Music Recording and Technology Major

Audio engineer, sound technician, mix engineer — sound like appealing job titles to you? Then take a spin with our Music Recording and Technology major.

What You'll Study

Designed to give you a firm understanding of music development, the major prepares you for a career in audio engineering and music technology. Classroom and hands-on experiences will shape your understanding of several key focus areas:

  • Music theory
  • Music history and literature
  • Music performance
  • Keyboard musicianship
  • Conducting
  • Ensembles
  • Audio engineering and technology

The faculty and staff in the Dana School of Music are dedicated to your musical growth. As a freshman, you will take a proficiency exam to test your level of theory understanding. From there, courses, recitals and ensembles will help you build a well-rounded education from one of the oldest and most well known music schools in the country.


  • Music Recording and Technology Major

    Core courses of the major are broken down into three focus areas:

    • Musicianship
    • Music performance
    • Music recording

    You'll take a variety of classes within each area to broaden your knowledge of music performance, recording and technology.

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  • Music Minor

    Designed to help you further study a secondary instrument or voice, the Music minor is set up to offer coursework related to your interests.

    Upon successful completion of an audition, you'll be enrolled in the 18-credit-hour minor. Adding a music component to your degree from the Dana School of Music will allow you to explore creative options for employment when you graduate.

    Courses are set up to give you the opportunity to personalize your minor. You'll start out with musicianship and lab theory classes, then move on to choose 14 credit hours of classes that fit your interest. Areas to choose from range from jazz, rock 'n' roll and popular music, as well as music history.

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