CCM introduced a new bachelor of music degree in Commercial Music Production (CMP) last fall and that program is already producing young stars!
At the age of 18, first year CMP major Bryard Huggins has recently released his second album, entitled Visual. Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, Huggins released his debut album, entitled Artistic Touch, in October 2011. That effort featured music he began writing at the age of 11.
Released in August, Visual is now available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Raditaz, eMusic, Soundcloud and Tower. The album is described as a blend of smooth jazz with world music vibes and features four original songs, along with Huggins’ arrangement of the popular jazz standard “Water to Drink (Aqua de Beber).” The album was recorded at Studio One in Jacksonville, Florida. Two of the songs were done completely live featuring a bassist and drummer. Huggins was heavily involved in the production process along with other talented musicians and producers.
According to Huggins, the album was “inspired by vacations, events and people.” The title Visual comes from his “perception of the world around him that inspires him to write.”
About CCM’s Commercial Music Production Program
CCM’s bachelor of music degree in Commercial Music Production (CMP) offers a comprehensive education in professional commercial music studies. This unique program combines core training in music theory, composition, arranging and musicianship combined with recording studio. It also includes an additional emphasis on entrepreneurial business by offering a minor field in Music Business in Entrepreneurship. This creates a vibrant and exclusive educational experience that provides graduates with numerous opportunities for meaningful employment in the music industry. Learn more by visiting ccm.uc.edu/music/cmp.