Commercial Music Technology

Commercial Music Technology Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Commercial Music Technology

Prepare for a top career in the music and media industries with this experiential degree.

Combining music, technology and entrepreneurship, a bachelor's degree in commercial music technology from California University of Pennsylvania provides you with the tools and experience you need for a rewarding career in today's music and media industries.

This four-year program fuses traditional approaches to the study of music, music history, music theory and performance with study of contemporary musical influences, ensembles, applications, music engineering and today's recorded commercial music.

Become a modern musician at Cal U.

  • Gain proficiency in vocal performance or on the instrument of your choice, and read, write and analyze musical scores. 
  • Learn foundational skills of audio engineering and digital music production using state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.
  • Understand how to be a successful entrepreneur in a fast-paced and competitive industry.
  • Become certified in ProTools, and well versed in other key music production software titles.

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Program Highlights: Commercial Music Technology

Hands-on Experience: Apply knowledge from program courses to real-life situations. Cal U music technology students complete 240 hours of hands-on experience in the areas of audio post-production, live sound reinforcement and digital video production.

Top Internships: There are endless opportunities for internships through Cal U's commercial music technology program. Our students work in recording studios and on stage, in radio stations and in theaters. Our students have worked in some of the hottest music cities ­- Nashville, Atlanta, Austin, Pittsburgh and New York City to name just a few!

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Public university in Pennsylvania that is a recognized Avid Learning Partner offering up-to-date User Certification in Avid's ProTools recording software.
On-campus vocal and instrumental ensembles for students interested in performing.
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Degree Benefits

We constantly update our program to provide you with the skills and knowledge needed by today's music and media professionals.

  • Train in an instrument (including voice), music theory, history and ensemble performance.
  • Create a professional portfolio of studio recording, live sound and post-production projects.
  • Use up-to-date hardware and software to create mixed-media projects.
  • Learn about the modern music industry and gain career skills that will set you apart from the competition.
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Graduate Outcomes

Cal U's commercial music technology degree can prepare you for rewarding careers in music performance, commercial music production and engineering, radio and TV broadcasting, and mixed-media production. Alumni job titles include:

  • Director of Audio/Visual Events
  • Audio and Lighting Technician
  • Music Center Owner and Entrepreneur
  • Audio Engineer
  • Audio Visual Specialist
Commercial Music Technology Bachelor's Degree
Students work with music software.

Top Music and Technology Facilities

Let your creativity flow at Cal U. We offer access to individual and group practice rooms, our music technology lab and recording studio, as well as access to recording hardware and software, including studio-quality microphones, instruments and up-to-date music production software. Many students have cut EPs at Cal U that are now on Spotify and iTunes.

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Learn to Build a Business from Music Pros

We regularly invite music industry pros to campus and integrate business classes into the commercial music technology curriculum to teach you how to start your own business. Guests have included country music writer and producer Joe West, book recording and music producer Bobby Owsinski, and jazz legend Jamey Aebersold.

What's It Like to Study Music Technology at Cal U?

Get an inside look into the program. Watch a video of students and professors talking about their personal experiences in the program and the benefits of studying music technology at Cal U.

Commercial Music Technology Bachelor's Degree Courses

Example Courses
  • This bachelor's degree program focuses on comprehensive, hands-on courses in music technology, music production, applied music skills and performance. Students audition for admission and complete private instrumental or vocal instruction each semester. 


Commercial Music Technology

  • Pre-Commercial Music Technology
  • Music Minor: A 24-credit minor, which includes private musical instruction with a professor and the opportunity to perform in vocal and instrumental ensembles for credit.

Commercial Music Technology Faculty

Greg Davis
Assistant Professor

Jan Fung
Private Instructor, Percussio
Ralph Guzzi

Dr. Yugo Ikach
Professor and Director of University Choir
Ken Karsh
Private Instructor, Guitar
Nancy Lonich
Private Instructor, Piano
Margaret Greta Schottman
Private Instructor, String
Edward Dane Shultz
Private Instructor, Woodwind
Brian Stahurski
Private instructor, bass guitar
Dr. Frank Stetar
Assistant Professor of Music; Director of University Bands
Dr. Randy Tillmutt
Assistant Professor

Dr. Yana Tyulkova
Adjunct Professor

Joseph Jay Weaver
Private Instructor, Electric Guitar