Music Business

Bradley’s music business program prepares you for a performance career in the recording and entertainment industry.

93% career outcomes rate for 2015-16 graduates - 95% knowledge rate
12 to 1 student faculty ratio
Top Illinois Regional University - U.S.News
100% of classes taught by faculty

The Bradley Advantage

Bradley’s music business program — the oldest in the U.S. — strengthens your performance skills and gives you foundational knowledge of business, marketing and management in the recording industry. Though focused on keyboard and vocal performance, the program teaches you business practices that help you promote yourself and other musicians in the industry. As a member of the music department, you perform with one of 11 ensembles on campus. You also can learn the industry by working with Bradley’s student-run Hilltop Studios or participating in Bradley’s Hollywood Semester.

Successful Outcomes

Bradley’s music business program successfully prepares you for a career in the industry. In recent years, all students found jobs within six months of graduation. They’re working at places such as San Diego’s Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra and the Florentine Opera Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


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