The Bachelor of Science in Music Industry Studies - Recording and Production degree in the Hayes School of Music provides students with opportunities to develop expertise in the fields of studio recording and live sound.
Courses in the Music Industry Studies - Recording and Production degree include a broad core in music industry studies as well as specialized classes in recording techniques in our state-of-the-art recording studio and a required business minor that will familiarize students with basic business and entrepreneurial skills they will need to develop successful careers in this field. Successful completion of all coursework leads to a capstone internship which generally occurs in a major music center.
Alumni occupy positions in many aspects of the recording and live sound production fields. Employers include Georgetown Mastering, Trailblazer Studios, Aspen Music Festival and Blackbird Studio.
All Music Industry Studies majors complete a minor in Business.
Engagement Outside the Classroom
- Split Rail Records, Appalachian’s nationally recognized student-run record label
- Music and Entertainment Industry Student Association
- Robert F. Gilley Recording Studio
Appalachian is committed to introducing students to different cultures and teaching them how to live and interact in a global society.
All Hayes School of Music students take MUS 2018 World Music as a requirement within their degree programs. Additionally, Music students are eligible to participate in international programs, including recent course-related activities in Ireland, South Africa and Cuba.
Admission RequirementsAll students must audition to be accepted into the Hayes School of Music. In addition to the audition on their principal instrument or voice, students interested in Music Industry Studies must supply two additional documents. See Supplemental Requirements
- The Hayes School of Music prepares young musicians for professional lives as performers, composers, music educators, music therapists, conductors and music industry professionals, ensuring the next generation of musical leadership for the state, region and nation.
- With employment and graduate school placement record of nearly 100 percent, our students typically move into professional music careers, including performing, teaching, clinical work, research and business, as well as other career fields that value collaboration, logical reasoning and creative thinking.
- The Hayes School of Music engages the local and regional community with more than 190 concerts each year, giving students valuable performance experience.
Number of Students
Approximately 470 students in the Hayes School of Music
Method of Delivery
On campus only
Ms. Kim Wangler
Director of Music Industry Studies
Room 317, Broyhill Music Center