Audio Production, A.S. |
Music and Self-Promotion, A.S. |
Music Industry Management, A.S. |
Music Business and Industry, B.S. |
- Music and Self-Promotion
Minors: Music, Theatre
Music and Performing Arts at Lyndon
Lyndon’s Music and Performing Arts degree program gives students the opportunity to translate their love of music into a personally meaningful career that can provide a financially stable and fascinating life. With our new state-of-the-art recording studio and brand new record label, students in this major can record their own albums, and then listen to their music on Lyndon’s very own radio station, WWLR.
The program equips students to meet the demands of the contemporary industry through creative and supportive use of curriculum, technology, and industry partnerships. Students are mentored in all areas of the industry, from professional comportment and business skills to technical problem solving.
Concentrations in music, business, production, or digital media provide students with a foundation for success in a variety of career fields both in and outside of the recording studio. Students become familiar with such industry concerns as contract negotiations, legal issues, and copywriting.
To provide options for students seeking music business careers, the M.B.I. program has added three new two-year programs. These degrees, which focus primarily on professional study and career preparation, are Audio Production, Music and Self-Promotion, and Music Industry Management. They operate as both a stand-alone degree option for students interested in a two-year program, or as a way to augment a number of four-year programs.
The Audio Production program is aimed at students interested in recording technologies and live sound production. Graduates will be qualified to work as sound engineering technicians, audio and video equipment technicians, broadcast technicians, or technical directors or managers.
The Associate of Science in Music and Self-Promotion provides students with management and marketing training to promote their own careers as performers or recording artists. Although this program includes some music training, it does not focus on music performance and theory courses.
The program in Music Industry Management is for students interested in artist, event, or venue management. This program is for anyone seeking a career as a meeting, convention or event planner, or as an agent or business manager of an artist, performer or athlete.
Outside the classroom, students have access to internship opportunities within the state of Vermont or as far away as New York City and Nashville. Students are given the opportunity to work one-on-one with industry experts, allowing students to ¬jump-start their career prior to graduation with hands-on experience.
Recent internships and work opportunities have included:
- Universal Music Group, New York City
- 2009 Champlain Valley Fair, Burlington, VT
- 2009 Lake Champlain Quadra centennial, Burlington, VT
- 2009 Vans Warped Tour
- Nectar’s, Burlington, VT
- Higher Ground, Burlington, VT
- Tisdale Tours (James Taylor and Tanglewood)
- 2008 Burke Mountain Music Festival (Gin Blossoms, Marc Broussard, Howie Day)
- Snowy Mountain Concert Series (Tamarack Grill, Burke Mountain Ski Resort)
- Vermont Fourth Festival, Lyndonville, VT
About Our Students
- Most of our Music Business and Industry students play a musical instrument or sing; however, we do not require an audition as part of our admission process.
- We welcome students who do not play an instrument but have a lifelong passion for music and wish to make that passion the focus of their professional career.
- Students who enter the college often form bands on campus; with faculty assistance, some produce their own tours during school breaks. Occasionally an entire band, determined to continue together throughout their education, enters Lyndon as a group.
- Some students who never thought they would find themselves on a stage singing or performing find the Lyndon environment supportive enough to take the risk… if only for fun!
- Students range in age from 17-35+, from traditional first-year students to transfer students to parents looking for a career change.
- Halogen Records, Justin Hoye
- Tisbury Tours, Ralph Perkins
- Big Heavy World, Jim Lockridge
- Charles Eller Studios, Burlington, Chuck Eller
- Tamarack Grill at Burke Mountain Ski Resort, Ginn Company