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Compose, Perform & Produce Popular Music

All-Steinway SchoolTo succeed in a music career, you need skills and savvy. Here, you’ll get both. At Seton Hill, you'll become a confident performer with the business and technical know-how to succeed in all aspects of the music industry.

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Careers in Commercial Music

96% of Grads move on to a career or grad schoolSeton Hill's Commercial Music Program can prepare you for a variety of careers, including:

  • Artist Management
  • Contracts & Royalties
  • Concert Production & Promotion
  • Music Production
  • Music Publishing
  • Performing
  • Songwriting

The award-winning Career and Professional Development Center at Seton Hill will help you get ready for your future.

Commercial Music Sample Courses at Seton Hill University

  • Songwriting
  • Sound Theory & Practice
  • Commercial Theory & Arranging
  • Commercial Music Ensemble
  • Foundations of Music Business
  • Commercial Music Practicum

Seton Hill University is an All-Steinway School and an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

Seton Hill's Performing Arts Center

Learn more about the 17 Ensembles on campusThe Performing Arts Center offers you multiple performance venues, including the Reichgut Concert Hall and the Ryan Theatre. The Center is also a great place to take classes, rehearse, learn how to use new technology and hang out with fellow musicians and performers.

Performance & Production

Every year, Seton Hill's Music Department produces a full concert season. This ensures that you will receive extensive performance experience.  (And lots of behind-the-scenes production knowledge.)  Commercial music majors participate in all aspects of the Commercial Music Ensemble.

Industry Experience Before You Graduate

As a commercial music major, you'll experience a minimum of 15 weeks working in your chosen area of the music industry. So when you graduate, you'll hit the job market with up-to-date contacts and experience.

Add a Minor to Tailor Your Degree

At Seton Hill, you can easily add a minor field of study. You can tailor your degree to suit your career goals and interests. Possibilities include: 

  • Graphic and Interactive Design
  • Business administration
  • Communication
  • Entrepreneurial studies
  • Photography
  • Theatre Arts

Faculty

Music professors at Seton Hill are working musicians and performers, music teachers and entrepreneurs. 

A Community of Artists

As a music major, you will enjoy Seton Hill’s creative community of musicians, actors, dancers, technical professionals and artists.

Auditions & Music Scholarships

In addition to the University’s requirements for admission, all music majors must audition to be accepted into the Music Department. Consideration for music scholarships is determined by the quality of the audition.

Ready to Take Your Next Step Forward?

You can apply online for free any time. Seton Hill features streamlined admission and a comprehensive aid program. If you haven’t been to visit us yet, please schedule a time to come up to the Hill. You may just see your future from here.

Our Faculty

To contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, fill out our online Request for Information form. You may also call us any time at (724) 838-4281 or (800) 826-6234, or send an email to admit@setonhill.edu.