About CCMC


Colorado College of Contemporary Music, Inc., (hereinafter referred to as the School) is regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Division of Occupational Schools. It offers an approved curriculum, in an inspected facility, which is staffed with credentialed instructors.

The School is owned and operated by The Colorado College of Contemporary Music, Inc., a Colorado non-profit Corporation. The officers of the corporation are Drake Johnson, ESQ, President; Tom Noonan, MA Executive Director, James Schmehl JD, Secretary/Treasurer.


Colorado Contemporary Music College is currently in the process of becoming accredited.


The school is located at 211 W. Magnolia, Fort Collins, CO 80526. Our classrooms are furnished with modern equipment. Computer programs, charts, diagrams and videos are used to enhance classroom activities.

Entrance Requirements

The school does not discriminate based on race, sex, religion, ethnic origin, or disability. For further information, please see the Nondiscriminatory policy.

Prospective students must have a high school diploma or equivalency diploma to be accepted for enrollment. If applicants are beyond the age of compulsory school attendance in Colorado and do not possess a diploma or equivalency diploma, they may complete an ability to benefit test approved by the Colorado Department of Higher Education. The school does not administer the test, but will provide information on availability when requested.


Prospective students may enroll at any time, depending on length of the course. Late enrollments will be accepted only on a space available basis one week into the course.

Placement Assistance

Colorado College of Contemporary Music, Inc. does not offer employment assistance to graduates. We make no guarantee, expressed or implied, of future employment. Current law prohibits any school from guaranteeing job placement as an inducement to enroll students.


Program A

Commercial Music Certification, Performance 675 Hours (Course 100 PRF) Occupational Objective: Performance area students should be able to secure an entry level performing position in either solo or group settings.