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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 acm.uco.edu, email get.info@acm.uco.edu 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.






Stay Updated And Safe By Visiting UCO Website For Information

March 25, 2020: UCO Physical Campus to Close; Virtual Campus Open

A message from University of Central Oklahoma President Patti Neuhold-Ravikumar:

Consistent with governmental action designed to slow the spread of the virus, the UCO physical campus will close to all but essential employees at 5 p.m., Thursday, March 26 through at least April 15.

Please read the full update on our UCO website: uco.edu/coronavirus.

ACM@UCO Spotify Playlists: Your Bewitching Halloween Mixtape Is Here!

Travis Tester, aka local DJ Travis Traps and ACM faculty, says of his playlist: “Halloween music for a bewitching good time! ? Best enjoyed with shuffle disabled, and crossfade turned on.) ?

Metro Music Series
2018-2019 Semester Playlist

Follow this playlist as we add and announce more events and shows!


More Music

Jennifer Chancellor selfie

Jennifer Chancellor, ACM@UCO marketing and public relations coordinator, recovering entertainment journalist, former Oklahoma Gazette editor-in-chief: “Someone asked me recently, ‘What do you listen to?’ I said, ‘Everything.’ Which isn’t absolutely true, because this collection of songs in particular, though eclectic, represents a fair swath of what I’m listening to right now. Enjoy!”


Filmmaker and ACM staff George Salisbury with paint covering his face from a music video shoot

George Salisbury, ACM@UCO IT specialist, Delo Creative owner, filmmaker: “My current Top 30 loopers.”



Jimmy Jackson playing drums

Jimmy Jackson, ACM@UCO staff, drummer. Jimmy also performs with when not working for ACM@UCO director Scott Booker: “Thirty songs that mean something to me.”




ACM faculty Nick Ley presents at Norman Music Fest

Director of our Contemporary Music Business program Nick Ley will be presenting as part of Walrus Audio Effects Ed lineup at the 2018 Norman Music Fest on April 28! He will hold a discussion about selling bi-product and helping musicians identify new revenue streams. He will also be giving away a pedal during each discussion session!


OKC-based indie pop band Haniwa recently released a new album titled “Violent Sun.” The LP was recorded and mixed at the ACM@UCO studios by ACM@UCO student Caleb Gray and mastered by ACM@UCO faculty member Kevin Lively. Additionally, band member Dylan Walling is an alumnus of our program. Congratulations to all those involved in this amazing new record. To listen to “Violent Sun” visit https://haniwaband.bandcamp.com.


ACM@UCO faculty member Sephra Scheuber released her new album “Pieces of Schema” on Tuesday, Aug. 22. The album is the antithesis of a concept album with each song twisting into a new musical perspective, blending the spirit of complex jazz and the spirit of bold punk. Sephra will perform songs from her new album on Friday, Sept. 22 at IAO Gallery located at 706 W. Sheridan Ave. To listen to her album and learn more about her upcoming show, visit her Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/sephramusic or her website at http://shmoerecords.com/sephra.