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Turn your love of music into a profitable career by developing musical and technical skills in one of four specialized tracks. All of our faculty members are working professional musicians who perform nationally and internationally.

Career Opportunities

Our graduates perform and are employed around the world as: 

  • Professional artists
  • Composers and arrangers
  • Studio and live sound engineers
  • Radio and television staff
  • Music retailers and marketers
Get started in Commercial Music at DCCCD today!

See more about possible career paths and salary ranges.

Why Is This a Good Career Bet? 

America’s Career Infonet projects job growth of 27 percent for audio and video equipment technicians, 18 percent for musicians and 15 percent for sound engineering technicians over the next decade. High job growth is defined as an annual increase of more than 10 percent. With a large video and film production industry in the area, job possibilities are higher than in most cities outside of the east and west coasts for technicians with solid technical skills. 

See more about careers in Commercial Music.

Degree and Certificate Options for Commercial Music

Cedar Valley College

Cedar Valley College is the only one of the seven colleges of DCCCD to offer the Commercial Music program. There are four specialization tracks:

  • Recording Technology
  • Composition and Digital Music Production
  • Music Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Performing Musician 

See all Commercial Music degrees and certificates.