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Audio Recording

Students learn recording techniques, computer composition, digital technology and multimedia production and work closely with student musicians, faculty and guest artists on recordings.

The minor in Audio Recording is designed to provide you with applicable knowledge and skills in audio recording and music production. Within the context of a liberal arts degree in music, students develop competencies in aural and music analysis, the use of audio hardware and software, microphone theory and technique, and the application of sound in media. Students will also learn how to apply their knowledge of acoustics in the recording studio, edit and manipulate audio, solve technical and artistic problems, and communicate with performers. Skills are developed through the execution of projects in various recording situations, studio settings and musical genres.


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Studios A and B  

Two computer music studios (Studios A and B) function as small classrooms and workspaces for students and faculty. These studios house digital recording equipment, synthesizers, samplers, sound processors and other equipment required for electronic composition students and those enrolled in audio recording classes.

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Studio C

The Recording studio (Studio C) is the nerve center of the school's recording operations. It is open around the clock for School of Music recordings, technology courses and student projects.

This state-of-the-art studio houses a digital console, digital audio workstation and an extensive selection of microphones and outboard gear. It is fully equipped for stereo, surround and audio-for-video production. The recording studio is connected to seven performance and rehearsal spaces throughout the School of Music. In addition, there are two electronic/computer music studio facilities.


Audio Recording Faculty

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