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Music with an Emphasis in Music Industry Studies

Music at UIW

The mission of the Music Department at the University of the Incarnate Word is threefold: to develop skilled musicians by educating the minds, ears, and souls of our music students within the liberal arts tradition; to serve the general student population by enriching the CORE curriculum; and to enhance the musical offerings in the UIW and San Antonio communities. Music students at UIW receive comprehensive instruction in theoretical, historical and stylistic perspectives, and are provided the opportunity for training in music technology. The Music faculty themselves are active performers, composers, clinicians, and scholars who bring practical experience and insight into the classroom. Students receive ample performance opportunities through ensemble membership and studio/seminar classes. In accordance with the mission of UIW, the music department encourages the development of musicians who are committed to serving the worldwide community with their art.

The BA in Music Industries

The Bachelor of Arts in Music with an Emphasis in Music Industry Studies is an interdisciplinary degree that offers a liberal arts education and combines the study of music with music industry and business courses. The course material, combined with two music business internships, prepares students for a variety of career titles in the music industry including: Record Producer, Personal Manager, Concert Promoter, Recording Artist, Publisher, Independent Label Owner, Recording Engineer, and more. Students are also prepared for graduate school in music, music industry studies, business management, and entertainment law.


(66 credit hours in music)
A. 28-32 credit hours of music theory and history:
MUSI 1100 Introduction to Aural Skills (if required)
MUSI 1300 Introduction to Music Theory (if required)
MUSI 1191 Aural Skills I
MUSI 1192 Aural Skills II
MUSI 2193 Advanced Aural Skills III
MUSI 2194 Advanced Aural Skills IV
MUSI 1111 Keyboard Skills I
MUSI 1121 Keyboard Skills II
MUSI 2110 Keyboard Skills III
MUSI 1321 Music Theory I
MUSI 1322 Music Theory II
MUSI 2323 Music Theory III
MUSI 3324 Music Theory IV
MUSI 3341 Music History I
MUSI 3342 Music History II
MUSI 3348 Studies in World Music

B. 18 credit hours of applied music:
12 credit hours of voice or principal instrument (MUAP)
6 credit hours of major ensembles: Chorale, Orchestra, Wind
Ensemble, or Jazz Ensemble

C. 26 hours of Music Industry courses.
MUST 1301 Introduction to Music Technology
MUST 2340 Introduction to Music Industry Studies
MUST 2350 Music Industry Studies II
MUST 2299 Music Industries Introductory Internship
MUST 2325 Studio Arranging
MUST 3305 Record Production
MUST 3310 Entertainment Law
MUST 4399 Web Design for Music Applications
MUST 4359 Internship in Music Industry Studies

D. 18 semester hours of Business, to be chosen from:
ACCT 2301 Accounting for non-Business majors
BLAW 3317 Business Law I
BMGT 3340 Management Theory and Practice
BMKT 3331 Principles of Marketing
BMKT 3333 Fundamentals of Advertising
BMGT 3354 Human Resource Management
MBGT 4355 Organizational Behavior and Leadership

Scholarships & Auditions

Up to: $4000 per year for music majors, $800 per year for music minors.

Contact Mr. Roland Sul, 210-829-3855 or visit for detailed information.

Please note that you will receive an email with a link and password to the Music Theory Diagnostic Test once you have submitted your completed Audition Information Form.

Music Faculty

William Gokelman, Professor and Chair (M.M., Westminster Choir College; Choirs, Conducting, Vocal Coaching, Piano)
Deborah Bussineau-King, Professor (M.M., Southwest Texas State University; Voice, Opera, Vocal Pedagogy & Diction, Women in Music)
Dr. Ken Metz, Professor (Ph.D., Texas Tech University; Theory, Aural Skills, Composition)
Dr. Janice Dvorkin, Associate Professor (Ph.D., Pace University; Music Therapy, Psychology of Music)
Dr. Kevin Salfen, Assistant Professor (Ph.D., University of North Texas; Music History, World Music, American Popular Music, Jazz History, Music Appreciation)
Jim Waller, Instructor (M.S., Indiana University; Music Industries Studies, Jazz Ensemble)
Ferd Vollmar, Instructor (M.M., University of Houston; Music Education, Bands, Woodwind & Brass Methods)

Terance Frazor (Orchestra, Aural Skills, Counterpoint)
Mark Pomerantz (Theory, Aural Skills)
Meredith Ridgway (Piano, Class Piano)
Zachary Ridgway (Piano)
Ray Tamez (Guitar, Class Guitar)
Joe Gonzalez (Guitar)
Steve Girko (Clarinet)
Jeanne Gnecco (Flute)
Richard Kilmer (Violin, Concertmaster)
Daniel Kobialka (Violin)
Rachel Ferris (Harp)


Prof. William Gokelman, Chair: 210-829-3848,
Roland Sul M.A., Secretary: 210-829-3855,

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