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`Music Business Concentration Students in the Studio at UB

The Music Business concentration is a combination of professional music study and courses tailored by advisement to the student’s strengths, interests, and career plans.

Due to the great diversity found within the music industry, exact coursework will differ from student to student.

In addition to Music & Performing Arts, appropriate coursework may be taken in UB’s Ernest C. Trefz School of Business, Shintaro Akatsu School of Design, or School of Engineering, as well as the Mass Communication program. This concentration is designed to help musicians become entrepreneurial professionals ready to succeed in today’s marketplace. Qualified candidates who complete this concentration are competitive candidates for admission to MBA programs at UB and elsewhere.

  • Private lessons on the major instrument in each subsequent semester of residence.
  • Performing in one or more ensembles in each subsequent semester of residence
  • MUSC 138: Intermediate Digital Recording
  • MUSC 208A–B: Jazz Improvisation & Repertoire I & II
  • MUSC 213 & 314: Songwriting I & II
  • MUSC 414: The Business of Music
  • THA 115: Stagecraft I
  • THA 120: Stagecraft II

Music Business students who complete the following coursework will earn a certificate in entrepreneurship from the Ernest C. Trefz School of Business:

  • ACCT 101: Principles of Accounting
  • BUAD 210: Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
  • FIN 209: Financial Management
  • MKTG 205: Marketing Principles
  • MGMT 200: Management Dynamics
  • MGMT 320: Business Planning

Recommend Mass Communication courses include:

  • MCOM 110: Public Communication
  • MCOM 201: Persuasive Communication
  • MCOM 218: Media Aesthetics
  • MCOM 220: Introduction to Advertising
  • MCOM 235: Writing for Media
  • MCOM 240: News Reporting
  • MCOM 242: Introduction to New Media
  • MCOM 260: Introduction to Film Studies
  • MCOM 262: Writing for Interactive Media
  • MCOM 270: Public Relations
  • MCOM 272: Creating Digital Media
  • MCOM 290: Intercultural Communication
  • MCOM 346: Media Management
  • MCOM 370: Publicity Methods

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Mar
3
Sat
Vive la France! Concert with UB & GBS @ The Klein Memorial Auditorium
Mar 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Allons enfants de la patrie, Le jour de gloire est le 3 mars!

GBS begins its first concert of 2018 with La Marseillaise, and we’ll marchons, marchons from there!

Guest performers abound at this concert of thrilling music.  Pianist Andrew Armstrong will headline with a rich rendition of the Emperor Concerto (Piano Concerto No. 5), one of Beethoven’s most celebrated works.  You may ask, “Isn’t Beethoven German?  What’s he doing in a French concert?” The story goes that this heroic composition was written to honor the new emperor Napoleon, but later in life Beethoven soured on Napoleon, and denied that he’d dedicated the piece to him — all part of the turbulent history of French politics, and politics across Europe in the early 1800s.

The program then looks at the music of two French composers, whose work represents the flowering of the arts later in the 1800s, in very different ways.  Gabriel  Fauré’ s haunting, lyrical Requiem will be presented with a wealth of local talent:  the Fairfield County Children’s Choir and the University of Bridgeport’s University Singers will join baritone Thomas Woodman (of Fairfield).  The concert concludes with selections from Georges Bizet’s most famous work Carmen, whose dramatic themes are  virtually a byword for opera.

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Apr
13
Fri
Home on the Morning Train – Evening Performance @ Mertens Theater
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Presented by University of Bridgeport’s Music and Performing Arts Program and the UB Dramatic Society

Join us for a production of  Home on the Morning Train, by Kim Hines.

Two performance times:  Friday, April 13, 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, April 14, 2:00 p.m.
Admission:
$10; $5 students and senior citizens

Click here to learn more about UB’s 2017–2018 Performance Season!

Apr
14
Sat
Home on the Morning Train – Afternoon Performance @ Mertens Theater
Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Presented by University of Bridgeport’s Music and Performing Arts Program and the UB Dramatic Society

Join us for a production of  Home on the Morning Train, by Kom Hines.

Two performance times:  Friday, April 13, 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, April 14, 2:00 p.m.
Admission:
$10; $5 students and senior citizens

Click here to learn more about UB’s 2017–2018 Performance Season!

Apr
25
Wed
Spring Instrumental Concert @ Mertens Theater
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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