Opportunities to develop music technology skills and portfolios abound at Mansfield. Students often collaborate outside the classroom to produce recordings, songs, and even EPs and albums. In addition, students often contribute their talents and skills to local organizations and companies, gaining valuable industry and work experience long before their internships or graduation.
Through our internship program, we continually develop new partnerships with companies and organizations in the music industry. Internship supervisors are consistently impressed with Mansfield students by their attitude, skills, and experience. These are the factors that set Mansfield music graduates apart in the music industry: a strong work ethic, excellent musical skills, a spirit of adventure, and a willingness to do the work to make great things happen.
Students often pursue opportunities to develop their professional skills outside of class (essential for developing a professional career in any field!). Here is a short list of opportunities for music business and technology students on campus:
Music Business and Technology Club—hosts guest speakers, provides professional sound services for local events, supports music tech facilities and events, etc)
Steadman Studios—student-run record label (start-up phase)
Student Recording & Stage Crew—paid position, recording recitals and concerts and managing the stage for events in Steadman Theatre
Music Lab Monitor—paid position, monitoring the music lab during open lab hours. Learn more by assisting others!
Live Sound—run the sound system for the MU jazz ensemble and Mansfieldians (vocal jazz ensemble), including tours
WNTE Radio—WNTE 89.5 FM 'The Giant' is Mansfield University's student run radio station. Many music students get involved in college radio and go on to internships and careers in broadcasting.