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Commercial Music Production

CCM's bachelor of music degree in Commercial Music Production (CMP) offers a comprehensive education in professional commercial music studies. This unique program combines core training in music theory, composition, arranging and musicianship combined with recording studio techniques, commercial music and media technologies.

The CMP degree includes an additional emphasis on entrepreneurial business acumen by inclusion of a Music Business in Entrepreneurship Certificate. This will create a vibrant and exclusive educational experience that will provide graduates numerous opportunities for meaningful employment in the music industry.

Graduates will possess skills in these areas:

  • composition for television, commercial media and film
  • producing, mixing and running live sound
  • songwriting and scoring
  • music technology and related technologies
  • studio production techniques (editing, mixing and mastering)
  • film scoring
  • music business in entrepreneurship
  • career management

Who Should Apply

If you are composing songs in any style (singer/songwriter, jazz composers, classical composers, film scorers, rock and roll, computer music, R&B, country, etc.), have working theory knowledge and are able to write out your compositions in a clear way, you may be a good candidate for this program. If you are interested in the studio production, recording, editing side of the industry, check us out.

An ability to read and write music is required for entrance into the CMP program.

Applicants should have a major instrument for audition purposes; vocalists and non-traditional instruments are encouraged to apply, all instruments considered.

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Bryard Huggins

Commercial Music Production senior Bryard Huggins has released his fourth album entitled The Gospel Sessions. Huggins is a pianist, composer and producer from Nashville who discovered his musical gift at the tender age of 4. The album was recorded at CCM and features Huggins' own arrangements of popular gospel songs and hymns. The album is available for download on iTunes. For more information, visit and like @bryardmusic on Facebook!

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Student Salutes

Senior Jenny Rowekamp spent the 2016 summer as an intern at Remote Control Productions in Los Angeles, the studio facility of famed film composer Hans Zimmer.

Piyatut Hemstapat graduated in the first senior class for the Commercial Music Production program at CCM. He secured a scholarship to the University of Southern California in USC's prestigious Film Scoring program.

Michael Dudley graduated in the first senior class for the Commercial Music Production program at CCM. He secured a full scholarship to the graduate jazz studies program at the University of Miami. He will be studying trumpet with jazz great Brian Lynch and composition with acclaimed writer Gary Lindsay.

Junior Anna Kline spent the summer interning at the Monastery Studios in Walnut Hills. This is home to Ric Hordinksi, one of our esteemed faculty members in CMP.