist or working for a record label.

Most careers in the music industry, however, likely involve people you have never heard of performing music management jobs you never knew existed.

This music management degree program is designed to prepare students for careers in music production and music management while also revealing many other entryways into the music industry.


Initially, all music management degree students complete a series of core classes that develop the foundational skills needed for virtually any career in commercial music. These core classes include music production, music theory, publishing, record label operations and new media. Students then select one of two areas of specialization – production or music management. Some students even elect to pursue both certificates. Students then dive in deeper into their chosen path.

Few music schools in Ohio offer as many opportunities as the music management degree program at Hocking College. Students get a unique, in-depth experience with this program, preparing them for any and all music management jobs that are out there – and if they’re not, this degree program teaches students the skills to make them exist.

If you already have an intensive musical background you are encouraged to share your experiences with the School of Arts & Sciences. You may receive advanced credit for some courses, based upon experience equated to the college level coursework.

The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Applied Business in Music Management:

  • Manages people, projects and self;
  • Establishes, builds and maintains business and interpersonal relationships;
  • Utilizes human relation skills to balance strengths of artists and demands of the industry;
  • Embraces technology and adapts to changes;
  • Promotes skills and strengths of the musician;
  • Engages in entrepreneurship to plan, execute, promote and improvise careers;
  • Develops, maintains, and balances artistic, technical and business management skills;
  • Uses professional knowledge and instincts to recognize quality and to engage in risk;
  • Exercises judgment and makes ethical decisions as they relate to the music industry;
  • Respects physical, mental and emotional health of self and others.


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Hocking College

2017 - 2018 Associate of Applied Business in Music Management

Total Credit Hours:

Estimated Course Fees:

Class Hours: 40.0-41.0
Lab Hours: 25.0-27.0

Total Credit Hours:

Estimated Course Fees:

Class Hours: 40.0-41.0
Lab Hours: 25.0-27.0


Hocking College Reserves the right to modify curricular requirements, to change course content, and change course fees at any time.
  COURSE NO. FIRST SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  GS-1000 HC Cornerstone 1.00 0.00 1.00 $80.00
  ENGL-1510 English Composition I 4.00 0.00 4.00 $50.00
  MUS-1137 Foundations of Music Theory 2.00 2.00 3.00 $150.00
  MUS-1145 Music Industry Fundamentals 2.00 2.00 3.00 $200.00
  MUS-1130 Introduction to Digital Production 3.00 2.00 4.00 $300.00
    Totals 12.00 6.00 15.00 $780.00

  COURSE NO. SECOND SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  MATH-1103 Applied Mathematics 2.00 2.00 3.00 $182.00
  MUS-1195 20th Century Music & Contemporary Genres 3.00 0.00 3.00 $65.00
  MUS-1180 Interactive Multimedia Technologies 2.00 2.00 3.00 $250.00
  MUS-2296 Industry Internship Experience 1.00 7.00 2.00 $250.00
  MUS-1146 Music Publishing 3.00 0.00 3.00 $100.00
OR MUS-1150 Recording and Mixing Concepts 3.00 2.00 4.00 $325.00
    Totals 11.00 11.00-13.00 14.00-15.00 $847.00-$1,072.00

  COURSE NO. THIRD SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  HUM-2205 Issues in The Arts 3.00 0.00 3.00 $20.00
  MUS-2208 Concert Booking and Promotion (SL) 3.00 2.00 4.00 $250.00
OR MUS-1200 Production Maintenance 2.00 2.00 3.00 $350.00
  MUS-1140 WLCI Radio Station (SL) 2.00 2.00 3.00 $200.00
OR MUS-2202 Live Sound Production 2.00 2.00 3.00 $250.00
  *** Business Elevtive 2 0.00 0.00 3.00  
  *** Music Elective 0.00 0.00 3.00  
    Totals 7.00-8.00 4.00 15.00-16.00 $470.00-$620.00

  COURSE NO. FOURTH SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  COMM-1130 Speech 3.00 0.00 3.00 $40.00
  ENGL-1104 Job Search Techniques 1.00 0.00 1.00 $15.00
  MUS-2220 Music Capstone 3.00 2.00 4.00 $340.00
  MUS-2227 Music Business Synthesis 3.00 2.00 4.00 $250.00
OR MUS-2203 Audio Production Synthesis 3.00 2.00 4.00 $325.00
  *** Natural Science Elective 0.00 0.00 3.00  
    Totals 10.00 4.00 15.00 $645.00-$720.00
Course Hours: 12.00 Lab Hours: 6.00 Cost: $780.00

Course Hours: 11.00 Lab Hours: 11.00-13.00 Cost: $847.00-$1,072.00

Course Hours: 7.00-8.00 Lab Hours: 4.00 Cost: $470.00-$620.00

Course Hours: 10.00 Lab Hours: 4.00 Cost: $645.00-$720.00

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Music ManagementA Career in Music Management 
Promises a Musical Life

Few music schools in Ohio offer as many opportunities as the music management degree program at Hocking College. 

Graduates are employed as studio engineers, music producers, artist managers, record label personnel, concert promoters, tour crew, music publishers, booking agents and musicians.

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Hocking College's Music Management Program Offers Many Opportunities


Students in this track intensify their experience by learning in a studio environment how to record, mix and produce music from a variety of genres. Hocking College is one of the premier music schools in Ohio, in this regard, with labs located at Washington Hall, including two state-of-the-art multitrack recording studios and several recording and isolation spaces. Additionally, Washington Hall's large Apple Macintosh computer lab is further equipped with recording interfaces at each station and cutting-edge software for recording and sequencing.

Music Management

Students interested in the business of music and entertainment may elect for lab and coursework in this track. Students learn how to manage artists and artists' careers, book and promote concerts, market and merchandise music, operate a record label, understand entertainment law and copyright issues, and engage in entrepreneurship.  This track prepares students for a wide variety of music management jobs.


Music management degree students are required to take private music instruction. Lessons available include: guitar, piano, voice, bass guitar, brass, strings, keyboard and drum set. Lesson times are arranged with the individual instructor. Additionally, students can also participate in Vocal Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble or the Mixed Ensemble.

Internships and Capstone

All students enrolled in the music management degree program further their studies by completing an internship in the music industry and a capstone project with their peers during their final term. Faculty are available to help locate and solidify internships, proofread resumes and counsel students where look for positions. Capstone is a series of cumulative projects synthesizing knowledge acquired at Hocking College. Additionally, Management and Production students are brought together to collaborate on projects, such as recording and releasing a digital EP for a featured artist.

Educational Travel Opportunities

Annual trips to large conventions and festivals provide excellent networking and learning opportunities. Past trips have included the South By Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas and Potluck Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana (formerly Tape –Op Conference) and a tour of recording studios in Columbus, Ohio. Other trips include the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH and the AES Student Summit in St. Louis, MO.

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