BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MUSIC INDUSTRY
CONCENTRATIONS: PRODUCTION - MANAGEMENT - LIVE MUSIC PRODUCTION
Events and Workshops
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Clair Brothers Music Business Technology Program
Millersville University uniquely combines both recording and music business classes into one major. Students in the music industry program at Millersville University participate in the program as performers, entrepreneurs and educators, interact with visiting professionals, and participate in real-world projects.
- Three state-of-the-art recording studios
- Digital Technology Lab
- Study with experts in the music industry
- Live audio classes held at Clair Global at the Rock Lititz Campus
As a student in our Music Business Technology Program, all students take foundational courses in music industry, recording, production, and music. Then students will choose one or more of the 3 following concentrations:
Music Industry Expert Advisory Group
Megan Cavallari - Cavallari Studios
Born in Springfield Delco, composer Megan Cavallari has worked to become a powerhouse of creativity and vivid musical storytelling. She has created original scores and songs for over 50 films and television shows while also having 14 professionally produced musicals under her belt. In her colorful career, she has worked with industry heavy hitters including HBO, ABC, Nickelodeon, Disney, Fox, Sony, and more as well as the LA Kings and Hershey Bears ice hockey teams. From her first job assisting Danny Elfman on Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, she has since flourished as an experienced composer, author, producer, and mentor. In addition to composing for media and stage, she runs a hands-on internship program through her studio, giving newcomers to the industry a safe space to grow and learn. Additionally, she has been a guest lecturer at the University of Michigan and Millersville University assisting film students with making the transition to professional work. On top of it all, she is an avid hockey fan and retired left wing.
Carma DiCianni – The Blackbird Academy
Carma is responsible for strategically building, executing, and maintaining our student and alumni programs, oversees the creation/implementation of communication and marketing materials for the school, and has financial responsibility for the Academy. Carma also oversees the management and operations of recruitment, admissions, enrollment and orientation services at The Blackbird Academy.
Carma has been in the education and music industries for over 20 years. In the music industry, she has worked in recording studios, tour management, and as a professional event/concert photographer. Carma has worked with artists/bands including Bon Jovi, Stone Temple Pilots, Ted Nugent, Alice Cooper, Marty Stuart, Travis Tritt, and many more. Carma has taught at the high school, university, and corporate levels and has degrees in Education, Audio Engineering, and Entertainment Business.
Dani Grant - Mishawaka Ampitheater
Dani Grant is one of those tenaciously hard-working, creative entrepreneurs who has transformed a deep passion for music into her life’s work. Dani owns and manages a legendary and historic music venue located in Northern Colorado, Mishawaka Ampitheater.
Dani understands that music and the arts are powerful economic drivers, so she founded SpokesBUZZ Fort Collins (2009-2016), a grassroots nonprofit that developed emerging artists and promoted local music scenes to grow the local economies on the Front Range of CO and cities across the US with national programs including BandSwap and the Colorado Music Party at SXSW.
To complement her roles as venue owner and local arts and culture champion, Dani also has served on many boards including Colorado State University’s Rocky Mountain Student Media Corp, Community Radio of Northern CO - KUNC & The Colorado Sound - KJAC, and WESTAF’s Denver Music Task Force. She currently advises Austin based non-profit, Black Fret and sits on the board of directors for the international non-profit Music Policy Forum where she provides leadership for it’s national Reopen Every Venue Safely (REVS) cohort.
Dave Lester - CLAIR Global
Dave Lester has been in the live event industry as an audio engineer for 30+ years, over 24 of which have been with ShowCo and CLAIR Global. He has spent many years as a System Engineer/Audio Engineer controlling concert sound systems. He has been the FOH mixer for artists such as PINK, John Foberty, Wall Flowers, Blondie to mention a few. He has also been the monitor engineer for artists such as Alanis Morissette, Boston, Judas Priest, White Zombie, and many others. He has spent the last 17 years as the Director of Education and Safety at CLAIR Global. There he has created curriculum for an intensive 12-14 week immersive onboarding process into the company, educating the new and existing field service staff on proprietary technologies, new technologies, company protocols, culture, performance and safety processes. He has consulated with Universities and Colleges in the development of curriculum for their programs.
Marauder Music - Independent Student Organization
Marauder Music, also known as MM, is a student-run organization bridging the gap between classroom and industry through educational workshops and events. The majority of our members are Music Industry students at Millersville University studying the business of music, live and studio engineering, and performance opportunities.
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