AN INTRODUCTORY COURSE IN MUSIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Devlin, John Gennaro
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This document presents a syllabus, curriculum outline, lesson plans and a suggested bibliography for a 50-minute-per-week course in Music Entrepreneurship. The course is designed for undergraduate and graduate students. The materials presented are intended to be useful to any teacher developing an introductory curriculum in Music Entrepreneurship. The content could also be valuable to students at schools where there are no offerings in Music Entrepreneurship. The dissertation also includes a report on Music Entrepreneurship programs at five top music schools: the Manhattan School of Music, the New England Conservatory, the University of Colorado at Boulder, the Eastman School of Music, and the University of South Carolina. The author interviewed the directors of each of these programs and, where possible, observed classes and interviewed faculty, staff and students. This research proved valuable in two ways: 1) it informed the design and the content of the course presented in this document, and 2) it revealed best practices for the development of larger programs in Music Entrepreneurship, beyond a single class. This information can be of value to administrators considering the implementation of Music Entrepreneurship offerings, or serve as a guide for the expansion of current programs.