AEC Southern Ohio College
1011 Glendale Milford Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45215 Phone 513/771-2424 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: 2-year Associates degree in audio/video production. Program: All digital audio and video production degree. Techniques and hands-on training from concept to the final master. Digital music recording studio with Mac-based Pro Tools and Alesis HD24. Location sound techniques and sound for video and film.
14071 Stephens, Ste. #A-5, Warren, MI 48089 Phone 877/683-1743 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: Recording Institute of Detroit Completions for Production Courses; RID Theory Certification on basic audio, mixing and music business. Online program study with lessons, reference materials, audio demonstrations and interactive quizzes. Online final exams and certification. Many additional advanced-study articles and postings. Free CD-ROM for high-speed study (U.S.-only). 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 E-mail
Program: The Edgar Stanton Audio Recording Institute is an intensive 4-week, full-time seminar/workshop. Provides a background in the basics of audio production and prepares 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.
Audio Enginearing Institute
6610 Buffalo Hills, San Antonio, TX 78256-2330 Phone 210/698-9666 Website
Degrees/Certificates: 10-week basic and advanced Audio Engineering classes. 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.
4600 Sunset Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46208 Phone 317/940-9828 E-mail
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 technology and internship opportunities at recording studios and music production facilities in the Midwest. Students encouraged to utilize our state-of-the-art on-campus studio and control rooms featuring Pro Tools, ADAT, a piano, MIDI keyboard and a wide selection of microphones.
Case Western Reserve University
Department of Music, Cleveland, OH 44106 Phone 800/808-MUSC E-mail
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 those interested in becoming audio recording engineers or working in recording studios. State-of-the-art facilities, frequent opportunities for hands-on-studio time and Case’s national reputation in electrical engineering contribute to this program’s appeal.
125 College Ave., Casper, WY 82601 Phone 307/268-2606 E-mail
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 ½-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 room remodeled 2003.
Central Missouri State University
CMSU Dept. of Music
Hudson 108, Warrensburg, MO 64093 Phone 660/543-4589 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: 4-year B.M. in Music Technology. Program: Emphasis on audio engineering and musicianship. The program stresses hands-on learning with multitrack recording/editing studios, Pro Tools|HD3 and HD2 systems, sound reinforcement equipment, MIDI/synthesis studios and a 12-station computer lab. Internships required. Class sizes between 15 and 20 students. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.
The Cleveland Institute of Music
11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44106 Phone 216/791-5000 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: B.M. in Audio Recording; double major with an Instrument or Composition major in five years. Program: 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, acoustics and studio maintenance. Equipment: See Website. Professional faculty features multiple-Grammy — winners Jack Renner and Michael Bishop, Dr. Peter D’Antonio, Bruce Egre (Azica Records) and Alan Bise.
Collin County Community College
2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy., Plano, TX 75074 Phone 972/516-5041 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: 2-year AAS in Commercial Music; 1-year certificate in Audio Engineering. Program: CCCCD offers a professional studio featuring Pro Tools 24 MIXPlus, Control|24 worksurface, Genelec 1030A monitors, a wide array of microphones and six Mac G4s with Digi001s for student projects. The MIDI/synth studio contains 16 Mac G4 workstations.
Columbia College Chicago
Department of Audio Arts & Acoustics
624 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605 Phone 312/344-7652 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: 4-year B.A. concentrating in Music Business with sub-concentrations in Music Production, Music Marketing, Label Management and Talent Management. 2-year M.A. or 2-year M.A.M. concentrating in Music Business with emphasis in Music Production and Label Management. Program: The Music Business curriculum includes specialty courses in producing recorded music, AEMMP Records (the student-run record label), music publishing and presenting live performances. In addition to studying comprehensive business foundations, students develop skills in critical thinking, communication and quantitative/qualitative analysis.
Cuyahoga Community College
2900 Community College Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115 Phone 216/987-4252 E-mail
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. Projects include producing recordings for regional music groups, cable television programs, 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.
Dallas Sound Lab
School for the Recording Arts
6305 N. O’Connor Blvd., Ste. 119, Irving, TX 75039 Phone 866/498-1122 E-mail
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 SSL, API, Neve, Focusrite, Yamaha and Mackie consoles. 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.
dB Pro Audio Tool Box
4785 Eastern Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45226 Phone 513/281-7700 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: Certificate of completion. Program: Individual Pro Tools Training, with elements of MIDI and Recording Techniques. Instruction is offered in our studio, dB Recording & Sound Design. Training from novice to advanced.
Del Mar College/Radio & Television
101 Baldwin Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX 78404 Phone 361/698-1508 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: Radio & Television, 2-year A.A. degree. Program: Three-camera television studio with permanent interview and news sets. Control room includes switcher, character generator and audio board, a typical setup found in television stations. Students learn linear editing and advanced students do nonlinear projects. Two audio sound rooms, one set up to produce commercials, etc.
DePaul University School of Music
804 W. Belden Ave., Chicago, IL 60614 Phone 773/325-7444 E-mail
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.
190 Prospect, Elmhurst, IL 60126 Phone 630/617-3500 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 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 more than 50. Scholarships available 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 Dr., Allendale, MI 49401 Phone 800/748-0246 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: Electrical Engineering with Music minor. Program: Grand Valley State University has a unique program for students who have the talent and interest to combine engineering and music. This program can help launch a career that can span the entire audio and music industries, from hardware design and manufacturing to performance.
Houston Community College
1010 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. N, Houston, TX 77043 Phone 713/718-5621 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: A.A.S and Certificates in Audio Engineering; Certificates in MIDI Production; AAS and Certificates in Filmmaking, Production, Screenwriting. Program: Unlimited hands-on experience via eight fully equipped studios. Studio V: SSL 4048 G+, UREI, Lexicon, Eventide, Aphex processors; Telefunken, Neumann, AKG microphones; Studio IV: Pro Tools, Control|24; Studios IIIA and IIIB: Alesis X2 consoles, ADATs, synthesizers by Roland, Korg, Yahama, Oberheim, E-mu, Alesis, Akai. Studio II: Panasonic DA7 Video Post & Scoring. Studio I: 13 Mac G4 with Pro Tools, Korg and Roland. Studio VI/VI: 30 Final Cut Pro and Avid editing suites; Studio VIII: 3,000-square-foot sound stage.
Indiana University, School of Music
1201 E. Third St., Bloomington, IN 47405 Phone 812/855-1087 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: A.S. in Audio Technology, B.S. in Recording Arts. Program: As part of their coursework, students record performances of the 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). Four performance hall recording studios, two DAW suites, a multitrack recording studio, two maintenance labs and a computing instruction classroom.
The Institute of Production and Recording
312 Washington Ave. North, Minneapolis, MN 55401 Phone 866/477-4840 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: Six-quarter A.A.S. in Audio Production and Engineering. 4-quarter Diploma programs in Audio Engineering and Audio Production. Two Certificate programs in Digidesign Pro Tools. Program: Identified by Digidesign as one of the “fastest growing Pro Tools learning centers in the Midwest,” our 40,000-plus-square-foot facilities include two SSL consoles, multiple recording studios each equipped with Pro Tools|HD Accel systems, over 50 Digi 002 Mac workstations, 11 ProControl consoles, each with HD Accel, plus, coming in fall 2004, the new ICON 7.1 integrated console. IPR faculty includes 10 Certified Pro Tools instructors and staff credited with over 50 Gold and Platinum awards.
International College of Broadcasting
6 So. Smithville Rd., Dayton, OH 45431 Phone 937/258-8251 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.
Kansas City Kansas Community College
7250 State Ave., Kansas City, KS 66112 Phone 913/288-7634 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: Associate of Applied Science degree in Audio Engineering; Associate of General Studies degree with an emphasis in Music Technology. Program: Classes cover computing skills, MIDI, software and hardware synthesis, audio recording, audio editing and sound design, digital video production and live sound reinforcement. Classes limited to 12 students. Accredited by North Central Association. Two 24-track Alesis HD24XR studios, Pro Tools|HD2 studio, Soundcraft Ghost, 5.1 Genelec system, Pro Tools LE studio, multistation MIDI/digital audio/synthesis lab, multistation MIDI lab, digital video lab, live sound reinforcement, multitrack location recording system.
Labette Community College
200 S. 14th, Parsons, KS 67357 Phone 888/522-3883 x1020 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: A.A.S. in Music Performance, A.A.S. in Music Technology. Program: Two-year program gives students hands-on experience. Students are encouraged to learn through recording sessions, 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 ADAT and to the SDR24. Sophomores utilize the Tascam Digital 8-Bus to record to Pro Tools and Digital Performer. Internships available at area studios.
Lakeland Community College
7700 Clocktower Dr., Kirtland, OH 44094 Phone 800/589-8520 E-mail
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 comprising 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.
Madison Media Institute
2102 Agriculture Dr., Madison, WI 53718 Phone 608/663-2000 E-mail
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.
350 E. Royal Lane, Ste. 119, Irving, TX 75039 Phone 866/498-1122 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: Diploma/certification programs in Audio Engineering & Studio Techniques, Producing & Songwriting, Music Business Administration, Mixing, Mastering and Post-Production Audio, Live Sound Reinforcement and Multimedia Production. Program: With campuses in Dallas, Houston and Austin, students get immediate hands-on training in studios featuring SSL 6056E, SSL 4000G+, Neve 8058, API Legacy, Focusrite Control 24, Soundcraft TS-24 and Yamaha DM2000 consoles. Our extensive MIDI studios and 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
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 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, but the program focuses on a broader application of skills and liberal arts curriculum. Courses include the full range of engineering and production topics,project studio design, history of electronic music and music theory.
Minnesota State University, Moorhead
1104 7th Ave. S., Moorhead, MN 56563 Phone 218/477-2101 E-mail
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.
Mount Royal College
4825 Richard Rd. S.W., Calgary, Alberta T3E6K6 Phone 403/440-6945 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: 2-year Diploma in Broadcasting. Program: The program teaches students to work as part of a team who inform, create, promote and entertain through radio and television, as well as in the expanding sectors of corporate in-house, and Web-based productions. With the guidance of industry-experienced, award-winning instructors, students learn to report, write and anchor news and sports programs; create, write and produce commercials; and record, edit and direct programs for both of these media. Our studios are equipped with current, digital technology that students use to produce radio and televison programs aired on local cable.
19 Exchange St. East, Saint Paul, MN 55101 Phone 800/594-9500 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: 2-year A.A.S.; 1-year diploma programs; 4-year Bachelor’s degrees through a direct-transfer agreement with Augsburg College. 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 10 studios, including three 5.1 rooms, as well as Trident, Sony and SSL consoles. An extensive Pro Tools training program.
Northeast Community College
801 East Benjamin Ave., Norfolk, NE 68701 Phone 402/844-7365 E-mail
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 live and studio environments. Facilities include two control rooms, recording studio, concert stage and isolation rooms. Otari, Soundcraft, Yamaha, Pro Tools, MOTU.
Oberlin Conservatory of Music
TIMARA Department, Oberlin, OH 44074 Phone 440/775-8413 E-mail
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 Mac-based workstation/samplers. The program admits fewer than 10 students per year.
Ohio Northern University
Freed Center, OH 45810 Phone 419/772-2469 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: B.S. Degree in Broadcasting and Electronic Media: 4-year, liberal arts degree program. Program: ONU offers academic programs in Broadcasting and Electronic Media and utilizes the facilities of WONB, 94.9 FM and ONU cable 3. Special courses offered in audio and video editing using Cool Edit Pro, Final Cut Pro and Avid.
School of Telecommunications
9 S. College St., Athens, OH 45701 Phone 740/593-4870 E-mail
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 recording complex includes an Amek Big 28×24 console, Tascam MX-2424 digital recorder, Pro Tools|HD with Control|24 mixing surface, and wide assortment of mics and processing gear. The school is also equipped with a 16-station Macintosh G4 digital media lab and a Sonic Solutions DVD-authoring system.
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.
2400 W. Bradley Ave., Champaign, IL 61821 Phone 217/351-8155 E-mail
Program: Since 1985, more than 1,500 people have learned the essentials of recording through Parkland College’s Introduction to Recording Studio Class at Pogo Studio in Champaign. Instructor/producer/engineer/musician Mark Rubel gives skilled guidance and overview in a real-world, well-equipped environment. Pogo Studio features digital and analog recording (Studer/API), and a wealth of equipment and instruments. Rubel also teaches music business at Millikin University, is on the NARAS producer’s committee and has recorded since 1980.
464 Heather Circle NE, North Canton, OH 44720 Phone 330/327-0660 E-mail
Degrees/Certicates: Audio Techincian Certification. Program: Emphasizes business and sound engineering. Course work includes audio production, business law, management and technical courses in acoustics. The program also includes in-depth study of analog and digital audio production techniques in the state-of-the-art recording studios on campus.
Recording Institute of Detroit
14611 9-Mile Rd., Eastpointe, MI 48021 Phone 800/683-1743 E-mail
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. Three major studios, dedicated student control room and student workstations. SSL, Yamaha 02R and Tascam consoles, PC and Mac computers and 48-track digital and analog recorders. Small classes (eight to 10), relaxed and comprehensive. See Alexander Magazine entry.
The Recording Workshop
455 Massieville Rd., Chillicothe, OH 45601 Phone 800/848-9900 E-mail
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 short-term training that has helped thousands of audio pros get their start. In less than two months, students get more real in-studio experience than at many other schools that last much longer. Working in small teams of three to six, 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.
Audio Technology Program
2 Century Ave., Hutchinson, MN 55350 Phone 800/222-4424 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: 2-year diploma in Audio Technology, 2-year A.A.S. in Audio Technology. Program: Program ranges from studio recording to live sound, system design and installation. Students achieve a strong electronics and computer-applications background. Students will work with Pro Tools|HD, Renkus-Heinz Ease and Ears, SIA Smaart Pro, BSS Soundweb, B&K acoustical test equipment and many other specializations.
Rose State College
6420 S.E. 15th St., Midwest City, OK 73110 Phone 405/733-7426 E-mail
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.
South Plains College
Sound Technology Program
1401 S. College Ave., Levelland, TX 79336 Phone 806/894-9611 x2276 E-mail
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. 15-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.
8780 Rufing Rd., Greenville, IN 47124 Phone 812/923-0174 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: “Week of Audio Training” includes System & Optimization and System Design. Program: Syn-Aud-Con offers a variety of seminars, each taught using a multimedia approach. The fundamental principles are also taught in a very practical way, which allows you to utilize them immediately within the workplace. The seminars are approved for continuing education units. Please visit Website.
Texas State University
601 University Dr., San Marcos, TX 78666 Phone 512/245-8451 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: Four-year 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. 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)
PO Box 210096, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0096 Phone 513/556-5462 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: B.F.A. in Theater Design and Production; M.F.A. in Theater Sound Design. Program: 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 Colorado, Denver
Campus Box 162, PO Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364 Phone 303/556-2727 E-mail
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 Michigan, School of Music
Department of Performing Arts Technology, 1100 Baits Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2085 Phone 734/763-7558 E-mail
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 Missouri, Kansas City
4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, MO 64110 Phone 816/235-2964 E-mail
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 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 Nebraska, Lincoln
206 Avery Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588-0511 Phone 402/472-2258 E-mail
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 Texas
Department of Radio-Television-Film, University Station A0800, Austin, TX 78712-0108 Phone 512/471-4071 E-mail
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Degrees/Certificates: B.S., M.F.A. and Ph.D. Degrees in Radio, Television and Film. Program: Please see Website.
University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
800 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh, WI 54901 Phone 920/424-4224 E-mail
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 Contro|24, mastering DAWs and a connected MIDI lab. Auditions are required. Final requirement is a full-semester internship.
1002 N. 1st St., Vincennes, IN 47591 Phone 812/888-5417 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: 2-year A.S. and A.A.S. in Broadcasting and Music Recording. Program: Cool Edit Pro, Final Cut Pro, two low-power radio station that also broadcasts on the Net, 50kw contemporary music radio stations, public TV station with student-run newscast and Vincennes University sports programming.
Wayne State University
Department of Music, 1321 Old Main, Detroit, MI 48202 Phone 313/577-1795 E-mail
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, 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
Degrees/Certificates: B.A. in Audio Production. Program: Webster University graduates pros capable of working successfully in 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 theory-based and practical. Students learn in the studio and in the field while operating state-of-the-art equipment.