Music Management degree at University of the Pacific prepares students for a wide variety of music careers where knowledge and understanding of music performance, repertoire, styles and history are valuable assets. We fosters learning qualities such as innovation, risk-taking, experiential learning and out-of-the-box thinking and understand that innovation and creativity are necessary aspects of entrepreneurship. Your success depends on career readiness upon graduation. To achieve that, our students conceive and execute music and media projects such as recordings, videos, websites and tour packages, and produce various promotions, especially in conjunction with social media.

 

 

Music Management student, Sami Fong
Hands-on experience

I decided to take on a BM in music management with a jazz minor because smaller class sizes enable me to make real connections with faculty and staff, allowing them to help me choose which path to take. Participating in internships and Pacific’s student-run label, Pac Ave Records, give me hands-on experience in the music industry field.

Sami Fong ’20
BM, Music Management, Guitar
Minor in Jazz Studies

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT
Pac Ave Record Label

Pac Ave Records is the student-run record label and music services company where students are coached by faculty and program alumni. This industry model was created in the spring of 2012 and is part of a Music Management curriculum that gives students hands-on experience while building their resume. Recent artists to work with the label were Issadora Ava (2019-20) and Jelani Brown (2018-19).

Student in the recording studio

Music Management Advisory Board

Students in the Music Industry and Music Management programs benefit from the involvement of active Advisory Board composed of a broad set of industry leaders, company founders and entrepreneurs. Founded in 2008, the Board was the driving force behind the development of Pacific's innovative Music Industry Studies program. The members provide advice on curriculum, internship and job placement for students and alumni, and serve on occasion as coaches or mentors in student projects. They also engage in valuable one-on-one advice at the Mentoring Brunch held each spring on the Stockton campus.

  • Renee Albrecht, Senior Royalty Accountant, GLU Mobile*
  • Jorge Barriere, Principal, dB Artist Management*
  • Todd Brabec, Author, Educator, Attorney, Consultant
  • Tish Ciravolo, President and Owner, Daisy Rock Girl Guitars
  • Kendra Clark, General Manager, SMG/Stockton Arena
  • Bob Gallien, President, Gallien Technologies, Gallien-Kruger Amplifiers
  • Samantha Juneman, Director, Global Commercial Partnerships (Streaming) at Universal Music Group*
  • Sabrina Kartzman, Label Music Business Development Manager, Facebook
  • John La Grou, Founder, Millennia Media Systems
  • Scott Liggett, Co-founder Music City Sound, composer and producer*
  • Michael Lorda, COO at Unlimited Sounds Music Publishing & Distribution*
  • Brandie Louck, Senior Event Producer, AEG Live*
  • Casey Lowdermilk, Assistant General Manager, Another Planet Entertainment*
  • Jon Maples, Founder, Gimme Radio
  • Cookie Morenco, Founder, Blue Coast Records, Downloads NOW!, Record producer
  • Nick Phillips, Record producer, Zen & Tonic Consulting*
  • Cecil Ramirez, National Sales Manager, Mason & Hamlin Pianos*
  • Leonard Richardson, Vice President - Music, the CW Television Network*
  • Andrew Stess, CEO of StessCo Consulting Group
  • Denny Stilwell, President, Mack Avenue Records*
  • Brooke Wentz, Founder, The Rights Workshop and Seven Seas Music

* Note: Pacific alumni

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT
Breakthrough Internship Fund

A scholarship fund, established by the Music Management Advisory Board, which allows students to participate in off-campus experiential learning internships taken for academic credit. Students receive a stipend for their housing, travel and living expenses. Current Pacific majors in Music Management, Music Industry Studies or Arts & Entertainment are eligible to apply. To apply, contact prof. Benom Plumb.

Pictured: Board member Casey Lowdermilk '07 (far left) with the 2019 recipients of Breakthrough Internship Fund scholarships.

Breakthrough Internship Fund recipients with Casey Lowdermilk

Our graduates

Graduates acquire insight and knowledge into the inner workings of the music industry to help them navigate and manage their own career as a developing artist. They pursue careers as music producers, arrangers, recording engineers, sound designers, music programmers, journalists, editors or performers at firms such as:

  • Warner Music Group
  • Dolby Laboratories
  • Clear Channel Radio
  • Live Nation Concerts
  • Concord Music Group
  • ESP Guitars
  • Universal Music Publishing
  • Mason & Hamlin Pianos
  • The CW Television Network
  • Warner-Chappell Music Publishing
  • LA Philharmonic

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Music in Music Management
Music Management Minor

Contact Us

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Conservatory of Music
3601 Pacific Ave.
Stockton, CA 95211