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Spark: Carolina’s Music Leadership Laboratory


Explore courses associated with Spark: Carolina’s Music Leadership Laboratory.

Entrepreneurship in Music

MUSC 580 - Emphasizing entrepreneurial skills necessary to become a successful professional in today's quickly changing world, this experiential project-based class has teams of students imagine, design and execute a real arts-based initiative and then compete for cash awards.

Music and Money

MUSC 582 -  This course focuses on personal finance, business finance and raising capital by examining the many ways that money flows in and out of the life of a musician.

College Music Teaching

MUED 793 - Prepares students to understand trends in higher education, job requirements, innovative and effective teaching approaches, new roles of technology and what it take to get a job.

The 21st-Century Performer

MUSC 592 - Community engagement, teaching artistry, concert and tour booking, attracting audiences and extra-musical elements (i.e. programming, visual elements, inter-disciplinary collaboration, audience interaction) that make contemporary performances effective today.

Arts Marketing

MUSC 593 - Arts marketing techniques for independent artists and small arts organizations with a focus on guerrilla, viral, internet and permission marketing. Participants create marketing plans for local arts-based businesses.

Music Leadership Practicum

MUSC 590 - In this capstone course, students in the music entrepreneurship minor design and execute an entrepreneurial, music leadership project in the community.

Music Advocacy I

MUSC 100A - An introduction to advocacy methods, techniques and experiences needed to understand the positive effects of music in American society.