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IT’S A SEMESTER AWAY PROGRAM…..IN NASHVILLE!

The CMC, in Nashville, Tennessee, is a semester long, 16-credit hour program that prepares college students for careers in the entertainment industry while living out their faith as Christ-followers. Thirty like-minded students live, work and create music together in a facility that provides 24/7 access to world-class gear. All teaching faculty are active in the industry and their real-world experiences keep the program relevant and practical. There are three tracks of study; Artist, Business and Technical. In the Artist track, students write, record and perform; the Business students manage, promote and market music while the Tech students handle all things technical, including sound, lights, video and more. At the end of the semester, everything gets packed up and a week long Road Tour becomes the final exam.


NASHVILLE

WELCOME TO MUSIC CITY, USA  - YOUR NEW HOME FOR THE SEMESTER 

*Limited spots available. 

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TRACKS

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO LEARN?

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Write, record, and perform right in the heart of Music City. If you’re an artist looking for real-world experience, at CMC you’ll get to hone your craft and find inspiration with like-minded artists as you learn from real music industry professionals. 

Learn what it actually takes to be successful in business management, promotions, and marketing. The experience you’ll get from your semester at CMC is not theoretical - you’ll gain real-world experience and make real connections.  

There’s no better place to gain real-world experience for sound, lighting, and video production than right in the heart of Nashville. CMC has more gear than you can imagine… and top notch instructors.


INSTRUCTORS

John Leininger earned a Masters degree in Student Affairs from Geneva College and serves as the Resident Life Director at the CMC.

Jenny Leininger earned a Masters of Arts degree from Geneva College and serves as the Program Administrator at the CMC.

Zach Runquist is an accomplished guitar/dobro player with years of touring experience as a player and engineer.

Jill Pickering is a singer/songwriter who spent 6 years as a backup singer with Kelly Clarkson.

Warren Pettit began the first Christian liberal arts undergraduate commercial music program in the country at Greenville College. Since then he has graduated over a thousand students who have gone on to work in every aspect of the entertainment industry. 

Luke DeJaynes is a studio owner, producer and band leader for a variety of Nashville acts. He has played hundreds of live tour dates and studio sessions as a drummer and guitar player. 


GEAR

TOURING. PRODUCTION. VIDEO. WE HAVE MORE GEAR THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE… JUST FOR YOU. 

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FRIENDS

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ALUMNI

Spend a semester at CMC, graduate, then show up to your first gig on time, take the initiative and be a person of integrity
— how our alumni got the jobs listed below

TOUR

FINAL EXAM IS

HITTING THE ROAD

ON TOUR

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STORY

 
 
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