Music Industry


Our Music Industry-Recording Arts program offers students an opportunity to receive training on industry-standard equipment. Our faculty are comprised of a rich combination of performing musicians, recording engineers, and music professionals who work to encourage, motivate and inspire the student whose goal is a career in the music industry.

Our program provides students a way to build their knowledge base, broaden their technical skills, and develop real-world experience that musicians need to thrive in a diverse and competitive entertainment industry. Graduates of our program can look to find employment as a recording engineer, editor, mix engineer, mastering engineer, record producer, sound designer, beat maker, live sound engineer, broadcast engineer, and music programmer.

You can expect to take a variety of courses covering topics on studio recording, digital audio workstations, electronic music, and live sound reinforcement. For a complete list of courses, please see our college catalog.

Qualifying students, in their 2nd year, may be considered for a field experience/internship component providing on-the-job training at professional facilities.

Important Program Information

  • Associate of Arts

Admission Requirements

Students who wish to major in the Music Industry-Recording Arts program should contact the department to schedule an appointment for an interview and audition.

Please keep in mind that instructors may not be available for summer appointments. Please call when scheduling appointments outside the regular fall and spring semesters.


Generous scholarships are available to students majoring in Music Industry (recording arts program). Chosen by audition and interview, the students are expected to enroll in all recording arts courses as advised and participate in a music industry ensemble. Scholarship recipients are required to meet certain academic guidelines.

Next Steps


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At Hinds CC it’s easy to apply, and there’s no application fee! We have an open-door admission policy that offers all students general admission to the college. Take the first step towards your future and apply today!

Speak with a Recruiter

We are here to guide you through the enrollment process and help you make a smooth transition to Hinds. We invite you to contact us with any questions regarding your admissions and enrollment.


Fritz Martin
Director of Music Industry
Reeves Hall, Room 232
Marc Rivet
Professor of Piano & Music Industry
Joseph Earp, DME
Music/Music Industry Chair
Director of Bands

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