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Commercial Music & Audio Production

Electronic Music


About the Program

Catamount Singers

Catamount Singers Ensemble

Immersed in state-of-the-art facilities, students gain real-world experience while studying one-on-one with faculty from a range of professional backgrounds. 

Whether you're looking for a career in musical performance or music production, you'll gain the skillsets necessary to be competitive in today’s music industry.

The program fosters growth from a foundation in Music and Audio Production that empowers students to adapt to the rapidly evolving industry.

Areas of Study

    • Audio Engineering
    • Mixing
    • Mastering
    • Synthesis & Sound Design
    • Music Production
    • Live Sound
    • Sound for Film, Television, & Video
    • Film Scoring
    • Post Production
  • Music Performance
  • Music Theory
  • Music History
  • Jazz Theory
  • Jazz Performance
  • Improvisation
  • Commercial Drumming
  • Commercial Voice
  • MIDI Sequencing & Virtual Orchestration

Careers in Commercial and Audio Production

Graduates of the program are engaged in a wide range of careers as professional performers, mastering engineers, music producers, audio engineers, singer/songwriters, sound designers, and front-of-house engineers.

Explore how some of our alumni are spending their careers 

CMAP Ensembles

Our program offers an exciting array of ensembles, including Catamount Singers, Fusion Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, Jazz Band, Jazz Combos, Music Technology Ensemble, and Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Each group teaches students a unique aspect of industry-relevant collaborative performance. 

Learn More About our catamount singers ensemble

Degree Requirements

Student in studio


The Commercial Music and Audio Production program requires six semesters of individual lessons in a performance area and six semesters of major ensembles, along with courses in performance skills, music theory, and history.

An optional internship program provides an opportunity to earn college credit while working in a professional commercial music setting.


To be admitted to any music degree program, you must perform a live audition before a panel of music faculty. Audition days are typically held in January, but an appointment for an individual audition may be scheduled at other times if necessary.

Student in studio



Students interested in a music scholarship must:

  1. Apply for scholarships through the university's regular financial aid processes before the February 1 deadline.
  2. Audition by the last scheduled School-wide audition day to receive full consideration for an award.

CMAP students must earn and maintain a 2.75 grade-point average in all of their college work for full admission.


Explore the program curriculum in the catalog


CMAP Faculty


The music studio faculty members are all active teachers, performers, producers, and composers who bring extensive experience to various aspects of the music business. 

Chris Beyt and Pavel Wlosok are both active jazz performers with multiple album releases and audio production credits. Justin Leo Kennedy is a composer and sound artist specializing in live electronic music performance. 

Micah Thomas is a professional drummer, and he teaches Commerical Percussion majors. He is in-demand as a performer in the region. The recording engineer for CMAP is Ethan King.

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