Tiffin University offers two bachelor’s degree programs designed to provide students with the tools for success in the professional music industry. The Bachelor of Arts inProfessional Music is a performance degree for the modern musician, in which musicianship is learned using contemporary and popular music styles. TheMusic Industry concentration of TU’s successful BA in Arts Administration provides students with the skills necessary to succeed either as an entrepreneurial musician or behind the scenes in music management, promotion and production. For students choosing to major in other fields within the Arts & Sciences, Business, or Criminal Justice, the Music Minor gives students a broad survey of theory, appreciation and performance courses.
Careers in Music
• Accompanist (schools, performing arts camps; religious centers, dance rehearsals and performances) • Arranger • Artist manager • Arts administrator/arts management (grant writing, fundraising, managing events, arts advocacy, programming, house manager) • Audio production (editing, audio engineering, audio development) • Clinician, adjudicator • Community music school director • Composer (professional and school band/orchestra; film/TV/gaming; educational publishing; children’s music; religious music; musical theatre; commercials) • Conductor (professional, college, and youth orchestras; community orchestras; international opportunities) • Copyist, transcriber • Copyright consultant • Cruise lines • Educator (private and community schools K-12, college-level, religious organizations, private studio, international) • Electronic production and design (including audio engineering, mastering, mixing, music directing, producing, program directing, programming, recording engineer, studio manager, MIDI technician) • Event production, management, planning, technology (also see “Arts Management.”) • Film music director • Film, TV, video game scoring (composing, editing, supervising, arranging/adapting, conducting, orchestrating, synthesis specialist, theme specialist) • Freelancing • Fundraiser, grant writer • Instrument company or music store (owner, manager, sales associate) • Lecturer (schools, media, cruise ships, community) • Lyricis • Marketing • Media development • Merchandising (management, sales, advertising) • Military bands (performing, conducting, arranging, administration) • Music agent • Music aggregator (aggregators supply music downloads from labels and artists to online retailers) • Music app developer • Music critic, reviewer, blogger • Music licensing • Music production • Music programmer (for events, clubs, restaurants) • Music publishing (online and print writing, copywriting, editing, managing, proofreading, publishing, researching) • Music web producer • Musical theatre (performing, coaching) • Musicians unions and associations (administrative jobs) • Orchestrator • Performer (soloist, session musician, orchestra/band/group member, house band member, backup vocalist, live instrumentalists for ballet/musical theatre/opera; instrumentalists and vocalists for film, TV, and touring show soundtracks. Venues may include traditional auditoriums and music halls as well as business meetings, conferences, cruise ships, weddings, hotels, restaurants, clubs, art museums & studios, religious/military events) • Personnel Manager (orchestras, arts organizations, shows, events) • Pit orchestra musician • Producer/promoter • Product demonstrator (at conferences, shows, schools) • Public relations agent or coordinator • Radio (announcing, librarian, manager, programming, research, station broker) • Recording (producer, engineer) • Recruiter for talent agencies, universities, etc. • Church musician, director • Royalty analyst, royalty accountant • Session musician • Software development firms • Songwriter (composer, lyricist, producer, jingle writing for television, radio and internet, freelance work) • Sound design/engineer/technician • Summer camp music director/staff • Talent representation (booking, management)/scout • Theatre, concert hall (booking agent, manager, promoter, technician) • Therapeutic music (performer at hospices and in hospitals and nursing homes) • Tours/road work (road manager, merchandise manager, merchandise sales, sound engineer, technician, tour director, tour promoter, tour publicist)
Tiffin University Music Department 155 Miami St. Tiffin OH 44883
Tiffin University strives to give professional music experience to all student-musicians regardless of major, preparing students for success in whatever career they choose, and holding ourselves to the highest standards in maturity, professionalism and performance excellence. In the classroom, in the rehearsal hall and on the stage, our ProMusic and Music Industry majors get the training necessary to succeed in the working world of music. Likewise our non-music majors get to share the same real-world music performance experiences, enhancing their college life and growing as life-long musicians.