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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.

Admissions

To be admitted to any music degree program, you must perform a live audition before a panel of music faculty. Auditions are typically held in February, but an audition may also be done by appointment throughout the year.

Student in studio

 

Scholarships

Students interested in a music scholarship must:

  1. Apply for scholarships through the university's regular financial aid processes.
  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.

EIGHT SEMESTER PLAN FOR THE B.M. CONCENTRATION IN COMMERCIAL MUSIC & AUDIO PRODUCTION

Explore the program curriculum in the catalog

Faculty

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 is an active jazz guitarist, while Pavel Wlosok is a noted jazz performer in the United States and Europe. Jim Elenteny is the school's recording studio engineer; he co-directs the program and teaches classes in recording arts. 

Jon Henson, the other program co-director, works in recording arts, field audio production, and live sound reinforcement. Justin Leo Kennedy is a composer and sound artist engaged in live electronic music and game audio. Wendy Jones is a working vocalist and educator. Mrs. Jones works with all Commerical Voice Majors and also performs with the CMAP faculty. Micah Thomas is a professional drummer, and he teaches all of our Commerical Percussion majors. He is in demand as a performer in the region.

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