INNOVATIVE MUSIC INDUSTRY PROGRAMS
A successful career in the Music Industry requires dedication, vision, and musical excellence. Wether you are training to play in jazz clubs and festivals around the world, run an A&R department for a record label, star your own recording studio, or work in the music business, JU is the perfect place to develop your talents. Lead by a faculty of award-winning music industry professionals, our innovative degree programs can be customized to fit your specific career path.
MUSIC BUSINESS and DOLPHINIUM RECORDS
The BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MUSIC BUSINESS is a signature
degree program at Jacksonville University. Our Music Business degree blanaces musical training with course work in Intellectual Property and Copyright Law, Publishing, Record Comany Operations, Audio Recording, Songwriting, to provide you with the most comprehensive music business training available. Our music technology facilities include a 16-station Pro Tools lab that includes the latest software synths such as Reason, Absynth, Battery, and Kontakt. Our recording studio features a Pro Tools HD rig, with Neve and Phoenix preamaps, and a full complement of professional microphones. JU Music Business students also run a campus-based record label, Dolphinium Records, which scouts, signs, produces, and develops marketing and publicity campaigns for 2-3 artists per year.
* Is the ONLY B.S. in Music Business degree program offered in the lower southeastern U.S.
* Features Dolphinium Records, a full-service on campus record label. Students participate in label activities starting their freshman year.
* Provides students the opportunity to work in Live Sound Production, Booking, Management, Radio Station Operations, Record Label Operations, A&R, and Audio Production through our campus organizations Dolphin Productions, Dolphin Radio, and Dolphinium Records.
For more information, please visit: www.dolphiniumrecords.com
download our Music Business brochure HERE.
Music Business and Commercial Music Faculty:
Dr. Thomas Harrison: www.drtharrison.com
Dr. Michael James Olson: www.michaeljamesolson.com
The BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MUSIC, JAZZ EMPHASIS is a
degree program that balances a general standard music core with the required university
core. It allows enough flexibility for
the aspiring jazz artist to take full advantage of the JU jazz program
represented in the Jazz Emphasis course sequence. The primary focus of this
program is to concentrate your time to fully develop as an advanced performer
prior to graduate study.
The JU JAZZ EMPHASIS is centered on the small group or the chamber jazz
approach, which reflects the type of training expected of today’s top modern
jazz performers. The program includes performance opportunities in the jazz combos. The combos are arranged into various
levels balanced with your ability relative to your instrument. Course work includes Applied Jazz lessons, Jazz Theory and Fundamentals, Jazz Piano, Jazz Improvisation and Jazz History. These courses are not limited
to students working towards the BA in Music, as they can also be implemented into many of our other degree
program tracks including: The BM
in Music Performance for a more rigorous approach that combines classical
study with jazz, the BM in Music
Composition and the BS in Music Business.
JU performing arts music
students in the jazz program stay very busy, performing in at least two
featured concerts per year, but also engage in concert performances at
conferences, festivals and many local venues.
They also get to study and perform with a world-class jazz faculty,
enabling some of the best personal jazz instruction available in an affordable
private college environment.
Ricci, Artist in Residence, Jazz Studies Coordinator,
Gary Starling, Artist in Residence, Guitar
Scott Giddens, Jazz Piano
Rick Kirkland, Drum Set
Billy Thornton, Upright Bass