Points of Distinction


Important points which distinguish our institution:

We understand that our reputation is dependent upon the success of our graduates in the the real world of the modern global entertainment industry. The student’s contribution towards this mutual goal is diligence in studies, our role is to faithfully meet our responsibility to provide the needed educational tools. We do not take this responsibility lightly.

1. Our educational programs are subject to continuous updating and modernization. Our board of director’s academic liaison office is charged with the constant scrutiny of our programs, to incorporate the latest advances in technology, international music laws and global music and entertainment business trends.

We take pride In equipping our students to prosper in the music business world into which they will graduate, not the business model that existed when they enrolled.

2. Few of our academic faculty have tenure, and all must pass a stringent four-hour exam each semester. We encourage their continuing personal education in new technological advances and international music law updates. We also monitor growth in their personal music and engineering skills. A lifelong zeal for learning is the hallmark of the best educators, and we are proud to note that many of our faculty are graduates of our institution.

3. Perhaps no field of endeavor is as fluid as today’s entertainment and music business. The impact of digital technology and the influence of the new global marketplace have brought about rapid change. Also, you may find your goals as a professional musician subject to change over time. We strive to equip you with a skillset which will prove adaptable both to inevitable changes in the industry, and to your personal maturity as an artist.

4. We take pride in setting the standard for state of the art facilities. From Solid State Logic consoles in our recording studios to Mac only computer laboratories. In the music and entertainment industry, the tools matter. We are proud to use the best.

5. Our student-faculty ratio at Fermatta is 11 to 1. In our institution, 85% of our classes have fewer than 18 students.

6. The Fermatta Master Class Series. Our unique Master Class Program is designed as an incentive for Bachelor's and Master's Degree students to achieve the best academic performance possible, and serves as an acknowledgement of those who have excelled. Access to the Master Class is reserved for those students who distinguish themselves, and is offered at no cost to students or faculty.


Selected students and faculty are given the opportunity to attend and learn firsthand from renowned musicians, producers, engineers, executives and specialists. The program affords exposure to the unique knowledge and experience of these noted professionals, with the goal of exposing our students to music from around the world and encouraging them to adopt positive habits from the very beginning of their academic careers.

Distinguished Master Class Visiting Professors have included: Jack White, Steve Lukather (Toto), Steve Vai, Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Michael League (Snarky Puppy), Nathan East (Eric Clapton, Michael Jackson, George Harrison, Phil Collins), Esperanza Spalding, Allan Holdsworth and Chad Wackerman, Frank Gambale, Michael Manring, Meshell Ndegeocello, Marcus Miller (Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock), Bernard Fowler (The Rolling Stones), Stanley Jordan, Matt Sorum (Guns N Roses), to name a few.

7. Our campuses have welcomed students from around the globe. From Germany, France and Spain to Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina, Peru, Guatemala and as far away as India. Although classes are taught in Spanish, the content is designed for you to apply wherever you may practice as a professional musician.