July 2019 - dates coming soon (3 weeks)

The music industry is quickly evolving and our three-week Music Business program gives you an edge by sharing the latest in technology and business practices. Dive into an immersive, real-world curriculum and collaborate with peers and professionals. Through project simulations, you’ll merge new software skills with your love of music.

The Process

Work with a network of professionals in the music and technology industries, from respected performers to master technicians. Coursework combined with trips to music venues and recording studios, guest lectures from professionals, as well as collaborations with summer Jazz musicians elevates your musical expertise.

The Perks

This immersive program builds the skills and experience needed to understand recording and live sound technologies and independently manage projects. You’ll have access to open lab hours for projects and to sharpen your skills in a variety of Digital Audio Workstations (DAWS), in recording, mixing digital audio, and streaming.

The Proof

You'll leave with fully composed and produced pieces ready for employers and colleges, detailed faculty evaluations, and  3 college credits .


Core Classes

All Music Business students participate in:

Using state of the art equipment in UArts’ Caplan Recital Hall, students have a hands-on opportunity to learn and apply techniques required to mix music in a live performance setting. The science and theory of acoustics and how we hear are also emphasized. Emerge from this course with a fundamental understanding of the technology and techniques used in live event settings, from concert venues to theaters.

Learn basic digital audio theory along with fundamental application and strategy using Avid Pro Tools. This class includes hands-on tutorials in arranging and mixing concepts, all taught in a campus computer lab equipped with individual Pro Tools workstations

Effective audio recording lies at the heart of the music industry. Discover the approaches, equipment, and principles used in audio recording, including an understanding of signal flow, studio operation workflow and standards, and various microphone types.

Interested in producing, deejaying or managing your own online radio broadcast or an existing web station? This course examines operations within The University of the Arts’ Web radio station, WRTZ, with emphasis on delivery options, programming, and content management.

Understanding the industry’s many sectors and how they interact is the first step to a successful music business career. In this course, students explore music performance, recording, promoting and distribution, examining the revenue models, organizational structures, and business principles of each.

Digital media’s rise over the past two decades has turned media production and consumption on their heads, resulting in new industry standards and operations. This course investigates the range of organizations and economic forces involved in digital media production, and their related business practices and policies.

Courses in Music Business are taught by musicians and music professionals. The majority of our faculty teach in the degree programs at UArts. Our expert instructors are seasoned educators and dedicated artists who enjoy the opportunity to share their expertise and collaborate with the next generation of musicians and music professionals.

Summer 2018 Faculty Include

JohnPaul Beattie

BA '10

Grant Bouvier head shot
Grant Bouvier

BS '16

Stephen Cirino head shot
Stephen Cirino

Music Business, Entrepreneurship + Technology
Jacob Folk

Michael Johnson

Tom Spiker

  1. Review the Music Business application requirements
  2. Complete the application, including personal statement, and submit the program deposit online or by mail.  Start your application    *Please note: Housing for Music Business is nearing capacity for summer 2018.  Contact Pre-College for more information.  Space is still available for commuter students. 
We used industry equipment on a daily basis and learned from professionals in the business.
— SI 2017 Music Business student


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Pre-College Programs
211 S. Broad St, Terra Hall 909
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 717 - 6430