Undergraduate Degrees Offered

Studio Production

Bachelor of Music in Studio Production

Commercial Performance student

Bachelor of Music in Commercial Performance

Vocal, Instrumental, and Piano

Bachelor of Music in Songwriting

(coming Fall 2022 - can begin coursework in Fall 2021)
Composition students

Bachelor of Music in TV, Film, and Gaming Composition

(coming Fall 2022 - can begin coursework in Fall 2021)

Program Highlights

Study a relevant and comprehensive curriculum that prepares future performers, studio producers, and composers to successfully enter the music industry upon graduation.

Perfect your performance skills with in-depth training in technique, repertoire, interpretation, style, stagecraft, and studio acumen.

Work with world-class resident and artist faculty, including Grammy and Dove Award-winner Tom Brooks, Alan Parsons, Nathan East, Sheila E., Tim Davis, Vinnie Colaiuta, Adam Watts, Paul Jackson Jr., and many more.

Create music day-one in our state-of-the-art studio facilities.

Create invaluable industry connections, interning at professional Southern California studios.

Study with world-class vocal and instrumental faculty and develop your performance craft to its full potential. Embrace hundreds of opportunities to perform in studio and concert settings.

Industry Projections

Did you know ...

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, sound recording is an $18 billion industry that grew 18.8% annually over the past five years.

Jobs in the commercial music industry are projected to grow 12.9% from 2016-2026.

According to the National Endowment for the Arts, TV and film is exploding and projected job growth is 12-17% from 2016-2026.

Course Highlights

  • PHY125

    Physics of Music and Lab

  • MUS016

    Rhythm Instruments I, II

  • MUS046

    Popular Music Ensemble: 50s-70s

  • MUS047

    Popular Music Ensemble: 80s-Contemporary

  • MUS217

    Critical Listening for Music Production

  • MUS236

    Music Entrepreneurship

  • MUS246

    Music Marketing

  • MUS306

    History of Popular Music

  • MUS336

    Commercial Arranging I, II

  • MUS337

    Audio Signal Processing

  • MUS347

    Music Production I, II

  • MUS366

    Live Sound Techniques and Applications

  • MUS377

    Post-Production and Editing

  • MUS386

    Audio Recording and Studio Techniques I, II

  • MUS460

    Private Instruction (voice, instrument, or piano)

  • MUS487

    Sound Design for Film and Multimedia

  • MUS497

    Studio Production Project II

Resident Faculty


Tom Brooks


Rique Pantoja


Dan St. Marseille


Emily Benford


J. Michael O'Neal


Katrina Frye


Josh Rodriguez


Manuel Calzada


Hector Jimenez


Vangie Gunn

Artist Faculty


Alan Parsons


Nathan East


Paul Jackson, Jr.


Sheila E.


Tim Davis


Philippe DePallens


Vinnie Colaiuta


Adam Watts

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