Co-op & Experiential Learning

The Department of Music offers students a wide range of co-op and global learning opportunities, with positions ranging from major record labels, music management companies, and media outlets to classical music organizations and music software companies. Our practice-oriented education model blends the strengths of a rigorous college-level music curriculum and critical thinking skills with an emphasis on real-word professional experience—an integration of the theoretical and the practical that is unique among college music programs. From music industry co-ops in New York and Los Angeles to study abroad opportunities in ethnomusicology and music technology and a Dialogue of Civilization exploring music festivals in England, these immersive experiences allow students to pursue and define their interests while developing firsthand insights and invaluable connections in the music profession.