Prospective Music Students

 The Music Program at Morgan State University is housed in the beautiful Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center located at 2201 Argonne  Drive on the south side of the campus. This is the home to the three academic units within of the Department of Fine & Performing Arts; Music, Theatre Arts and Visual Arts. The Department of Fine & Performing Arts was established in 1987 and is led by our Chairperson, Dr. Eric Conway. 

 

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APPLICATION PROCESS

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1. SUBMIT COMPLETED APPLICATION

We are now accepting applications for Winter 2021, Spring 2021, and Fall 2021.  Start application.

Deadlines

Priority: December 31 - Decisions are released the week of February 15th

Regular: February 15 - Decisions are released the week of April 15th

Complete applications must be received by December 31st for honors scholarship consideration.

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2. SUBMIT FAFSA

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

3. SCHEDULE AN AUDITION

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, in person auditions are currently suspended and video recordings will be accepted.

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CAREERS IN MUSIC

For many students pursuing a degree in music is often associated with the idea of a becoming a performer or an educator. The value of a music degree extends far beyond traditional expectations. Consider the possibilities with a Music Degree from Morgan State University.

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A

Accompanist (public and private schools, music schools and performing arts camps; religious centers and schools; dance rehearsals and performances; other venues)

Acoustics

Adjudicator

Arranger

Artist Management

Artistic Director

Arts Administrator/Arts Management (includes box office, concert series, programming house manager)

Audio Production & Editing

B

Band Director (K-12, college, military, sports)

C

Clinician

Choral Director

Collaborative Pianist

College Admissions Director/Assistant

Community Music School Director

Composer

Composing for Musical Theatre

Concert Manager/Promoter

Conductor (orchestras: K-12, college, community, youth, domestic/international)

Copyist/Transcriber

Copyright Consultant

Cruise Ship Entertainer

D

Digital Score Recordist

DJ

E

Educator (K-12, college, university, conservatory, religious organizations, private studio)

Electronic Production & Design (including audio engineering, mastering, mixing, music directing, producing, program directing, programming, recording engineer, studio manager)

Entrepreneur

Entertainment Lawyer/ Music Business Lawyer

Event Production/Management, Planning, Technology

F

Film Scoring (composing, editing, supervising, arranging/adapting, mixing, conducting, orchestrating, synthesis specialist, theme specialist)

Freelance

Fundraiser

G

Grant Writer

H

Historian

I

Instrument Builder/ Designer

Instrument Company or Music Store (owner, manager, sales)

L

Lecturer (schools, media, cruise ships, community)

Librarian

Lyricist

M

Marching Band Director

Marketing

Media Development

Merchant

Military Band

Music Agent

Music Consultant

Music Critic or Reviewer

Music Curator

Music Editing Engineer

Music for Game Development

Music Licensing & Clearance

Music Online & Print Magazine Writing, Editing, Publishing

Music Production

Music Publishin

Music School Administrator

Music Supervisor

Music Therapist

Music Web Producer

Music Instrument Repair & Tuning

Musical Theatre

Musicologist

O

Orchestrator

P

Performer (Vocal and instrumental soloist, orchestra/band/group member, background vocalist or instrumentalist, artist)

Personnel Manager (orchestras, arts organizations, shows, events)

Piano Tuner/ Mover

Pit Orchestra Musician

Public Relations Agent or Coordinator

R

Radio Programming, Research, Management

Recording (producer, engineer)

Recruiter for Talent Agencies, Universities, etc.

Religious/Sacred Music

Royalty Analyst or Accountant

S

Sales

Score Coordinator

Session Musician

Song Contractor

Song Producer

Song Recordist

Songwriter (including composer, lyricist, producer; jingle writing for television, radio and internet; freelance work; librettist)

Sound Mastering

Sound Technician/Engineer

Sound Design

Summer Camp Music Director/Staff

T

Talent Representation (booking/management)

Talent Scout

Technical Music Assistant

Tours/Road Manager, Sound Technician, Coordinator, Publicist)

V

Vocal Coaching

Vocal Contractor

W

Wellness (injury prevention and intervention)