The Contemporary & Popular Music program at UMA is Northern New England’s preeminent modern music education resource for LIVE study and one of the top ONLINE music programs globally.


  • Live or online (all courses)
  • Renowned faculty who are currently working in the Recording and Music Performance industries
  • Optimum student-to-teacher ratio
  • Recording studio
  • Sonic Arts studio
  • Extremely competitive tuition
  • Supportive peers

UMA Music your way

Degrees are available live or online. You can focus on performance, audio recording, composition, sonic arts, music education, or a mixture of everything!

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New concentration and certificate in Music Technology

Individuals who aspire to work with music technology in all fields related to the music industry can now explore the certificate or concentration in Music Technology at UMA. The courses in the new concentration and certificate programs will provide students with:

  • a working knowledge of audio recording software.
  • a working knowledge of recording studios and their components.
  • a working knowledge of audio electronics.
  • music theory and ear training skills needed in the field of music technology.
  • a working knowledge of the areas within the field of music business.