what should I expect when majoring in the entertainment business
I am a junior and im interested in the music industry as a recording artists #singing #music-performance #singer #musician #music so what colleges should i be looking out for
The Namm Foundations: (https://www.nammfoundation.org) offer a wealth of information regarding the 10 Types of Music Majors, including Recording Artist. This is a good place to attain information and resources, which can offer guidance to your travels in the music industry...Linda
Some people do solo work, some do backup vocals, some do choral singing, and some make a living doing all three. (And there are certainly other opportunities!) Genres play a big role in what opportunities are available, who you collaborate with, and the skills needed to be successful (e.g. to be an artist that gets recording opportunities). It's difficult to speak to specific options not knowing what genre(s) you are interested in working, so maybe start by exploring this question. What do you want to sing in a studio? Google search is an invaluable resource in this respect; you can ask how specific artists got into their field. That tells you a lot.
I second Jaryn's suggestion above for looking into contemporary commercial music programs . The acronym CCM might be help to search. If you want to go down the classical route you may find more success in other departments/colleges/universities. I live in the "classical" world, so for me, recording sessions often look different from solo R&B artists, for instance, and requires different techniques and music performance standards to operate successfully in those spaces. I would not function well in a jazz setting, but I'd excel in a solo+orchestral environment. So, knowing what you want to sing will help inform what skills you need to develop, and that will lead you to certain training programs as opposed to others. Best of luck!!! Music is a wonderful field to get into. :)