Higher Ed Programs

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

  • commercial voice lessons
  • commercial 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
  • Massachussets
    • Berklee
      • BM in Performance
      • BM in Professional Music
  • Michigan
    • Detroit Institute of Music Education
      • BA or Certificate in Creative Music Performance
  • 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
    • College of St. Rose
    • Elon University
      • BS in Music Production and Recording Arts
  • Ohio
    • Tiffin University
      • BA in Commercial Music
        • Concentration in Performance & Entrepreneurship
        • Concentration in Production & Engineering
  • 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
      • MM in CCM Voice Pedagogy
  • Washington
    • Cornish College
  • 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
  • Massachussets
    • Berklee
      • BM in Songwriting
  • Michigan
    • Detroit Institute of Music Education
      • BA or Certificate in Commercial Songwriting
  • Missouri
    • Webster University
      • BM in Songwriting
  • New York
    • NYU – Steinhardt
      • BM in Songwriting
    • SUNY – Purchase
      • BM in Studio Composition
  •  Tennessee
    • Middle Tennessee State University
      • Commercial Songwriting