WTAMU Music Business Program Gives High Plains Students A Pathway To Industry Careers

Feb 19, 2018

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A recently implemented program at West Texas A&M University’s School of Music has been gaining a good deal of attention.

As The Amarillo Globe-News reports, WT’s partnership with Belmont University in Nashville gives students in the Panhandle a pathway toward careers in the music industry. Darrell Bledsoe, coordinator of music business at WT, said the program is exploding in popularity, adding: “It’s amazing.”

The program offers degree options in Music Technology as well as Arts Marketing and Management. Students are also afforded the opportunity to intern at publishing houses and record labels in Nashville, New York, and Los Angeles. WT boasts the only such partnership with Belmont University in the entire nation. Bledsoe said the program is drawing students from Oklahoma and New Mexico as well as other parts of Texas.