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Commercial Music Production Degree at SNU

Our Commercial Music Production Emphasis is unique in the region by offering a full music degree coupled with a broad exposure to the many “systems” of the music industry including audio engineering, producing, publishing, and songwriting. Our program is far more than just a technical degree.

We equip you with the broad knowledge base and skill set needed to pursue a career in the music industry. At SNU we work hard to prepare you for the continually changing face of music production technology by giving you early and frequent exposure to our fully equipped, on-campus recording studio. You will have opportunities to work in a variety of on-campus and off campus venues with individual students, student groups, and outside guest artists in actual hands-on recording/ sound engineering sessions.

Commercial Music Production Careers

When you graduate with your degree in commercial music production from SNU, you’ll have the preparation you need for a successful career in many professional pursuits such as:

  • Performer
  • Studio Musician
  • Songwriter / Composer
  • Recording Engineer
  • Music Producer
  • And many other career options

The Program

  • Contains substantial music requirements with specific training on the instrument of your choice
  • Offers broad exposure to the many systems of the music industry including engineering, producing, publishing and songwriting
  • Prepares students to work with the latest recording technology
  • Provides early and frequent exposure to our fully equipped commercial recording studio
  • Presents an option to work and study in the heart of the recording industry with an internship in Nashville

The Professors

  • Hold a wide range of musical expertise both inside and outside the music industry
  • Bring extensive real-world music industry experience to the university setting
  • Desire to see you succeed in the pursuit of your music career

The Preparation

  • SNU graduates hold the knowledge to get great jobs or continue their education
  • Our professors open up their circle of influence and network to help students land their dream jobs
  • Each year more and more of our graduates are accepted into some of the finest graduate and professional schools in the country including Boston Conservatory, Southern Methodist University, University of Oklahoma and more.

Southern Nazarene University is accredited by the
National Association of Schools of Music 
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Alumni Spotlight

Tommy Goddard
Tommy Goddard, Music Performance - Instrumental alumni from Southern Nazarene University, Bethany Oklahoma
Currently: Landed a full-time job as a Disney Percussionist

Achievements: At Disney, playing in one ensemble is an honor, Goddard plays in three! He has also recorded at Warner Brothers Studio in Hollywood, CA. He is also completing his MA at University of Central Oklahoma.

In His Words: “The School of Music preparation was perfect for what I do. As a percussionist, I had a lot of different opportunities to be involved and I would play for many other activities. It was really hard physically, but I am glad I went through it—it made me much more well-rounded.”

Our Nazarene Heritage
Founded in 1899, Southern Nazarene University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university - a service of the Church of the Nazarene. Located on a 40-acre campus just west of Oklahoma City, SNU grew out of several small colleges committed to educating people for lives of service to God, leadership, and reconciliation toward their neighbors and within the global community. More than 32,000 alumni work and serve throughout the United States and the world. Read About Our Heritage

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