"Returning to school as a non-traditional student was very intimidating for me, but everyone at Lewis University and particularly everyone in the Music Department made me feel right at home and in a fun and inclusive environment."
- Daniel Cantone ('22)
BA in Music Industry
Lewis University's BA in Music Industry is a culturally inclusive, dynamic, and practical music program for students who are interested in pursuing a variety of rewarding careers in the music industry.
Music Industry students plan their own path toward a creative career by choosing from four concentrations: Popular Music Studies, Music Business, Popular Music Performance, and Music Production and Recording. Alongside the comprehensive core curriculum in music, students are supported in working toward their career goals by experienced faculty and advanced technology in Lewis' music production and recording studios.
Regardless of Your Major we have scholarships available for you! If you want to augment your college experience by playing in Rock Band Ensemble, Chamber Choir, Gospel Choir, or Jazz Band you can receive a music scholarship...regardless of your major!
If you Do want to major in Music at Lewis, you are not only eligible to apply for one of the scholarships listed above, but also a scholarship reserved specifically for music majors.
Lewis is a great place to major in Music, Music Business, or CS+Music! Don't want to be a music major? You are also welcome here!
The Music Department offers a number of opportunities to Lewis students, regardless of major. As long as a student is under 18 credit hours, they can enroll in an applied instrument or voice lesson for credit at no additional charge.
Applied lessons for non-majors are one credit hour and result in a weekly 30 minute private, 1:1, lesson. Lesson days and times are TBD.
Beginners are welcome! Students do not need to know how to read music or have any musical background. Our instructors work with students from beginning to advanced college majors.
For some applied instruments, students do not need to have their own instrument. The Music Department is able to provide guitars, bass guitars, double basses, percussion instruments, and pianos to beginning students. For other instruments, the Music Department can help arrange rental instruments for the semester.
Applied lessons do not yet satisfy the Fine Arts general education requirement, but they do award elective credit toward the 128 credits required for graduation.
The Music Department also has a number of ensembles for college credit. Like applied lessons, as long as a student is under 18 credit hours, they can enroll in an ensemble for credit at no additional charge.
Our BA in Music Industry prepares students for a 21st century career in music by developing practical skills and delivering experiential learning opportunities. Each concentration contains an internship opportunity, and the curriculum directs students through a liberal education by providing study abroad opportunities and collaborations with other disciplines.
Combining concentrations and music electives, our BA in Music Industry empowers students to create their own pathway to a lifelong career in music. All music industry students take a core set of music courses alongside music electives courses that align with their personal goals