The Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts and the Digital Interactive Sound & Intermedia Studio in collaboration with the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology are now offering a new Bachelor of Arts degree option in Creative Technologies in Music. This degree option, approved by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), has two tracks: one with an emphasis on Electroacoustic Composition and the other focusing on Electroacoustic Research. These tracks complement the school's strong core curricula in traditional music with interdisciplinary exploration of the technologies and approaches to composition and research in the areas of computer music, sound, and multimedia. Students enrolling in the new program are given an opportunity to build a professional portfolio of music compositions and research projects, as well as to engage in and collaborate with a number of other disciplines.
The Creative Technologies in Music degree option is particularly well suited for a growing number of students eager to explore interdisciplinary education that seamlessly integrates science, engineering, arts, and design in response to newfound 21st century professional opportunities, including gaming, innovative applications of virtual and augmented reality, sound design, live and interactive spatial sound and music, human-computer interaction, sonification, telematics, and more.
The Linux Laptop Orchestra (L2Ork) at Virginia Tech performing Machi No Tamashi by student Chris Kurmel, at the Exposition concert in the Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre of the Moss Arts Center.
The Linux Laptop Orchestra (L2Ork) at Virginia Tech performing Machi No Tamashi by student Chris Kurmel, at the Exposition concert in the Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre of the Moss Arts Center.×