Rezak Music Business Lecture Series

One keystone of the Bandier Program in Recording and Entertainment Industries is the David M. Rezak Music Business Lecture Series.

Every week of each semester, top industry leaders guest lecture at Syracuse, to dialogue with Bandier students about trends, challenges, opportunities and career paths. We also require, and help you to acquire, a minimum of three internships—many students will do more. And while a great career path can be forged without doing so, we encourage students to immerse themselves in the music business and new life experiences in Los Angeles, London and elsewhere through our Syracuse University Los Angeles Semester and Syracuse University Abroad programs.

Careers

With its established reputation in the music and entertainment industries, the Bandier Program maintains close ties with industry executives and leaders across all areas where music and the media intersect.

In particular, Bandier has a strong alumni network that works with the program and current students on mentoring, as well as providing assistance with internship and job placements.

Here are what some of the Bandier Program’s graduates are doing now:

Lucas Sacks ’12

Senior Talent Buyer
Brooklyn Bowl

Andrew Beyda ’11

Director, Business & Legal Affairs
Sony Music Latin

Sara Gil ’14

Senior Director, Label Management
RECORDS

Julia Galvin ’15

Senior Marketing Manager
The Syndicate

Faculty

The Bandier Program faculty have a wide range of experience across the audio production, music and entertainment industries, and bring their wealth of expertise and professional knowledge into the classroom every day.

Bachelor’s

The Bandier Program in Recording and Entertainment Industries combines the study of the business of music, media, marketing and entrepreneurship with hands-on experiences to prepare students for successful careers in the music industry.

Curriculum

Hands-on, future-focused curriculum.

The Bandier Program takes a multi-disciplinary approach to its curriculum, combining the best courses in business from the Whitman School of Management with arts classes through Visual and Performing Arts, alongside the Newhouse communications courses that will give you a set of skills catered to the music industry job market.

Some courses you’ll take as part of your Bandier degree:

BAN 201

David M. Rezak Music Business Lecture Series

This lecture series features music business leaders and will focus on business trends, day-to-day demands, negotiations and the nuances of recent/current successful projects.

BAN 201

Music Business, Technology & Emerging Opportunities

This course explores the opportunity that technology creates for creative, forward-thinking and entrepreneurial students in the rapidly changing music and entertainment industries.

TRF 454

Music Recording

This course explores the opportunity that technology creates for creative, forward-thinking and entrepreneurial students in the rapidly changing music and entertainment industries.

Bandier Program

Our tight-knit program gives you the community of a small college with the resources of a large university, all while connecting you with the biggest names in the music industry.

The Bandier Program in Recording and Entertainment Industries combines the study of the business of music, media, marketing and entrepreneurship with hands-on experiences to prepare students for successful careers in the music industry.

Featured Staff

Lisa Steele

Lisa Steele

Managing Director, Bandier Program
llsteele@syr.edu
(315) 443-1388
226 Smith Hall