These courses emphasize the study and application of electronic, electro-acoustic, and digital music techniques. Technical, compositional, and performances skills applied to synthesizers, computers, MIDI, software applications, virtual instruments and digital recording equipment will be introduced and developed.
We have a state-of-the-art digital music lab, with 22 fully loaded iMacs running Pro Tools, Reason, and a lot more.
MUS 161 Introduction of Music Technology
This is an introductory course examining the equipment, techniques, concepts, and terminology related to music technology. Skills are introduced and developed for utilizing synthesizers, MIDI devices, and computer software applications for composing, performing, transcribing, and studying music.
MUS 165 Introduction to Recording Arts
This introductory course covers basic acoustics, audio systems and terminology, microphone principles and usage, and an introduction to recording equipment and procedures.
MUS 265-1, 265-2, 265-3 Recording Arts Workshop 1, 2, 3
Pre-requisite: Completed MUS 165 course.
In this three-course series, through lecture and hands-on experience students will study acoustic principles, microphones, multi-track recording, overdubbing, and mixing, using hardware equipment and digital audio workstation (DAW) computer applications.
MUS 271, 272, 273 Songwriters’ Workshop 1, 2, 3
This three-course series offers the student the opportunity to develop skills in writing original songs. Techniques of creating original melodies, harmonies, and lyrics will be presented.
MUS 280 - Business of Commercial Music
This course offers the student the opportunity to examine economic opportunities in the music industry. Job opportunities and responsibilities for the performer, arranger, sales manager, audio engineer and other music business related positions are explored. Students have the opportunity to research areas of interest and to discuss the music industry with guest speakers