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B.A. in Music Technology

Music_Tech_Class-4385 (1)The Music Technology major is designed to give students a solid foundation in professional audio engineering with subject matter including acoustics, microphone placement techniques, stereo microphone theory, digital signal processing, mastering, plug-in applications, ProTools and surround sound recording techniques, MaxMSP, and sound editing for video with Final Cut Pro. Graduates can expect to be fully prepared to pursue careers in various areas of the audio industry such as recording, mixing, mastering, and post-production, or to undertake further studies at the graduate level. Music Technology faculty specializations include audio engineering, audio electronics, computer music, and audio postproduction. Students have the opportunity to pursue individual research projects under faculty supervision as well as gain the experience of audio production in a professional work environment.


Alan Wonneberger, Director of Recording and Performance Technology

Core Music B.A. Requirements

Music Theory
Catalog Number Course Name
MUSC 125 Theory I: Basics of Music [3]
MUSC 126 Theory II: Harmony and Voice Leading [3]
MUSC 225 Theory III: Counterpoint [3]
MUSC 226 Theory IV: Expanded Harmony [3]
MUSC 227 Theory V: 20th Century Analysis [3]
Note: Students in this major s may choose to replace MUSC 225 and MUSC 226 with MUSC 221 and the choice of MUSC 222 or MUSC 223
MUSC 221 Jazz Theory & Aural Skils
MUSC 222 Jazz Arranging
MUSC 223 Jazz Composition
Musicianship Lab
MUSC 110 Musicianship Lab [1]
MUSC 111 Musicianship Lab II [1]
MUSC 210 Musicianship Lab III [1]
MUSC 211 Musicianship Lab IV [1]
A grade of “B” or better is required for MUSC 211
Keyboard Skills
MUSC 178-A Beginning Keyboard Skills Class [1]
MUSC 178-B Beginning Keyboard Skills Class [1]
MUSC 179-A Intermediate Keyboard Skills Class [1]
MUSC 179-B Intermediate Keyboard Skills Class [1]
Or demonstrated piano proficiency.
A grade of “B” or better is required for MUSC 179-B.
MUSC 191
Eight semesters of MUSC 191 – Recital Preparation [8]
Music History
MUSC 230 Musics of the World [3]
MUSC 321 Music History I [3]
MUSC 322 Music History II [3]
MUSC 380 Introduction to Conducting [3]
MUSC 300-310 Ensembles – Four semesters of ensemble participation [8]
Upper Division Classes
MUSC 480 Music, Art and Society [3]
MUSC 485 Selected Topics in Music History [3]
One elective – upper level, in Music or VPA [3]Note: Performance majors are required to take as their upper-level elective core requirement either MUSC 362: Arts in Education or MUSC 400 Special Projects in Pedagogy.

Core Music Technology Requirements

In addition to the core courses listed above, students must complete the following major requirements.

Music Technology Core
Catalog Number Course Name
MUSC 193 Performance Studies for Music Majors – Four semesters of individual performance studies at 2 credits each [8]
MUSC 218 Recording Techniques [3]
MUSC 219 Introduction to Digital Audio Workstations [3]
MUSC 318 Digital Audio Processing [3]
MUSC 319 Advanced Topics in Music Technology [3]
MUSC 417 Special Topics in Music Technology [3]
MUSC 418 Music Technology Internship [3]
MUSC 492 Senior Project [2] supervised by technology faculty