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Billboard Names Music Business Program Among Nation’s Elite

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Billboard Magazine included Hofstra University’s Music Department and its BS in Music Merchandising program in a roundup of the  “12 Elite Music Business Schools Shaping the Industry’s Future.” Hofstra was included with schools such as Berklee College of Music, New York University, UCLA, and University of Southern California.

Philip Stoecker, chair of the Music Department, explains the success of the program: “Because there are relatively few music business programs on the East Coast and our campus’ proximity to New York City, Hofstra is in the unique position to attract students from across the country that are interested in studying about the music business.

“Given the size of our program, we have done extraordinarily well in preparing our students for careers in the music industry. Our graduates have secured positions at a variety of first-tier companies from Atlantic Records, Sony Records, Madison Square Garden and Live Nation to Jazz at Lincoln Center, the American Symphony Orchestra and Korg USA.”

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