Higher Ed Programs

This list is focused on popular and commercial music programs (not jazz) that include…

  • popular/commercial music voice lessons
  • popular/commercial music music ensembles
  • songwriting and production
  • music business
  • music technology

We don’t include programs that are basically jazz, musical theatre, or classical programs that have just tacked on a few extra classes.

If you have information on a program we’ve omitted that should be listed, or if you feel that a program you see here should no longer be listed, please contact us at hello@truecolorsvoiceandartist.com.

Artist Development

California

Azusa Pacific University, BM in Commercial Music

California Baptist University, BM in Commercial Performance

California Institute of the Arts, BFA, MFA, DMA in Performer-Composer

Cal State LA, BM, MM in Commercial Music

Concordia University, BA in Music, Commercial Music Concentration

Musicians Institute, Multiple certificates/degrees in Independent Artist, Multiple certificates/degrees in Vocals

University of Southern California – Thornton, BM in Popular Music

Colorado

University of Colorado – Denver, BS in Commercial Voice

Florida

University of Miami, BM in Musicianship, Artistry Development, and Entrepreneurship (MADE), BM or MM in Music Business & Entertainment, Commercial Voice track, Minor in Creative American Music

Illinois

Columbia College – Chicago, BM in Contemporary Urban and Popular Music

Greenville College, BA in Commercial Music, emphasis in performance

Millikin University, BM in Commercial Music

Iowa

The School for Music Vocations, Associate of Applied Arts in Professional Music

Massachussets

Berklee, BM in Performance, BM in Professional Music

New Mexico

Santa Fe University of Art and Design, BA in Contemporary Music

New York

The New School, BFA in Jazz and Contemporary Music

New York University, BFA in Recorded Music, Clive Davis Institute

North Carolina

Catawba College, BA in Music with a concentration in Popular Music

Elon University, BS in Music Production and Recording Arts

Ohio

Tiffin University, BA in Commercial Music, Concentration in Performance & Entrepreneurship

Oklahoma

University of Central Oklahoma, AAS in Contemporary Music

South Carolina

Francis Marion University, BS in Music Industry, Performance Track

University of South Carolina, Minor in Commercial Music

Tennessee

Belmont University, BM and MM in Commercial Music

Commercial Music Center, Artist Track, 1 semester of study

Lipscomb University, BM, BA, Minor in Commercial Music

Tennessee State University, BM in Music with concentration in Commercial Music

Texas

University of Texas – El Paso, BM in Commercial Music

Utah

Brigham Young University, BM in Commercial Music

Utah Valley University, BM in Commercial Music

Virginia

Liberty University, BM in Artist Development

Shenandoah University, BA in Contemporary Musicianship and Entrepreneur Development, MM in CCM Voice Pedagogy

Wyoming

Western Wyoming Community College, AA in Popular Music, Voice


Songwriting

Colorado

University of Colorado – Denver, BS in Songwriting

Illinois

Greenville College, BA in Commercial Music, emphasis in songwriting

Iowa

The School for Music Vocations, Associate of Applied Arts in Professional Music, emphasis in songwriting

Massachussets

Berklee, BM in Songwriting

Missouri

Webster University, BM in Songwriting

New York

NYU – Steinhardt, BM in Songwriting

SUNY – Purchase, BM in Studio Composition

Ohio

Tiffin University, BA in Commercial Music, Concentration in Songwriting

Tennessee

Middle Tennessee State University, Commercial Songwriting