BestSemester's interdisciplinary Contemporary Music Center in Nashville provides a community where young musicians and aspiring music executives can learn the ins and outs of a career in popular music. Designed as an artistic community, the program develops artists and music executives with a Christ-centered vision for music content, production, and delivery. The mission of the CMC is to prepare students academically and creatively for potential careers in the music industry. Finish the semester with:
CMC is an interdisciplinary program and encourages students of various majors with interests in music and the music business to apply. To be eligible students must:
You will take three core courses with all participants of the program, and then choose an artist track or executive track, depending on your interests. Both tracks allow for a full 16-credit semester.
Core: (for all students)
Please note that this domestic program does not fulfill Global Understanding Core.
The cost is generally equal to a semester at Gordon and includes:
Additional anticipated expenses:
**Please note that board is NOT included by BestSemester and you will not be billed for board by Gordon.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE & DEADLINES
All Gordon students applying to a BestSemester program must first submit an online seat application and have an interview with a staff member in the Global Education Office.
Seat applications and interviews for fall semester programs must be submitted online by March 1. You will be notified within five days of the decision on your seat application.
After you've been approved by the Global Education Office proceed with BestSemester's application. BestSemester has a rolling admission policy. Fall applications are accepted until July 1 (or until places are filled).
Seat applications and interviews for fall semester programs must be submitted online by September 15. (Please note that this date is earlier than the normal spring deadline!) You will be notified within 5 days of the decision on your seat application.
After you've been approved by the Global Education Office, proceed with the BestSemester application. BestSemester has a rolling admission policy. Spring applications are accepted until November 1 (or until places are filled).
This application requests information that will be used to evaluate your eligibility for an off-campus program. The College reserves the right to grant seats to applicants based on proven academic performance, moral maturity and personal motivation.
Please fill out the application form below with your information. Your responses to these questions will be used in evaluating your applications for a seat in an off-campus program. We encourage you to take your time and write considered responses to the personal statement questions.