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When using this directory, please note that only North American
programs have been included. All of the information presented here was
supplied by the schools. Specific programs may change, so contact the
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Aspen Music Festival and School

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

Audio Enginearing Institute

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

Butler University

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

Case Western Reserve University

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

Casper College

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

Central Missouri State University

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

The Cleveland Institute of Music

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

Collin County Community College

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

Columbia College Chicago

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

Cuyahoga Community College

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

Dallas Sound Lab

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

Del Mar College/Radio & Television

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

DePaul University School of Music

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

Elmhurst College

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

Grand Valley State University

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

Houston Community College

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

Indiana University

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

International College of Broadcasting

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

Kansas City Kansas Community College

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

Labette Community College

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

Lakeland Community College

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

Madison Media Institute

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

Mediatech Institute

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

Millikin University

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

Minneapolis Community & Technical College

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

Minnesota State University, Moorhead

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

Musictech College

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

Northeast Community College

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

Oberlin Conservatory of Music

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

Ohio University School of Telecommunications

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

Oklahoma State University

9 S. College St., Athens, OH 45701 Phone 740/593-4870
Fax 740/593-9184 E-mail[email protected]
Degrees/Certificates: 4-year B.S. in Communications.
Program: Audio Production Sequence requires the student to
choose between three tracks in audio production: Music Recording, Media
Production or Audio Post-Production for Moving Image. Our newly
renovated, John Storyk-designed recording complex includes an Amek Big
28×24 console; Tascam MX-2424 digital recorder; Pro Tools|HD with
Control24 mixing surface; wide assortment of mics by Neumann,
Sennheiser, AKG, Audio-Technica, Shure; processing gear by Lexicon,
Yamaha, dbx and Rane. The school is also equipped with a 16-station
Macintosh G4 digital media lab and a Sonic Solutions DVD-authoring

Recording Institute of Detroit

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

The Recording Workshop

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

Ridgewater College

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

Rose State College

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

South Plains College

6420 S.E. 15th St., Midwest City, OK 73110 Phone 405/733-7426
E-mail[email protected]
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

Southwest Texas State University

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

Synergetic Audio Concepts Inc.

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

University of Cincinnati

Conservatory of Music (CCM)

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

University of Colorado, Denver

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

University of Michigan

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

University of Missouri, Kansas City

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

University of Nebraska, Lincoln

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

University of Texas

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

University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh

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

Wayne State University Music

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

Webster University

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

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