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. Located in downtown Oklahoma City in the thriving Bricktown District, ACM@UCO’s campus houses four professional recording studios, five large rehearsal spaces, fully-equipped classrooms and practice rooms, two technology labs and a five-hundred capacity performance lab. Students are mentored by faculty who have toured, recorded and performed with Grammy award-winning artists like The Flaming Lips, Reba McIntire, Zhu and Miley Cyrus. UCO is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

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Our Facilities

ACM@UCO Performance Lab

Our 500-capacity performance lab is our venue for ACM@UCO Alive! concerts and more.

ACM@UCO Performance Lab


The Business Development Center

The BDC serves as a catalyst for our students’ entrepreneurial aspirations and is their connection to the music industry.

Business Development Center

Student Spaces

ACM@UCO houses four professional recording studios, five large rehearsal spaces, fully-equipped classrooms and practice rooms, two technology labs and a five hundred-capacity performance lab. Students may schedule time for after-hours use Monday-Friday 6 p.m.-12 a.m.

  • Studios: Available to Production Students. Certain studios require specific levels of certification or approval by after-hours staff.
  • Rehearsal Rooms: Available to all ACM@UCO students.
  • Studio Pods: Available to students currently enrolled in the Beginning Production Techniques class. Pods may also be booked by Production and Performance students if time is available.
  • MIT: The MIT Suite is available to all students on a first-come first-served basis.

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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.