A Hybrid Pathway into Music
and the Music Industry

The Bachelor of Arts in Music History and Industry was designed as a hybrid pathway to study the history and culture of music as an artform while also gaining practical skills required to meet the challenges of today’s evolving music industry. Building upon the Herb Alpert School’s existing Bachelor of Arts in Musicology and its popular minor in Music Industry, this new program combines practical hands-on training with the study of music within the context of different societies, cultures, and theories.

NOTEAs of Fall 2023, the Music History and Industry BA is closed for application. Students seeking a professional degree in Music Industry are encouraged to consider the new BA in Music Industry. Students interested in pursuing a music history-focused pathway into the music industry are encouraged to apply to the BA in Musicology and elect the Music Industry Minor.

Program Highlights:

  • Capitalize on L.A.’s prime position as a hub for global media, music production, and independent record producers/artist managers with an industry internship
  • Gain musical literacy and real-world hands-on training by taking a holistic approach to understanding music and the music industry
  • Craft a senior year capstone course that allows you to develop music industry focused projects under the guidance of faculty

Music History & Industry Faculty

Dawnyelle Addison
Manager - Music Industry Program
Robert Beamer
Lecturer - Music Industry (Finance and Accounting)
Jonathan Beard
Lecturer - Music Industry (Electronic Music, Audio Engineering)
Dae Bogan
Lecturer - Music Industry (Entrepreneurship)
Bobby Borg
Lecturer - Music Industry (Industry Fundamentals)
Tony Brancato
Guest Lecturer - Music Industry (Influence and Data Mining)
Monica Chieffo
Lecturer - Music Industry (Influence and Data Mining)
Stig Edgren
Lecturer - Music Industry
Chyna Ellis
Assistant to the Chair - Music Industry Program
Jason Feinberg
Lecturer - Music Industry (Digital Marketing and Promotion)
Judith Finell
Adjunct Professor - Musicology and Music Industry (Forensic Musicology)
Robert Fink
Associate Dean for Academics, Professor - Music Industry, Musicology and Humanities (Music Theory, Analysis of Popular Music, Internships and Industry Partnerships)
Hans Fjellestad
Lecturer - Music Industry (Music Supervision)
Don Franzen
Adjunct Professor - Music Industry (Music and Law, Forensic Musicology)
Kathryn Frazier
Lecturer - Music Industry
Catherine Gregory
Lecturer - Music, Music Industry (Artistic Citizenship and Community Engagement), Director of the Gluck Fellowship Program
Thomas Hodgson
Assistant Professor - Musicology and Music Industry (Music and Data, Global Music Industry)
Jeffery Jampol
Lecturer - Music Industry (Artist Management and Promotion)
Lee John
Lecturer in Music Industry (Rock/Pop Ensemble)
Lauren Kop
Lecturer - Music Industry (Digital Production and Beat Design)
Amy Kathryn Kuney
Lecturer - Music Industry (Songwriting)
David Leaf
Adjunct Assistant Professor - Musicology and Music Industry (Music Documentary, Songwriters)
David MacFadyen
Professor and Chair of Music Industry, Professor - Musicology and Comparative Literature
Adam Moseley
Lecturer - Music Industry (Studio Production)
Tiffany Naiman
Instructor - Music Industry & Musicology (Critical Perspectives, Capstone Sequence, History of Popular Music), Director of Undergraduate Programs in Music Industry
Natasha Pasternak
Lecturer - Music Industry (Songwriting, Touring, Songwriter’s Workshop)
Justin Paul
Lecturer - Music Industry
Catherine Provenzano
Assistant Professor - Musicology and Music Industry (Critical and Contemporary Perspectives on Music Technology)
Jessica Schwartz
Associate Professor - Musicology and Music Industry (Punk and DIY)
Lauren A. Spalding
Lecturer - Music Industry (Music and Activism, Artist Management)
Mark Tramo
Adjunct Associate Professor - Neuroscience and Music Industry (Music, Mind, and Brain)
Allison Wolfe
Lecturer - Music Industry (Music Journalism, Audio Storytelling)
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