92nd Street Y School of Music
New York, NY; www.92y.org. Music technology lab featuring eight iMac 1.8GHz G5 workstations with Logic, Reason, Pure Data and GarageBand.
Washington, D.C.; www.american.edu. 4-year B.S. in audio technology, minor in audio technology, concentrating on music and audio production, recording and computer/electronic systems. Facility with 2-inch/24-track analog, Pro Tools|HD and a large mic collection.
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC; www.music.appstate.edu/recording. The Hayes School of Music 4-year B.S. in music industry studies offers training in music/sound recording and audio post. Other concentrations: arts management, music merchandising/manufacturing. Facility offers digital mixing, editing workstations and industry-standard peripherals. Off-campus internships.
www.audiocareer.com. 45-week Audio Engineering diploma. 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, film post in a THX pm3–certified mixing theater. An accredited member of ACCSCT, the emphasis at A.R.T.I. is hands-on training. Studios are well-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.
Audio Magic Recording Studios
Buffalo, NY; www.recordingstudio.com. 12-week certificate programs in audio basics, Pro Tools and advanced mixing techniques. Full-time commercial studio with multiple rooms and workstations. Instruction covers sonic principles, consoles, mics and effects to digital editing and advanced techniques in mixing and mastering on Pro Tools|HD. Courses cost $450 each, plus workbook.
Wilson, NC; www.barton.edu. B.A. in Mass Communication (audio recording technology concentration) includes hands-on training in a 32-track recording studio. Low student/teacher ratio. Curriculum includes studio recording, electronic music, DAW recording/editing/mixing, production and post audio for film/video, and an internship program.
Nashville, TN; www.belmont.edu. The Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business offers a Bachelor’s of Business Administration with emphasis in music business with an award-winning faculty and a program combining classroom experience with real-world application. We own 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.
Berklee College of Music
Boston, MA; www.berklee.edu. 4-year Bachelor’s of Music or professional diploma. Berklee College of Music is the world’s largest independent music college. More than 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, more than 270 ensembles, six recital halls, 300 practice rooms, 12 professional recording studios and media center with current industry technology.
Daytona Beach, FL; www.cookman.edu/music. The Bachelor of Arts in music with a concentration in music technology includes music computer applications, music theory, arranging and orchestration, digital audio production, sound reinforcement, audio recording/editing, MIDI, music business, merchandising/marketing, digital video, multimedia, audio for video. Our campus provides recording studio rooms equipped with 40-plus computer music workstations.
Casper, WY; www.caspercollege.edu. Now in our 25th year of audio education, CC offers 2-year AA degrees in music performance, music education, multimedia and theater tech. Non-degree students welcomed. Our recording studio has analog, hard disk and Pro Tools LE recording. Top-rated music department, aligned with NASM.
Bloomfield NJ; www.bloomfield.edu/cat/musicmajor.asp. 4-year B.A. in music technology provides a highly individualized program for students aspiring to be producers, artists or engineers. State-of-the-art Mac-based music lab and campus Pro Tools studio. Dept. chair professor Chris White brings years of music industry experience having worked with such notables as Dizzy Gillespie and Nina Simone.
Cayuga Community College
Auburn, NY; www.cayuga-cc.edu. 2-year A.A.S. degrees in audio production, radio/TV broadcasting and telecommunications technology with concentrations in video production, digital and interactive media, broadcast journalism and electronic publishing. 32-track studio, FM radio station, TV studio, remote truck and digital media lab. Industry internships required. Cayuga is a unit of the State University of New York.
Central Carolina Community College
Sanford, NC; www.cccc.edu. 1-year diplomas in radio production and TV production; 2-year Associate degree in broadcast production technology. Radio production students study analog and digital audio recording, mic techniques and multitrack production. Additionally, students operate the college’s 3,000-watt FM station.
The City College of New York
New York, NY; http://sonic.arts.ccny.cuny.edu. The Sonic Arts Center offers 4-year B.F.A. in music with a concentration in audio technology, providing an in-depth curriculum emphasizing real-world skills with a project-based approach. Students receive solid theoretical grounding in audio technology. In addition, students pursue studies in music theory, performance and musicianship.
Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music
NYU Tisch School of the Arts
New York, NY; www.clivedavisdept.tisch.nyu.edu. 4-year B.F.A. program in all aspects of contemporary recorded music and the art of identifying musical talent and developing creative material. The program recognizes music recording is both a creative medium and a complex business enterprise, and students master both aspects.
College of Saint Rose
Albany, NY; www.strose.edu. 4-year B.S. in music with music industry emphasis (and part-time M.A. in music technology) covers technology, music business and commercial music. The on-campus studio is equipped with Pro Tools, analog 24-track and a MIDI lab with 15 Mac-based DAWs.
Community College of Baltimore County
Baltimore, MD; www.ccbcmd.edu. The Essex campus offers a 2-year, 30-credit certificate in music production and audio recording technology.
Pittsburgh, PA; www.music.duq.edu. The Mary Pappert School of Music offers 4-year B.M. degrees in sound recording technology/technology performance/technology composition; a Masters of music technology; and summer recording seminars. Campus facilities include two 24-track automated digital studios, mastering lab, digital music tech lab and workstation lab with 28 DAWs.
London, Ontario; www.musicindustryarts.com. Music Industry Arts offers a 2-year education providing myriad career options, with 24/7 access to two recording studios with Pro Tools and 2-inch machines. Our studios and 10-station MIDI facility offer dual-processor G5s and the latest software. The Digital Applications Program accepts graduates from other programs.
Finger Lakes Community College
Canandaigua, NY; www.fingerlakes.edu. 2-year A.S. music recording technology degree. Provides a recording facility with 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 via MOTU 2408 using Samplitude Studio.
Firedog Studios Music Tech Center
Spotswood, NJ; www.firedogstudios.com. 18-week audio training program provides basic know-how and hands-on experience about recording, mixing, mic placement and more. We also offer Pro Tools 101 courses and mix the instructor-led classroom experience with live sessions in a working facility with real clients.
Fits & Starts Productions
Eatontown, NJ; www.fitsandstarts.com. We are the leading provider of audio seminars in North America, having conducted more than 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.
Five Towns College
Dix Hills, NY; www.fivetowns.edu. Bachelor’s of music with concentrations in performance, composition/songwriting, musical theater, recording technology and music business. 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
Winter Park, FL; www.fullsail.com. Associate and B.S. programs in computer animation, digital media, entertainment business, film, game design/development, recording arts, show production/touring. Hands-on training in a multimedia complex with multiple recording studios (Amek 9098i, SSL 9000J and Digidesign ProControl). The Recording Arts facilities feature one-on-one lab environments with industry-standard digital and analog consoles and more than 90 Pro Tools stations. Career placement assistance is provided; financial aid is available.
Future Media Concepts
New York, NY; www.FMCtraining.com. Training center provides a complete range of manufacturer-authorized training in digital media, including Pro Tools Operator and Pro Tools Expert certifications, nonlinear editing, sound design, Web design and programming, video streaming, DVD authoring, compositing and desktop publishing.
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA; www.music.gsu.edu. GSU’s School of Music offers a 4-year B.M. in music technology and a Pro Tools training program. The campus has six recording and post-production studios.
Green Street Arts Center
Middletown, CT 06457; www.greenstreetartscenter.org. Classes in sound recording with Pro Tools, which meet once a week for a 3-hour hands-on lecture/lab. During the first 10-week course, learn the basics in the Pro Tools|HD studio by recording small musical projects. The second course involves more advanced recording techniques.
Guilford Technical Community College
High Point, NC; www.gtcc.edu/programs/et/faq.html. 2-year Associate of Science in entertainment technology offers study in recording engineering, concert lighting/live sound production, artist management and live performance. There are three recording studios, two Pro Tools music labs, a large concert staging auditorium, an outdoor amphitheater and a smaller indoor auditorium/staging area.
Hampton University Music Department
Hampton, VA; www.hamptonu.edu/academics/schools/libarts/music. 4-year B.S. in music with a music engineering technology emphasis, including multitrack audio production, stereo recording and psychoacoustics, electronic music, DAWs, music theory, music performance, electrical engineering and music business.
Harris Institute for the Arts
Toronto, Ontario; www.harrisinstitute.com. 1-year diploma programs in Recording Arts Management (RAM) and Producing/Engineering Program (PEP), with 84 courses relating to the business, technical and creative aspects of the music industry. The 16,000-square-foot facility includes Pro Tools in the post suite, Logic Audio in the MIDI/multitrack suite and 24-track digital multitrack in the music recording control room.
Washington, D.C.; www.howard.edu. The Department of Radio, TV & Film offers 4-year B.A. degrees in audio production, television production, film production, telecommunications management and a 2-year MFA in film. The department has six Pro Tools–equipped audio studios, including one state-of-the-art post facility that uses Pro Tools|HD.
Institute of Audio Research
New York, NY; www.audioschool.com. 9-month diploma program in audio recording features digital audio production, analog/digital recording and mixing, signal processing technologies, post, MIDI, music business and DAW operations in a 18,000-square-foot facility in the heart of Greenwich Village. Pro studio internships and graduate-placement assistance. Licensed by NYS Education Department, approved for veterans training, accredited by ACCSCT. Financial aid for eligible students.
In Your Ear
Richmond, VA; www.lobe.com/computermusiccourse.html. Program on advanced use of computers in music production. Concentrates on basics of acoustics and mic use, digital interfaces, outboard gear and computer equipment including software configuration. The heart of the course is exploring software and artists creating their musical projects.
Ithaca College School of Music
Ithaca, NY; www.ithaca.edu/music. 4-year program (B.M. in sound recording technology) features 24-track SSL/Pro Tools|HD recording studios, Yamaha 02R/Pro Tools production studio and three electroacoustic music studios. Training musicians to be engineers, the program includes music theory, history, performance, liberal arts and coursework in recording/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
Annville, PA; www.lvc.edu/music. This private 4-year liberal arts college combines a 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), computer labs for audio/video/new-media development and Pro Tools production/editing/mastering rooms.
Montreal, Quebec; www.music.mcgill.ca/soundrecording. The Master of Music program in sound recording has provided Tonmeister education since 1979, combining practical and theoretical training in studio techniques, mic selection, digital sound processing and technical ear training. The Ph.D. program focuses on research related to the evaluation and improvement of sound recording practices and technology.
White Plains, NY; www.mercy.edu/cda. 4-year Music Industry and Technology program (B.S.) and partner Music Conservatory of Westchester are located 25 miles from New York City. The facilities contains four multi-station computer labs, three recording studios and a theater to support the 170 students enrolled.
Mississauga, Ontario; www.metalworksinstitute.com. 12-month diploma programs in audio production and engineering and entertainment business management. This extension of Metalworks Studios capitalizes on 25 years of award-winning real-world experience. The state-of-the-art campus facilities provide students with the best tools, instructors and environment to complete their education. Eastern Canada’s only Digidesign Pro School offering certification courses.
Miami-Dade Community College
Miami, FL; www.mdcc.edu/dfvbeta. The School of Film and Video offers A.S. degrees in radio, television, broadcast programming and film production; a certificate in television production; and an A.A. degree in mass communication. The program 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
Murfreesboro, TN; www.mtsu.edu/~record. B.S. with concentrations in production and technology and music business, and an M.F.A. in recording arts and technology. Facilities include five studios with SSL, Sony and Studer consoles; Pro Tools, RADAR and SADiE DAWs; 5.1-channel mixing; MIDI and digital audio labs with Pro Tools, Digital Performer, mastering, post and listening laboratories; 5.1-channel classroom. Eight TEC Award nominations, NARAS Student Music Award, AES and SMPTE chapters.
Midlands Audio Institute
Columbia, SC; http://midlandsaudioinstitute.com. A careeer-oriented program offered by the Midlands Technical College Dept. of Continuing Education. Classes include audio engineering, music business and studio recording. All classes taught by working professionals. Hands-on learning on a Pro Tools rig.
Musitechnic Educational Services
Montreal, Quebec; www.musitechnic.com. Musitechnic is the creator of the “Computer-Assisted Sound Design 901.24” college training program, offered in French or English. A thorough exploration of the technical and artistic facets of current hardware and software.
Nashville State Technical Community College
Nashville, TN; www.nscc.edu. The program emphasizes studio recording/mixing/mastering, with offerings such as music publishing, songwriting and maintenance. Facilities include a new 32-track studio and mix room and 12 new Pro Tools/MIDI workstations, with limited class size. Program offers both 1-year technical certificates and 2-year A.A.S degrees.
Nassau Community College
Garden City, NY; www.ncc.edu. Designed to introduce students to music and recording technology, this 3-semester program provides a broad perspective of the music industry and acquaints students with musical structures. Technical skills and internship training will be acquired in an off-campus professional recording studio.
New England Institute of Art
Brookline, MA; www.neia.artinstitutes.edu. The audio production program offers a solid (2-year A.S. or 4-year B.S.) education. Courses are offered in studio production, critical listening, electronics, acoustics, live sound, music theory, MIDI and a wide variety of business topics. Facilities include five multitrack production studios with SSL, Trident and Yamaha consoles and a digital audio/MIDI lab with Pro Tools, Digital Performer, Logic Pro and Reason.
New England School of Communications
Bangor, ME; www.nescom.edu. Pro Tools certification and B.A. degrees in communications. Areas of concentration: audio engineering, television, multimedia, marketing and radio. Students work in a world-class studio facility that includes seven control rooms featuring Digi ICON and D-Command consoles. There are 13 dedicated Pro Tools rooms and a computer training lab for Pro Tools and MIDI.
NY Institute of Forensic Audio
Colonia, NJ; www.owlinvestigations.com. Programs include certification in video and audio authenticity and voice identification. Lab features the Avid Forensic workstation, which enables hands-on experience. Evidence procedures, legal questions and courtroom testimony related to the above specialties will be discussed.
NYC College of Technology
Brooklyn, NY; www.citytech.cuny.edu/academics/deptsites/enttech. Hands-on programs focus on sound for live entertainment, with a 4-year B.T. in entertainment technology and certificates in sound, lighting, scenic construction and show control. We feature low tuition and a world-class faculty.
NYU Steinhart School
New York, NY; www.nyu.edu/education/music/mtech/. 2- and 4-year programs in music technology and a 2-year Tonemeister honors certification sequence prepares students for careers in engineering, production and post, A/V mastering, audio maintenance/repair, synth programming, multimedia and software development. Facilities include 14 recording and computer music studios, analog synthesis studio, video digitizing/DVD authoring studio and a 20-bit Sonic Solutions digital mastering room. Audio hardware includes Pro Tools|HD and MixPlus and SSL and Tascam consoles.
Boston, MA; www.music.neu.edu. B.S. programs include music industry, music technology and a dual major in multimedia studies/music technology. 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
Lakehurst, NJ; www.ocvts.org. Half-year certificate program offered to high school and post-secondary students. Course: 450 hours per year, with 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 DAW suites.
Omega Recording Studios
Rockville, MD; www.omegastudios.com. The Omega Studios School functions within the 4-studio Omega Recording Studios complex, offering five comprehensive programs, including recording engineering, electronic music synthesizers and MIDI, sound reinforcement, audio production techniques (featuring Pro Tools operator certification) and music business. Avid-authorized education center. The certificate programs are nationally accredited by ACCSCT and approved for veterans’ educational benefits.
Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology
London, Ontario; www.oiart.ca. North America’s longest-running immersion program dedicated to audio engineering/production offers a 1-year, college-level diploma. A full-time faculty and a 5:1 student/instructor ratio guide select students to creatively acquire industry-valued skills. Students learn in six remarkable studios of pro analog and digital gear.
Parsons Center for Audio Studies
Wellesley, MA; www.paudio.com. 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/Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD; www.peabody.jhu.edu/recording-arts. 5-year Bachelor’s degree in recording arts and a 2-year Master’s degree in audio recording and acoustics. Fully automated digital facilities with comprehensive math/science/music-based degrees in recording arts.
Penn State University
University Park, PA; www.psu.edu. B.F.A. in Technical Theater (Sound Design) and a B.A. in Integrative Arts. Facilities include theaters (all with automation systems: AudioBox, LCS and SFX PASC), recital hall, project recording studio, MIDI/mixdown suite, two computer labs with audio facilities. Full-time faculty in sound design and electroacoustic music, and a graduate-level program in acoustics.
Radford, VA; www.radford.edu/~cmt. B.M. music and technology, 4-year; M.A. computer music, 2-year. 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.
Recording Arts Canada, Toronto
www.recordingarts.com. RAC has a one-student-per-workstation ratio. Digital sound and music facilities include more than 40 studios, workstations and labs. Digital media studios feature the latest in computer and software technologies. Dolby-certified surround mixing theaters and Foley studio have hosted acclaimed film clients.
Recording Arts Canada, Quebec
www.recordingarts.com. RAC is host to students from across Canada, as well as many international and American students. College-level programs combine a strong academic foundation, reinforced by extensive hands-on studio experience. More than 60 percent of our training is delivered in our studios and labs.
Recording Engineers Institute
Islandia, NY; www.audiotraining.com. Certificate offered for graduates of 8-month, 170-hour program. Classes 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.
SAE Institute of Technology
New York City/Nashville/North Miami Beach
www.sae.edu. Established in 1976, SAE is one of the world’s largest networks of audio and media institutes, with more than 40 locations worldwide. All U.S. locations offer a 900-hour diploma program in audio technology, featuring industry-standard equipment and innovative teaching techniques from accomplished professionals. Career development assistance is offered.
Savannah College of Art and Design
Savannah, GA; www.scad.edu/dept/snds.
Select Sound Studios
Kenmore, NY; www.selectsound.com. Six New York State–accredited recording technologies programs, each 12 weeks and three credits. Select Sound Studios is a full-service recording facility specializing in education. Four production rooms let students 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, mic techniques, tape recorders, mixing consoles and Pro Tools Native and TDM systems. New: personnel placement program.
The Sheffield Institute for the Recording Arts
Phoenix, MD; www.sheffieldav.com. 6-month full-time and 1-year part-time certificate programs, with hands-on training on the latest equipment (iPro Tools and SSL). Our instructors have extensive real-world engineering experience. Graduates enter a variety of fields, including studio recording, live recording, SR engineering, audio for video, remixing, nonlinear digital audio editor, equipment sales and more.
Winchester, VA; www.su.edu. Shenandoah University is located in a new state-of-the-art facility featuring an SSL 4000 G+ console with automation. Students in our Bachelor’s of Music commercial music emphasis program get experience by recording more than 300 concerts, student and faculty recitals, and internal and external projects. In addition, we have two MIDI/editing suites where students use Pro Tools 24, Cubase VST and Cakewalk.
Holland, PA; www.SigmaSoundZ.com. Former chief engineer and president of Sigma Sound and SPARS, Michael Tarsia has designed a 16-course recording program where the focus is on the art. Pro Tools is the platform the students will be taught on. Deconstructing and re-creating a mix is the final exam. Tarsia states, “To be able to use recording tools creatively and listen is the first step to becoming a great engineer.”
Starfields Recording/Production Workshop
New York, NY; www.starfieldsproductions.com. Starfield’s Recording/Production Workshop I is a 10-week primer on the basics of recording, using analog and digital platforms. Workshop II focuses on Pro Tools and overall DAW integration with current audio and MIDI gear, and use of classic analog outboard gear.
SUNY College at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY, www.fredonia.edu/som/srt. Accredited by NASM, this 4-year B.S. in Music with an emphasis on sound recording technology operates within the School of Music. Modeled after European Tonmeister training, competence in playing a musical instrument and in sciences must be demonstrated through audition. 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. Internships are available.
SUNY College at Oneonta
Oneonta, NY; www.oneonta.edu/academics/music. B. A. program prepares students for work in the music/entertainment industry, including management, marketing, promotion, merchandising, publishing, production and performance. The curriculum includes music theory, performance and history/literature. A minor in audio production focuses on the technical and artistic components of audio recording and offers Pro Tools 101 certificate.
SUNY College at Oswego
Oswego, NY; www.oswego.edu/music. B.A. program prepares students for work in the recording industry through classroom instruction, hands-on experience with modern digital recording equipment and internship opportunities. Facilities include a Pro Tools|HD–based recording studio and a 9-station, iMac G5–centered MIDI lab. Accredited by NASM.
Philadelphia, PA; www.temple.edu/btmm. B.A. and M.A. in Broadcasting, Telecommunications & Mass Media program offers courses in music production and business, with internship opportunities locally, nationally and internationally. Seven studios include vintage analog and industry-standard digital technologies.
Top Hat Productions
Lake Worth, FL; www.tophatproductions.net. Learn how to get your voice on radio and TV commercials, video and CD-ROM narrations, corporate training videos and more. This one-day workshop is taught by seasoned radio, TV and voice-over pros from an award-winning audio production company. Learn script interpretation, diction and inflection, creating your demo, studio etiquette, finding work, marketing, launching your career.
Toronto Film School
Toronto, Ontario; www.torontofilmschool.com. 15-month sound technology program: music production, post-production, live sound reinforcement. Facilities offer SSL, Soundtracs and Amek consoles.
Total Sound Inc.
Silver Spring, MD; www.totalsound.edu. Audio engineering, Pro Tools certification, music composition and film scoring. Gear includes Pro Tools|HD3, Waves Platinum, Focusrite Red Series compressors and preamps, dbx, Drawmer, Groove Tubes VIPRE, Universal Audio, Avalon and Neve outboard.
Trebas Institute, Ontario
www.trebas.com. 3-year B.A. in sound technology and 1-year diploma programs. Established in 1979 to train students in 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. Authorized training center for Cubase and Macromedia. Companion school in Montreal.
Trod Nossel Recording Studio
Wallingford, CT; www.trodnossel.com. Modern Recording Techniques 1 (MRT1) is a weekly class on the basics of multitrack recording, with seven weeks of theory and five weeks of hands-on training. MRT2 is a 15-week hands-on extension of MRT1. CRT is our new Computer Recording Techniques class geared toward Pro Tools and other DAWs.
Unity Gain Recording Institute
Fort Myers, FL; www.unitygain.com. The Audio Recording Comprehensive program and Advanced Techniques in Audio Recording are two 48-week programs that provide more than 250 hours of hands-on recording. Class size is limited in the two state-of-the-art recording studios.
University of Hartford, The Hartt School
West Hartford, CT; http://uhaweb.hartford.edu/musicprod. Music Production and Technology is a competitive B.M. program 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, music theory, ear training and liberal arts. Facilities include several studios, computer lab and disk-based remote recording.
University of Hartford, Ward College
West Hartford, CT; http://haweb.hartford.edu/wardweb/descaud.htm. 4-year B.S. in audio engineering technology covers applied audio electronics and a track of courses in audio studio engineering, acoustics and computer programming. Example concentrations include RF communications, recording and computer programming.
University of Maine, Augusta
www.uma.maine.edu. 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. Internships from our B.M. in jazz and contemporary music (audio concentration) are a student’s best link to employment.
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Baltimore, MD; www.umbcrecordingstudios.org. 4-year B.A. in Music with an emphasis in recording offers a solid foundation in audio engineering, including acoustics, mic techniques, digital signal processing, mastering, plug-in applications, Pro Tools and surround sound recording. Three-studio facility with Pro Tools|HD, Genelec and Event monitoring, plug-ins and a wide selection of mics.
University of Massachusetts Lowell
www.uml.edu/dept/music/srt. The sound recording technology B.M. and Master’s programs prepare 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 to prepare students for technology-development career paths. Studies are supported by eight studios and control rooms.
The University of Memphis
http://music.memphis.edu. 4-year B.M. degree with concentrations in sound recording technology and/or music business. On-campus facilities include digital and 2-inch/24-track analog studio with 7.1 mixing, dedicated 5.1 mixing suite, 17-station Pro Tools music lab, MIDI-based electronic music lab and video production facilities.
University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL; www.music.miami.edu. Music Engineering (B.M.) program accepts undergraduate musicians who desire careers in music recording, audio engineering, audio hardware and software design, sound reinforcement and broadcasting. Graduate students who have completed a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science engage in research in audio DSP programming, psychoacoustics and synthesis. Facilities include two state-of-the-art studios.
University of New Haven
West Haven, CT; www.newhaven.edu. Bachelor’s degree in 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 computers in the studio. The music industry courses cover record companies, contracts, recording studio management, copyright law and music publishing.
University of North Carolina
Asheville, NC; www.unca.edu/music. The UNCA Music Technology Bachelor’s program was established in 1982. Recording facilities include two multitrack studios (with digital and analog equipment), which house a variety of consoles, microphones, signal processors, Pro Tools. The electronic music laboratory houses analog and digital synthesizers, samplers, and a Moog, Theremin, etc.
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC; www.music.sc.edu/recording. Curriculum includes more than 10 classes in sound recording (pop and classical recording, mixing techniques, workstation editing, digital audio technology, audio for video) and music technology (synthesis, signal processing, sequencing, computer music). Facilities include a large recording studio with a 48-input console, 24-track digital recorder and Pro Tools|HD2, an 18-station computer music lab and two electronic music/MIDI studios.
Valencia Community College
Orlando, FL; www.valenciacc.edu. 2-year Audio Engineering degree program develops recording skills through solid ear-training for quality of sound, principles of psychoacoustics and basic studio techniques, including principles of analog and digital recording and crafting of the mix. Pro Tools 101 is covered as part of the regular curriculum. The degree also focuses on advanced studio techniques, mic selection, studio equipment calibration—including analog multitrack recorders—and advanced digital audio training on Pro Tools.
Yale School of Drama
New Haven, CT; www.yale.edu/drama/admissions/sdesign.html. M.F.A., 3-year; certificate, 1-year; engineering internship, 2-year. The Sound Design program teaches the theory and practice of pro sound design, including script interpretation, introductory sound design, fundamentals of sound and music technology, advanced problem solving, sound delivery systems, advanced digital sound and music technology and a design master class. Qualified students will design for student and Yale repertory productions.
Toronto, Ontario; www.yorku.ca. Programs include B.A., B.F.A., M.A. and Ph.D. studies. Music program with digital audio and computer composition streams. Courses include composing for film, notation, alternate tunings, MIDI, digital and electronic media, etc.