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A career in music can mean more than just teaching or performing. A degree in music combined with education in business can lead you to a career in the music industry. Imagine yourself in the music business as an expert in music products, selling instruments and sound equipment. Or you could be in charge of promoting up-and-coming artists. With a music industry degree from Wayne State, you’ll be ready for any of these careers – ready to share your passion with the world. 

Sample Program of Study




99.8% of WSC grads are employed or in grad school

Percent of recent WSC graduates employed or in graduate school
based on the most recent graduate survey

Fast Facts

Degrees offered: B.A., B.S.

Hours required:
For concentration: 57
General education: 30
To graduate from WSC: 120

Popular minors: Business Administration, Theatre, Electronic Media, Pre-Law

School: Arts and Humanities

Department: Music

Accreditation: National Association of Schools of Music

Music Scholarships

In addition to having the region’s most affordable tuition, we offer thousands of dollars in scholarships every year. The Department of Music offers financial aid to music majors through a number of scholarships. An audition is required to qualify for a music scholarship. You do not need to enroll at Wayne State College to audition.

Our Focus is Results

Wayne State has the keys to your success and offers just what you need to become well prepared for the real world.


Skills Learned

  • Music theory and ear training
  • Music software: Finale, Sonar, Pyware 3D, and Audacity
  • History and literature of music
  • Music performance
  • Arts management
  • Instrument repair
  • Principles of marketing
  • Accounting fundamentals
  • Retail management
  • Basic accounting
  • Adaptability / flexibility
  • Self-motivation
  • Time management



Possible Careers

  • Recording artist
  • Music director
  • Music store owner / manager
  • Concert promoter
  • Music therapist
  • Music sales
  • Music producer
  • Entertainment lawyer
  • Talent agent or manager



  • Music venues
  • Music stores
  • Recording studios
  • Production companies
  • Performance groups
  • Music publishers
  • Entertainment companies
  • Theatres
  • Talent agencies
  • Performing arts groups
  • TV, radio, or film
  • Self-employment


Learn From the Best

Our faculty are accomplished, with 86% of our full-time faculty having the highest degree in their field. Several are highly regarded as experts and have been recognized with notable honors and awards. And with a low student-to-faculty ratio, you'll be sure to receive an excellent education in a personalized setting with a friendly atmosphere.

Outside the Classroom

At Wayne State College, you’ll have opportunities to enhance your education by participating in clubs, organizations, art shows, internships, and more.

Student clubs and organizations

Clubs and Organizations


Activities for Music Majors

Performing Groups

Wayne State offers a variety of music performance opportunities throughout the year. Vocal performance groups include Concert Choir, Jazz Ensemble, Madrigal Singers, and Women's Choir. Instrumental groups include the Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Chamber Music, and Mariachi Ensemble.

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Student Teaching and Clinical Practice for Education Majors


Before graduating with your degree in music industry, you’ll need complete an internship to earn credit toward your degree.  Career Services is available to help you find the best internship opportunities.

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