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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

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

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American University

Appalachian State University

Hayes School of Music

4400 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016-8058
Phone 202/885-2746 Fax 202/885-2723 E-mail[email protected]
Degrees/Certificates: 4-year B.S. in Audio Technology, minor in
Audio Technology. Program: Housed in the Department of Computer
Science, Audio Technology and Physics, the program concentrates on the
art and science of music and audio production, electronic recording,
and computer and electronic systems. The department’s recording studios
give the students hands-on experience in a full-featured facility with
2-inch/24-track analog, Pro Tools|HD and a great mic collection.
Electronic music studios provide everything from a Moog Modular to
state-of-the-art modern digital workstations.

Audio Recording Technology Institute

813 Rivers St., Boone, NC 28608 Phone 828/262-3020 Fax
828/262-6446 E-mail[email protected]
Degrees/Certificates: 4-year B.S. in Music Industry Studies;
Bachelor’s of Music in Performance, Education and Music Therapy.
Program: The Music Industry Studies major features a music
recording and production concentration designed to offer
undergraduate-level training in the principles of music and sound
recording and audio post-production. Other degree concentrations
prepare students for careers in arts management, promotions, music
merchandising and manufacturing. The Walters-Storyk-designed recording
studio is a 24-track facility with automated digital mixing, multiple
editing workstations and industry-standard peripheral equipment. The
Broyhill Music Center also includes two performance halls, an opera
studio, MIDI studio, computer labs, a music library, rehearsal halls
and practice rooms. Off-campus music industry internships contribute to
experience and career preparation.

Barton College

100-5 Patco Ct., Islandia, NY 11749 Phone 631/582-8999
Fax 631/582-8213 E-mail[email protected]Websitewww.audiotraining.comDegrees/Certificates:
Certificate offered for graduates of our 8-month program.
Program: 8-month 170-hour program with extensive hands-on
experience. Classes are limited to five students during the hands-on
portion. Experience on 24-track digital equipment including 5.1-mixing
course with Mac G4 computers. Qualifying graduates secure their first
job at the school as members of the Recording Engineers Association.
See cover for facility in Orlando.

Belmont University

Mike Curb College of Entertainment andMusic Business

Box 5000, Wilson, NC 27893 Phone 800/345-4973 Fax
252/399-6571 E-mail[email protected]
Degrees/Certificates: B.A. in Mass Communication (Audio
Recording Technology concentration). Program: Extensive hands-on
training in a 32-track recording studio and a digital audio studio.
Very low student/teacher ratio. Curriculum includes: studio recording;
MIDI, electronic music; digital audio workstation recording, editing
and mixing; production audio for film and video; audio post-production
for film and video (dialog editing, sound design and editing); and an
internship program. Facilities include a Soundcraft Sapphyre Lc analog
console with automation, outboard gear, Pentium IV computers with
software by Pro Tools, Cakewalk, Nemesys, TC Electronic, etc. Keyboards
and modules by Kurzweil, Korg, Roland, Alesis and Yamaha.

Berklee College of Music

1900 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, TN 37212-3757 Phone
615/460-5504 Fax 615/460-5516 E-mail[email protected]
Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor’s of Business Administration with
emphasis in Music Business. Program: The CEMB offers an
award-winning faculty and staff of music business professionals and a
program combining classroom experience with real-world application.
Owns and operates three renowned recording facilities including the
multi-Platinum Ocean Way Nashville, historic RCA Studio B and the
Center for Music Business. Students have access to eight
state-of-the-art recording studios and a full range of digital and
analog recording equipment, and both vintage and current signal
processors, microphones and DAWs.

Central Carolina Community College

1140 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02215 Phone 800/BERKLEE
Fax 617/747-2047 E-mail[email protected]
Degrees/Certificates: four-year Bachelor’s of Music or four-year
Professional Diploma. Program: Established in 1945, Berklee
College of Music is the world’s largest independent music college. Over
3,400 students and 460 faculty members interact in an environment
designed to provide the most complete learning experience possible,
including all of the opportunities and challenges presented by a career
in the contemporary music industry. The college offers 12 majors, over
270 ensembles, six recital halls, 300 practice rooms, 12 studio/control
rooms, Media Center, current industry technology.

City College of New York

1105 Kelly Dr., Sanford, NC 27330 Phone 919/718-7257
Fax 919/718-7429 E-mail[email protected]
Websitewww.cccc.eduDegrees/Certificates: 1-year
diploma in Radio Production, 1-year diploma in Television Production,
2-year Associate Degree in Applied Science in Broadcast Production
Technology. Program: Radio production students study analog and
digital audio recording, mic techniques and multitrack production with
Cool Edit Pro and Pro Tools Digi001. Additionally, students operate the
college’s 3,000-watt station, WDCC 90.5 FM. Television students study
linear and nonlinear editing on Avid systems, directing, producing,
video photography, field production, video graphics, broadcast writing
and reporting.

The College of Saint Rose

The Sonic Arts Center, Shepard Hall Room #72, West 140th and Convent
Ave., New York, NY 10031 Phone 212/650-8288 Fax
212/650-5428 E-mail[email protected]Website
Degrees/Certificates: 4-year B.F.A. in Music (Audio Technology
concentration). Program: Exciting seven-studio facility
featuring Pro Tools 6, Logic Platinum 6, software synths, plug-ins, all
running on gigibit-connected Macintosh G5 computers. Small classes
allow ample faculty/student interaction and six hours of lab time
per-week-per-course. In-depth coursework prepares students for various
careers in the audio and music technology industry.

Fanshawe College

432 Western Ave., Albany, NY 12203 Phone 518/454-5178
Fax 518/454-2146 E-mail[email protected]
Degrees/Certificates: 4-year B.S. in Music, Music Industry
emphasis; part-time M.A. in Music Technology. Program: The
College of Saint Rose Music Industry core includes three areas:
technology, music business and commercial music. The technology area
includes required courses in recording engineering, record production,
Pro Tools, MIDI. Music business courses include survey, artist
management, entertainment law. Commercial music offerings include
songwriting, arranging, conducting and applied study. On-campus
multitrack studio equipped with Pro Tools, DA-78HR and MCI JH24, a Pro
Tools edit room, MIDI lab with 15 Mac-based DAWs.

Finger Lakes Community College

1460 Oxford St. East, London, Ontario, Canada N5Y 5RX Phone
519/452-4130 E-mail[email protected]
Degrees/Certificates: 2-year Diploma in Music Industry Arts.
1-year post-Diploma program in Digital Applications (Advanced Digital
Audio and Digital Video Editing). Program: Started in 1975,
Music Industry Arts offers a thorough 2-year education that provides a
myriad career options. 24 hours a day, seven days a week access to two
state-of-the-art recording studios equipped with Pro Tools and
traditional 2-inch tracking machines. Our studios and our 10-station
MIDI facility are all equipped with dual-processor G5s and the latest
software. The Digital Applications Program accepts graduates from other

Fits & Starts Productions, LLC

4355 Lakeshore Dr., Canandaigua, NY 14424 Phone 585/394-3500
Fax 585/394-5005 E-mail[email protected]Website
two-year A.S. Music Recording Technology degree. Program: 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 MOTU
2408 using Samplitude Studio. Final mixes can be recorded onto DAT, MD
or CD-RW.

Five Towns College

48 Riverdale Ave. East, Tinton Falls, NJ 07724 Phone
732/741-1275 Fax 732/741-5998 E-mail[email protected]
Degrees/Certificates: none. Program: The leading provider
of audio seminars in North America. Specializing in multichannel audio,
the seminars tour the U.S. each year stopping in 36 cities and six
regions; feature industry expert Mike Sokol; and are sponsored by audio
manufacturers. The seminars can be customized according to the needs of
audio programs and organizations and for varying proficiency levels.
Custom workshops with recognized industry authorities, as well as
consulting, are available to individual programs.

Full Sail Real World Education

305 North Service Rd., Dix Hills, NY 11746 Phone 631/424-7000
Fax 631/424-7008 E-mail[email protected]
Bachelor’s of Music in Jazz/Commercial Music, with concentrations in
performance, composition/songwriting, musical theater, audio recording
technology, music business and video music. Bachelor’s degree program
in Music Education. Bachelor’s of Professional Studies (B.P.S.) Degree
program in Business Management, with concentrations in audio recording
technology, music business, video arts and theater arts.
Program: The college is equipped with eight/16/24/48-track
world-class recording studios, a television production facility and
various-sized soundstages. The Dix Hills Center for the Performing Arts
has been described as “acoustically perfect.”

Future Media Concepts

3300 University Blvd., Winter Park, FL 32792 Phone
800/226-7625 Fax 407/678-0700 E-mail[email protected]
Degrees/Certificates: Associate of Science degrees in Computer
Animation, Digital Media, Film, Game Design & Development,
Recording Arts, and Show Production & Touring. All degrees take
between 12-14 months to complete. Program: Full Sail offers
hands-on training in a state-of-the-art multimedia complex that is
anchored by multiple professional recording studios, featuring the Amek
9098i, SSL 9000J and Digidesign Pro Control consoles. The Recording
Arts facilities also feature one-on-one lab environments housing
industry-standard digital and analog consoles, as well as over 90
individual Pro Tools stations. The Recording Arts curriculum includes
courses in recording and mixing consoles, audio post-production,
workstations and session recording. Career placement assistance is
provided, and financial aid is available.

Guilford Technical Community College

305 East 47th St., Level C, New York, NY 10017 Phone
212/888-6314 Fax 212/888-7531 E-mail[email protected]Websitewww.FMCtraining.comDegrees/Certificates:
Digidesign-authorized Pro Tools certification courses for Operator
music and/or post-production; Expert music and/or post-production.
Program: Future Media Concepts has been selected as the
exclusive Digidesign Authorized Pro School in the Northeast. FMC offers
the entire range of authorized Pro Tools courses and certification
exams leading to the prestigious titles of “Pro Tools
Operator” and “Pro Tools Expert” in both music and
post-production. State-of-the-art facility features HD and 24 Mix
systems with ProControl and Control/24 digital control surfaces. Small
class size. Weekdays and weekends. Satisfaction guaranteed.

Hampton University

PO Box 309,601 High Point Rd., Jamestown, NC 27282 Phone
336/334-4822 E-mail[email protected]
Degrees/Certificates: 2-year A.A.S. in Entertainment
Technology-Sound Engineering, 2-year A.A.S. in Entertainment
Technology-Concert Sound & Lighting, 2-year A.A.S. in Entertainment
Technology-Management, 2-year A.A.S. in Entertainment
Technology-Performance, and various subject-specific certificates and
one-year diplomas. Program: While the program is currently
operating on our main campus, we will be moving to a new
state-of-the-art facility on our High Point Campus in January 2004. Our
“A” studio is centered around twin Sony DMX-R100 consoles
and a Control 24/Pro Tools|HD recording system. Concert sound and
lighting will be taught in special labs, a 225-seat indoor performance
space and a 700-seat outdoor amphitheater.

Harris Institute for the Arts

Department of Music, Hampton, VA 23668 Phone 757/727-5237
Fax 757/727-5084 E-mail[email protected]
Degrees/Certificates: 4-year B.S. in Music with an emphasis in
Music Engineering Technology. Program: The Music Engineering
program is designed for students who desire a career in audio
engineering, music recording, audio equipment design, sound
reinforcement, broadcasting, audio sales or studio maintenance.
Students can complete this program, including an internship, in four
years. Students who are admitted must have an applied instrument,
voice, trumpet, strings, etc.

Howard University

Dept. of Radio, TV & Film

118 Sherbourne St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5A 2R2 Phone
416/367-0178 Fax 416/367-5534 E-mail[email protected]Website
Degrees/Certificates: 1-year diploma. Programs in Recording Arts
Management (RAM) and Producing/Engineering Program (PEP).
Program: 84 courses relating to the business, technical and
creative aspects of the music industry. Faculty includes 54 music
industry leaders. The 16,000-square-foot facility includes Pro Tools in
the audio post-production suite, Logic Audio in the MIDI/multitrack
suite and 24-track digital multitrack in the music recording control

Institute of Audio Research

525 Bryant St., N.W. Rm. 230, Washington, D.C. 20059 Phone
202/806-7927 Fax 202/806-4844 E-mail[email protected]
Degrees/Certificates: 4-year B.A. in audio production; 4-year
B.A. in television production; 4-year B.A. in film production; 4-year
B.A. in telecommunications management; 2-year MFA in film.
Program: The Howard University Department of Radio, Television
& Film offers courses in radio production, audio for visual media
and multitrack recording/mixing. The Department has five Pro
Tools-equipped audio studios including one state-of-the-art
post-production facility for film/video sound that uses Pro Tools|HD
system. Audio courses provide hands-on instruction, and students have
access to the University’s professionally run WHUR-FM and the
student-run WHBC-AM radio stations.

Ithaca College School of Music

64 University Place, New York, NY 10003 Phone 800/544-2501
Fax 212/677-6549 E-mail[email protected]Websitewww.audioschool.comDegrees/Certificates:
diploma in Audio Recording and Production, plus Bachelor’s Degree
credit at participating universities and colleges. Program:
Intensive nine-month program features digital audio and digital music
production, analog and digital recording and mixing, signal-processing
technologies, audio post-production, MIDI applications, music business,
digital audio workstation operations. Equipment features Mac-based
platform (iMacs and G4s) running on OS 9/X, Pro Tools, Digital
Performer, Reason. New all-digital studio with Sony DMX-R100 dual
consoles. 18,000-square-foot facility in the heart of Greenwich
Village. Professional studio internships and graduate-placement
assistance. Licensed by NYS Education Department, approved for veterans
training, accredited by ACCSCT. Financial aid for eligible

Lebanon Valley College of Pennsylvania

3322 Whalen Center for Music, Ithaca, NY 14850 Phone
607/274-3366 Fax 607/274-1727 E-mail[email protected]
B.M. in Sound Recording Technology (4 years). Program:
Facilities include 24-track SSL/Pro Tools|HD recording studios, 8-track
Yamaha 02R/Pro Tools production studio, three electroacoustic music
studios. This program trains performing musicians to be recording
engineers and includes a full curriculum of music theory, history,
performance studies and liberal arts, as well as specialized coursework
in recording and editing, electro-acoustic music, repair and
calibration, and recording workshops. All recording majors are hired as
work-study engineers in the School of Music for four years. Very small
class sizes allow each student the maximum studio time and access to
faculty members. Audition and interview for admission are required.

McGill University

Department of Music, Annville, PA 17003 Phone 717/867-6275
Fax 717/867-6390 E-mail[email protected]
Degrees/Certificates: 4-year B.M. in Music Recording Technology
and B.S. in Music Business. Program: LVC is a private liberal
arts college that combines a strong, traditional music curriculum with
industry-related courses and experiences. Studies include music theory,
history, performance, studio production and recording industry
operations. NASM-accredited. The focus is to provide the foundation for
students to pursue a wide variety of interests upon graduation.
Facilities include two 24-track recording studios (analog and digital),
various computer labs for audio/video/new-media development, and Pro
Tools-based production/editing/mastering rooms.

Mercy College Center for Digital Arts

Faculty of Music, 555 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
H3A 1E3 Phone 514/398-4535 Fax 514/398-8061 E-mail
[email protected]
Degrees/Certificates: 2-year Master’s of Music Degree in Sound
Recording; Ph.D. degree. Program: 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.

Miami-Dade Community College

277 Martine Ave., White Plains, NY 10601 Phone 914/948-3666
Fax 914/948-6732 E-mail[email protected]
Degrees/Certificates: 4-year B.S. in Music Industry and
Technology. Program: Located 20 miles from New York City in The
Center for Digital Arts at Mercy College along with other media-related
programs in game development, animation and Web design. Five 16-station
labs, three recording studios and a performance theatre. Comprehensive
curriculum in digital audio, MIDI, synthesis, music business and music
theory. Experienced faculty working within the industry in nearby New
York City. Competitive admission.

Middle Tennessee State University

School of Film and Video, 11380 N.W. 27th Ave., Miami, FL 33167
Phone 305/237-1185 Fax 305/237-1367
Associate Science Degree in Radio, Television, Broadcast Programming;
Associate Science Degree in Film Production; Certificate in Television
Production; Associate Arts Degree in Mass Communication.
Program: The program is designed for students who intend to seek
employment in radio, television and film production. It stresses
hands-on equipment, and students have access to high-end cameras,
editing suites and video graphics animation facilities, and complete
portfolio-quality production.

Musitechnic Educational Services Inc.

PO Box 21, Murfreesboro, TN 37132 Phone 615/898-2578
Fax 615/898-5682 E-mail[email protected]
B.S. in Recording Industry, 4-year. Program: The Recording
Industry department offers two concentrations: production &
technology, and music business. With over 45 different courses, the RI
program is the most comprehensive in the country. Facilities include
three on-campus studios featuring SSL and Studer digital consoles, MIDI
and Pro Tools labs, mastering and listening labs, post-production lab.
Mixing and mastering in 5.1 channels are available. Two new studios are
under construction. AES and SMPTE student chapters meet regularly.

Nassau Community College

888, de Maisonneuve East, Tower 3, Suite 440, Montreal, Quebec,
Canada H2L 4S8 Phone 514/521-2060 Fax 514/521-5153
E-mail[email protected]Websitewww.musitechnic.comDegrees/Certificates:
Computer Assisted Sound Design, 1 year; Attestation of Collegial
Studies (A.E.C.). Program: Musitechnic is the creator of the
“Computer-Assisted Sound Design 901.24” collegial training
program, offered in French or English. A thorough exploration of the
technical and artistic facets of current hardware and software permits
students to create, using the latest technological tools. Located right
in downtown Montreal and easily accessible by public transport,
Musitechnic offers its students a spacious, comfortable and
professional work environment. Respected professionals active in the
industry teach the program.

The New England Institute of Art

One Education Dr., Garden City, NY 11530 Phone 516/572-7446
Fax 516/572-9791 E-mail[email protected]
Degrees/Certificates: 1-year certificate in Studio Recording
Technology. Program: This three-semester program is designed to
introduce students to music and recording technology, provides a broad
perspective of the music industry and acquaints students with musical
structures (intellectually and aurally). Technical skills and
internship training will be acquired in a professional recording studio
(at an off-campus location).

New England School of Communications

10 Brookline Place West, Brookline, MA 02445-7295 Phone
800/903-4425 Fax 617/582-4500 E-mail[email protected]
Associate of Science in Audio Production, 2-year; B.S. in Audio &
Media Technology, 4-year. Program: You’ll get a solid grounding
in critical listening, computer music and the physics of sounds, plus
exposure to the actual situations you’ll run into in your professional
career. On the engineering side, you’ll learn on our 32-channel
automated SSL SL6000E/G+ mixing console and Otari MX80 2-inch

New York University

1 College Circle, Bangor, ME 04401 Phone 888/877-1876
Fax 207/947-3987 E-mail[email protected]
Degrees/Certificates: 2-year Associate of Science in
Communications, Audio Engineering Concentration; 4-year B.S. in
Communications Audio Engineering Concentration. Program: Degree
programs offering intensive, hands-on instruction in both analog and
digital sound recording for music, television, radio and digital media.
With advanced training in studio techniques using digital technology in
an expansive on-site recording studio, students master the skills of
recording, producing, mastering and distribution of audio through a
variety of audio outlets. Lab classes are limited in size, allowing for
extensive, individualized lab time.

NY Institute of Forensic Audio

School of Education, Department of Music and Performing Arts
Professions, 35 West 4th St., Room 777, New York, NY 10012-1172
Phone 212/998-5422 Fax 212/995-4043 E-mail[email protected]
Degrees/Certificates: 4-year B.A. in Recording Arts; 2-year
certificate in Music Business; 4-year B.M.; 2-year Master’s of Music in
Music Technology. Program: 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

NYC College of Technology/Entertainment Technology

PO Box 189, Colonia, NJ 07067 Phone 732/574-9672 Fax
732/381-4523 E-mail[email protected]
Degrees/Certificates: Video Authenticity certification, Audio
Authenticity certification, Voice Identification. Program: Fully
equipped lab features the Avid Forensic workstation, which 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 be discussed.

NYU Steinhart School

300 Jay St., #V411, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Phone 718/260-5588
Fax 718/260-5591 E-mail[email protected]
Degrees/Certificates: 4-year B.T. in Entertainment Technology.
Certificates in sound lighting, scenic construction and show control
technologies. Program: City Tech’s hands-on program focuses on
sound for live entertainment: concerts, theater, theme parks and
corporate events. We feature low tuition and a world-class faculty. Our
location in the heart of the live entertainment world offers
professional opportunities in addition to in-school production work.
Our state-of-the-art labs feature $1.5 million in equipment, including
Apogee Sound, Dataton, EAW, Crest, Crown, Level Control Systems,
Mackie, Medialon, Meyer, Richmond Sound Design, Stage Research and TC

Northeastern University

35 West 4th St., Suite 777, New York, NY 10012 Phone
212/998-5422 Fax 212/995-4043 E-mail[email protected]
Degrees/Certificates: 4-year B.M. in Music Technology, 2-year
M.M. in Music Technology, 2-year M.M. in Music Technology Scoring for
Film and Multimedia Sequence, 2-year M.M. in Music Technology
Tonemeister Honors Sequence that includes Tonmeister certification.
Program: Prepares students for careers in recording engineering,
production and post-production, audio/video mastering, audio
maintenance and repair, synthesizer programming, multimedia and
software development. Fourteen recording and primarily Macintosh
computer music studios, an A/V studio with video projection and THX
surround sound systems, an analog synthesis studio, a video digitizing
and DVD-authoring studio, plus a complete 20-bit Sonic Solutions
digital mastering room. Audio hardware includes Digidesign’s Pro
Tools|HD and MixPlus. SSL and Tascam consoles.

Ocean County Vocational Technical Schools

Audio Recording forElectronic Media Career, Technical Institute

Department of Music, 351 Ryder Hall, Boston, MA 02115 Phone
617/373-2440 Fax 617/373-4129 E-mail[email protected]
B.S. in Music Industry; B.S. in Music Technology (Composition for New
Media); B.A. in Music Literature and Performance; B.S. dual-major in
Multimedia Studies and Music Technology (includes animation, graphic
design, digital photography and music technology). Program:
According to the U.S. News & World Report, Northeastern is
the Number One university in the country for programs requiring
students to combine classroom learning with real-world experience (also
known as co-op education). If you select co-op education while at
Northeastern, you will work professionally for 18 months, alternating
with semesters in school. All degree programs with co-op will take five
years to complete.

Omega Recording Studios

PO Box 1125, NAVAIR, Lakehurst, NJ 08733-1125 Phone
732/657-4000 Fax 732/657-4500 E-mail[email protected]Degrees/Certificates:
1/2-year Audio Engineering certificate. Program: This program
was started in 1996 and is offered to high school and post-secondary
students — the first one of its kind offered at the high-school
level in New Jersey. 450 hours per year, emphasis on hands-on recording
by students. Upgraded program facilities include three control rooms
overlooking main studio, audio computer lab, separate mixing suite and
three digital audio workstation suites.

Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology

School of Applied Recording Arts and Sciences, 5609 Fishers Lane,
Rockville, MD 20852 Phone 301/230-9100 Fax 301/230-9103
E-mail[email protected]Websitewww.omegastudios.comDegrees/Certificates:
five certificate programs nationally accredited by ACCSCT, approved by
the Maryland Higher Education Commission and approved for veterans’
educational benefits. The school is also an Avid-authorized education
center. Program: The Omega Studios School functions within the
four-studio Omega Recording Studios complex, offering five
comprehensive programs, including Recording Engineering and Studio
Techniques, Electronic Music Synthesizers and MIDI, Sound Reinforcement
for Live Performance, Audio Production Techniques (featuring Pro Tools
Operator certification) and Essentials of Music Business.

Parsons Center for Audio Studies

502 Newbold St., London, Ontario, Canada N6E 1K6 Phone
519/686-5010 Fax 519/686-0162 E-mail[email protected]
Websitewww.oiart.caDegrees/Certificates: 1-year,
college-level diploma in Audio Recording Technology. Program:
North America’s first and longest-running integrated immersion program
(since 1983). A full-time faculty and 6:1 student/instructor ratio
allows well-qualified students from around the world to thrive on
creative development while acquiring a genuine skill set. Within six
studios equipped with professional-level analog and digital gear,
students learn problem solving through signal flow, in addition to how
and why things work. The 1,200 (plus) hours of the program are all
in-studio, with 50% dedicated to student hands-on time.

Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University

192 Worcester St., Wellesley, MA 02481 Phone 781/431-8708 x11
Fax 781/431-8783 E-mail[email protected]
Degrees/Certificates: Certificate of Completion for each course
completed (except Golden Ears). Program: Training for
professionals, taught by masters. Faculty: David Moulton, Tom Bates,
Brian Doser (of Digidesign) and Lauren Weinger. Courses for audio
professionalsi nclude Golden Ears, Critical Listening for Audio
Professionals, Principles of Audio for Professionals, Principles of Pro
Tools, Pro Tools for Pros: Intermediate/Advanced, Growing Your
Personal/Project Studio, Signal Processing I & II, Acoustics for
Audio Professionals, etc.

Penn State University

1 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202 Phone
410/659-8100 x8136 Fax 410/659-8102 E-mail[email protected]
Degrees/Certificates: five-year Bachelor’s Degree in Recording
Arts, two-year Master’s Degree in Audio Recording and Acoustics.
Program: Comprehensive math/science/music-based degrees in
recording arts. Fully automated digital facilities. See

Pro Tools Training Center, Miami

103 Arts Building, University Park, PA 16802 Phone
814/863-4879 E-mail[email protected]
Degrees/Certificates: 4-year BFA in Technical Theater (Sound
Design); 4-year B.A. in Integrative Arts. Program: 3 theaters
(all with automation systems: AudioBox, LCS and SFX PASC), recital
hall, project recording studio, MIDI/mixdown suite, two computer labs
(one Mac-only, one mixed platform) with audio facilities. Full-time
faculty in sound design and electroacoustic music and a graduate-level
program in acoustics.

Recording Arts Canada

1926 NE 154th St., North Miami Beach, FL 33162 Phone
888/277-0457 Fax 832/201-0384 E-mail[email protected]
Degrees/Certificates: Digidesign Pro Tools Operator
certification (music or post-production), Digidesign Pro Tools Expert
certification (music or post-production. Program: We are the
premier Digidesign-certified Pro School with locations in Miami,
Nashville, Atlanta and Texas. We offer all levels of Pro Tools training
and have multiple Grammy winners as teachers, including Roger Nichols
and Charles Dye. Our facilities are outfitted with Pro Tools|HD, Pro
Control/Control 24 boards and a host of other pro audio hardware. Our
classes are intense and condensed to fit the professional schedule.

SAE Institute of Technology

PO Box 11025, 984 Hwy #8, Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada L8E 5P9
Phone 888/662-2664 Fax 905/643-7520 E-mail[email protected] Program: If you’re
looking for a sound education, Recording Arts Canada is the place to
be. With colleges in Montreal and the Toronto area, Recording Arts
Canada offers comprehensive audio and multimedia training,
state-of-the-art technology and tons of hands-on experience. Half of
the training time is spent in the studio, where students learn the
science and art of music scoring, sound for film and television,
interactive media, live sound, MIDI and hard disk recording/editing
— the core elements of album, radio, television, film and
multimedia production.

Savannah College of Art and Design

1293 Broadway, 9th floor, New York, NY 10001 Phone
212/944-9121 Fax 212/944-9123 E-mail[email protected]
Websitewww.sae.eduDegrees/Certificates: 9/18-month
Audio Technology Diploma (full time/part time), nine-month Multimedia
Producer Diploma (full time). Program: SAE Institute of
Technology is the largest audio and multimedia institute in the world.
Our students have the advantage of over 25 years of audio and
multimedia education experience, state-of-the-art equipment and
facilities, and access to a worldwide network of more than 30 campuses
in 15 countries on four continents. In the United States, SAE has
campuses in New York City, Nashville and Miami, with more locations to
follow in the near future.

Select Sound Studios

PO Box 2072, Savavannah, GA 31401-2072 Phone 800/869-7223
Fax 912/525-5986 E-mail[email protected]

Sheffield Institute for the Recording Arts

2315 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore, NY 14217 Phone 716/873-2717
Fax 716/873-2719 E-mail[email protected]Websitewww.selectsound.comDegrees/Certificates:
There are six New York State-accredited Recording Technologies
programs. Each program is 12 weeks and three credits. Program:
Select Sound Studios is a full-service recording facility specializing
in education. The Recording Technologies program has been taught for
three decades. Four production rooms offer students the opportunity to
work in 24-track analog studios, Pro Tools TDM studios, a MIDI suite
and a mastering suite. Topics include the history of recording, physics
of sound, studio acoustics, the recording chain, microphone techniques,
operation of tape recorders, mixing consoles, and Pro Tools native and
TDM systems. New for this year is a personnel placement program.

Shenandoah University

13816 Sunnybrook Rd., Phoenix, MD 21131 Phone 410/628-7260
Fax 410/628-1977 E-mail[email protected]Websitewww.sheffieldav.comDegrees/Certificates:
certificate approved by Maryland Higher Education Commission.
AudioWorks Program: 290 clock hours/full- or part-time Audio
Engineering program. VideoWorks Program: 244 clock hours/full-
or part-time Video Production program. TechWorks Program: 380
clock hours/full- or part-time Systems Integration, Installation and
Maintenance program. Program: Classes taught at Sheffield
Audio/Video Productions, one of the mid-Atlantic region’s finest
recording and video facilities. AudioWorks courses include three levels
of recording engineering, MIDI, nonlinear digital audio (Pro Tools),
live sound/remote recording. VideoWorks courses include camera,
lighting, nonlinear digital video (Avid). TechWorks courses include
basic electronics, test equipment/signal identification, cable
construction, installation, maintenance. Hands-on learning featuring
equipment such as SSL console and Avid editing systems.

State University of New York College at Fredonia

1460 University Dr., Winchester, VA 22601 Phone 540/665-5567
Fax 540/665-5402 E-mail[email protected]
Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor’s of Music, Commercial Music
emphasis. Program: Shenandoah University is located in a new
state-of-the-art facility featuring an SSL 4000 G+ 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 processing and a large selection of pro microphones.
Balancing out our program are two MIDI/editing suites where students
use software programs such as Pro Tools|24, Cubase VST and Cakewalk Pro

Trebas Institute, Ontario

1146 Mason Hall, Fredonia, NY 14063 Phone 716/673-4634
Fax 716/673-3154 E-mail[email protected]
Degrees/Certificates: 4-year B.S. in Sound Recording Technology.
Program: 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. Students receive a minimum of 650 hours in-studio

Trod Nossel Recording Studio

149 College St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5T 1P5 Phone
416/966-3066 Websitewww.trebas.comDegrees/Certificates: 1-year
diploma programs in Audio Engineering, Recorded Music Production, Music
Business Administration, Film/Television Production, New-Media
Development and 3-D Animation. B.A. in Sound Technology (2 years,
following 1-year diploma in Audio Engineering) in partnership with the
Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. Program: Established in
1979 to help students acquire knowledge and develop skills 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. Lifetime national job-search
assistance. Grads with major entertainers, studios, companies
worldwide. Authorized training center for Cubase and Macromedia.
Companion school in Montreal.

Unity Gain Recording Institute

10 George St., Wallingford, CT 06492 Phone 800/800-HITS
Fax 203/294-1745 E-mail[email protected]
Degrees/Certificates: MRT 1 (offered 2x per year); MRT 2
(offered 1x per year); CRT (offered 1x per year). Program:
Modern Recording Techniques is a hands-on technical course in the
basics of recording. MRT 1 is a 12-week program consisting of seven
weeks of theory, with five weeks of hands-on recording sessions. MRT 2
is a hands-on 15-week program. The newly added CRT is a 10-12-week
computer-based recording class with take-home lab assignments.

University of Memphis

1953 Ricardo Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33901 Phone 239/332-4246
Fax 239/332-4246 E-mail[email protected]
Degrees/Certificates: certificate of graduation upon completion
of each 48-week program. Program: The Audio Recording
Comprehensive program and the Advanced Techniques in Audio Recording
are two four-level programs that provide over 250 hours of hands-on
recording. Class size is limited, providing a semi-private learning
environment in two state-of-the-art recording studios. Students record
20 musical acts on analog and digital formats, utilizing MIDI,
direct-to-disk recording and CD production.

University of Hartford, The Hartt School

Music Industry Program, 106 Communication Fine Arts Building,
Memphis, TN 38152 Phone 901/678-2559 Fax 901/678-5119
E-mail[email protected]Website
Degrees/Certificates: B.M. in Music Industry with concentrations
in Recording Technology, Music Business. Program: Programs
stress 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.

University of Hartford, Ward College

200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford, CT 06117 Phone
860/768-4465 Fax 860/768-4441 E-mail[email protected]Website
Degrees/Certificates: B.M. in Music Production and Technology.
Program: MPT is a competitive program designed to train
musicians for careers in music production. A strong academic background
and music audition are required. Training includes recording
engineering and production, electronic music, acoustics, electronics,
music management, internship and practicum, in addition to music
theory, ear training, private lessons (instrument or voice), ensemble
and liberal arts. Facilities include several studios, a computer lab
and a hard-disk-based remote recording system.

University of Maine, Augusta

200 Bloomfied Ave., West Hartford, CT 06117 Phone
800/766-4024 Fax 860/768-5074 E-mail[email protected]
Degrees/Certificates: 4-year B.S. in Audio Engineering
Technology. Program: This program places emphasis on technical
support skills, differentiating it from other programs. Students take a
majority of courses in applied audio electronics, in addition to a
track of courses in audio studio engineering, acoustics and computer
programming. Electives allow students to take additional coursework in
an area of their choice. Example concentrations include RF
communications, recording and computer programming.

University of Massachusetts Lowell

46 University Dr., Augusta, ME 04330 Phone 207/621-3267
E-mail[email protected]
Degrees/Certificates: B.M. in Jazz and Contemporary Music (audio
concentration). Program: 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.

University of Miami School of Music

Sound Recording Technology, One University Ave., Lowell, MA 01854
Phone 978/934-3850 Fax 978/934-3034 E-mail[email protected]
Degrees/Certificates: B.M. in Sound Recording Technology.
Program: The primary program 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 New Haven

PO Box 248165, Coral Gables, FL 33124 Phone 305/284-2241
Fax 305/284-6475 E-mail[email protected]
B.M. in Music Engineering with either a minor in Electrical Engineering
or a double-major in Computer Science, Master of Science in Music
Engineering. Program: 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 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.
Facilities include two state-of-the-art recording studios.

University of North Carolina, Asheville

300 Orange Ave., West Haven, CT 06516 Phone 203/932-7101
Fax 203/931-6097 E-mail[email protected]
Degrees/Certificates: B.A. Music, B.A. Music and Sound
Recording, B.S. Music and Sound Recording, B.A. Music Industry.
Program: The Music and Sound Recording and the Music Industry
programs provide a unique balance of courses in the areas of music,
sound recording and business, as well as music industry. The sound
recording courses include multitrack recording, digital audio and the
use of computers in the recording studio. The music industry courses
cover topics such as record companies, contracts, recording studio
management, copyright law and music publishing.

University of South Carolina

Music Department, One University Heights, 024 Lipinsky Hall, CPO
#2290, Asheville, NC 28804 Phone 828/251-6432 Fax
828/253-4573 E-mail[email protected]
Degrees/Certificates: 4-year B.S. in Music Technology, 4-year
B.A. in Music with a concentration in Jazz Studies, B.A. in Music
(general music studies). Program: The UNCA Music Technology
program was established in 1982. The recording facilities include two
multitrack studios (both with digital and analog recording equipment),
which houses a variety of consoles, microphones, signal processors, Pro
Tools workstations, etc. The electronic music laboratory houses various
analog and digital synthesizers, samplers, as well as a Moog, Theremin,

Yale School of Drama

School of Music, 813 Assembly St., Columbia, SC 29208 Phone
803/576-5639 Fax 803/777-6508 E-mail[email protected]
Degrees/Certificates: B.M. in Music Engineering Technology
(under-development). Program: Current curriculum includes more
than 10 classes in sound recording (pop and classical recording, mixing
techniques, workstation editing, digital audio technology and audio for
video) and music technology (synthesis, signal processing, sequencing
and computer music). Facilities include a large recording studio with a
48-input console, 24-track digital recorder and Pro Tools|HD2
workstation. There is also an 18-station computer music lab and two
electronic music/MIDI studios equipped with 24-input consoles, 8-track
digital recorders and Pro Tools workstations.

PO Box 208244, New Haven, CT 06520-8244 Phone 203/432-8825
Fax 203/432-1596 E-mail[email protected]
Degrees/Certificates: 3-year MFA in Sound Design; 1-year Sound
Engineering internship. Program: 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, fundamentals of sound and music
technology, advanced problem solving, sound delivery systems, advanced
digital sound and music technology, design master class and a practical
design thesis project. Qualified students will have numerous
opportunities to design for student and Yale Repertory productions.