Get your Associate of Applied Science Degree in a program designed for serious students with a passion for modern music making and music production.
Designed for students with a passion for music who wish to play leading roles in the music and entertainment industries, but aren’t interested in pursuing an academic degree at this time.
Hone your craft of writing, producing and performing original songs with an emphasis on modern Hip Hop styles. Create your own polished original song.
For passionate musicians who want to take their production skills to the next level. Master the necessary skills of producing and performing original electronic music.
Pinnacle College, formerly known as Sound Master, was founded in 1972 by Brian David Ingoldsby. Known by his mastering signature BDI, Ingoldsby was a legendary music producer, engineer and studio head whose discography included Elton John, Neil Young, Mick Jagger and Frank Zappa. An inventor who held many patents on audio instruments, his Phrasing and Doubling devices continue to be used today. Pinnacle College remains true to Ingoldsby’s legacy of invention, innovation and ingenuity while preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s careers. Brian believed in teaching audio engineers, “how things work, not how to work things,” so his engineers would be able to move from studio to studio, and project to project, and be able to jump right in and make a valuable contribution without needing to be retrained. At Pinnacle College, we continue to train future professionals using this same philosophy. The result is our graduates are able to make a smooth transition from the classroom to the workplace.
It’s a tough world out there. You want to get the best education possible to help you compete and succeed. We’re passionate about ensuring you have a firm foundation that allows you to reach for your goals. Pinnacle College believes that students deserve an education that teaches them how things work, instead of teaching just how to work things. We developed the Five Step Philosophy to ensure our students receive a holistic, 360 degree education that allows them to learn, question, think and do under the guidance of instructors who have real world, practical experience and deep knowledge of their subject field. Students learn the “why,” as well as the “how,” and discover how to apply this thinking to new situations and projects.