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.
4400 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016-8058 Phone 202/885-2746 Eemail@example.comWebsitewww.american.eduDegrees/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 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 digital workstations.
Appalachian State University
Hayes School of Music
813 Rivers St., Boone, NC 28608 Phone 828/262-3020 E-mail
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 offering undergraduate-level training in the principles of music and sound recording and audio post-production. Other concentrations prepare students for careers in arts management, promotions, music merchandising and manufacturing. The 24-track facility offers digital mixing, multiple editing workstations and industry-standard peripherals. 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.
Audio Recording Technology Institute
100-5 Patco Ct., Islandia, NY 11749 Phone 631/582-8999 E-mail
Degrees/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.
Audio Recording Technology Institute, Orlando
4525 Vineland Rd., Ste. 201B, Orlando, FL 32811 Phone 888/543-2784 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: 45-week Audio Engineering diploma. Program: Students prepare for employment in the audio production industry, including music production and sequencing, sound editing for film and TV, sound effects design and mastering, and film post in a THX pm3 — certified mixing theater. An accredited member of ACCSCT, the emphasis is hands-on training. Studios are equipped with everything you need, from ProControl to SSL digital. Placement assistance is provided, and financial aid is available to qualified applicants. Class size is limited to six students.
Box 5000, Wilson, NC 27893 Phone 800/345-4973 E-mail
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; 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.
Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business
1900 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, TN 37212-3757 Phone 615/460-5504 E-mail
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.
Berklee College of Music
1140 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02215 Phone 800/BERKLEE E-mail
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 3,900 students and 460 faculty members interact in an environment designed to provide the most complete learning experience possible. The college offers 12 majors, over 270 ensembles, six recital halls, 300 practice rooms, 12 professional recording studios and Media Center with current industry technology. More information on the Music Production and Engineering major can be found at: http://classes.berklee.edu/mpe.
647 Dr. Mary Mcleod Bethune Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114 Phone 386/481-2740 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: B.S. in Music Technology; 4-year degree program; Pro Tools training. Program: The Bethune-Cookman College Music Technology Degree Program (MTECH) is a four-year program designed to prepare students for a career in the rapidly expanding music technology industry. Students are admitted with the same standard as all undergraduate programs in music, and take the full musicianship sequence, including applied music. Students also take classes in analog and digital audio, advanced computer applications, marketing, management, recording productions and techniques.
Cayuga Community College
197 Franklin St., Auburn, NY 13021 Phone 315/255-1743 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: 2-year A.A.S. in Audio Production, two-year A.A.S. in Radio/TV Broadcasting, two-year A.A.S. in Telecommunications Technology. Concentrations in Video Production, Digital and Interactive Media, Broadcast Journalism and Electronic Publishing Program: The college's facilities include a 32-track recording studio, FM radio station, television studio, remote truck and digital media lab. Industry internships are required. In-state tuition is $2,900/year. Residential housing is available. Cayuga is a unit of the State University of New York.
Central Carolina Community College
1105 Kelly Dr., Sanford, NC 27330 Phone 919/718-7257 E-mail
Degrees/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.
City College of New York
The Sonic Arts Center, Shepard Hall Room #72, West 140th and Convent Ave., New York, NY 10031 Phone 212/650-8288 E-mail
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 gigabit-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 industries.
The College of Saint Rose
432 Western Ave., Albany, NY 12203 Phone 518/454-5178 E-mail
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 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 and MIDI lab with 15 Mac-based DAWs.
Mary Pappert School of Music
600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15282 Phone 412/396-5983 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: 4-year B.M. in Sound Recording Technology, B.M. in Technology Performance, B.M. in Technology Composition, Masters of Music Technology, Summer Recording Seminars. Program: Duquesne offers unique programs that blend a strong music performance education with recording and music technologies. On-campus facilities include two 24-track fully automated digital studios, mastering lab, digital music tech lab and workstation lab with 28 digital audio workstations. Hands-on experience is offered in a wide variety of degree programs. AES chapter meets regularly. Professional faculty includes Thomas Kikta and Francisco Rodriguez (Digital Dynamics Audio Inc.), Bill Purse and Lynn Purse (Aergo Electronic Ensembles).
1460 Oxford St. East, London, Ontario N5Y 5RX Phone 519/452-4130 E-mail
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 number of career options. 24/7 access to two state-of-the-art recording studios with Pro Tools and traditional 2-inch tracking machines. Our studios and 10-station MIDI facility are equipped with dual-processor G5s and the latest software. The Digital Applications Program accepts graduates from other programs.
Finger Lakes Community College
4355 Lakeshore Dr., Canandaigua, NY 14424 Phone 585/394-3500 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: 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.
Firedog Recording Studio and Training Center
57 Vliet St., Spotswood, NJ 08884 Phone 732/251-7775 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: Recording Arts program including analog and nonlinear editing techniques. Program: Along with recording and mixing techniques, courses cover recording session procedures, signal flow, microphone techniques and operating recording equipment. The studio features a Pro Tools|HD system with Control24, and a selection of microphones and gear.
Fits & Starts Productions LLC
PO Box 1422, Eatontown, NJ 07724 Phone 732/741-1275 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: Certificate of Achievement for completing seminar offered by the school. Program: The leading provider of audio seminars in North America, having conducted over 300 surround sound seminars. The multichannel audio seminars tour each year to 30 cities in five regions, featuring industry experts Mike Sokol and Hector La Torre. Colleges, private recording schools and studios should call to host the seminar. A new series of “H.O.W-To Church Audio Workshops” is also now touring the U.S.
Five Towns College
305 North Service Rd., Dix Hills, NY 11746 Phone 631/424-7000 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's of Music in Jazz/Commercial Music, with concentrations in performance, composition/songwriting, musical theater, audio recording technology and music business. 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 16/32/64/72-channel SSL 9000J audio recording studios and MIDI labs. The Dix Hills Center for the Performing Arts has been described as “acoustically perfect.”
Full Sail Real World Education
3300 University Blvd., Winter Park, FL 32792 Phone 800/226-7625 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: Associate and Bachelor of Science degree programs in Computer Animation, Digital Media, Entertainment Business, Film, Game Design & Development, Recording Arts and Show Production & Touring. Program: Full Sail offers hands-on training in a state-of-the-art multimedia complex with multiple pro recording studios, featuring the Amek 9098i, SSL 9000J and Digidesign ProControl consoles. The Recording Arts facilities feature one-on-one lab environments housing industry-standard digital and analog consoles, as well as over 90 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 available.
Future Media Concepts
299 Broadway, Ste. 1510, New York, NY 10007 Phone 212/223-3500 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: Pro Tools Operator and Pro Tools Expert certifications Program: The nation's premier digital media training center provides a complete range of manufacturer-authorized training in digital media, including nonlinear editing, sound design, Web design and programming, video streaming, DVD authoring, 3-D animation, compositing and desktop publishing. FMC has recently moved to a new state-of-the-art facility, which will include a new upgraded Digidesign audio suite.
Georgia State University, School of Music
75 Poplar St., Atlanta, GA 30302 Phone 404/651-3676 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: B.Mus. in Music Technology; B.Mus. in Music Composition/Computer Music; M.Mus. in Music Composition/Computer Music; B.S. in Music Managment; B.Mus. in Music Management. Program: Undergraduate and graduate studies in music technology. Emphasis on digital audio recording, signal processing and music production. Pro Tools|HD systems. Comprehensive internship program.
Guilford Technical Community College
901 S. Main St., High Point, NC 27260 Phone 336/334-4822 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: A.A.S. in Recording Engineering, Concert Sound and Lighting, Artist/Music Management, Music Performance. Program: 2-year, state-of-the-art music industry program. Facilities include four recording studios, indoor theater/lighting studio and outdoor amphitheater, and two complete electronic music classrooms.
Department of Music, Hampton, VA 23668 Phone 757/727-5237 E-mail
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.
Harris Institute for the Arts
118 Sherbourne St., Toronto, Ontario M5A 2R2 Phone 416/367-0178 E-mail
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 room.
The Hartford Conservatory
834 Asylum Ave.
Hartford, CT 06105
Phone: 860/246-2588 ext 12
Websitewww.hartfordconservatory.orgDegrees/Certificates:Record Production/Recording Arts diploma Program:Two-year Record Production major is designed to provide professional training in the field of recording arts. Accredited through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, students obtain the tools to evaluate the quality of songwriting; how-to guide, enhance and create a viable product for the music industry. Students learn how to be a Recording Industry producer. Music is an important curricular component; theory,
arranging, sight reading, songwriting and the ability to make music are all covered. A music audition is required. In-house performing and recording sessions are built in to provide significant, practical experience. Students have opportunities to learn about the business side of the industry, creating and working with budgets, studio session planning, time management and career strategies.
Department of Radio, TV & Film
525 Bryant St., N.W. Rm. 230, Washington, D.C. 20059 Phone 202/806-7927 E-mail
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 school offers courses in radio production, audio for visual media and multitrack recording/mixing. The department has six Pro Tools — equipped audio studios including one state-of-the-art post-production facility that uses Pro Tools|HD. Audio courses provide hands-on instruction, and students have access to the university's professionally run WHUR-FM and the student-run WHBC-AM stations.
Institute of Audio Research
64 University Place, New York, NY 10003 Phone 800/544-2501 E-mail
Degrees/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, MIDI applications, music business and DAW operations. Equipment features Mac-based platform 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 students.
Ithaca College School of Music
3322 Whalen Center for Music, Ithaca, NY 14850 Phone 607/274-3366 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: 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 musicians to be engineers and includes a curriculum of music theory, history, performance studies and liberal arts, as well as specialized coursework in recording and editing, electroacoustic 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. Audition and interview for admission are required.
Lebanon Valley College of Pennsylvania
Department of Music, Annville, PA 17003 Phone 717/867-6275 E-mail
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. Facilities include two 24-track recording studios (analog and digital), various computer labs for audio/video/new-media development, and Pro Tools production/editing/mastering rooms.
Long Island University
1 University Plaza, Media Arts, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201 Phone718/488-1052 Efirstname.lastname@example.orgWebsitewww.brooklyn.liu.edu/depts/mediarts/index.htmlDegrees/Certificates: Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Computer Art, Master's of Arts in Media Arts. Program: Media Arts offers a unique digital audio program that offers hands-on experience and individually assigned studio hours on cutting-edge equipment, allowing students to further their skills and knowledge through class lectures and self-experimentation. Our two studios use Mac and PC platforms, with both MOTU and Digidesign hardware and software, as well as a variety of synths, hardware plug-ins, a full keyboard and various mixers, and a fully equipped recording studio.
Faculty of Music, 555 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1E3 Phone 514/398-4535 E-mail
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.
Mercy College Center for Digital Arts
277 Martine Ave., White Plains, NY 10601 Phone 914/948-3666 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: 4-year B.S. in Music Industry and Technology. Program: Located 20 miles from New York City along with other media-related programs in game development, animation and Web design. Five 16-station labs, three recording studios and a performance theater. Comprehensive curriculum in digital audio, MIDI, synthesis, music business and music theory. Experienced faculty working within the industry. Competitive admission.
Miami-Dade Community College
School of Film and Video
11380 N.W. 27th Ave., Miami, FL 33167 Phone 305/237-1185 Website
Degrees/Certificates: 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.
Middle Tennessee State University
PO Box 21, Murfreesboro, TN 37132 Phone 615/898-2578 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: 4-year B.S. in Recording Industry; 3-year MFA in Recording Arts and Technology (pending). 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, and 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.
Musitechnic Educational Services Inc.
888, de Maisonneuve East, Tower 3, Ste. 440, Montreal, Quebec H2L 4S8 Phone 514/521-2060 E-mail
Degrees/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. Located in downtown Montreal and easily accessible by public transportation, Musitechnic offers its students a spacious, comfortable and professional work environment. Respected industry professionals teach the program.
Nassau Community College
One Education Dr., Garden City, NY 11530 Phone 516/572-7446 E-mail
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).
The New England Institute of Art
10 Brookline Place West, Brookline, MA 02445-7295 Phone 800/903-4425 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: 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 24-track.
New England School of Communications
1 College Circle, Bangor, ME 04401 Phone 888/877-1876 E-mail
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 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. Lab classes are limited in size, allowing for individualized lab time.
New York University, 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 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: 4-year B.M. in Music Technology and Recording Arts; 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. Our intense musical approach supports research and artistic production around the world. Facilities include 12 sophisticated recording and computer music studios.
NY Institute of Forensic Audio
PO Box 189, Colonia, NJ 07067 Phone 732/574-9672 E-mail
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.
NYC College of Technology/Entertainment Technology
300 Jay St., #V411, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Phone 718/260-5588 E-mail
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. 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 Electronic.
NYU Steinhart School
35 West 4th St., Ste. 777, New York, NY 10012 Phone 212/998-5422 E-mail
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 for careers in recording engineering, production and post, A/V mastering, audio maintenance and repair, synth programming, multimedia and software development. 14 recording and primarily Mac computer music studios, A/V studio with video projection and THX systems, analog synthesis studio, a video digitizing and DVD-authoring studio, plus a 20-bit Sonic Solutions digital mastering room. Audio hardware includes Digidesign's Pro Tools|HD and MixPlus. SSL and Tascam consoles.
Department of Music, 351 Ryder Hall, Boston, MA 02115 Phone 617/373-2440 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: 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. Program: According to 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. You will work professionally for 18 months, alternating with semesters in school. All degree programs with co-op takes five years.
Ocean County Vocational Technical Schools
Audio Recording for Electronic Media Career, Technical Institute
PO Box 1125, NAVAIR, Lakehurst, NJ 08733-1125 Phone 732/657-4000 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: ½-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.
Omega Recording Studios
School of Applied Recording Arts and Sciences
5609 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852 Phone 301/230-9100 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: Five certificate programs nationally accredited by ACCSCT, approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission and approved for veterans' educational benefits. 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.
Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology
502 Newbold St., London, Ontario N6E 1K6 Phone 519/686-5010 E-mail
Degrees/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, and how and why things work. The 1,200-plus-hour program are all in-studio, with 50% dedicated to student hands-on time.
Parsons Center for Audio Studies
192 Worcester St., Wellesley, MA 02481 Phone 781/431-8708 x11 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: Certificate of Completion for each course (except Golden Ears). Program: Faculty: David Moulton, Tom Bates, Brian Doser and David Franz. Courses for audio professionals include 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.
Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University
1 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202 Phone 410/659-8100 x8136 E-mail
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 Website.
Penn State University
103 Arts Building, University Park, PA 16802 Phone 814/863-4879 E-mail
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.
Pro Tools Training Center, Miami
1926 NE 154th St., North Miami Beach, FL 33162 Phone 888/277-0457 E-mail
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, ProControl/Control|24 boards and a host of other pro audio hardware. Our classes are intense and condensed to fit the professional schedule.
Box 6968, Radford, VA 24142 Phone 540/831-6174 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: B.M. Music and Technology, 4-year program; M.A. Computer Music, 2-year program. Program: Housed in the Center for Music Technology, facilities include MIDI/audio studio, A/V surround sound studio and 13-station lab. Focus on composition, performance, mixing, software development and production techniques. Digital Ensemble.
Recording Arts Canada, Toronto
111 Peter St. Ste. 708, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2H1 Phone 416/977-5074 E-mail
www.recordingarts.com. Degrees/Certificates: Sound & Music Recording, Digital Media. Program: RAC has a one-student-per-workstation ratio. Our Digital Sound and Music facilities include over 40 studios, workstations and labs. Our Digital Media studios feature the latest in computer and software technologies. Our “Dolby-certified Surround Mixing” Theaters and Foley Studio have hosted acclaimed film clients‥
Recording Arts Canada, Quebec
390, Notre-Dame Ouest Bureau 320, Montreal, Quebec H2Y IT9 Phone 514/286-4336 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: Sound & Music Recording, Digital Media. Program: RAC is host to students from across Canada, as well as to many international and American students. Toronto and Montreal are known around the world as culturally vibrant, safe, clean and affordable cities. Both cities are hot spots for the international film, music, recording and digital graphics industries. Our college-level programs combine a strong academic foundation, reinforced by extensive hands-on studio experience. Over 60 percent of our training is delivered in our studios and labs, working side-by-side with instructional staff.
SAE Institute of Technology, Miami
16051 West Dixie Highway, 2nd Floor, North Miami Beach, FL 33160 Phone 305/944-7494 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: 9/18-month Audio Technology Diploma (full-time/part-time) and djschool@sae “Turntable Essence” certificate provides the amateur DJ with instruction and lab time utilizing the newest technology available. Our unprecedented DJ studio is packed with equipment by Rane, Numark, Denon, Stanton, Digidesign, Vestax and many more. Program: SAE Institute of Technology is the largest audio and multimedia institute in the world, backed by 28 years of audio and multimedia education experience in over 22 countries. State-of-the-art equipment and facilities offer students maximum hands-on studio time, while providing professional instruction in all aspects of recording and production. Further U.S. expansion to be announced.
SAE Institute of Technology, Nashville
7 Music Circle North, Nashville, TN 37203 Phone 615/244-5848 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: 9/18-month Audio Technology Diploma (full-time/part-time).
SAE Institute of Technology, New York
1293 Broadway, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10001 Phone 212/944-9121 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: 9/18-month Audio Technology Diploma (full-time/part-time), new Electronic Music Production Certificate. Four independent courses offered strictly as a part-time program that encompass composing, producing and creating electronic music.
Select Sound Studios
2315 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore, NY 14217 Phone 716/873-2717 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: 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. 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.
820 Tenth St., Castlegar, BC V1L 3C7 Phone 250/505-1355 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: 2-year Certificates in Music: Performance, Engineering or Composition. 2+2 agreement with Berklee School of Music: Our first two years are equivalent to Berklee's first two years. Program: A contemporary music program with an emphasis on music technology. We have a state-of-the-art Pro Tools/ProControl studio and numerous project studios. Instruction and ensembles in all styles of contemporary music, rock, R&B, Latin, country, jazz, metal and more.
Sheffield Institute for the Recording Arts
13816 Sunnybrook Rd., Phoenix, MD 21131 Phone 800/355-6613 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: Audio-Works 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: Classes taught at Sheffield Audio/Video Productions, a mid-Atlantic recording and video facility. 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 and maintenance. Hands-on learning featuring equipment such as SSL console and Avid editing systems.
1460 University Dr., Winchester, VA 22601 Phone 540/665-5567 E-mail
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, and internal and external projects every year. In addition to the SSL, we have world-class processing, a large selection of pro microphones and two MIDI/editing suites where students use software programs such as Pro Tools|24, Cubase VST and Cakewalk Pro Audio.
State University of New York
College at Fredonia
1146 Mason Hall, Fredonia, NY 14063 Phone 716/673-4634 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: 4-year B.S. in Music with an emphasis on Sound Recording Technology. Program: Operated from within the School of Music. Accredited by NASM. Modeled after European Tonmeister training. Competence in playing a musical instrument and in sciences must be demonstrated through scheduled audition. High placement rate: Internships at leading facilities are available on a regular basis. Five recently completed studios, SSL console, 24-track analog and digital recording, MIDI/sampling labs. Students receive a minimum of 650 hours in-studio experience.
Top Hat Productions
PO Box 223501, West Palm Beach, FL 33422-3501 Phone 561/697-7772 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: Certificate of Completion. Program: Learn how to get your voice on radio and TV commercials, video and CD-ROM narrations, corporate training videos and more. This program is taught by three seasoned radio, TV and voice-over professionals from an award-winning audio production company. Learn script interpretation, diction and inflection, creating your demo, studio etiquette, finding work, marketing, launching your career.
Trebas Institute, Ontario
149 College St., Toronto, Ontario M5T 1P5 Phone 416/966-3066 Website
Degrees/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) 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. Lifetime national job-search assistance. Grads with major entertainers, studios, companies worldwide. Authorized training center for Cubase and Macromedia. Companion school in Montreal.
Trod Nossel Recording Studio
10 George St., Wallingford, CT 06492 Phone 800/800-HITS E-mail
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 comprising 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 to 12-week computer-based recording class with take-home lab assignments.
Unity Gain Recording Institute
1953 Ricardo Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33901 Phone 239/332-4246 E-mail
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
200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford, CT 06117 Phone 860/768-4465 E-mail
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 Hartford, Ward College
200 Bloomfied Ave., West Hartford, CT 06117 Phone 800/766-4024 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: 4-year B.S. in Audio Engineering Technology. Program: 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. Example concentrations include RF communications, recording and computer programming.
University of Maine, Augusta
46 University Dr., Augusta, ME 04330 Phone 207/621-3267 E-mail
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 Massachusetts Lowell
Sound Recording Technology, 35 Wilder St., Ste. 3, Lowell, MA 01854 Phone 978/934-3850 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: B.M. in Sound Recording Technology; Master of Music in Sound Recording Technology (two-year graduate program); Minors in Sound Recording Technology for Electrical Engineering and Computer Science majors (22 credit hours). Program: The B.M. 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. The SRT minors prepare students for technology-development career paths. Supported by eight studios and control rooms: 48-track, MIDI/synthesis, DAW/surround, 8-track, video/post, maintenance/repair, entry-level room.
University of Memphis
Music Industry Program
106 Communication Fine Arts Building, Memphis, TN 38152 Phone 901/678-2559 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: B.M. in Music Industry. 4-year program with concentrations in Sound Recording Technology, Music Business. Program: The Music Industry Program presents a challenging environment for the independent, spirited musician. Concentrations examine traditional music industry concepts but emphasize developing student's ability to adapt to innovative technologies, practices and creative directions. Instructors maintain active involvement in the music industry. Students enjoy studio access with hands-on training. The Memphis music community offers diverse opportunities and internship possibilities. NASM-accredited.
University of Miami, Frost School of Music
PO Box 248165, Coral Gables, FL 33124 Phone 305/284-2241 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: 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. Graduate students, who must have completed a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science, engage in research in audio DSP programming, psychoacoustics and synthesis and must complete a research thesis. Facilities include two state-of-the-art recording studios.
University of New Haven
300 Boston Post Rd., West Haven, CT 06516 Phone 203/932-7101 E-mail
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 music, sound recording and business, and music industry. The sound recording courses include multitrack recording, digital audio and the use of computers in the recording studio. The music industry courses covers record companies, contracts, recording studio management, copyright law and music publishing.
University of North Carolina, Asheville
Music Department, One University Heights, 024 Lipinsky Hall, CPO #2290, Asheville, NC 28804 Phone 828/251-6432 E-mail
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 house a variety of consoles, microphones, signal processors, Pro Tools, etc. The electronic music laboratory houses analog and digital synthesizers, samplers, as well as a Moog, Theremin, etc.
University of South Carolina, School of Music
813 Assembly St., Columbia, SC 29208 Phone 803/576-5639 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: B.M. in Music Engineering Technology (under development). Program: 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. 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.
9817 Huff N Puff Rd., Lakeland, TN 38002 Phone 901/381-3939 E-mail
Degrees/Certificates: 1-year certificate, Audio/Video Production; 2-year certificate, Audio/Video Production; B.A., Liberal Studies in Audio/Video Production (with Crichton College). Program: Visible School is an artistic, technologically edgy audio/video/radio production program in Memphis, training students in the art and skill of production in all formats. The strength of the program is the attention to creative detail, innovation and character for a life career, not just a job. Mac-based courses also taught at Ardent Studios and major studios in the area.
Yale School of Drama
PO Box 208244, New Haven, CT 06520-8244 Phone 203/432-8825 E-mail
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.