The Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma (ACM@UCO) prepares students for careers in the music industry through a focused curriculum and real-world networking opportunities.

Degree Programs

Students can earn an Associate's degree or minor in our three core music areas. Students have the opportunity to continue their education at the University of Central Oklahoma with a bachelor's degree.

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Music
Business

Learn about how the music industry works and build the necessary skills needed to navigate it in this entrepreneurial program.

Contemporary Music Business
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Music
Performance

Learn musicianship skills, theoretical concepts, and stylistic methods that embody current professional performance standards.

Contemporary Music Performance
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Music
Production

Learn all aspects of the music production process through hands-on experience in the academy’s state-of-the-art recording studios.

Contemporary Music Production
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In the heart of Bricktown

The Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma is located in downtown Oklahoma City in the heart of the thriving entertainment district known as Bricktown. The city includes dozens of dining options and numerous sports and entertainment attractions including the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, NBA team Oklahoma City Thunder housed in the Chesapeake Energy Arena, multiple performance venues and nightlife.

  • 25,000 square feet of campus
  • 350 full-time students
  • 5 large rehearsal spaces

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  • 500 capacity performance lab
  • 4 state-of-the-art recording studios
  • 2 fully-equipped technology labs

ACM@UCO Performance Lab

ALUM SPOTLIGHT

"ACM@UCO created the foundation for my success in music production."

Rob Derrick

Emmy-winning audio engineer
ACM@UCO faculty member

Rob Derrick

Start your path to a music career

The unique tri-program curriculum of ACM@UCO is designed to grow the music industry in the Oklahoma City metro while providing a real-world education to students.

ACM@UCO In the Spotlight