The music technology program combines a traditional approach to the study of music with a concentration in the theories, techniques and technologies used for artistic expression in many forms. Our students study the basics of acoustics, recording and mixed-media production through the use of both conventional and emerging technologies.
We offer both 50 and 78 hour degree options focusing on music recording and production, creative technologies in composition and multimedia art design, and a ‘designed’ option allowing students to create individualized curricula for specialized areas of interest. The most important feature of the music technology program is the emphasis on artistic merit over technology. It is our philosophy that the synergy between expression and technology requires a strong artistic foundation. For more information, please contact Michael Dunston or see our Studio facility page.
The music technology curriculum requires an entrance audition and applied instrumental or vocal studies, the demonstration of musical excellence through ensemble participation and the performance of degree recitals, and the production of a capstone work combining many tools and techniques used in artistic production.
Special Note for Prospective Students: since musical ability is such an important component of this program, both an entrance audition and continued instrumental applied studies are required. This standard keeps enrollment small and instruction personal. Students are treated as individuals with their own unique gifts and needs.