Nashville Music Center

Study at Nashville Contemporary Music Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

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The Contemporary Music Program is committed to developing artists and future music executives with a Christ-centered vision for music content, production and delivery.

Explore Contemporary Music!

  • Spend a semester writing, recording, performing, producing and marketing contemporary music
  • Live and work in community with other musicians, music business students and industry professionals
  • Explore together the different ways God might have you integrate art, business and faith
  • Gain valuable hands-on-experience in the music business

For more information, check out Bestsemester: Contemporary Music.

Student Life

The Contemporary Music Program borrows from both the monastic and artists' colony traditions, providing a unique environment for musicians and aspiring music executives to test the waters of a career in popular music. Facilities include a professional recording studio where students work together to produce a CD of original music, rehearsal space for individual and group practice, fully-equipped offices for music business students, and a media room.


Faith, Music & Culture 3
Inside the Music Industry 3
Practicum: "CMC Tour" 1


Essentials of Songwriting 3
Studio Recording 3
Performance 3


Strategic Management 3
Music Business Survey 3
Advanced Media Marketing 3


Advanced Studio Recording 3
Audio Engineering 3
Concert Production 3


How to Apply:

1. Select your program and complete the application found on this page of the CCCU BestSemester website. Please note the deadlines.
2. Notify the International Office of your intent to participate by contacting Mindi Stevenson at by October 20th (spring semester deadline) or February 20th (fall semester deadline).

For more information, contact:
Mindi Stevenson
International Education Coordinator
John Brown University


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