When using this directory, please note that only North American programs have been included. All of the information presented here was supplied by the 11/20/2003 7:00 AM Eastern

When using this directory, please note that only North American programs have been included. All of the information presented here was supplied by the schools. Specific programs may change, so contact the school/program for up-to-date information.

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Aspen Music Festival and School

14071 Stephens, Suite #A-5, Warren, MI 48089 Phone 877/683-1743 E-mail Website Degrees/Certificates: Recording Institute of Detroit Theory completions for Pro Audio Specialist, Recording Techniques 1 and Associate Recording Engineer programs. Program: Online program with lessons, reference materials, audio demonstrations and interactive quizzes. Online final exams and certification. Many additional advanced-study articles and postings. Worldwide job/intern-placement assistance.

Audio Enginearing Institute

2 Music School Rd., Aspen, CO 81611 Phone 970/925-3254 Fax 970/925-3802 E-mail Website Program: The Edgar Stanton Audio Recording Institute is an intensive 4-week, full-time seminar/workshop. The goal is to provide a background in the basics of audio production and prepare students for a career as a recording engineer. A wide range of recording and guest lecturers are noted representatives of the recording and broadcasting industries. The session is limited to 10 students to ensure maximum individual attention.

Butler University

6610 Buffalo Hills, San Antonio, TX 78256-2330 Phone 210/698-9666 Website Degrees/Certificates: basic and advanced Audio Engineering classes, each lasting 10 weeks. Program: Classes are taught by Gold and Platinum record-winner Marius Perron III. Students are trained with part hands-on equipment, part lecture. Basic class covers theory, microphones, consoles, tape recorders, live band recording and mixing. Advanced class covers signal processors, hard disk recording, MIDI, synthesizers and samplers, drum machines and sequencers, audio-for-video, computer-assisted mixing, real-time analysis and studio equipment maintenance. The advanced course is structured around an apprentice engineering program working as second engineers at studios in San Antonio.

Case Western Reserve University

4600 Sunset Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46208 Phone 317/940-9828 Fax 317/940-9014 E-mail Website Degrees/Certificates: B.S. in Telecommunication Arts. Concentrations in Recording Industry Studies, Multimedia, Video Production and Electronic Journalism. Program: We prepare students to enter the recording industry by providing them with first-rate classroom instruction, hands-on experience with the most widely used technology and internship opportunities at the best recording studios and music production facilities in the Midwest. Students are encouraged to utilize our state-of-the-art on-campus studio and control rooms that were professionally designed and built featuring Pro Tools, ADAT, a piano, MIDI keyboard and a wide selection of microphones.

Casper College

Department of Music, Cleveland, OH 44106 Phone 800/808-MUSC E-mail Website Degrees/Certificates: 4-year B.A. in Audio Recording, 5-year double-major with Electrical Engineering. Program: Audio Recording Technology is a professional program for persons interested in becoming audio recording engineers or working in recording studios. State-of-the-art facilities, frequent opportunities for hands-on-studio time, and CWRU's national reputation in electrical engineering contribute to this program's appeal.

Central Missouri State University

125 College Ave., Casper, WY 82601 Phone 307/268-2606 Fax 307/268-3023 E-mail Website Degrees/Certificates: Associate degree in Theater Tech, Music Performance, Music Ed., Music Theater and Multimedia. Program: Sound Reinforcement I: Live Sound — Theory and Practice; Sound Reinforcement II: Recording Studio; independent studies in Audio and Recording 8-track analog on 1½2-inch tape, 16-track digital hard disk, Pro Tools, Tascam M512 mixing console, Sound Workshop 30 Series 8-track console, Roland VS 1680, Digi001, Tannoy monitors and a deep mic cabinet. Main control remodeled 2003.

The Cleveland Institute of Music

CMSU Dept. of Music, Hudson 108, Warrensburg, MO 64093 Phone 660/543-4589 Fax 660/543-8271 E-mail Website index.htm Degrees/Certificates: 4-year B.M. in Music Technology. Program: Emphasis on audio engineering and musicianship, with experience on both sides of the microphone. The program stresses hands-on learning with multitrack recording/editing studios, ProTools|HD3 and HD2 systems, sound reinforcement equipment, MIDI/synthesis studios and a 12-station computer lab. Internships are required. Class sizes are typically between 15 and 20 students. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.

Collin County Community College

11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44106 Phone 216/791-5000 Fax 216/791-1530 E-mail Website Degrees/Certificates: B.M. in Audio Recording; double major with an instrument or Composition major in five years. Program: Based at one of the nation's leading conservatories of music. Students record performances of the highly talented Institute faculty and students. Courses cover classical and popular music studio techniques, microphone selection and placement, surround sound, digital sound processing, audio-for-video post-production, acoustics and studio maintenance. Equipment: see Website. Professional faculty features multiple-Grammy-winners Jack Renner and Michael Bishop (Telarc), Dr. Peter D'Antonio (RPG Diffusor Systems), Bruce Egre (Azica Records) and Alan Bise (CIM, producer).

Columbia College Chicago

2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy., Plano, TX 75074 Phone 972/516-5041 Fax 972/881-5103 E-mail Website Degrees/Certificates: 2-year AAS in Commercial Music; 1-year certificate in Audio Engineering. Program: CCCCD offers a professional-quality studio featuring Pro Tools 24 Mix Plus, a Control/24 worksurface, Genelec 1030A monitors, a wide array of microphones and six Mac G4s with Digi 001s for student projects. The MIDI/synth studio contains 16 Mac G4 workstations with a large selection of synthesizers and sound modules.

Cuyahoga Community College

Department of Audio Arts & Acoustics, 600 South Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605 Phone 312/344-8800 E-mail Website Degrees/Certificates: 4-year B.A. in Audio Arts and Acoustics with concentrations in Music Recording, Concert Sound Reinforcement, Acoustics, Sound Contracting and Sound-for-Picture. Program: The curriculum in each concentration includes courses in electronics, acoustics, math and audio systems theory. Many students take advantage of courses in associated departments, including music, arts management, film/video and interactive multimedia. The just-completed multimillion-dollar Audio Technology Center includes three audio production studios, digital audio and sound-for-picture production suites, and laboratories for acoustics.

Dallas Sound Lab

2900 Community College Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115 Phone 216/987-4252 Fax 216/987-3280 E-mail Website Degrees/Certificates: 2-year (5-semester) A.A.S. in Recording Arts & Technology. Certified Pro Tools training center. Program: Students train under professional audio engineer/producer/faculty members and plan, execute and deliver finished audio products to the listener. Projects include producing recordings for regional music groups, cable television programs (including the Emmy-winning Words&Music songwriter interview show), RAT Records (student-run label) and concert sound production (summer outdoor amphitheater season on the river). Semester-length internship at local and national audio facilities. Facility designed by Russ Berger Design Group.

Del Mar College/Radio & Television

School for the Recording Arts, 6305 N. O'Connor Blvd., Suite 119, Irving, TX 75039 Phone 866/498-1122 E-mail Website Degrees/Certificates: diplomas in Audio Engineering and Studio Techniques; seminars in Music Business Administration, Audio Engineering for Film and Television Production, and Contemporary Music Theory. Program: Courses provide students with extensive hands-on training using a powerful list of lab equipment, including consoles by SSL, API, Neve, Focusrite, Yamaha and Mackie. Lab sessions are held in the school's 12,000-square-foot multistudio facility. Instructors are industry professionals. Many of our graduates have secured positions working with video-production companies, recording studios, television and radio stations, sound reinforcement companies, management agencies and other related media businesses.

DePaul University School of Music

Baldwin & Ayers, Corpus Christi, TX 78404 Phone 361/698-1508 Fax 361/698-1511 E-mail Website Degrees/Certificates: Radio & Television, 2-year A.A. degree. Program: The program's facilities are specially designed for radio and television production courses. The audio production course uses a 4-track hard drive unit, an 8-track computer based unit, MiniDisc units and the staples of analog: a cassette deck and turntable.

Elmhurst College

804 W. Belden Ave., Chicago, IL 60614 Phone 773/325-7444 Fax 773/325-7263 E-mail Website Degrees/Certificates: 4-year B.S. in Music. Program: SRT students take classes in analog and digital microelectronics, computer science and calculus, in addition to the undergraduate music curriculum. Recording classes and student practicum take place off campus in a 48-track SSL studio where students have access to state-of-the-art equipment. On campus, students develop their skills at Studio DePaul, a Pro Tools facility featuring video, synthesis and surround sound capabilities.

Grand Valley State University

190 Prospect, Elmhurst, IL 60126 Phone 630/617-3500 Fax 630/617-3738 E-mail Degrees/Certificates: B.M. in Music Business, B.S. in Music Business, B.M. in Music Education, B.A. in Music. Program: In addition to classwork in music, business and business of music, students get hands-on industry experience through internships, industry speakers and course tours. Resources include a state-of-the-art 24-track digital studio, courses ranging from music theory to MIDI, recently expanded practice and recital facilities, and an artist faculty of over 50. Industry support is provided in the form of scholarships from trade organizations such as NAMM and NARAS, corporate sponsorship, a student chapter of MEIEA and an intern/job bank.

Houston Community College

1 Campus Dr., Allendale, MI 49401 Phone 800/748-0246 Fax 616/895-2000 E-mail Website Degrees/Certificates: Electrical Engineering with Music minor. Program: Grand Valley State University has a unique program for students hwo have the talent and interest to combine engineering and music. This program has the potential for a career that can span the entire audio and music industries, from hardware design and manufacturing to performance.

Indiana University

1010 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. N, Houston, TX 77043 Phone 713/718-5621 Fax 713/718-5640 E-mail Website Degrees/Certificates: 2-year A.A.S. in Audio Recording or Film Production; 1-year certificates in Audio Recording, MIDI, Film Production, Film Editing or Scriptwriting. Program: Unlimited hands-on experience via eight fully equipped studios. Studio A: SSL 4048 G+ with Ultimation and Recall, processors by UREI, Lexicon, Empircal Labs. Studio B: Pro Tools|24 Mix Plus with Control 24. Studio C: Sony 3036 console, 13 Pro Tools stations with Digital Performer, Korg X5 and JV 1010 synths. Studio D and E: Alesis X2 consoles, ADATs, Pro Tools. Studio F: 3,000-square-foot film soundstage and movie theater. Studio M: Panasonic DA-7, samplers and synthesizers by GigaStudio, Akai, Roland, E-mu, Korg, Oberheim. Studio V: Video editors by Avid, Apple, Fast Systems.

International College of Broadcasting

School of Music, Bloomington, IN 47405 Phone 812/855-1087 E-mail Website Degrees/Certificates: A.S. in Audio Technology, B.S. in Recording Arts. Program: As part of their coursework, students record performance of the world-renowned IU School of Music, including symphonic, opera, jazz, chamber music and popular music; and complete over 200 hours of individual project time in the multitrack studio. Advanced students serve as engineers for University-sponsored CD projects (over 40 releases to date). Facilities include four performance halls, recording studios, two DAW suites, 24-track and multitrack studio, two maintenance labs and a computing instruction classroom.

Kansas City Kansas Community College

6 So. Smithville Rd., Dayton, OH 45431 Phone 937/258-8251 Fax 937/258-8714 Website Degrees/Certificates: Associate degree program in Applied Science of Communication Arts in Television and Radio, Associate degree program of Applied Science in Video Production/Recording, Audio Engineer diploma program in Recording Audio Engineering, Diploma Program Broadcasting I. Program: ICB is a small, private college. Enrollment invitations are based on prospective students touring the facility and demonstrating commitment and desire to be part of the broadcasting and recording fields. Smaller class sizes ensure more individualized attention.

Labette Community College

7250 State Ave., Kansas City, KS 66112 Phone 913/288-7634 Fax 913/288-7638 E-mail Website Degrees/Certificates: Associate of Applied Science degree in Audio Engineering; Associate of General Studies degree in Music Technology. Program: Classes cover computing skills, basic and advanced MIDI, software and hardware synthesis, audio recording (4-semester sequence of classes), audio editing and sound design, digital video production and live sound reinforcement. Classes limited to 12 students. Accredited by North Central Association. 24-track DTRS, Pro Tools|HD-2, Soundcraft Ghost studio, 5.1 Genelec system; 24-track ADAT, Pro Tools LE studio; multistation MIDI/digital audio (including Pro Tools)/synthesis lab; multistation MIDI lab, digital video lab, live sound reinforcement.

Lakeland Community College

200 S. 14th, Parsons, KS Phone 888/LABETTE x1020 E-mail Website Degrees/Certificates: A.A.S. in Commercial Music Performance, A.A.S. in Commercial Music Technology. Program: Labette Community College offers a two-year program designed to give students hands-on experience. Students are encouraged to learn through recording sessions, as well as classroom lectures and research assignments. Students gain knowledge in the use of MIDI production and digital audio recording through programs such as Digital Performer and Pro Tools. Freshmen utilize the Mackie 32×8 and 24×8 mixing consoles to record to ADATs and to the SDR24. Sophomores utilize the Tascam Digital 8-Bus to record to Pro Tools and Digital Performer. Studio internships are available at several area studios.

Madison Media Institute

7700 Clocktower Dr., Kirtland, OH 44094 Phone 800/589-8520 E-mail Website Degrees/Certificates: 2-year certificates in Audio Engineering and Production; Video Production and Broadcast; Radio Engineering and Broadcast; Interactive Media Technology; Animation and Cartoon Arts; Interactive Entertainment Technology. 4-year Bachelor's of Communications (with emphasis in the above fields) through association with Notre Dame College. Program: Lakeland has provided quality, active, hands-on education taught by an educational faculty primarily composed of industry professionals. Certification and degrees in six broadcast and interactive media disciplines. Facilities include digital/analog studios/soundstages (24/48-track). Consoles by Otari, Sony, Mackie and SSL. Outboard by many leading manufacturers. Mac/PC media production labs.

Mediatech Institute

2102 Agriculture Dr., Madison, WI 53718 Phone 608/663-2000 Fax 608/442-0141 E-mail Website Degrees/Certificates: A.A. in Recording and Music Technology, A.A. in Multimedia Technology, Video Production diploma. Program: New education facility with over 19,000 square feet of state-of-the-art classrooms, computer labs and studio space. Low student-to-teacher ratios. Classes taught by industry professionals. Hands-on and classroom experience. Accredited. Placement service.

Millikin University

6305 N. O'Connor Blvd., Irving, TX 75039 Phone 866/498-1122 Fax 972/869-1135 E-mail Website Degrees/Certificates: diploma/certification programs in Audio Engineering & Studio Techniques, Producing & Songwriting, Music Business Administration, TV & Film Soundtrack Production, Live Sound Reinforcement and Multimedia Production. Program: With campuses in Dallas, Houston and Austin, students get immediate hands-on training in Russ Berger- and Steve Durr-designed studios featuring SSL 6056E, SSL 4000G+, Neve 8058, API Legacy, Focusrite Control 24, Soundcraft TS-24 and Yamaha DM2000 consoles. Our extensive MIDI studios, as well as our digital editing suites, showcase Pro Tools|HD systems, iZ RADAR 24, Otari, Sony and Studer. Job-placement assistance is provided, and financial aid is available.

Minneapolis Community & Technical College

1184 W. Main St., Decatur, IL 62522-2084 Phone 217/424-6300 Fax 217/420-6652 E-mail Website

Minnesota State University, Moorhead

1501 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403 Phone 612/659-6000 Website Degrees/Certificates: 2-year A.S. in Sound Arts. Program: The Sound Arts program at MCTC is focused on the nature and control of sound with analog and digital tools. The craft of engineering plays a large part in the course of study, but the program avoids the route of being solely a recording engineer trade school in favor of a broader application of skills and liberal arts curriculum. Courses include the full range of engineering and production topics, as well as project studio design, history of electronic music and music theory.

Musictech College

1104 7th Ave. S., Moorhead, MN 56563 Phone 218/477-2101 Fax 218/477-4097 E-mail Website Degrees/Certificates: B.M., Music Industry (4-year); M.M., New Media (flexible program). Program: MIDI lab, recording studio, digital audio studio, film/video scoring studio; Dragon Tracks annual CD project; MEISA student organization.

Northeast Community College

19 Exchange St. East, Saint Paul, MN 55101 Phone 800/594-9500 Fax 651/291-0366 E-mail Website Degrees/Certificates: 2-year A.A.S.; 1-year diploma programs; 4-year Bachelor's degrees through a direct-transfer agreement with Augsburg College. Call for specifics. Program: Musictech College is a leader in contemporary music education, drawing the finest students and faculty for 18 years. The college has developed one of the most advanced recording and production programs in the country alongside a respected school for professional musicians. Our facility features a recording complex of 10 studios, including three 5.1 surround rooms, as well as Trident, Sony and SSL consoles. An extensive Pro Tools training program.

Oberlin Conservatory of Music

801 East Benjamin Ave., Norfolk, NE 68701 Phone 402/844-7365 Fax 209/254-8193 E-mail Website Degrees/Certificates: 2-year A.A.S. in Audio/Recording Technology. Program: Located in Northeastern Nebraska, Northeast Community College's Audio/Recording Technology program combines thorough academics and hands-on training in both live and studio environments. Facilities include two control rooms, recording studio, concert stage and isolation rooms. Equipment includes Otari, Soundcraft, Yamaha, Pro Tools and MOTU.

Ohio University School of Telecommunications

TIMARA Department, Oberlin, OH 44074 Phone 440/775-8413 E-mail Website Degrees/Certificates: 4-year B.M., 4-year B.A. in Visual Arts with an emphasis in Digital Media. Program: Based at one of the nation's top-ranked conservatories, the TIMARA Department has excellent facilities for computer music, performance technology and new media. There are seven studios, including a recording studio (16-track digital tape, 16-track Pro Tools), two computer music studios, a digital media room with a Media 100 system and a computer music lab with multiple Macintosh-based workstations/samplers. The program is competitive and admits fewer than 10 students per year.

Oklahoma State University

9 S. College St., Athens, OH 45701 Phone 740/593-4870 Fax 740/593-9184 E-mail Website Degrees/Certificates: 4-year B.S. in Communications. Program: Audio Production Sequence requires the student to choose between three tracks in audio production: Music Recording, Media Production or Audio Post-Production for Moving Image. Our newly renovated, John Storyk-designed recording complex includes an Amek Big 28x24 console; Tascam MX-2424 digital recorder; Pro Tools|HD with Control24 mixing surface; wide assortment of mics by Neumann, Sennheiser, AKG, Audio-Technica, Shure; processing gear by Lexicon, Yamaha, dbx and Rane. The school is also equipped with a 16-station Macintosh G4 digital media lab and a Sonic Solutions DVD-authoring system.

Recording Institute of Detroit

Department of Music, Stillwater, OK 74078 Phone 405/744-6133 E-mail Degrees/Certificates: B.M. Music Business, Music Education, Music Performance; B.A. and M.M. in Pedagogy and Performance. Courses in music technology and recording techniques. Program: Courses are designed to offer undergraduate training in the fundamentals of music technology, sound recording and audio post-production. Our 24-track project studio is built around a Tascam MX-2424 and a Macintosh G5 Digi002 running Pro Tools. The Seretean Center for the Performing Arts also includes two performance halls, a computer lab, teaching studios and practice rooms.

The Recording Workshop

14611 9-Mile Rd., Eastpointe, MI 48021 Phone 800/683-1743 Fax 810/772-4320 E-mail Website Degrees/Certificates: Recording Engineer certificate; Music Producer certificate; Associate Recording Engineer certificate. Program: Operating since 1975 with extensive training in recording and music production. Web training through Alexander Magazine can reduce campus time and tuition. Three major studios, dedicated student control room, plus student workstations. We use SSL, 02R and Tascam consoles, PC and Mac computers, plus 48-track digital and analog recorders. Small classes (eight to 10), relaxed and comprehensive. See Alexander Magazine entry.

Ridgewater College

455 Massieville Rd., Chillicothe, OH 45601 Phone 800/848-9900 Fax 740/663-2427 E-mail Website Degrees/Certificates: certificates in Recording Engineering and Music Production, Studio Maintenance and Troubleshooting, Advanced Recording Engineering and Music Production, New Tech Computer-Based Audio Production. Program: The Recording Workshop offers effective and affordable short-term training that has helped thousands of audio professionals get their start. In less than two months, our students get more real in-studio experience than at many other schools that last much longer. Working in small teams of 3 to 6, our total student body is restricted to 96. We have eight studios full of the latest gear. Affordable on-campus student housing, job-placement assistance and financial aid available.

Rose State College

Audio Technology Program, 2 Century Ave., Hutchinson, MN 55350 Phone 800/222-4424 Fax 320/587-9019 E-mail Website Degrees/Certificates: 2-year diploma in Audio Technology, 2-year A.A.S. in Audio Technology. Program: A diverse program, ranging from studio recording to live sound, system design and installation. Students also achieve a strong electronics and computer-applications background, which makes our graduates extremely valuable to future employers. Students will work with Pro Tools|HD, Renkus-Heinz Ease and Ears, Smaart Pro, BSS Soundweb, B&K acoustical test equipment and many other specializations.

South Plains College

6420 S.E. 15th St., Midwest City, OK 73110 Phone 405/733-7426 E-mail Website Degrees/Certificates: 2-year Liberal Studies degree with Music Recording option. Program: Provides the student with the entry training needed to begin work in the recording field. MIDI and audio recording, as well as songwriting and music business, are the emphasized areas. There are three recording lab areas for hands-on experience.

Southwest Texas State University

Sound Technology Program, 1401 S. College Ave., Levelland, TX 79336 Phone 806/894-9611 x2276 Fax 806/894-5274 E-mail Website: Degrees/Certificates: 2-year A.A.S. in Sound Technology. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Program: Two 24-track studios with Sony, Mackie digital consoles, Mackie HDR24/96 digital recorders. One 24/16-track digital/analog studio with Sony MXP-3036 console, MCI 2-inch analog, Mackie SDR24/96 digital. Lexicon, Yamaha, TC Electronic, Eventide, Summit, Orban, dbx, Drawmer processing. Neumann, Sennheiser, AKG, Shure, Earthworks, Audix, Electro-Voice microphones. Fifteen-station Pro Tools lab, 12-station MOTU Performer Lab, two Digital Performer DAWs, MIDI lab. Small class sizes, individualized attention, affordable tuition and comprehensive curriculum.

Synergetic Audio Concepts Inc.

601 University Dr., San Marcos, TX 78666 Phone 512/245-8451 Fax 512/396-1169 E-mail Website Degrees/Certificates: B.M. in Sound Recording Technology. Program: SWT owns and operates the “Fire Station,” a multipurpose recording facility housing analog and digital recorders, an automated console and numerous professional microphones and outboard devices. Students participate in commercial recording sessions while pursuing their degrees. Admission is competitive. Program applicants should have significant musical abilities, well-developed aural skills and possess competencies indicating an ability to complete calculus and other technical courses.

University of Cincinnati

Conservatory of Music (CCM)

8780 Rufing Rd., Greenville, IN 47124 Phone 812/923-0174 Fax 812/923-3610 E-mail Website Degrees/Certificates: “Week of Audio Training” includes System & Optimization and System Design. Program: System & Optimization allows you to learn how to properly interface and calibrate audio equipment. System Design allows you to achieve optimum sound system performance before installation. “Hands-on” allows you to apply the principles taught in the “System & Optimization” seminar. Continuing education units are given with the week-long seminar.

University of Colorado, Denver

PO Box 210096, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0096 Phone 513/556-5462 Fax 513/556-3399 E-mail Website Degrees/Certificates: B.F.A. in Theater Design and Production; M.F.A. in Theater Sound Design. Program: CCM's sound-design programs encompass a broad array of areas within the performing arts. Coursework includes sound technology and production, theater aesthetics, critical listening, music, digital audio, recording, reinforcement and sound design. CCM offers a diverse season of shows including large musicals, operas, dance and dramas. Facilities include three well-equipped theaters, a sound-design studio, and extensive reinforcement equipment.

University of Michigan

Campus Box 162, PO Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364 Phone 303/556-2727 Fax 303/556-6612 E-mail Website Degrees/Certificates: 2-year M.S. in Recording Arts, 4-year B.S. in Music (major in Recording Arts or Music Industry Studies). Program: Master's emphasis in Advanced Recording Arts, Audio Pedagogy or Audio Forensics. Bachelor's emphasis in Technology, Music Business or Music Performance. Two 24-track analog and two 24-track digital control rooms, five performance studios, theater, concert hall, recital hall. Studies of audio sweetening, surround sound and music production. SPARS member, AES Student Section.

University of Missouri, Kansas City

School of Music, Dept. of Performing Arts Technology, 1100 Baits Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2085 Phone 734/763-7558 Fax 734/763-5097 E-mail Website Degrees/Certificates: B.M. in Music and Technology, B.F.A. in Performing Arts Technology: Music Concentration, B.F.A. in Performing Arts Technology: Media Arts Concentration (Sonic Arts, Visual Arts, Engineering), B.S. in Sound Engineering, M.A. in Media Arts. Program: The department seeks to advance the aesthetics of technology-based arts through performance, the development of emerging technologies and research.

University of Nebraska, Lincoln

4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, MO 64110 Phone 816/235-2964 Fax 816/235-5367 E-mail Website Degrees/Certificates: M.F.A. in Theater Sound Design. Program: This three-year training program teaches students to create sound scores for the theater through five main components: design (interpretation, collaboration and idea development), technical skills (mastering tools of production with 24-track analog and Pro Tools), history (research, text analysis and dramatic history), production (artistic merging of design, history and technical skills) and entrepreneurship (study of the business and career growth).

University of Texas

206 Avery Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588-0511 Phone 402/472-2258 Fax 402/472-4732 E-mail Website www.jet.unl Degrees/Certificates: 4-year Bachelor's of Journalism degree in Broadcasting. Program: The College of Journalism and Mass Communications houses the broadcasting department with audio and video production facilities and the University's FM radio station, KRNU. Courses are devoted to audio and studio production for broadcast/cable operations and A/V production careers. Extensive digital audio and video gear.

University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh

Department of Radio-Television-Film, University Station A0800, Austin, TX 78712-0108 Phone 512/471-4071 E-mail (undergraduate), (graduate) Website Degrees/Certificates: B.S., M.F.A. and Ph.D. Degrees in Radio, Television and Film. Program: Please see Website.

Wayne State University Music

800 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh, WI 54901 Phone 920/424-4224 Fax 920/424-1266 E-mail Website Degrees/Certificates: 4-year B.M. with an emphasis in Recording Technology. Program: Students are trained in digital tape/hard disk/analog studio featuring a Sony 3000 Series console with automation, extensive outboard gear, full lock-to-video, full Pro Tools system with Control 24, mastering DAWs and a connected MIDI lab. Auditions are required for acceptance. Final requirement is a full-semester internship.

Webster University

1321 Old Main, Detroit, MI 48202 Phone 313/577-1795 Fax 313/577-5420 E-mail Website Degrees/Certificates: undergraduate and graduate degrees in Music, with program disciplines covering music technology, jazz studies, instrumental education, vocal education, vocal performance, piano, composition, orchestral studies, theory and musicology. Program: Recording techniques and concepts for musicians, producers and management. Including sound design creation for video and performance. One large surround studio running Pro Tools TDM with Kawai Grand pianos, Neumann and DPA microphones. Electronic Music Lab with five Pro Tools LE and MOTU workstations. Vintage and current hardware synthesizers with software variants. A new 165-seat recital hall, two music computer labs, 60-student rehearsal spaces with pianos and larger spaces for ensembles, choral and orchestra.

470 E. Lockwood Ave., Webster Groves, MO 63119 Phone 314/968-6924 E-mail Website Degrees/Certificates: 4-year undergraduate liberal arts education culminating in a B.A. in Audio Production. Program: Webster University graduates audio professionals capable of working successfully in a variety of audio fields, including music recording, audio studio maintenance and management, audio for video, film, radio/television broadcasting, theatrical sound design, sound reinforcement and audio for interactive computer applications. The education is both theory-based and practical. Students learn both in the studio and in the field while operating state-of-the-art equipment.

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