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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.

American University

4400 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20016-8058 Phone: 202/885-2746 Fax: 202/885-2723 E-mail:benji@american.eduWebsite:www.american.edu/physicsDegrees/Certificates Offered: four-year B.S. in Audio Technology. Program and Facilities Description: Housed in the Department of Physics, the Audio Technology program concentrates on the art and science of music and audio production, of electronic recording, and of computer and electronic systems. The main control room features a 24-track analog studio with hard disk recording capabilities. The electronic music studio has various analog and digital synthesizers, sampler, and is well-equipped to perform a variety of artistic and production functions.

Art Institute of Philadelphia

1622 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19103 Phone: 215/567-7080 Fax: 215/246-3339.

Audio Recording Technology Institute

4525 Vineland Rd., Suite 201B, Orlando, FL 32811 Phone: 407/543-2784 Fax: 407/423-2784 E-mail:arti@digital.netWebsite:www.audiocareer.comDegrees/Certificates Offered: 45-week Audio Engineering certificate. Program and Facilities Description: Students prepare for employment in the audio production industry, including music sequencing, hard disk recording, editing sound for video and film, Internet advertising design, sound design, sound effects design, radio and TV audio production, project master engineering, CD mastering, multitrack recording studios, audio for video, broadcast and post-production facilities. Emphasis is on hands-on training. Class size is limited to five students.

Barton College

Barton College Station, Wilson, NC 27893 Phone: 800/345-4973 Fax: 919/237-4957 E-mail:grose@barton.eduWebsite:www.barton.eduDegrees/Certificates Offered: B.S. in Recording Technology. Program and Facilities Description: Hands-on training in a 32-track digital recording studio and 12-workstation computer music lab. Curriculum includes acoustics, electronic music, sound synthesis, music business management, sound reinforcement, live and studio recording. The studio has a Soundcraft Sapphyre LC console with Opti-file Tetra automation; four Tascam DA-88s; Mac with Pro Tools, Sound Designer, Master Tracks Pro 5 and Finale; Kurzweil K2000S with VAST system; Yamaha SY-88; and Roland JV-80. Each workstation in the lab has a Mac with Master Tracks Pro 5 and Finale, and Yamaha SY-35 synth. There is also a Yamaha Disklavier in the lab.

Belmont University Curb School of Music

1900 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, TN 37212 Phone: 615/460-5504 Fax: 615/460-5516 E-mail:hamiltonp@mail.belmont.eduWebsite:schlbus.belmont.eduDegrees/Certificates Offered: four-year Bachelor's degree in Business Administration focusing on three major areas: general education core; a business base, consisting of basic tool and core subjects; and four music business emphasis specialization areas: product development, recording technology, marketing and managing. Program and Facilities Description: The 9,000-square-foot Center for Music Business provides music business students with facilities reflecting the advances in music industry technology. The Center currently features three state-of-the-art recording studios and control rooms, four iso booths, a MIDI pre-/post-production room, four writer rooms, a digital/analog (hybrid) 16-track project studio, a studio-equipped classroom, an engineering shop and offices for the intern and placement coordinator and manager of the Center.

Berklee College of Music

1140 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02215 Phone: 800/421-0084, 617/747-2222 Fax: 617/747-2047 E-mail:mp&e@berklee.eduWebsite:www.berklee.eduDegrees/Certificates Offered: four-year Bachelor of Music Degree or Professional Diploma. Program and Facilities Description: The Music Synthesis and Music Production and Engineering departments provide hands-on experience in engineering, production and use of synthesizers and computers in sound design and multimedia productions, as well as composition and performance. Our faculty members are active music industry professionals. Classes, studios and labs are supplemented by year-round lectures and clinics by visiting artists. Facilities include 10 multitrack acoustic/project/post-production studios, three synthesis labs with 34 digital workstations, two MIDI-equipped ensemble rooms, and one multimedia recital hall for mixed media instruction and student/visiting artist presentations.

Cayuga Community College

197 Franklin St., Auburn, NY 13021 Phone: 315/255-1743 Fax: 315/255-2117 E-mail:keeler@cayuga-cc.eduWebsite:www.cayuga-cc.edu; www.telcomcayuga.orgDegrees/Certificates Offered: two-year A.A.S. in Audio Production, two-year A.A.S. in Telecommunications Technology, two-year A.A.S. in Radio/TV Broadcasting. Program and Facilities Description: Cayuga is a unit of the State University of New York. The college's facilities include a 32-track audio recording studio, FM radio station, television studio and remote truck, and a digital media lab. Industry internships are required. In-state tuition is $2,500 per year.

City College of New York — Sonic Arts Center

The Sonic Arts Center at the City College of New York, Shepard Hall Room #72, West 140th and Convent Ave., New York, NY 10031 Phone: 212/650-8288 Fax: 212/650-5428 E-mail:sonicart@crow.admin.ccny.cuny.eduWebsite:http://sonic.arts.ccny.cuny.eduDegrees/Certificates Offered: four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music (Audio Technology Concentration). Program and Facilities Description: Seven-studio facility including one 32-track studio, four 24-track studios, one sound lab and one isolation room. In addition, two adjacent sound stages for acoustic recording are available. Six hours of lab time per course, per week.

Finger Lakes Community College

4355 Lakeshore Dr., Canandaigua, NY 14424 Phone: 716/394-3500 Fax: 716/394-5005 E-mail:admissions@snyflcc.fingerlakes.eduWebsite:www.fingerlakes.eduDegrees/Certificates Offered: two-year A.S. Music Recording Technology degree. Program and Facilities Description: The recording facility contains two recording rooms and a spacious control room. Single instruments to a full symphony orchestra can be accommodated in the 2,000-plus-square-foot recording room. Installed in the control room are a Mackie digital 8-bus console and 24 tracks of Tascam DA-88s. Editing and mastering are done on hard disk via a Mark of the Unicorn 2408 using Samplitude Studio. Final mixes can be recorded onto DAT, MD or CD-RW.

Five Towns College

305 North Service Rd., Dix Hills, NY 11746 Phone: 631/424-7000 Fax: 631/424-7008 E-mail:admissions@ftc.eduWebsite:www.fivetowns.eduDegrees/Certificates Offered: Bachelor of Music degree in jazz/commercial music, with major areas of concentration in performance, composition/songwriting, musical theater, audio recording technology, music business and video music. Bachelor's degree program in music education. Bachelor of Professional Studies (B.P.S.) degree program in business management, with major areas of concentration in audio recording technology, music business, video arts and theater arts. Program and Facilities Description: The college is equipped with eight, 16, 24 and 48-track world-class recording studios. The college is also equipped with a television production facility and soundstages of various sizes. The Dix Hills Center for the Performing Arts has been described as acoustically perfect. The Five Towns College library consists of over 30,000 print and nonprint materials and has a significant collection of recorded music.

Full Sail Real World Education, Recording Arts

3300 University Blvd., Winter Park, FL 32792 Phone: 800/226-7625 Fax: 407/678-0070 E-mail:admissions@fullsail.comWebsite:www.fullsail.comDegrees/Certificates Offered: Associate of Science degrees in Recording Arts, Show Production and Touring, Film and Video Production, Digital Media, Computer Animation and Game Design. Program and Facilities Description: Full Sail offers hands-on training in a state-of-the-art 43-studio multimedia complex. This complex is anchored by two studios featuring the SSL 9000 J console and two studios featuring the Amek 9098i console. The curriculum includes courses in Multimedia Audio, Recording Engineering, Audio Post-Production, Sound Reinforcement and Concert Lighting, MIDI, Digital Audio Workstations and Advanced Recording. Career placement assistance is provided, and financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Future Media Concepts

305 E. 47th St., New York, NY 10017 Phone: 212/888-6314 Fax: 212/888-7531 E-mail:info@fmctraining.comWebsite:www.fmctraining.comDegrees/Certificates Offered: Manufacturer's Certificate of Merit. Courses range from five days for the two-part introductory course, to 10 days for the master class. Program and Facilities Description: Future Media Concepts is New York's, Boston's and Philadelphia's premier digital media training center, providing manufacturer-authorized training in nonlinear audio and video editing, 3-D animation, Web page development, 2-D compositing and desktop publishing. Quality is monitored by the software manufacturer to ensure the highest level of training. Trainers are certified, award-winning professionals. FMC is the authorized training center for Digidesign Pro Tools, Avid, Softimage, Adobe, Discreet, NewTek and Macromedia. Small class size, state-of-the-art equipment, and weekday, weekend and evening class schedules. Financing available.

Hampton University

Department of Music, Hampton, VA 23668 Phone: 757/727-5237 Fax: 757/727-5084 E-mail: robert.ransom@hamptonu.edu.

Harris Institute for the Arts

118 Sherbourne St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5A 2R2 Phone: 416/367-0178 Fax: 416/367-5534 E-mail:harrisi@interlog.comWebsite:www.ampsc.com/~harrisDegrees/Certificates Offered: one-year Producing Engineering Diploma, one-year Recording Arts Management Diploma. Program and Facilities Description: Harris Institute offers 76 courses on the business, technical and creative aspects of the music industry. The diploma programs, Recording Arts Management (RAM) and Producing Engineering Program (PEP) are taught by a faculty of 54 active industry professionals and a wide range of guest lecturers. The 2,500-square-foot facilities include Pro Tools in the audio post-production suite, Apple and PC computers in a MIDI/multitrack suite and 24-track digital multitrack in a music recording control room.

Institute of Audio Research

64 University Place, New York, NY 10003 Phone: 212/777-8550; 800/544-2501 Fax: 212/677-6549 E-mail:iarny@aol.comWebsite:www.audioschool.comDegrees/Certificates Offered: Diploma in Recording Engineering and Production. Program and Facilities Description: Program transfers as approximately one year toward Bachelor's degree. Intensive six-month program exposes students to every facet of state-of-the-art audio and recording technology. Coursework includes acoustics and sound, editing techniques, music business, sound reinforcement, loudspeakers and microphones, audio signal processing, analog and digital tape storage, digital processing technologies, recording workshops, mixing techniques, post-production, MIDI and music synthesis. 20,000-square-foot Greenwich Village facility. Professional industry internships and graduate job placement assistance provided. Financial aid for eligible students. Licensed by NYS Education Department, accredited by ACCSCT.

Lebanon Valley College of Pennsylvania

Department of Music, Annville, PA 17003 Phone: 717/867-6285 Fax: 717/867-6390 E-mail:hill@lvc.eduWebsite:www.lvc.eduDegrees/Certificates Offered: four-year Bachelor of Music in Music Recording Technology and B.S. in Music Business. Program and Facilities Description: LVC combines a strong, traditional music curriculum with industry-related courses and experiences. Studies include traditional and jazz theory, history, performance, studio production techniques, digital audio recording and editing, MIDI, post-production and multimedia. NASM accredited. Facilities include a 24-track analog studio, a digital multitrack studio/classroom and computer labs with Macintosh/Windows NT workstations for digital audio and video, CD mastering, Web page design, CD-ROM development and MIDI.

Miami-Dade Community College School of Entertainment Technologies

11380 N.W. 27th Ave., Miami, FL 33167 Phone: 305/237-1696 Fax: 305/237-1367 Website:www.mdcc.edu/north/setDegrees/Certificates Offered: Television Production (A.A., A.S. and certificate), Film Production (A.A. and A.S), Music Business (A.A. and A.S.), Sound Engineering (A.A. and A.S.), Theater and Entertainment (A.A. and A.S.) and Computer Animation (A.A. and A.S.). Program and Facilities Description: The School of Entertainment Technologies offers a kaleidoscope of programs geared toward exciting industries such as movies, TV, music and more! We offer an array of choices in television, film, radio and production. You can specialize in theater and entertainment production, sound engineering, or commercial and music business. Prepare for the digital revolution by learning computer animation, sound effects and editing. The unique aspect of all areas of this school is that each student receives hands-on experience and exposure to local industry, while doing related course work.

McGill University

Faculty of Music, 555 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 1E3 Phone: 514/398-4535 Fax: 514/398-8061 E-mail:wieslaw@music.mcgill.caWebsite:www.music.mcgill.ca/mmtDegrees/Certificates Offered: two-year Master's of Music degree in sound recording; Ph.D. degree. Program and Facilities Description: The graduate sound recording program combines practical and theoretical training in studio techniques, microphone selection and placement, digital sound processing and related subjects. Also included are technical ear training to improve auditory perception and hands-on experience working with musicians, ranging from solo performers to full symphony orchestras. Three fully equipped control rooms, four performance venues, three post-production editing studios, a separate four-studio suite for electroacoustic music, multichannel audio research lab and two computer labs.

Middle Tennessee State University

PO Box 21, Murfreesboro, TN 37132 Phone: 615/898-2578 Fax: 615/898-5682 E-mail:record@mtsu.eduWebsite:www.mtsu.edu/~recordDegrees/Certificates Offered: Bachelor of Science in Recording Industry with two emphasis choices: Production and Technology or Music Business. Program and Facilities Description: The curriculum includes 43 courses covering all aspects of the industry. Minor options in Music, Electronics, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Film Studies, Computer Science, Electroacoustics, Theatrical Design, Mass Communication and Entertainment Technology. Facilities include three studios, all with automated consoles and 24-track digital and analog recorders. One studio is equipped with 5.1 surround sound mixing. Facilities also include a hard disk/post-production studio, a MIDI lab, Tascam digital audio lab, a maintenance lab and a 5.1 channel screening room.

Musitechnic Educational Services Inc.

1717 Rene-Levesque East, Ste. 440, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H2L 4T3 Phone: 514/521-2060 Fax: 514/521-5153 E-mail:info@musitechnic.comWebsite:www.musitechnic.comDegrees/Certificates Offered: Computer-Assisted Sound Design (one year), Attestation of Collegial studies. Program and Facilities Description: The program is designed to familiarize students with computer-assisted music technology. A thorough exploration of the technical and artistic facets of current hardware and software will permit students to create, perform and record artistic projects using the latest technological tools. Moreover, the program seeks to provide knowledge of data processing principles, MIDI synthesis, digital sound reproduction and computer-assisted sound design, enabling students to work in contemporary studios and MIDI workshops.

Nassau Community College

One Education Drive, Garden City, NY 11530 Phone: 516/572-7446 Fax: 516/572-9791 E-mail:musoff@sunynassau.eduWebsite:www.sunynassau.eduDegrees/Certificates Offered: one-year certificate in Studio Recording Technology. Program and Facilities Description: This three-semester program is designed to introduce students to music and recording technology, provide a broad perspective of the music industry and acquaint students with musical structures (both intellectually and aurally). Technical skills and internship training will be acquired in a professional recording studio (at an off-campus location). The program is designed for those wishing to establish independent recording studios. It can also prepare students for degree programs that enable them to gain entry-level positions in the recording industry.

New York University

School of Education, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, 35 West 4th Street, Room 777, New York NY 10012-1172 Phone: 212/998-5422 Fax: 212/995-4043 E-mail:kp3@scires.nyu.eduWebsite:www.education.nyu.edu/musicDegrees/Certificates Offered: four-year B.A. in Recording Arts, two-year certificate in Music Business, four-year Bachelor's of Music, two-year Master's of Music in Music Technology. Program and Facilities Description: NYU's premier Music Technology program teaches composers, performers, recording engineers and others to use tools of technology to realize their ideas. The program's breadth supports applications to film scoring, multimedia, computer music, tonmeister studies, interactive performance, and collaborations involving experimental and traditional music. Our intense musical approach supports research and artistic production around the world. Facilities include 12 sophisticated recording and computer music studios. Special programs: Scoring for Film and Media, Tonmeister Studies (summer only) and internships.

Northeastern University

Department of Music, 351 Ryder Hall, Boston, MA 02115 Phone: 617/373-2440 Fax: 617/373-4129 E-mail:bronkin@lynx.neu.eduWebsite:www.music.neu.eduDegrees/Certificates Offered: four-year B.S. in Music Industry; four-year B.S. in Music Technology; four-year B.A. in Music Literature and Performance; four-year B.S. in Multimedia Studies.

NY Institute of Forensic Audio

PO Box 189, Colonia, NJ 07067 Phone: 732/574-9672 Fax: 732/381-4523 E-mail:owlmax@aol.comWebsite:www.owlinvestigations.comDegrees/Certificates Offered: Video Authenticity Certification, Audio Authenticity Certification, Voice Identification. Program and Facilities Description: Fully equipped lab that enables hands-on experience for all participants. Audio enhancement and authenticity, video enhancement and authenticity, voice identifications are all offered. Evidence procedures, legal questions and courtroom testimony related to the above specialties will also be discussed.

Ocean County Vocational Technical Schools

Audio Recording for Electronic Media Career & Technical Institute NAWC, Lakehurst, NJ 08733-1125 Phone: 732/657-4000 Fax: 732/657-4500 E-mail:Dbourke@mail.ocvts.orgDegrees/Certificates Offered: one- and two-year Audio Engineering certificate. Program and Facilities Description: This program was started three years ago and was offered to high school and post-secondary students — the first one of its kind offered at the high school level in the state of New Jersey. Four hundred fifty hours per year, emphasis on hands-on recording by students. Upgraded program facilities include three control rooms (two 24-track MDM and one hard disk-based). Combined with the new Ocean County Vocational Tech Schools Performing Arts Academy.

Omega Recording Studios School of Applied Recording Arts and Sciences

5609 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852 Phone: 301/230-9100 Fax: 301/230-9103 E-mail:omega@omegastudios.comWebsite:www.omegastudios.comDegrees/Certificates Offered: Certificate programs approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission. Program and Facilities Description: The Omega Studios school functions within the facilities of Omega Recording Studios (a four-studio complex). Omega offers five separate and innovative programs, including Recording Engineering and Studio Techniques; Electronic Synthesizers and MIDI; Sound Reinforcement for Live Performance; Audio Production Techniques; and Essentials of Music Business and Artist Management. A free brochure is available upon request at 800/93-OMEGA.

Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology

502 Newbold St., London, Ontario, Canada N6E 1K6 Phone: 519/686-5010 Fax: 519/686-0162 E-mail:inquiry@oiart.orgWebsite:www.oiart.orgDegrees/Certificates Offered: one-year, college-level diploma in Audio Recording Technology. Program and Facilities Description: North America's first and longest-running integrated immersion program (since 1983). A full-time faculty and a 5:1 student/instructor ratio allows well-qualified students from around the world to thrive on creative development while acquiring a genuine skill set. Within five studios equipped with professional-level gear, students learn problem-solving through signal flow, in addition to how and why things work. The 1,300-plus hours are all in-studio, with more than 50% dedicated to student hands-on.

Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University

1 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202 Phone: 410/659-8110 Fax: 410/659-8102 E-mail:apk@peabody.jhu.eduWebsite:www.peabody.jhu.edu/recording-artsDegrees/Certificates Offered: five-year Bachelor's degree in Recording Arts, two-year Master's degree in Audio Recording and Acoustics. Program and Facilities Description: Comprehensive math/science/music-based degrees in recording arts. Fully automated digital facilities. See Website for additional information.

Recording Arts Canada, Ontario

PO Box 11025, 984 Hwy. #8, Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada L8E 5P9 Phone: 888/662-2666 Fax: 905/643-7520 E-mail:admissions@recordingarts.comWebsite:www.recordingarts.comDegrees/Certificates Offered: one-year Audio Engineering & Multimedia Production diploma. Program and Facilities Description: Recording Arts Canada is a unique school that offers students the opportunity to learn and work in a creative and progressive environment. By studying in one of the best-equipped audio schools, you will learn the skills and technologies about audio, music and multimedia production professionals use every day. Our internationally renowned facilities feature classic Neve recording consoles. We provide sophisticated technology, quality theoretical instruction and extensive practical activity within a small-group format.

Recording Arts Canada, Quebec

34 Chemin des Ormes, Ste-Anne-des-Lacs, Quebec, Canada J0R 1B0 Phone: 514/224-8363 Fax: 514/224-8064 Website:www.sympatico.ca/inst.enregDegrees/Certificates Offered: one-year diploma programs in Audio Production and Computer-Assisted Sound Design. Program and Facilities Description: A private college, offering two collegiate programs of study in audio production and sound design. School-owned, world-class facilities with three classic Neve consoles and all the latest digital and multimedia tools from Digidesign, Avid, Focusrite, Adobe, Director, etc. Located in the beautiful Laudentian Mountains, 40 minutes north of Montreal.

SAE Institute of Technology

269 W. 40th Street, 2nd Flr., New York, NY 10018 Phone: 212/944-9121 Fax: 212/944-9123 E-mail:saeny@cybernex.netWebsite:www.sae.eduDegrees/Certificates Offered: nine-month/18-month Audio Technology Diploma (full-time/part-time), seven-and-one-half-month/12-month Multimedia Producer Diploma. Program and Facilities Description: SAE Institute of Technology is the largest audio and multimedia institute in the world, with more than 12,000 students in 28 schools in 15 countries on four continents. SAE is now in the United States, with campuses in New York City and Nashville and more to come! Our students have the advantages of 25 years of audio and multimedia education experience, and state-of-the-art equipment.

Select Sound Studios

2315 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore, NY 14217 Phone: 716/873-2717 Fax: 716/873-2719 E-mail: select sound@cmp-express.comWebsite:www.selectsound.comDegrees/Certificates Offered: Recording Technologies One: 12 weeks, three credits; Recording Technologies Two: 10 weeks, three credits; Recording Technologies Three: 10 weeks, three credits; MIDI Production: 10 weeks, three credits; Digital Editing and Mastering: 10 weeks. Program and Facilities Description: Select Sound Studios is a full-service recording facility specializing in education. Four production rooms offer students the opportunity to work in 24-track analog studios, 64-track digital studios, a digital mastering suite and a real-time duplication room. Topics include the history of recording, physics of sound, studio acoustics, the recording chain, microphone techniques, and operation of tape recorders and mixing consoles. The programs are designed to give students hands-on experience.

Sheffield Institute for the Recording Arts

13816 Sunnybrook Rd., Phoenix, MD 21131 Phone: 800/660-9519; 410/628-7260 Fax: 410/628-1977 E-mail:sheffield@sheffield.comWebsite:www.sheffieldav.comDegrees/Certificates Offered: Certificate approved by Maryland Higher Education Commission. Audio-Works: 290 hrs/six-month full-time audio engineering program. Video-Works: 232 hrs/five-month full-time video production program. Program and Facilities Description: Solid State Logic facilities and instructors with Grammy, Emmy, TEC and Monitor-award nominations and a huge list of recording credits. Audio-Works: basic audio engineering, advanced audio engineering, advanced audio lab, MIDI, nonlinear digital audio editing and live sound/remote recording. Video-Works: basic video technology, lighting, camera, paintbox, Scribe and Avid. Equipment: SSL 4000 EG consoles, Sony 3324 digital, Otari MTR-90 Mkll analog multitracks, Ampex switchers, Sony Betacam, Quantel Paintbox, Cyron Scribe, Avid 1000.

Shenandoah University

1460 University Drive, Winchester, VA 22601 Phone: 540/665-5567 Fax: 540/665-5402 E-mail:goneill@su.eduWebsite:www.su.eduDegrees/Certificates Offered: Bachelor of Music, Commerical Music emphasis. Program and Facilities Description: Shenandoah University offers a Bachelor's of Music degree in Commercial Music located in a new, state-of-the-art facility featuring an SSL 4000 G Plus console with automation. Students receive hands-on training and experience by recording over 300 concerts, student and faculty recitals, along with internal and external projects every year. In addition to the SSL, we have world-class mic preamps, processing gear and a large selection of professional microphones. Balancing out our program are two MIDI/editing suites where students use such software programs as Pro Tools 24, Cubase VST and Cakewalk Pro Audio.

State University of New York College at Fredonia

1146 Mason Hall, Fredonia, NY 14063 Phone: 716/673-4634 Fax: 716/673-3154 E-mail:gottinger@ait.fredonia.eduWebsite:www.fredonia.edu/som/srtDegrees/Certificates Offered: Four-year B.S. in Sound Recording Technology. Program and Facilities Description: Program operated from within the School of Music. Accredited by NASM. Modeled after European Tonmeister training: Competence in playing a musical instrument and in natural sciences must be demonstrated through scheduled audition. High placement rate: Internships at leading facilities are available on a regular basis. Five studios, including 24-track analog and digital facilities, MIDI/sampling labs. Additional classes taught by professionals. Students receive a minimum of 650 hours in-studio experience.

Trebas Institute, Ontario

410 Dundas St. East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5A 2A8 Phone: 416/966-3066 Website:www.trebas.comDegrees/Certificates Offered: one-year diploma programs in Audio Engineering, Recorded Music Production, Music Business Administration, Film/Television Production, New Media Development and 3-D Animation. B.A. degree in Sound Technology (two years, following one-year diploma in Audio Engineering) in partnership with the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. Admission to B.A. program highly competitive. Program and Facilities Description: Established in 1979 to help students acquire knowledge and develop skills and professionalism for entry into fields of music business, audio, record production, film/TV production, post-production, interactive multimedia and computer animation. Outstanding instructors. High-tech studios and labs. Focus on preparing grads for real-world careers. Government loans. Internships. Lifetime national job search assistance. Grads with major entertainers, studios, companies worldwide. Resource center. Authorized training center for Cubase and Macromedia.

Trebas Institute, Quebec

451 Saint Jean St., Montreal, Quebec, Canada H2Y 2R5 Phone: 514/845-4141 Website:www.trebas.comDegrees/Certificates Offered: one-year diploma programs in Audio Engineering, Recorded Music Production, Music Business Administration, Film/Television Production, New Media Development and 3-D Animation. B.A. degree in Sound Technology (two years, following one-year diploma in Audio Engineering) in partnership with the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. Admission to B.A. program highly competitive. Program and Facilities Description: Established in 1979 to help students acquire knowledge and develop skills and professionalism for entry into fields of music business, audio, record production, film/TV production, post-production, interactive multimedia and computer animation. Outstanding instructors. High-tech studios and labs. Focus on preparing grads for real-world careers. Government loans. Internships. Lifetime national job search assistance. Grads with major entertainers, studios, companies worldwide. Resource center. Authorized training center for Cubase and Macromedia. Offered in choice of French or English.

Unity Gain Recording Institute

1953 Ricardo Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33901 Phone: 941/332-4246 Fax: 941/332-4246 E-mail:Aiannucci@unitygain.comDegrees/Certificates Offered: Certificate of graduation upon completion of the 48-week Audio Recording Comprehensive Program. Program and Facilities Description: Since 1989, Unity Gain offers a fully comprehensive, four-level program to all people interested in a state-of-the-art two-studio facility. Class size is limited to provide a semi-private instructional environment to all students. The hands-on approach in learning reinforces the student's understanding in analog and digital recording, production skills, audio for film/video, sound reinforcement and MIDI. Call or e-mail for a school catalog.

University of Hartford, College of Engineering

200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford, CT 06117 Phone: 860/768-4792 Fax: 860/768-5073 E-mail:celmer@mail.hartford.eduWebsite:uhavax.hartford.edu/acousticsDegrees/Certificates Offered: B.S. Engineering (B.S.E.), B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Optional EE minor. Program and Facilities Description: There are two ways to incorporate acoustics into an undergraduate engineering degree: Acoustics and Music B.S.E. program, which combines an engineering degree program emphasizing acoustics and vibrations with course work at the Hartt School of Music; and the Mechanical Engineering B.S.M.E. with Acoustics Concentration program. Graduates have been employed at Bose Loudspeakers, QSC Amplifiers, Steinway & Sons, Lucas Film-THX Sound, and numerous acoustical consulting firms or graduate schools in acoustics. Facilities: Anechoic chamber, B&K dual-channel FFT/RTAs, Modal Analysis/CADP2 software, DAT, portable SLMs, three studios with 4, 8 and 16-track analog/digital recording, Pro Tools.

University of Maine at Augusta

46 University Dr., Augusta, ME 04330 Phone: 207/621-3267 E-mail:richard@mail.caps.maine.eduWebsite:www.uma.maine.edu/academics/ucadjazz&contemporarymusic.htmlDegrees/Certificates Offered: Bachelor of Music in Jazz and Contemporary Music (audio concentration). Program and Facilities Description: UMA has the only music program in Maine with a state-of-the-art recording studio. Recording commercial music and s is a significant part of the music industry in Maine. Our internships are a student's best link to employment. This concentration integrates the studio into other music concentrations.

University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Sound Recording Technology

One University Ave., Lowell, MA 01854 Phone: 978/934-3850 Fax: 978/934-3034 E-mail:william_moylan@uml.eduWebsite:www.uml.edu/dept/music/srtDegrees/Certificates Offered: Bachelor of Music in Sound Recording Technology. Program and Facilities Description: The primary program, the B.M. in SRT, prepares students for production-related careers in the recording industry through studies in music, EE, computer science, math and physics, and a minimum of nine courses in the art and technology of recording. SRT minors prepare students for technology-development career paths. Supported by eight control rooms: 24-track, MIDI/synthesis, 8-track, video/post, maintenance/repair, critical listening, hard disk recording, entry-level room.

University of Memphis, Commercial Music Program

232 CFA Building, Campus Box 526546, Memphis, TN 38152-6546 Phone: 901/678-2559 Fax: 901/678-5118 E-mail:cmusinfo@memphis.eduWebsite:www.people.memphis.edu/~cmuswebDegrees/Certificates Offered: Bachelor of Music in Commercial Music with concentrations in Recording Technology, Music Business. Program and Facilities Description: Programs stress thorough understanding of fundamental concepts, yet place equal emphasis on developing student's ability to adapt to new practices, technologies and creative directions. Instructors actively involved in industry. Studio B extensively renovated and now features an AMS Neve Libra digital console and improved acoustics. Students enjoy generous lab access where hands-on training is stressed. Memphis community offers diverse cultural opportunities, rich internship possibilities. A commitment to personal attention and quality instruction requires enrollment be limited. NASM accredited.

University of Miami, School of Music

PO Box 248165, Coral Gables, FL 33124 Phone: 305/284-6913 Fax: 305/284-6475 E-mail:kmoses@miami.eduWebsite:www.music.miami.eduDegrees/Certificates Offered: Bachelor of Music in Music Engineering with minor in Electrical Engineering, Bachelor of Music in Music Engineering with minor in Computer Science, Master of Science in Music Engineering. Program and Facilities Description: The Music Engineering program accepts undergraduate musicians who desire careers in music recording, audio engineering, audio equipment hardware and software design, sound reinforcement and broadcasting. By combining music and music engineering studies with a minor in electrical engineering or computer science, students enjoy diverse professional opportunities. Graduate students who have completed their undergraduate electrical engineering degree engage in research in DSP programming, psychoacoustics and synthesis. Our facilities and faculty are known for their excellence.

University of New Haven

Music and Sound Recording Program, 300 Orange Ave., West Haven, CT 06516 Phone: 203/932-7101 Fax: 203/931-6097 E-mail:menelaos@charger.newhaven.eduWebsite:www.newhaven.eduDegrees/Certificates Offered: four-year B.A. in Music and Sound Recording; four-year B.S. in Music and Sound Recording; four-year B.A. in Music Industry; four-year B.A. in Music; minor in Multimedia Authoring. Program and Facilities Description: The Music and Sound Recording Programs instruct students in three interrelated areas: music history, theory and aesthetics; musicianship; and sound recording methodology and technique. Music Industry adds courses in copyright law, contracts, accounting, marketing and management. The multimedia curriculum integrates graphic design, audio production and video. The new professional recording facility features 4, 8, 16, and 40-track studios and workstations, as well as a digital mixing room and multimedia studio.

University of North Carolina at Asheville

Music Department, One University Heights Asheville, NC 28804-8510 Phone: 704/251-6432 Fax: 828/251-6841 E-mail:cmcknight@unca.eduWebsite:www.unca.eduDegrees/Certificates Offered: B.S. in Music Technology, B.A. in Music with a concentration in Jazz Studies, B.A. in Music (general music studies). Program and Facilities Description: The B.S. in Music Technology was established in 1982. It is a small and highly selective program taught in UNCA's recording studio featuring 24-track analog and 16-track digital capabilities. Our MIDI production facilities and computer labs give students hands-on experience with the latest audio technology.

University of South Carolina

School of Music, Columbia, SC 29208 Phone: 803/777-4371 Fax: 803/777-6508.

Yale University School of Drama

222 York Street, New Haven, CT 06520 Phone: 203/432-8825 Fax: 203/432-1588 E-mail:david.budries@yale.eduWebsite:www.yale.edu/drama/academics/AdmissionsReq/sound.htmlDegrees/Certificates Offered: three-year M.F.A. in Sound Design and one-year internship in Sound Engineering. Program and Facilities Description: The Sound Design Program trains eligible applicants in the theory and practice of professional sound design. Coursework covers script interpretation, compositional elements of design, introductory sound design theory and practice, advanced problem solving, the fundamentals of sound technology, sound delivery systems, advanced digital sound and music technology, design master class and practical design thesis. Qualified students will have numerous opportunities to design for student and Yale Repertory productions.