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2 • Central US and Canada


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.

Alexander Magazine

14071 Stephens, Suite #A-5, Warren, MI 48089 Phone: 877/683-1743 E-mail:[email protected]Website:www.alexandermagazine.comDegrees/Certificates Offered: Recording Institute of Detroit Theory Completions for Pro Audio Specialist, Recording Techniques 1 and Associate Recording Engineer programs, reducing campus attendance requirement by as much as 75%. Program and Facilities Description: Online program study with lessons, reference materials, audio demonstrations and interactive quizzes. Online final exams & certification. Many additional advanced study articles & postings. Free CD-ROM for high-speed study (U.S. only). Worldwide job/intern placement assistance. Study for Recording Institute of Detroit and other recording programs.

Aspen Music Festival and School

2 Music School Rd., Aspen, CO 81611 Phone: 970/925-3254 Fax: 970/925-3802 E-mail:[email protected] and Facilities Description: The Edgar Stanton Audio Recording Institute is an intensive four-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.

Audio Engineering Institute

6610 Buffalo Hills, San Antonio, TX 78256-2330 Phone: 210/698-9666 Offered: Basic and Advanced Audio Engineering classes, each lasting 10 weeks. Program and Facilities Description: 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 for students interested in working as second engineers at studios in San Antonio.

Brown Institute

1440 Northland Dr., Mendota Heights, MN 55120 Phone: 612/905-3400 Fax: 612/905-3550.

Cleveland Institute of Music

11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44106-1705 Phone: 216/791-5000 Fax: 216/791-1530 E-mail:[email protected]Website:www.cim.eduDegrees/Certificates Offered: Bachelor of Music in Audio Recording as a four-year degree or a double major (along with an instrument or Composition major) in five years. Program and Facilities Description: Courses cover digital audio; DSP/editing systems; audio-for-video post-production, surround sound, CD-ROM and Web-based multimedia; microphone techniques; synthesis/sampling; and acoustics. Equipment includes Tascam DA-98, Pro Tools, Sonic Solutions, Yamaha 02R digital multitrack recording/mixing; Lexicon, TC Electronic, Yamaha, etc.; DSP; Macintosh and Sony computers; Audio-Technica, Neumann, Sennheiser, Schoeps microphones; Millennia Media preamps. Professional faculty features multiple Grammy winner Jack Renner (Telarc International), Dr. Peter D’Antonio (RPG Diffusor Systems), Thomas Knab and Mark Tessi (CIM and Telarc) and Timothy Callahan. Program emphasizes hands-on experience, music and digital media production.

Columbia College Chicago

600 South Michigan, Chicago, IL 60605-1996 Phone: 312/482-9068 Fax: 312/482-9083 E-mail:[email protected]Website:www.colum.eduDegrees/Certificates Offered: four-year accredited Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Sound Technology. Program and Facilities Description: The Columbia College Chicago Sound Program includes extensive course offerings in the fields of music recording, concert sound reinforcement, sound design for video and film, sound contracting and acoustics. Columbia’s Audio Technology Center includes multitrack music and voice-over recording and mix studios, film/video post-production suites, digital audio production suites and classroom laboratories for analog/linear and digital/nonlinear production, audio system analysis and acoustical design and analysis labs.

Cros-Lex Audio-Video Classes

5580 Peck Road (M-90), Croswell, MI 48422 Phone: 810/679-8149 E-mail:[email protected]Degrees/Certificates Offered: high school classes. Program and Facilities Description: Teaching of using audio and video machines for recording music and for movies with camcorders (hooking up an audio studio).

Dallas Sound Lab

6305 North O’Connor Blvd., Bldg. 4, Ste. 119, Irving, TX 75039 Phone: 972/869-1122 Fax: 972/869-1135 E-mail:[email protected]

DePaul University School of Music

804 W. Belden Ave., Chicago, IL 60614 Phone: 773/325-7444 Fax: 773/325-7429 E-mail:[email protected]Website:music.depaul.eduDegrees/Certificates Offered: four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Music. Program and Facilities Description: The DePaul Sound Recording Technology program is designed to prepare students for a career in the rapidly expanding audio industry. SRT students take classes in analog and digital microelectronics, computer science and calculus, in addition to the standard 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 fully digital 24-track facility featuring video, synthesis and surround sound capabilities.

Elmhurst College

190 Prospect, Elmhurst, IL 60126 Phone: 630/617-3500 Fax: 630/617-3738 E-mail:[email protected]Degrees/Certificates Offered: B.M. in Music Business, B.S. in Music Business, B.M. in Music Education, B.A. in Music. Program and Facilities Description: Elmhurst College is a nationally accredited institution that offers both a B.S. and a B.M. in Music Business. 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.

Grand Valley State University

1 Campus Drive, Allendale, MI 49401 Phone: 800/748-0246 Fax: 616/895-2000 E-mail:[email protected]Website:www.gvsu.eduDegrees/Certificates Offered: Electrical Engineering with Music minor. Program and Facilities Description: Grand Valley State University has a unique program for students who 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.

Houston Community College

1060 West Sam Houston Parkway North, Houston, TX 77043 Phone: 713/718-5621 Fax: 713/718-5635 E-mail:[email protected] Offered: certificate in Audio Engineering, one year; certificate in MIDI/Electronic Music, one year; certificate in Video Production, one year; two-year A.A.S. Degree in Audio Engineering; one-semester Enhanced Skills Certificate in MIDI/Electronic Music or Video Production. Program and Facilities Description: Unlimited hands-on experience via eight fully equipped studios. Studio lV: Foley stages, Pro Tools|24 MIX Plus, Panasonic DA7 for tracking, mixing, video post and scoring. Studio V: 48-track DA-88s/2-inch, Sony 3036 console, UREI, Lexicon, Eventide, ADR, Aphex processors; Telefunken, Neumann, AKG microphones. Studios ll, lll, lV: Alesis X2 consoles, ADAT XT20 recorders, CD-Rs, Akai, Alesis, E-mu, Korg, Peavey, Roland, Yamaha synthesizers. Studios l, Vll: 30 Power Mac/Korg workstations. Studio Vlll: linear and nonlinear video editors.

Indiana University School of Music

Bloomington, IN 47405 Phone: 812/855-1087 E-mail:[email protected] Offered: A.S. in Audio Technology, B.S. in Audio Recording. Program and Facilities Description: Training in audio recording, reinforcement and media production, multitrack studio techniques emphasized (A.S.), classical music engineering and producing emphasized (B.S.). DAT, SC-88, hard disk editing and 16-track analog, full range of professional microphones. Students record CD projects and performances ranging from solo and chamber music through symphonies, jazz ensembles and opera. Twelve hundred performances produced annually in four concert halls. University financial aid and some work scholarships available. Departmental assistance offered in job placement.

International College of Broadcasting

6 So. Smithville Rd., Dayton, OH 45431 Phone: 937/258-8251 Fax: 937/258-8714 Website:www.icbroadcasting.comDegrees/Certificates Offered: 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 and Facilities Description: 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. Programs offer combine theory and hands-on training.

Madison Media Institute

One Point Pl., Ste. 1, Madison, WI 53719-2809 Phone: 608/829-2728; 800/236-4997 Fax: 608/829-2661 E-mail:[email protected]Website:www.madisonmedia.comDegrees/Certificates Offered: Recording and Music Technology, Multimedia Technology, Radio and Television Broadcasting. Program and Facilities Description: The objective of the recording and music technology program is to train students to acquire skills in engineering and sound production. The program is equipped with 15 MIDI/synthesizer workstations, 16-track Digidesign Pro Tools. Fully equipped 48-track digital and 2-inch analog.

Millikin University

1184 W. Main St., Decatur, IL 62522-2084 Phone: 217/424-6300 Fax: 217/420-6652 E-mail:[email protected]

Music Tech College of Music and Recording Arts

Phone: 800/594-9500; E-mail:[email protected]Website:www.musictech.comDegrees/Certificates Offered: Associate of Applied Science Degree in Music: Emphasis, Music Production (four semesters); Associate of Applied Science Degree in Recording Technology (four semesters); Diploma programs in Recording Engineer Course/Engineer Major and Production Major (three semesters). Program and Facilities Description: Highly selective, in-depth courses for career-oriented students. State-of-the-art facilities in the heart of the Twin Cities’ music industry. Nationally recognized faculty. Accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. Waiting list for some programs. Please apply early.

Northeast Community College

801 East Benjamin Ave., Norfolk, NE 68702 Phone: 402/644-0506 Fax: 209/254-8282 E-mail:[email protected]Website:www.northeastaudio.orgDegrees/Certificates Offered: two-year Audio Recording Associates degree. Program and Facilities Description: Located in Northeastern Nebraska, Northeast Community College’s Audio Recording program combines thorough academics with 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, Digidesign Pro Tools and MOTU MIDI. Northeast Community College offers quality education at a price you can afford.

Oberlin Conservatory of Music

TIMARA Department, Oberlin, OH 44074 Phone: 440/775-8413 E-mail:[email protected]Website:www.timara.oberlin.eduDegrees/Certificates Offered: four-year Bachelor of Music (major in Technology in Music & Related Arts); four-year Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts with an emphasis in Digital Media. Program and Facilities Description: Based at one of the nation’s top-ranked conservatories of music, 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 highly competitive and admits fewer than 10 students per year.

Ohio University School of Telecommunications

9 South College St., Athens, OH 45701 Phone: 740/593-4870 E-mail:[email protected]Website:www.tcomschool.ohio.eduDegrees/Certificates Offered: Bachelor of Science in Communications. Program and Facilities Description: The 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. Each track incorporates coursework within the school of Telecommunications, as well as coursework in music, theater, electronics, film and business, among others. Additionally, the music recording track requires students to complete a minor in Music. Facilities include an Amek Big 28×24 console with SuperTrue Automation; 24-track Tascam MX-2424 digital recorder; several Digidesign Pro Tools digital audio workstations; a wide assortment of mics by Neumann, Sennheiser, AKG, Audio-Technica, Shure; and processing gear by Lexicon, Yamaha, dbx and Rane. The school is also equipped with both Avid and Media 100 video workstations, as well as a 13-station Macintosh G4 MIDI/digital audio lab. Additionally, the school is one of three schools with access to a 32-station Macintosh G4 multimedia lab that includes a variety of high-end audio, graphic and video multimedia software including a Sonic Solution DVD-Authoring system.

Recording Institute of Detroit

14611 9-Mile Rd., Eastpointe, MI 48021 Phone: 800/683-1743 Fax: 810/772-4320 E-mail:[email protected]Website:recordinginstitute.comDegrees/Certificates Offered: Recording Engineer Certificate: 37-40 weeks/258 clock hours; Recording Engineer Certificate: 36 weeks/305 clock hours; Associate Recording Engineer Certificate: 11-20 weeks/106 clock hours. Program and Facilities Description: Operating since 1975 with extensive training in recording and music production. Students attend programs 5-12 hours per week, completing three recording courses, one music course and an internship, with lab and interactive in-school study as needed. We have three major studios, dedicated student control room plus student workstations. We use SSL and 02R and Tascam consoles, PC & Mac computers, plus 48-track digital & analog recorders. Small classes (8-10), relaxed and comprehensive. Web training reduces campus time and cost. See Alexander Magazine entry.

Recording Institute of Detroit Saginaw Annex

707 Federal Ave., Saginaw, MI 48607 Phone: 888/683-1743 E-mail:[email protected] Offered: Recording Technician Certificate 7-19 weeks/83 clock hours. Program and Facilities Description: Open since 1997, the Annex offers initial training in recording and music. Students can complete RID full programs by transferring to the main campus for complete advanced training. Facilities include a complete 40-track, all-digital control room with DA-88 format and cascaded 02R consoles and large studio room. A student lab station and video viewing facilities round out the facilities.

The Recording Workshop

455 Massieville Rd., Chillicothe, OH 45601 Phone: 800/848-9900 Fax: 740/663-2427 E-mail:[email protected]Website:www.recordingworkshop.comDegrees/Certificates Offered: Recording Engineering and Music Production Program Certificate, five weeks/200 clock hours. Studio Maintenance and Troubleshooting Program Certificate, five days/40 clock hours. Advanced Recording Engineering and Music Production Program Certificate, seven days/60 clock hours. NewTech Computer-based Audio Production Program Certificate, five days/40 clock hours. Program and Facilities Description: Founded in 1971, the Recording Workshop offers effective and affordable short-term training that has helped thousands of audio professionals get their start. From the very first day of class, our students get in the studios. In less than two months, Recording Workshop students get more real in-studio experience than at some other schools that last much longer. Our students work in small teams of three to six, with a total student body of 96. We have eight studios full of the latest gear, along with a lecture hall and computer lab. Affordable on-campus student housing, job placement assistance and financial aid are among the services we provide.

Ridgewater College Audio Technology Program

2 Century Ave., Hutchinson, MN 55350 Phone: 800/222-4424 Fax: 320/587-9019 E-mail:[email protected]Website:www.ridgewater.mnscu.eduDegrees/Certificates Offered: two-year diploma in Audio Technology, two-year A.A.S. Degree in Audio Technology. Program and Facilities Description: The Audio Technology department offers a diverse program in audio, 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 MIX Plus and DAL V8 Digital Audio Workstation, Renkus-Heinz Ease and Ears, Smaart Pro, BSS Soundweb, B&K acoustical test equipment and many other specializations.

South Plains College

1401 College Ave., Levelland, TX 79336 Phone: 806/894-9611 x2276 Fax: 806/894-5274 E-mail:[email protected] Offered: Associate Degree in Sound Technology. Program and Facilities Description: Two 24-track recording studios, one 16-track demo studio. Consoles include Sony MXP-3036 36-channel, AMEK Mozart 34-channel, Mackie 8-bus 32-channel, fully equipped MIDI lab with Vision/Pro Tools, MOTU Digital Performer/Macintosh G4 digital audio workstation, complete video production facility. The Sound Technology Program at South Plains College was founded in 1980 and modeled after the program at Belmont University in Nashville. South Plains College offers a professional audio education at an extremely affordable price.

Southwest Texas State University

601 University Dr., San Marcos, TX 78666 Phone: 512/245-8451 Fax: 512/396-1169 E-mail:[email protected] Offered: Bachelor of Music with an emphasis in Sound Recording Technology. Program and Facilities Description: SWT is the only university in the state to offer a bachelor’s degree in the field of Sound Recording Technology. SWT owns and operates the Fire Station, a multipurpose recording facility housing both analog and digital 24-track recorders, a 36-channel automated console, and numerous professional microphones and outboard devices. Students participate in commercial recording sessions while pursuing their degrees. Students also have access to a desktop music production lab, a desktop video production lab, two additional 24-track recording facilities, a multimedia content creation CD-ROM mastering lab, an audio mastering lab and several computer labs. The curriculum emphasizes recording, music, digital media, math/science and an internship.

Synergetic Audio Concepts Inc.

8780 Rufing Rd., Greenville, IN 47124 Phone: 812/923-0174 Fax: 812/923-3610 E-mail:[email protected]Website:www.synaudcon.comDegrees/Certificates Offered: Syn-Aud-Con “Week of Audio Training” includes “Setup & Optimization” and “System Design.” Program and Facilities Description: “Setup & 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 “Setup & Optimization” seminar. Continuing education units are given with the week-long seminar. Owned and operated by Pat and Brenda Brown.

Fred N. Thomas Career Education Center

2650 Eliot St., Denver, CO 80211 Phone: 303/964-3075 Fax: 303/964-3004 Degrees/Certificates Offered: Public high school program. Program and Facilities Description: This is a program for junior and senior high school students in the Denver metro area. There are two courses: Audio 1, beginning fundamentals of sound recording; and Audio 2, an advanced production class in which each student makes a CD of a band or artist. Students have access to a 24-track studio with a good complement of outboard gear and microphones.

University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music (CCM)

PO Box 210096, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0096 Phone: 513/556-5462 Fax: 513/556-3399 E-mail:[email protected] Offered: B.F.A. in Theater Design and Production, emphasis in theater sound; M.F.A. in Theater Sound Design. Program and Facilities Description: 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 and playback equipment. Entrance is by on-site portfolio review.

University of Colorado, Denver College of Arts and Media

Campus Box 162, PO Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364 Phone: 303/556-2795 Fax: 303/556-2335 E-mail:[email protected] Offered: four-year B.S. in Music: Music Engineering or Music Industry Studies; sixth year, Master of Humanities or Engineering or Learning Technologies; seventh year, Ph.D. in Information and Learning Technologies. Program and Facilities Description: Music technology, engineering, business, music with general university core studies, four control rooms, five studios with music recording, audio sweetening (surround), electronic music (MIDI) production, student section of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), SPARS, MEIESA chapter, national internship program, 16-track analog and 24-track digital control rooms, signal processing, maintenance and calibration.

University of Michigan Dept. of Media and Music Technology

1100 Baits Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2085 Phone: 734/763-7558 Fax: 734/763-5097 E-mail:[email protected] Offered: Bachelor of Music, Music Technology; Bachelor of Fine Arts, Music Technology concentration; Bachelor of Fine Arts, Media Arts with concentrations in Sonic Arts, Visual Arts or Engineering; Bachelor of Science in Music, Sound Engineering. Program and Facilities Description: The department seeks to advance the aesthetics of technology-based arts through performance, the development of emerging technologies and research. Collaboration and creativity are components of the interdisciplinary study of music, dance, theater, engineering, art and video.

University of Missouri, Kansas City

4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, MO 64110 Phone: 816/235-2964 Fax: 816/235-5367 E-mail:[email protected]Website:www.umkc.eduDegrees/Certificates Offered: Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Theater Sound Design. Program and Facilities Description: This three-year training program teaches students to create sound scores for the living 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 through the experiences of numerous and varied productions; entrepreneurship — study of the business of the profession and career growth.

University of Nebraska, Lincoln

206 Avery Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588-0511 Phone: 402/472-2258 Fax: 402/472-4732 E-mail:[email protected]Website:www.jet.unlDegrees/Certificates Offered: four-year Bachelor of Journalism degree in Broadcasting. Program and Facilities Description: The College of Journalism & 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 field and studio production as it relates to broadcast/cable operations and audio/video production careers. Extensive digital audio and video gear. The college is moving to its own dedicated building in 2001.

University of Texas

Department of Radio, Television and Film CMA 6.118, Austin, TX 78712 Phone: 512/471-6695 E-mail:[email protected] Offered: B.S., M.F.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Radio, Television and Film. Program and Facilities Description: Please see Website.

University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh

Music Department, Recording Technology Program, Oshkosh, WI 54901 Phone: 920/424-4224 Fax: 920/424-1226 E-mail:[email protected]Website:www.uwosh.eduDegrees/Certificates Offered: Bachelor of Music with emphasis in Recording Technology. Program and Facilities Description: Students are trained in a 32-track digital, 16-track analog studio, using a 62-channel Total Audio Concepts console with automation, a wide array of signal processing gear, full video lock, and multitrack hard disk recording and editing. The studio is also tied to its own MIDI lab. Students entering program must audition on primary instrument for entrance acceptance. The final semester of enrollment is spent as an intern at a professional audio facility, with placement throughout the U.S. and Europe available.

Woodland Studios Engineer Training Program

1011 Woodland St., Nashville, TN 37206 Phone: 615/262-2222 Fax: 615/262-5800 Program and Facilities Description: A unique program that offers intense, hands-on training, including basic electronic classes at Nashville Tech, a variety of weekly seminars with industry leaders such as: Tom Clark, Quantegy Tape; Steve Durr, studio designer; and Fred Hill, Neve guru. We accept four students per year. All students work daily on sessions at the position of assistant engineer, supervised by our engineering staff. Some recent projects have included Tonic, Indigo Girls, Days of the New, Robert Cray, Faith Hill, Patty Loveless, Wynonna, Salt-n-Pepa, Johnny Cash and George Jones.