92ND STREET Y SCHOOL FO MUSIC
New York City, www.92y.org. Music technology lab featuring eight iMac 1.8GHz G5 workstations with Logic 7, Reason 3, 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. Hands-on experience in a facility with 2-inch/24-track, Pro Tools HD and large mic collection. Electronic music studios.
APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY
Boone, NC, www.music.appstate.edu/recording. Hayes School of Music 4-year B.S. in music industry studies. Other concentrations prepare for careers in arts management, promotions, music merchandising/manufacturing. The 24-track facility offers digital mixing, editing workstations and peripherals. The Broyhill Music Center includes two performance halls, opera studio, MIDI studio, computer labs, rehearsal halls and practice rooms. 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. Studios include ProControl and SSL digital. Placement assistance provided; financial aid available. An accredited member of ACCSCT.
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. Hands-on approach with private lab time.
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. Facilities include a Soundcraft Sapphyre Lc analog console with automation, outboard gear, Pentium IV computers with software from Pro Tools, Cakewalk, Nemesys, TC Electronic, etc.
Nashville, www.belmont.edu. The Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business offers a Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in music business. We own three renowned recording facilities: Ocean Way Nashville, RCA Studio B and the Center for Music Business. Eight state-of-the-art recording studios and a full range of digital and analog recording equipment.
BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC
Boston, www.berklee.edu. Four-year Bachelor of Music or professional diploma. The college offers 12 majors, more than 270 ensembles, six recital halls, 300 practice rooms, 12 professional recording studios and a Media Center.
Daytona Beach, FL, www4.cookman.edu/music/MusicTechnology/Default.htm. B.S. in music technology, 4-year degree program, Pro Tools certification. Students are admitted with the same standard as all undergraduate programs in music and take the full musicianship sequence. Students also take classes in analog and digital audio, advanced computer applications, marketing, management, recording productions and techniques.
Bloomfield, NJ, www.bloomfield.edu/cat/musicmajor.asp. 4-year B.A. in music technology. State-of-the-art Mac-based computer 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 are 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 applied science in broadcast production technology. Radio production students study analog and digital audio recording, mic techniques and multitrack production. Students operate the college’s FM station. 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
New York City, sonic.arts.ccny.cuny.edu. The Sonic Arts Center offers 4-year B.F.A. in music with a concentration in audio technology, emphasizing real-world skills with a project-based approach. Students pursue studies in music theory, performance and musicianship.
CLIVE DAVIS DEPARTMENT OF RECORDED MUSIC
New York City, clivedavisdept.tisch.nyu.edu. Course of study leading to a B.F.A. that is designed to educate students in all aspects of contemporary recorded music, with a special focus on the art of producing music, identifying and cultivating musical talent, and developing creative material within the complex range of recorded music technologies. Students examine business and legal enterprise in a variety of courses.
THE 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 technology area includes required courses in engineering, record production, Pro Tools and MIDI. Music business courses include survey, artist management and entertainment law. Commercial music offerings include songwriting, arranging and conducting. On-campus studio is equipped with Pro Tools, analog 24-track and a MIDI lab with 15 Mac-based DAWs.
THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF BALTIMORE COUNTY
Baltimore, MD, www.ccbcmd.edu. 30-credit certificate in music production and audio recording technology, 2-year program.
COUNTY COLLEGE OF MORRIS
Randolph, NJ, www.ccm.edu. 2-year A.S. degree in music recording or electronic music. Two recording studios feature Soundcraft Ghost consoles, Alesis ADATs, Pro Tools MIXPlus 24 TDM systems, and a host of mics and outboard gear. Electronic music lab boasts 15 workstations running Pro Tools LE and Logic Pro 7.
Pittsburgh, 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 Master 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.
EASTERN SUFFOLK BOCES
Bellport, NY, www.esboces.org. 2-year program. Multiple workstations covering various digital platforms, including Pro Tools, Cubase and Tascam. Industry-standard equipment gives an overview of multitrack recording and sound design. College introductory courses taught at high school level.
London, Ontario, www.musicindustryarts.com. Music Industry Arts offers a thorough 2-year education providing myriad career options, with 24/7 access to two state-of-the-art recording studios with Pro Tools and traditional 2-inch machines. Our studios and 10-station MIDI facility are equipped with dual-processor G5s and the latest software.
FINGER LAKES COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Canandaigua, NY, www.flcc.edu. 2-year A.S. music recording technology degree. We provide hands-on training in a spacious John Storyk–designed, multiroom studio complex with state-of-the-art control rooms. Single instruments to full symphony orchestra can be accommodated in the 2,000-plus-square-foot rehearsal hall. All four studios are Digidesign Pro Tools HD/Mac G5 and Control|24-equipped with a full complement of world-class microphones and outboard processing gear. The recent renovation of the CMAC Performing Arts Center on campus allows us to offer a strong sound reinforcement/live recording aspect to the audio program, as well.
FIREDOG STUDIOS MUSIC TECH CENTER
Spotswood, NJ, www.firedogstudios.com. Three-part 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.
FITS & STARTS PRODUCTIONS
Eatontown, NJ, www.fitsandstarts.com. The multichannel audio seminars tour each year to 30 cities in five regions, and features industry experts Mike Sokol and Hector La Torre. Colleges, private recording schools and studios should call to host the seminar. A certificate of achievement for completing the seminar is offered.
FIVE TOWNS COLLEGE
Dix Hills, NY, www.fivetowns.edu. Bachelor of Music with concentrations in performance, composition/songwriting, musical theater, recording technology and music business. 16/32/64/72-channel SSL 9000 J 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 and show production/touring. Hands-on training in a state-of-the-art multimedia complex with multiple pro recording studios. The Recording Arts facilities feature one-on-one lab environments with industry-standard digital and analog consoles and more than 90 Pro Tools stations.
FUTURE MEDIA CONCEPTS
New York City, www.FMCtraining.com. 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, 3-D animation, compositing and desktop publishing.
GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY
Atlanta, www.music.gsu.edu. 4-year Bachelor of Music degree in music technology and Pro Tools training program. Six recording and post-production studios.
GREEN STREET ARTS CENTER
Middletown, CT, 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, students learn the basics in a Pro Tools HD studio by recording small musical projects. The second course involves larger projects with 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 fields of study in recording engineering, concert lighting/live sound production, artist management and live performance. 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, computer science and music business.
HARRIS INSTITUTE FOR THE ARTS
Toronto, Ontario, www.harrisinstitute.com. 1-year diploma programs in recording arts management and producing/engineering. The 16,000-square-foot facility includes Pro Tools in the audio 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 M.F.A. in film. The department has six Pro Tools — equipped audio studios, including state-of-the-art post-production facility.
Toronto, Ontario, www.humber.ca. Bachelor of Applied Music (contemporary music). Performance Music degree with an optional major in production in years three and four. State-of-the-art 5.1 music studio with 1,000-square-foot studio.
INSTITUTE OF AUDIO RESEARCH
New York City, 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. 18,000-square-foot facility. Pro studio internships and graduate-placement assistance. Licensed by NYS Education Department, approved for veterans training, accredited by ACCSCT. Financial aid.
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.
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.
Jacksonville, FL, arts.ju.edu/music/index.htm. B.S. in Music Business.
LEBANON VALLEY COLLEGE
Annville, PA, www.lvc.edu/music. 4-year liberal arts college. Studies include music theory, history, performance, studio production and recording industry operations. NASM-accredited. Two 24-track recording studios, computer labs and Pro Tools production/editing/mastering rooms.
Montreal, Quebec, www.music.mcgill.ca/sr/build/. 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 Mercy College Music Industry and Technology program (B.S.) and partner Music Conservatory of Westchester. Four computer labs, three recording studios and a theater. Demonstration tape or audition required.
Mississauga, Ontario, www.metalworksinstitute.com. 12-month diploma programs in audio production and engineering, and entertainment business. Digidesign Pro school. Extension of Metalworks Studios. State-of — the-art campus facilities.
MIAMI-DADE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Miami, www.mdc.edu. 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.
MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY
Murfreesboro, www.mtsu.edu/~record. B.S. with concentrations in production and technology, and music business; M.F.A. in recording arts and technology. Five studios with SSL, Sony and Studer consoles; Pro Tools; RADAR and SADiE DAWs; 5.1-channel mixing; MIDI and digital audio labs; mastering, post-production and listening laboratories. AES and SMPTE chapters.
MIDLANDS AUDIO INSTITUTE
Columbia, SC, midlandsaudioinstitute.com. Classes include audio engineering, music business and studio recording. All classes are taught by full-time working professionals.
MUSITECHNIC EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
Montreal, Quebec, www.musitechnic.com. A thorough exploration of the technical and artistic facets of current hardware and software. Musitechnic offers a spacious, comfortable and professional environment. Respected industry professionals teach the program.
NASHVILLE STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
www.nscc.edu. 1-year technical certificates, 2-year A.A.S. degrees. 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 Pro Tools/MIDI workstations, with limited class size.
NASSAU COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Garden City, NY, www.ncc.edu. Three-semester program provides a broad perspective of the music industry and acquaints students with musical structures (intellectually and aurally). Technical skills and internship training acquired in an off-campus recording studio.
NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE OF ART
Brookline, MA, www.neia.artinstitutes.edu. A.S., Associate in audio production, B.S. in audio and media technology. Through rigorous study of theoretical concepts, industry practices and hands-on production techniques, students develop the technical skills and aesthetic sensibilities needed to become professional audio engineers, technicians, producers and business people.
NEW ENGLAND SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS
Bangor, ME, www.nescom.edu. Pro Tools certification and B.A. degrees in communications, with concentrations in audio engineering, television, multimedia, marketing and radio. Students work in a world-class studio facility that includes seven control rooms. There are 13 dedicated Pro Tools rooms and a computer training lab for Pro Tools and MIDI.
Boston, www.music.neu.edu. Students work professionally for 18 months, alternating with semesters in school. All degree programs with co-op take five years. B.S. programs include music industry, music technology and a dual-major in multimedia studies/music technology.
N.Y. INSTITUTE FOR FORENSIC AUDIO
Colonia, NJ, www.owlinvestigations.com. Certificates in video and audio authenticity and voice identification. Lab features Avid Forensic workstation, which enables hands-on experience for all participants. 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. 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.
New York City, www.nyu.edu/education/music/mtech. 2-year, 4-year and Master’s degrees in music technology, emphasizing the integration of musical and technical skills. Wide-ranging internship program.
OCEAN COUNTY VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Lakehurst, NJ, www.ocvts.org. Half-year certificate program (Audio Recording for Electronic Media Career) is offered to high school and post-secondary students. 450 hours per year, with emphasis on hands-on recording by students. Three control rooms overlooking main studio, audio computer lab, separate mixing suite and three DAW suites.
OMEGA RECORDING STUDIOS
Rockville, MD, www.omegastudios.com. Five comprehensive programs: recording engineering, electronic music synthesizers and MIDI, sound reinforcement, audio production techniques (Pro Tools Operator certification) and music business. Avid-authorized education center. Nationally accredited by ACCSCT, approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission and approved for veterans’ educational benefits.
ONTARIO INSTITUTE OF AUDIO RECORDING TECHNOLOGY
London, Ontario, www.oiart.ca. 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 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.
Baltimore, MD, www.peabody.jhu.edu. 5-year bachelor’s degree in recording arts, 2-year master’s degree in audio recording and acoustics. Fully automated digital facilities.
PENN STATE UNIVERSITY
University Park, PA, www.psu.edu. B.F.A. in technical theater (sound design), B.A. in integrative arts. Theaters (all with automation systems), 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.
PRO TOOLS TRAINING CENTER
ATLANTA/MIAMI/NASHVILLE/NEW YORK/NEW ORLEANS/PHILADELPHIA/TORONTO
www.protoolstraining.com. Pro Tools certificate program is 25 hours, the Digidesign Operator certificate for music or post is 75-plus hours and Digidesign Expert Certificate for music or post-production is 100-plus course hours. Accelerated audio and multimedia training for individuals and corporations. Courses delivered at high-end studios nationwide. Staff comprises pro engineers with decades of experience and hundreds of Gold/Platinum albums and 12 Grammy Awards.
QUEENSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Brooklyn, NY, www.qcc.cuny.edu. Music electronic technology degree.
Radford, VA, www.radford.edu. 4-year B.M. in music and technology, 2-year M.A. in computer music. 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/QUEBEC
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. Our “Dolby-certified Surround Mixing” theaters and Foley studio have hosted acclaimed film clients.
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/LOS ANGELES
www.sae.edu. 900-hour diploma program in audio technology, featuring industry-standard equipment and innovative teaching techniques from accomplished professionals. Career development assistance. More than 40 locations worldwide.
SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN
Savannah, GA, www.scad.edu/academic/majors/snds. B.F.A. in sound design, M.A. in sound design, M.F.A. in sound design. Students learn the practice of sound design using original films, animations and videogames. Digidesign-certified training location. Extensive field recording equipment for use in the development of sound effects libraries and to provide location sound for film shoots.
SELECT SOUND STUDIOS
Kenmore, NY, www.selectsound.com. Six New York state — accredited recording technologies programs, each is 12 weeks and three credits. 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.
THE SHEFFIELD INSTITUTE FOR THE RECORDING ARTS
Phoenix, MD, www.sheffieldav.com. 6-month full-time, 1-year part-time certificates. Quality instruction and hands-on training on the latest equipment. Instructors have extensive real-world experience. Graduates are prepared to enter a variety of fields, including studio recording, live recording, sound reinforcement engineering, audio for video, remixing, nonlinear digital audio editor, equipment sales and more.
Winchester, VA, www.su.edu. B.M. in commercial music. Shenandoah University is located in a state-of-the-art facility featuring an SSL 4000 G+ console with automation. Students record more than 300 concerts, student and faculty recitals, and internal and external projects every year. Two MIDI/editing suites.
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 recreating a mix is the final exam.
STARFIELDS PRODUCTIONS RECORDING STUDIOS
New York City, www.starfieldsproductions.com. 10-week primer with concentration on recording. Workshop II focuses on use of Pro Tools and overall DAW integration with current audio and MIDI gear, as well as use of classic analog outboard gear.
www.fredonia.edu/som/srt. 4-year B.S. in Music with an emphasis on sound recording technology. Modeled after European Tonmeister training, competence in playing a musical instrument and in sciences must be demonstrated through scheduled audition. Five studios, SSL console, 24-track analog and digital recording, MIDI/sampling labs. Students receive a minimum of 650 hours in-studio experience. Accredited by NASM.
www.oneonta.edu/academics/music. B.A. program prepares students for work in the music/entertainment industry. The curriculum includes entertainment industry business affairs, intellectual property law, music products, music theory, performance and history/literature. The minor in audio production focuses in the technical and artistic components of audio recording and offers Pro Tools 101 certificate.
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 at recording studios and music production facilities. Accredited by NASM.
Miami, www.mssurrounded.com. Grammy-winning engineer provides one-on-one or small-group training to select individuals. Custom course(s) per individual basis. Topics include basic and advanced engineering, mixing, DAWs, critical listening, production techniques, surround sound.
Philadelphia, www.temple.edu/btmm. B.A., M.A. In the Recording Industry study, courses are offered in music production and business, including local, national and international internship opportunities. The flexible curriculum allows students to explore their own path while having access to all of the resources of a large, urban university. Seven studios include both vintage analog and digital technologies.
TOP HAT PRODUCTIONS
Lake Worth, FL, www.tophatproductions.net. 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, full-time sound technology program: music production, post-production audio, live sound reinforcement. Taught in state-of-the-art facilities, with SSL, Soundtracs and Amek consoles.
Toronto, Ontario, www.trebas.com. 3-year B.A. in sound technology, 1-year diploma programs. Authorized training center for Cubase and Macromedia. 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.
TROD NOSSEL PRODUCTIONS & RECORDING STUDIOS
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.
Troy, AL, www.troy.edu. B.A./B.S. in music with specialized degree tracks. A post-secondary Master of Science with a concentration in music industry is under development with implementation in the fall of 2007. Areas of concentration include writing and production, music business and a flexible general music industry track. Digidesign-sponsored institution, with production/teaching facilities including Studio A, Studio B, digital audio lab and a music technology lab.
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; two state-of-the-art recording studios. Students record 20 musical acts on analog and digital formats.
UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD, THE HARTT SCHOOL
West Hartford, CT, www.hartford.edu/hartt. B.M. in music production and technology. A strong academic background and music audition are required. Training includes record 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 system.
UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD, WARD COLLEGE
West Hartford, CT, uhaweb.hartford.edu/FULLER. 4-year B.S. in audio engineering technology. Covers applied audio electronics, audio studio engineering, acoustics and computer programming. Electives allow students to take additional coursework.
UNIVERSITY OF MAINE, AUGUSTA
www.uma.maine.edu. UMA has the only music program in Maine with a state-of-the-art recording studio. Internships from B.M. in jazz and contemporary music (audio concentration).
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, BALTIMORE
www.umbcrecordingstudios.org. 4-year B.A. in music with an emphasis in recording. Focuses on 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 systems, Genelec and Event monitoring.
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS LOWELL
www.uml.edu/College/arts. B.M. and M.M. degrees in sound recording technology. Minor programs for computer science and electrical engineering majors. Supported by eight studios and control rooms, including critical-listening and surround recording studio, high-end multitrack room with API Vision console, MIDI/synthesis studio, DAW/surround room, 8-track control room, video post-production suite, maintenance/repair laboratory, entry-level room.
UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS
music.memphis.edu. B.M. with concentrations in sound recording technology and music business. Fully accredited by NASM. Contemporary on-campus production facilities include a comprehensive multitrack recording studio outfitted with 7.1 high-resolution recording and mixing technologies, electronic music labs and a multichannel high-resolution mixing suite. Students work in digital art, writing and publishing studios.
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI, FROST SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Coral Gables, FL, www.music.miami.edu. The Music Engineering (B.M.) program accepts undergraduate musicians who desire careers in music recording, audio engineering, audio equipment hardware and software design, sound reinforcement and broadcasting. M.S.E.E. graduate students engage in research in audio DSP programming, psychoacoustics and synthesis.
UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN
West Haven, CT, www.newhaven.edu. Bachelor’s degree in music and sound recording, music industry programs. 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
www.unca.edu/music. Bachelor’s program. Recording facilities include two multitrack studios with a variety of consoles, microphones, signal processors, Pro Tools. The electronic music laboratory houses analog and digital synthesizers, samplers, etc.
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, COLUMBIA
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 and audio-for-video) and music technology (synthesis, signal processing, sequencing and computer music). Facilities include a large recording studio, an 18-station computer music lab and two electronic music/MIDI studios.
VALENCIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Orlando, www.valenciacc.edu. 2-year audio engineering degree. Program develops recording skills through ear training for quality of sound, principles of psychoacoustics and basic studio techniques. Digidesign Pro Tools 101 is covered as part of the regular curriculum.
YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA
New Haven, CT, www.yale.edu/drama/admissions/sdesign.html. 3-year M.F.A., 1-year certificate, 2-year engineering internship. Sound Design program teaches the theory and practice of sound design, including script interpretation, compositional elements of design, fundamentals of sound and music technology, advanced problem-solving, sound delivery systems and a design master class.
Toronto, Ontario, www.yorku.ca. B.A., B.F.A., M.A., Ph.D. comprehensive music program with digital audio and computer composition streams. Courses include sonic architecture, composing for film, notation, alternate tunings, MIDI, digital and electronic media, etc.