Music Technology

Music Technology Student in Studio A

The Bachelor of Arts in Music Technology is a synthesis of traditional musical training and application through new technologies. Students develop skills in areas including music composition and theory, recording, sound synthesis, sound design for film and theater, audio for film/video and multimedia, film scoring, notation and sequencing, orchestration, interdisciplinary collaboration, music business, and instrumental/vocal performance.  Working alongside faculty, Music Technology majors compose original music and collaborate on artistic works and projects with students from across campus. This combination of academic study, creative work, community involvement, and hands-on training produces well-rounded musicians and digital media artists.  

In addition to being award-winning composers and audio engineers, the Music Technology faculty and staff are dedicated and engaging educators. Their professional experience ranges from electronic and classical music composition for the concert hall and media to audio engineering for studio recording, broadcast, and live sound reinforcement.

I don't know of any other program like it in the country. . . . right on target as to what will be required of composers and other music/visual creative artists as they enter today's digital world workplace. 

Guest Composer George S. Clinton, film composer and winner of the BMI Richard Kirk Award for Outstanding Career Achievement

The students use some of the best computer music programs and use them in sophisticated ways to make the beautiful and interesting pieces which I enjoyed hearing. Learning to use these programs is not easy. [The] students are very talented. They also must have excellent courses. I was even more impressed by their music when I learned that electronic music at the University is less than five years old. The University has achieved a first class electronic music group in a very short time.

Max V Mathews (1926 - 2011), Professor Emeritus at Stanford University, recipient of the 2010 Stibitz Award for pioneering computer generated music and seminal contributions to digital music technologies & software