Popular and Commercial Music
The Beatles. Kendrick Lamar. Alicia Keys. Talking Heads. Adele. What do these performers have in common?
They’ve all made music that is creative, artful, challenging, innovative—but also wildly commercially successful. Our popular and commercial music program welcomes rock musicians, rappers, EDM artists, singer/songwriters and all other musicians who might not necessarily have a background in classical or jazz.
Undergraduate Degree Programs
Bachelor of Science in Popular and Commercial Music
Our exciting Bachelor of Science in Popular and Commercial Music degree program offers 360-degree training for aspiring performers and songwriters. In addition to learning about the best practices of the music industry, you’ll develop your performance and technical skills with instruction on style, recording techniques, theory, audio production, and more.
See what our faculty and students are accomplishing
Alum nominated for the Ada Lovelace Woman of the Year Award
In October of 2015, Flor Serna was selected as one of the nominees for the Ada Lovelace Woman of the Year in NOLA Tech Award.
Faculty Quiana Lynell Wins the International Sarah Vaughan Jazz Vocal Competition