If you are looking to learn electronic music production or just make your own rap / trap instrumentals, it wouldn’t hurt to visit an audio engineering school in your city.
Whether you live in Maine (ME) or anywhere else in North America, we got you covered.
This is an ever growing directory where we would like to feature the best institutes, schools, colleges etc that feature a program on EDM (Electronic Dance Music) and Urban music.
So whether it’s a full on music degree, program or a course, if it’s in your city, we want to feature it here.
Please note, all schools here are accredited or are credible music production schools. That is a given.
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Music Production Schools Directory
University of Alabama
In Tuscaloosa, UA School of Music teaches not only music and composition, but also musical education, musicology, and music administration.
Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences
CRAS is primarily dedicated to instructing its students in audio and music production. At this music production school, students will all receive a laptop recording package.
Glendale Community College
Glendale’s electronic music club determines to preserve the history and progress of electronic music. Check out this program on audio production. Not many community colleges out there offer something like this.
Arizona State University
ASU’s School of Music Master of Management degree crosses the line dividing art and science, covering beyond the typical musical education.
The Los Angeles Film School
LA Film School’s Music Production program gives students the chance to achieve an Associate of Science, going on recording and touching on composition and music theory. Yes they are a Film school first but offer a solid music production program.
At MI’s Entertainment Industry Programs, students learn the essential skills for production in the music industry, with an emphasis of interaction and experience with the campus facilities.
The San Francisco electronic music production school is a leading institute for launching students’ into the work of audio engineering, sound design, and electronic music artistry. Behold! Seamlessr teachers here.
Cogswell Polytechnical College
Located in the Silicon Valley, the private WASC accredited private school has been teaching its students for over 125 years. They also offer various Digital Audio Programs.
Thornton School of Music
Now offering a Bachelor’s degree in music production, the USC Thornton School of Music covers all aspects of electronic music, from creative composition to business.
Art of Audio
In Denver, Colorado, Art of Audio advocates a hands-on approach to audio engineering and music production.
Discosapian is Colorado’s first DJ academy, teaches proficiency in various software such as Native Instruments and Traktor Pro, and specializes in EDM.
Institute of Digital Music
They have been helping electronic music producers since 2010 along with DJing, etc. This is one of the premier institute to learn proper EDM music making and everything that goes along with it.
Georgia State University
Georgia State’s School of Music provides students with the opportunity to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in music production and recording, and also prepares them for careers in music-related media.
University of Illinois
University of Illinois offers a concentration in Music Technology within their Bachelor of Arts music Degree. Establishing digital literacy, students will become comfortable with the state of contemporary music today.
Horse Drawn Productions
Having access to more than one commercial recording studios, a design team, and a production company, Horse-Drawn Productions has instructors in DAW, music, and computer technology for both group and one-on-one classes. They offer individual specific lessons rather then structured course. Great place to master specifics.
Northwestern Bienen School of Music
Bienen places emphasis on discipline, communication, and commitment, to produce graduates with excellent skills to take them forward into their musical careers.
DePaul School of Music
A career in the audio industry await graduates from the Depaul School of Music’s Bachelor of Science degree in Sound Recording Technology. The students that enter or leave here are as much sound engineers as they are musicians.
Elmhurst College’s internationally renowned music department offers exceptional opportunities for students interested in the serious study of music.
Of international renown, Elmhurst provides an education for serious students that are working towards a career in music, as well as giving them performing and music recording experience.
Indiana University Center for Electronic and Computer Music
CECM currently has two studios in which students explore digital sound synthesis, recording, editing, and sampling, as well as theory and computing. The program can act as a minor for a music degree.
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
The Jacobs School conservatory has a broad range of study, as well as focused curriculum, with more than 1,100 performances every year for its students to display their talent. Now they have an awesome (Limited to just 15 students) program on audio engineering in the works.
Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis
IUPUI’s School of Engineering and Technology delves into the science of music, as well as its cultural relevance, with three different degree programs.
Indiana State University
ISU’s School of Music has turned out a line of professional musician performers, teachers, and those associated with the business. With their music composition course, you can learn about the technology behind making music as well.
The University of Iowa
With a 700 seat concert all and a troupe of nationally recognized educators, students get exposed to individual and group classes. We couldn’t figure out what course to they offer for music production or audio engineering so it’s best to contact them. They do have a professional recording studio and an Electronic music suite so things look promising.
University of Southern Maine
As the only School of Music in a public university in New England, They also offer a small courae on Audio and video production. Not a bad way to start learning about audio engineering genre. Information you will learn on video editing will definitely help you in making your own music videos or what not.
George Washington College
Besides Recording Connection, this place is the only one in Maryland that is teaching proper music production. Great school with some nice history behind it. They use electronic musician friendly software like Ableton.
Offers one of the best music production programs in the area. The Berklee music production and engineering program is definitely one of the best and has the artist roster to prove it. Work with real industry professionals who’ve worked with the likes of P Diddy, Too $hort, David Bowie and many more.
Mmmmaven’s classes deal with the basics of producing digital music, as well as dealing with the different aspects of the art. Their labs are kitted with a variety of tools such as Logic, Traktor Pro, and Ableton Live 9.
Western Michigan University
WMU’s School of Music seeks to improve the quality of life for those involved in music, whether that be in traditional music or technology. They offer several courses that go deep with chord progression and keyboard playing. We are not sure if there is a specific section on audio engineering but they do dive into electronic music in one of their sections.
University of Michigan
University of Michigan’s Department of Performing Arts Technology dedicates itself to improving music production through technological means, giving performance a new aesthetic. They offer a killer degree (Bachelor of Music in Music and Technology) that can get you in the electronic music production game in no time.
An affordable music production school, Slam Academy has three themed modules, and has an unconventional educational environment free from letter grading and academic testing. These guys even have a course on Sound design.
MacPhail Center for Music
MacPhail has lessons both individual and shared, hosts educational camps, and ensembles. There is a range of choices for where you choose to take your musical education.
Institute of Production and Recording
With degrees in audio production and engineering, live sound, sound design for visual media, and digital video and media production, aims to train students in exceeding the necessities of a career in music production.
McNally Smith College of Music
McNally Smith prides itself on being non-discriminatory, with a curriculum that focuses on professionalism and critical thinking as a foundation of liberal arts.
At he Media Institute, students will learn to use the latest hardware and software used by professionals in the industry, ensuring that graduates are prepared for their careers right away.
EI By Nelly
Yup it’s a real, founded by the famous rapper Nelly AND it’s called EI (Like the song if you forgot). Learn proper music production here with tons of producers who have real life experience with actual stars. Just because it’s founded by a rap legend, doesn’t mean it’s just for hip hop either. They offer courses on recording and audio engineering here.
Montana State University
MSU School of Music covers composition, conducting, performance, and recording arts. With plenty of opportunities to perform, the Music Technology degree prepares prospective graduates to enter the music industry. Not many electronic music production programs start with synthesis but this one does. That is absolutely brilliant!
University of Nebraska
Complete minor in Audio production. Some pre-requisites must be completed before entering there music programs. The Music Technology Minor program also dabbles into video which can come in handy especially when you intially start off promoting your EDM tracks on your own.
Postmouth Music and Arts Center
The non-profit music school offers opportunities for students to improve their skills in music and visual arts production. They offer an intro class on music production for 12-18 year olds.
Manchester Community Music School
Taking in more than a thousand students from across New Hampshire, MCMS is home to 50 of the finest musical educators in New England. They offer several courses on music technology and recording.
University of New Mexico
UNM’s music classes cover a large variety of instruments and vocal performance, for all levels of experience. They offer a certificate on Music Production that uses Logic Pro X as a DAW.
Third Street Music School Settlement
Third Street’s Sound Recording program has introductory classes in recording, leading students onto the road of music-production in its various forms. The only sad part about their music production program is that it’s only for 12-18 year olds.
University of North Carolina Asheville
With Bob Moog’s electronics music studio and another one in the their arsenal, UNCA is ready to help you reach your electronic music production goals. They currently offer a degree (Bachelor of Science and Music Technology) that will help you how to mix and get the professional sound.
The Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma
The Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma offers students real industry-based experience, making its two year Associate’s Degree a unique program for prospective students.
University of South Carolina School of Music
They have an audio engineering program and are also developing an undergraduate degree for it.
Belmont University | Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business
Better known as Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business, was named one of the top 10 music business schools in the U.S. by Billboard Magazine.
University of Texas at Austin | Butler School of Music
They have a separate department for electronic music production. Enough said.
Salt Lake DJ and Production
Salt Lake DJ and Production offers a comprehensive education in the foundations of music theory, sound, and production, both within its studio and in the form of online classes. Love the fact that they offer Music production that is DAW (Software used to make music) specific. Like separate programs for Ableton and Logic Pro, etc.
Granger School of Music
With their own “Granger Method,” Granger School will cover the basics of performing music, then will guide you to create your own original work. They have a electronic music course and a DJ program as well.
BEAU Art School
A part of the Broadview Entertainment Arts University, BEAU seems to be on point with their electronic music production courses. They offer various options when it comes to professional audio engineering.
Salt Lake Community College
The Music Department of SLCC offers two good options for budding music producers.
Harbourside Institute of Technology
Offering abroad range of courses in programs such as ProTools, Push Labs, and providing instruction in songwriting, sound design, and studio maintenance, students at the Harbourside Institute of Technology will work their way up to Advanced Recording Artist Development. Harbourside IT in North Vancouver remains the only Canadian school certified in teaching Ableton.
School of Remix
School of Remix offers its courses to people of all ages as the only official DJ school in Vancouver. Their approach is to personalize the learning environment for their students, and allow room for growth with plenty of creative freedom.
Based in Vancouver, the Nimbus School of Recording & Media sets out to cater to their students by offering a mentor ship style of teaching with all day, every day access to their studios for recording. Nimbus Recording makes it their goal to teach their students skills beyond music production mechanics, so that they can expand into the business side and artistry of the industry.
Centre for Arts and Technology
The Kelowna digital arts school is one of the best-known colleges in Canada for audio engineering, helping students to build contacts and network in the industry.
Music and Audio Technical Training Institute
MATTI is an exclusive Kelowna school with an apprenticeship style of teaching.
They offer a part time Digital Music Production certificate program. Which is open to international students as well.
Off Centre DJ School
Toronto’s Off Centre DJ School fosters a creative environment, with small class sizes in accordance to their philosophy of having fun with music technology. Now into their thirteenth year of, they incorporate different elements from different eras, with a wide selection of vinyl available. They are offering full on DJ / Producer programs and certificate courses.
Providing Individual training to produce independent artists, producers and engineers, Noize Faktory covers composition, DJing, mixing, recording, and performing. Noize Faktory seeks to find a place for artists in the Canadian electronic music industry.
Recording Arts Canada
The Recording Arts Canada schools were founded in 1984 is home to Grammy-winning instructors. With their roots in a small indie studio, RAC has long since expanded and allows its students to spend all their time in hands-on environments with digital equipment.
OIART’s 11-month intensive program limits its class sizes to no more than five students, more than 600 hours use of the studio facilities, and career counselling.
Metalworks is located in Toronto. Their electronic music production program is known to be affordable, and ideal for independent artists who intend to record in their private studios.
Canada Music Academy
Learn DJing and Turntablism (Yup these guys are the real deal) with the Canada Music Academy. Structure is really important when it comes to DJing (Especially in the beginning) and these guys offer just that.
Talk about a proper music program. The Laurentian University’s music program is second to known. Study music history, enjoy guest lectures and take part in actual music performances. Getting yourself involved in a course like this early on can truly make you a master in music production or whichever related avenue you choose to run with.
Night Vision Music Academy
The downtown Edmonton music production school has been around since 2013, and offers classes to ages twelve and above, with four to eight students in each class.
Canada’s first Ableton Certified Training Centre, Beat Drop offers EDM music production courses by industry professionals.
They offer group and 1 on 1 settings and small size classes to help you learn fast.
A record company that also offers EDM music production class. They can help you with trip-hop, house music, trance or even ambient music.
VoxBox Studios claims to be the best DJ School not just in Calgary, but the entire country.
University of Calgary
If a degree is what you’re after, University of Calgary has a well respected undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Enjoy learning about music composition, performance and music theory.
University of Lethbridge
They offer 3 types of programs (Digital Audio Arts, Music Studio and Music / Education). Another well respected program for the music producer who wants to further their knowledge in classical theory and work with professional performers as well.
They offer a 12 week course that will help you create and master music. They are more focused toward audio engineering instead of actually producing music. Mastering is a BIG part of the game when it comes to making electronic music so definitely give them a shout if you are struggling with getting that professional ‘loud’ sound in your tracks.
Pixel Blue College
Teaching students moderns kills in music production, the Digital Audio production program at Pixel Blue College begins with educating students in the theory of music.
Already offering a broad range of programs, Brandon’s School of Music has recently added composition to the list.
Mid-Ocean School of Media Arts
With an introductory course in the principles of digital audio production, processing, mixing, and editing, MOSMA helps students familiarize themselves with Pro Tools in their labs.
Since its entry into the world of music in 1979, the Ontario music production school has made it their goal to foster the development of musicians in the city.
Global DJ India
One of the oldest music production schools in Mumbai (Formerly known as Bombay). This place is like the Recording Connection of India. They have tons of celebrity and artists connections so if you truly work hard and smart, some great things can happen.
Global DJ India
Mumbai Music Institue
Started by EDM Music producers themselves, this is a great option for budding EDM music producers as well.
Another great school for EDM and DJ enthusiasts. What sets these guys apart is they also teach Indian music as well. Another great option for Mumbai residents.
India’s largest DJ and EDM Music Production School. Founded in 2005, not it’s home to students from 20 countries. They say their placement assistance rate is at 100% (Basically helping you get a job as a music producer). First we were kind of baffled with that claim but apparently, their job placement connections are worldwide so it is definitely possible. If you are and EDM music producer in New Delhi, this school is for you.
I Love Music
Love the name. – I love Music claims to be ‘THE’ school for electronic dance music production in India. They also seem to back up their claim with partnerships with brands like Native Instruments, Ableton and many more.
Founded in 2009, Beats Sensation is quickly become a force in EDM music production teaching. They offer a wide variety of courses that span through sound engineering to specific music instrument courses.