Summer 2020 Enrollment Now Open: Contemporary Music Production

ACM@UCO enrollment is now open for our Summer 2020 semester, with courses led by a lineup of innovative and experienced music industry professionals and three core areas of study: Contemporary Music Production, Business and Performance.

Students at the Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma (ACM@UCO) can earn an Associate’s degree in our three core music areas and a Bachelor’s degree in Commercial Production or Audio Production.

Minors are available in the areas of Contemporary Music Performance, Contemporary Music Production, Contemporary Music Business, Songwriting, and Post-Production Audio.

The Academy of Contemporary Music is a division of UCO’s College of Fine Arts and Design. For more information and to enroll, please visit, email or call 405-974-4700.

Here’s more about our professors and courses in Contemporary Music Production for the Summer 2020 semester:

ACM instructor Tyler Garcia in a casual portrait wearing a red t-shirt and eyeglasses. TYLER GARCIA

teaching: Applied Lesson in Production
Beginning Production Techniques

Songwriter, recording engineer, promoter, instructor and owner of 33rd Street Studio in Oklahoma City. His decade-plus experience in the music industry also includes band manager and touring sound engineer. He’s recorded with hundreds of different local artists since opening his recording studio in 2013.

Musician and ACM instructor David Broyles sings animatedly and plays guitar on-stage during a live performance as his quirky musical alter-ego Dr. Pants. DAVID BROYLES

teaching: Music Fundamentals, B1 and Aural Skills

Oklahoma songwriter, guitarist, vocalist, composer/arranger and instructor with a two-decade career in the music industry. You’ve probably heard his band, aka Dr. Pants, on Jersey Shore, BBC World Cup Soccer, CBS Sunday Morning, Comedy Bang! Bang!, and Mtv’s Next.

Composer, songwriter and musician Nicholas Poss works at his home editing station in a casual, naturally-lit shot, wearing a neutral button-up shortsleeve and a short beard. NICHOLAS POSS

teaching: Applied Lesson – Ableton Live

Songwriter, vocalist, composer, sound designer and live musician with an acclaimed passion for creating music scores for indie artists and filmmakers.

A silhouette of ACM instructor and musician Ryan Sneed playing guitar against the sunrays and clouds of a sunsetRYAN SNEED

teaching: Live Sound Fundamentals

Multi-instrumentalist, producer, instructor and half of the Tandem band with musician Mitch Covey. His eclectic experience in the music industry spans performing with a symphonic orchestra to audio engineering and Dj’ing.






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