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The Fredonia Music Industry Program, Cassandra Kubinski, The Goo Goo Dolls and 10,000 Maniacs help raise $25,000 for the Institute for Autism Research.

Fredonia Music Industry students and the Music Department perform the U.S premier of Denny Laine's Arctic Song

Music Industry (B.S.)

The Music Industry program at Fredonia prepares graduates for the diverse world of the entertainment industry. Through the Department of Applied Professional Studies within the School of Business, students earn a Bachelor of Science in Music Industry. Our program offers students a well-rounded education including elements of music, business administration, accounting, economics, and communications. It is not uncommon for our students to apply for a double-major or minor. With innovative classes specific to the Music Industry program, such as Contract Law, Copyright Law, Live Touring and Sound, Music Marketing and Promotion, and the very own student-run record label (HAIL! Fredonia Records), our students gain valuable knowledge and hands-on experience that cannot be simulated in a traditional academic class. Our students exit our program, feeling well-prepared and excited for their future in the entertainment industry.

A Closer Look Into What We Do

Our Music Industry classes MUSB 420 and MUSB 425 partners with numerous charities. The 2017-2018 events included marketing the For Our Daughters, Hope for the Holidays for Puerto Rico hurricane relief and our spring event, Star Paws dog walk. Past events include Artists for Autism, a concert with Cassandra Kubinski, members of 10,000 Maniacs and the Goo Goo Dolls, Melina’s White Light, Why Hunger and Lend a Paw for Autism.

Why Should You Choose Fredonia?


SUNY Fredonia is the only SUNY University that offers a Bachelor of Science in Music Industry. Our Music Industry program is in the Department of Applied Professional Studies within the School of Business.


There is no audition required to be a Music Industry major. At Fredonia, we believe that passion for music is just as important as the business behind it. Most students applying for the program have backgrounds in music performance; ensembles and solo work. However, some do not have any performing experience at all. Students are required to enroll in two semesters of individual music lessons as well as two semesters of music ensemble.


Our faculty are real-time working professionals. Sound Engineers, Musicians, Film Composers, Lawyers and Band Managers make up our faculty and staff. For more information on them, visit our Faculty & Staff page.


Fredonia often hosts guest speakers. We have had visitors such as Joey Molland of Badfinger, Robby Takac of The Goo Goo Dolls, Denny Laine of Wings and The Moody Blues, Terry Sylvester of The Hollies and Mary Ramsey of 10,000 Maniacs. Please see our Guest Speakers page for a highlight of our guests.


The Fredonia Campus has an active music community.The Music Industry Club hosts special events such as Battle of the New Bands and Life is Art Festival. There are many music groups and ensembles to chose from based on specific tastes. Fredonia also has a radio station, television station as well as a student-run newspaper for those students interested in the mass media aspect of the Music Industry. Students have access to Mason Hall which houses two recital halls, many practice rooms all containing upright pianos and an iMac computer lab loaded with music writing/editing software.


Fredonia's Music Industry program is focused on creating well-rounded students. The State University of New York at Fredonia is an accredited liberal arts university. Students will graduate with a bachelor's degree, not a certificate. We focus on students receiving additional education in different areas such as Accounting, Economics, Statistics, Computer Science, and Law.

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W305 Thompson Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-4959
(716) 673-3506 fax