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Music Business Degree at SNU

Our Music Business Emphasis is the only one of its kind in the region. With substantial music requirements, broad exposure to the many “systems” of the music industry including engineering, producing, publishing, and songwriting. Our program is far more than just a technical degree. 

We equip you with a broad knowledge base and skills to prepare you for your career in the music industry. The face of the music business is constantly changing with technology. At SNU we work hard to prepare you for this change by giving you early and frequent exposure to our on-campus recording studio. You will have opportunities to work in a variety of on-campus and off campus venues. Individual students. Student groups. And, outside guest artists in actual hands-on recording/ sound engineering.

Music Business Careers

When you graduate with your degree in music business from SNU, you’ll have the preparation you need for a successful career in many professions such as:

  • Musician
  • Music Teacher
  • Composer
  • Music Store Owner
  • Manager

Download the Music Business Brochure
Download the Music Business Degree Plan



The Program

  • Contains substantial music requirements, broad exposure to the many systems of the music industry including engineering, producing, publishing and songwriting
  • Prepares students to work with ever-advancing technology
  • Offers early and frequent exposure to our state-of-the-art recording studio
  • Opportunity to work and study in the heart of the recording industry with an internship in Nashville or Boston

The Professors

  • Hold a wide range of musical expertise
  • One owns a recording studio business
  • Desire to see you succeed in the pursuit of your music career
  • Have extensive national and international connections in the music industry

The Preparation

  • SNU graduates hold the knowledge to get great jobs or continue their education
  • Our professors open up their circle of influence and network to help students land their dream jobs
  • Each year more and more of our graduates are accepted into some of the finest graduate and professional schools in the country including Boston Conservatory, Texas Women’s University, University of Oklahoma and more

Southern Nazarene University is accredited by the
National Association of Schools of Music 
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190-5248

703-437-0700 Phone
703-437-6312 Fax
info@arts-accredit.org

Alumni Spotlight

Tommy Goddard
Tommy Goddard, Music Performance - Instrumental alumni from Southern Nazarene University, Bethany Oklahoma
Currently: Landed a full-time job as a Disney Percussionist

Achievements: At Disney, playing in one ensemble is an honor, Goddard plays in three! He has also recorded at Warner Brothers Studio in Hollywood, CA. He is also completing his MA at University of Central Oklahoma.

In His Words: “The School of Music preparation was perfect for what I do. As a percussionist, I had a lot of different opportunities to be involved and I would play for many other activities. It was really hard physically, but I am glad I went through it—it made me much more well-rounded.”


Our Nazarene Heritage

Founded in 1899, Southern Nazarene University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university - a service of the Church of the Nazarene. Located on a 40-acre campus just west of Oklahoma City, SNU grew out of several small colleges committed to training people for service to God and their fellow man. More than 32,000 alumni work and serve throughout the United States and the world. Read More