Day: May 19, 2020

Summer 2020 Enrollment Now Open: Contemporary Music Business

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 Business for the Summer 2020 semester:

Singer and songwriter Geoff Koch casually poses for a portrait. He's smiling, wearing a scruffy beard and denim shirt, with his arms folded in front of his chest.


teaching: Key Events in the Music Industry

Koch is a consummate creative, with performance and songwriting credits that span film, television and music. He sang on Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin,” “Pocahontas,” “The Legend of Mulan” and “The Tigger Movie,” as well as 40 other feature films. He’s also recorded with artists Barbra Streisand and Don Henley. His voice and/or songs is recognizable on more than 200 episodes of varying television series. He continues to write and record music, as well as write screenplays.

George Lang relaxes in a chair in the sunlight in a park. He's relaxed, wearing a plaid shit, sunglasses, and smiling.



teaching: Survey of Music Business Non-Fiction

George Lang has worked as an award-winning entertainment, music, media and news journalist in Oklahoma City for more than 25 years. His work has been published in The Oklahoman, Oklahoma Gazette, 405 Magazine and others. He also hosts Spy 101, a KOSU/NPR radio show that looks at monumental albums, bizarre stories and the history that still informs today’s indie rock.Katie poses with a tan-and-white Jack Russel over her shoulder as she laughs in this candid portrait.


teaching: Intro to the Music Industry

Marschner’s career in artist and tour management started like many others, falling in love with a band and having a strong desire to work in the music industry. Over six years, she learned the trade from the inside out, from unpaid “merch” hand to lighting director and tour manager for Austin psychedelic rock act The Bright Light Social Hour. Her experience has taken her from Austin City Limits Music Festival to Lollapalooza and from film and TV to Nintendo Switch.

DJ and EDM artist Travis Tester performs a set while working high-tech gear in this live photo. He's backlit with blue and red stage lighting.


teaching: Business Management for Artists

As a teen, Travis Tester loved EDM music so much that he’d sneak out his house to attend raves. After years of performing, recording and teaching, he’s become a local DJ people stay up late to experience. Today, he’s known as EMD and DJ act TravIsDead (fka Travis Traps). He earned his Bachelor’s of Applied Technology degree from ACM@UCO, becoming a faulty member soon after.  Mike Hosty performs as his one-man band, playing kazoo, guitar and kick-drum and singing.


teaching: Cultural Studies

This singer, teacher, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, comedian and one-man band performs up to 250 shows a year, well, for about as long as we can remember. His song topics are often a case study in popular culture. He’s a storyteller through and through, just himself with a guitar, kick-drum and kazoo.

black and white text flyer listing the faculty names and courses offered for 2020 summer classes at acm@uco.