Programs at Dark Horse Institute

Based just outside of Nashville, Audio Engineering and Music Business classes are taught in our fully operational recording studios and state of the art facilities.

Our instructors are experienced, award-winning Producers, Engineers and Music Business professionals who are working in the field. Class sizes are small to ensure you get the personal, hands on learning experience you need to succeed.

Audio Engineering Program, Instructor, Class, SSL

Audio Engineering

Our Audio Engineering Program is a 20-week, 500-hour program divided into eight courses, including two real-world recording projects during which you’ll record, mix and master 6-song EPs with professional working bands.

Composition & Songwriting, Male Student with Acoustic Guitar

Composition & Songwriting

The newest addition to Dark Horse Institute’s educational lineup is the 15-week, 375-hour Composition & Songwriting Program. In this program, you’ll study with instructors who are veterans in the industry while collaborating with other students.

Music Business Program, Students, Computer

Music Business

The Music Business Program is a 15-week, 375-hour program divided into 12 courses plus practicum. You’ll get real-world experience working as Artist Managers, Booking Agents, Record Label Executives and Music Publishers.

Online Music Business Program, Student, Computer

Online Music Business

The Music Business Online program is a 20-week, 300 hour program which blends flexibility and face-to-face learning. Using a combination of pre-recorded lessons, hands-on projects, and twice a week live Zoom classes, you will get real-world experience in the Music Business without missing any of the mentorship opportunities.

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