Offering classes in Audio Engineering, Digital Audio, MIDI, Synthesis, Live Sound, Music Business, Performance and more !

Applied Music Students


The Mission...


To provide training in music business, technology and performance preparing students for entry-level jobs in these fields.


To provide opportunities for professional development for students currently working in the industry.

MBPT offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree. We endeavor to stay current with the ever changing music industry while teaching students state-of-the-art recording technologies, time-honored musical skills and sound business principles. The skills learned here are where tradition and adaptation meet.


MBPT students are required to take traditional music classes such as Music Fundamentals to address the constants of music as well as classes in music business and technology. There are classes in Commercial Music Theory, Songwriting, Applied Music Lessons and several Ensembles. The MBPT course inventory includes classes such as Survey of the Music Business, Legal Aspects of the Entertainment Industry and five other courses to enhance student's knowledge of the music business. There are sixteen Music Technology courses including MIDI and Synthesis classes, Live Sound and Audio Engineering, taking students from beginner to advanced levels. While these classes teach the fundamentals of the technology they also address changes as they occur. We stay connected to the community recording in-store performances at Waterloo records, student internships at local music businesses and by providing volunteer opportunities for students at South by Southwest. The faculty remains connected to the community via live performances in and around Austin and working with local music businesses and charitable organizations.

Learn more about Music Business, Performance + Technology at ACC

Austin Community College

Music Business, Performance + Technology

11928 Stonehollow Dr.

Austin, TX 78758


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