Lamar State College - Port Arthur Commercial Music
Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree
Performance (Session Musician)
This curriculum is designed to prepare students for jobs as musicians in the entertainment industry. Employment opportunities include session musician, live venue musician, music arranger/orchestrator and songwriter.
Potential employers include entertainment venues, audio production companies, recording studios, publishing companies and independent soundtrack producers. Other opportunities available in the field when sufficient work experience is combined with academic preparation includes record production, publishing, artist management, concert promotion, venue management, music merchandising and teaching.
Graduates have a strong background in appropriate core sub-disciplines of ensemble performance, music theory, writing, orchestration, arranging and composing music and music business training. Laboratory training encompasses state-of-the-art instruments, materials and techniques employed in the commercial music industry, plus a dedicated Commercial Music performance hall.