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Music Industry

What is music industry?

Music industry is for students interested in the three music industry income streams: music production, music publishing and live entertainment.

Why music industry at OSU?

The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts offers music industry students real-world experience in state-of-the-art venues. You will explore courses in musicianship, music technology and music entrepreneurship, as well as classes related to general business. 

Career Paths

Students graduate from OSU prepared to be successful in a wide variety of musical careers that include performance, teaching, working in the music industry and beyond. Our graduates have pursued successful careers in a variety of fields:


The Bachelor of Science in Music Industry degree at OSU provides you with opportunities to hone your skills and broaden your horizons through:

  • Participation in bands, choirs and/or orchestra
  • Interaction with renowned guest artists and clinicians
  • One-on-one private instruction with teachers
  • Touring opportunities with ensembles
  • Invited performances at various conventions

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Arts, Design, Music, Theatre majors 

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