Music Business

Associate in Arts (Transfer)

The degree in Music Business combines the study of music with courses in business and communications to prepare the student to transfer to a four-year college or university and pursue a bachelor's degree.

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The ICC Music Business program combines the general education curriculum and business courses with music theory and music performance courses. The program prepares students to not only be better musicians and performers, but to understand the complexities of the music industry.

A Quality Education

ICC is one of only three, two-year instituitons in Illinois that is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

Get Involved

ICC offers six music performance organizations: Concert Band, Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Jazz Band, Philharmonic Choral, and Vocal Jazz Ensemble.

Career Opportunities

Singer, Songwriter, Music Performer, Record Producder, Personal Manager, Booking Agent, Entertainment Lawyer, Music Publisher, Talent Scout, Concert Promoter, Business Manager


18 Months

if Full Time

4 Semesters
64 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2024-25

What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.


15 Students

average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

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How Do I Get Into the Music Business Program?

Take your love of music and turn it into a career. Connect with an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 600 scholarships.
  4. Previous experience in school band or choral programs is helpful, but not required
  5. High school classes in English, math, and science are beneficial for the general education curriculum

What Can I Expect As a Music Business Student?

How Am I Going to Manage This?


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