Earn an Associate's or Minor in Contemporary Music Performance.

Areas of study include:

  • Vocal/Instrumental Performance
  • Songwriting


Degree Sheet Course Descriptions

Contemporary Music Performance

Students majoring in Contemporary Music Performance will have the opportunity to choose between two paths of study: Instrumental/Vocal Performance or Songwriting. In each path, students will learn musicianship skills, theoretical concepts and stylistic methods that embody professional performance and songwriting standards. Performance majors will also take courses designed to strengthen aural perception, improvisational intelligence and compositional sensibility. In addition to our highly focused performance and songwriting curriculum, students will attend a variety of music industry-related courses and gain invaluable insight into navigating a professional career in music. Our graduates have worked as session musicians, been hired as instructors at music schools, performed with local and regional artists, hired as worship leaders, recorded and released original music works, played major festival stages, and toured internationally.

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