Designed to align with UMA’s Bachelor of Contemporary & Popular Music program, this Early College pathway offers high school students the opportunity to complete both core and general education requirement courses while getting a preview of the preeminent modern music education UMA offers!  You will learn from renowned faculty with current experience in the recording and performance industries, receive support and community from talented peers, and have access to cutting-edge recording and sonic arts facilities. 

  • MUS 101: Music Theory Blended and MUS 111: Aural Skills
  • ENG 101: College Writing
  • CIS 100: Introduction to Computer Applications or
    CIS 101: Introduction to Computer Science
  • COM 101: Public Speaking or COM 102: Interpersonal Communication
  • MUS 102: Music Theory Blended and MUS 112: Aural Skills
  • ENG 102W: Introduction to Literature
  • World Language as Humanities Elective (Choose one)
    • ASL 101: Introduction to American Sign Language I
    • SPA 101: Elementary Spanish I
    • FRE 101: Introduction to French I
  • MUH 1XX: (any 100-level course)
  • PSY 100: Introduction to Psychology or SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology

Related Majors and Certificates:

  • Associate of Science in Contemporary and Popular Music
  • Bachelor of Music in Contemporary and Popular Music
    • Concentrations in Performance/Composition, Music Technology, and Music Education


  • Music Technology

Related Careers:

  • Electronic Production and Design
  • Composer
  • Performer
  • Educator
  • Band Director