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2017 Education Directory

Belmont University

Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business

1900 Belmont Blvd.

Nashville, TN 37212

615-460-5504  •

In 1971 Belmont University created a Music Business program designed to prepare young men and women for operational, administrative, creative, and technical careers in the music industry.  The Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business was established in 2003 to provide educational programs of study for future entertainment industry professionals.  Belmont’s Curb College offers five academic degrees and five areas of study in Music Business, Audio Engineering Technology, Motion Pictures, Entertainment Industry Studies, and Songwriting and a Master of Science with a major in Audio Engineering.  The college boasts an impressive faculty of academic scholars and authors, entrepreneurs, songwriters, producers, and sound and recording engineers.  A world leader in music business and entertainment industry education, and the only freestanding college of its kind accredited for both business (AACSB) and technology (ABET), the Curb College has been featured in Billboard, Time Magazine, Rolling Stone, and Business Week.

Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences

2300 E Broadway Rd.

Tempe, AZ 85282

844/334-7327  •

Degree/Certification Offered: Master Recording Program II (MRP II)

The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences (CRAS) is the premier recording, engineering and production school. If you’re looking for an education that can give you the knowledge and skills to record and “live mix” music, design game sounds, or audio for film, TV and broadcast, then CRAS is the place for you. CRAS is the only recording school with a mandatory industry internship required for graduation. Graduates are also certified in a broad range of technologies, encompassing all aspects of recording and sound reinforcement. This means CRAS students graduate with a significant advantage in the workplace. CRAS doesn’t offer online courses because we know that a hands-on education is needed to develop a student’s self-confidence and overall mastery of all technologies and systems. Learn the art of recording, in 11 months, quickly, without a mountain of debt. If you love sound and want to make it your career–BE CRAS!


Los Altos Hills, CA 94022


Bruce Tambling: [email protected] • 408-313-9006

or Eric Kuehnl: [email protected]  • 510-499-4082

  • Outstanding instruction and professional-quality facilities.
  • Large selection of music technology courses leading to an A.A. Degree, instruction in studio recording and audio for visual media.
  • Offering several industry certifications including Avid Pro Tools certificates, certification in digital audio workstations, audio plug-ins and game audio middleware.
  • Constantly updating and refining curriculum
  • Very cost-efficient options

“The campus is beautiful, the recording studios are state-of-the-art, and the instructors are experienced industry professionals.” – Allen Ross


953 Danby Road, Whalen Center for Music

Ithaca, NY 14850

607/274-3171  •

Degree/Certification Offered: Sound Recording Technology (B.M.) and undergraduate programs including Music Education, Performance Studies, and Music Theory, History, and Composition.

Since its founding in 1892 as a conservatory, the School of Music earns its reputation as one of the best in the nation, offering a superb blend of full-time faculty, performance opportunities, required liberal arts courses, and success in career placement. As a part of our Bachelor of Music Program—in addition to taking core courses that focus on legacy recording techniques—you will be trained in the latest recording and mixing methods in our newly refurbished, state-of-the-art facilities. To complement your music studies, you will take courses in Audio Production, Theatre Sound, and Physics, at the School of Humanities and Sciences. Your skills will be honed and developed over the four years, while working as a paid engineer within Ithaca College’s Recording Services work-study program culminating in an internship in the field. You will also create a senior project, acting as producer, recording/mixing engineer, and mastering engineer. This will act as your portfolio piece that will demonstrate that you are an audio professional and a schooled musician.

Lebanon Valley College

101 North College Avenue,

Annville, PA 17003

(717)-867-6275  •  [email protected]  •

Contact information:  Dr. Barry Hill, Director of Audio & Music Production Program

If you love music, audio, and being creative, our recording and music business programs let you focus on what you really want to do. We offer a fully accredited Bachelor of Music degree that involves studies in music, performance, studio recording, mastering, live sound, record production, game audio, and more. You’ll start immediately as a freshman in our hands-on classes—you can’t learn unless you actually get to engineer lots of stuff. Get involved in Vale Music Group, our student-run College record label, live concert promotion, and publishing company. Complete an internship in an area of your choice. You can go as far in life as you want; our graduates have worked at Disney, Sony, Dreamworks, Insomniac, etc, and they’re doing game audio, live sound, film and post, system design—you name it. We require a music audition, so plan ahead and work with your music instructors.


702/947-0877 | 877/213-1705

Master Mix Live offers students a very unique semi-private engineering education to acquire skillful use of today’s audio gear, plus confident hands-on console mastery to qualify as an A1 or A2 proficient live audio engineer in 20 weeks. Master Mix Live tailors their instruction and training to focus expressly and specifically on a live audio engineering and mixing education. Master Mix Live’s five-month, 300-hour, hands-on, extreme Live Audio Engineering Program was uniquely modeled to teach, train and prepare up-and-coming audio engineers for live practical knowledge, understanding, and use of today’s cutting-edge audio gear.

Register now for the upcoming 2017 class!

Peabody conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University

1 E Mount Vernon Pl.       

Baltimore, MD 21202

667-208-6600  •

Degree/Certificate(s) Offered: Bachelor of Music in Recording Arts and Sciences, Master of Arts in Audio Sciences

The Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University, in conjunction with the G.W.C. Whiting School of Engineering at Hopkins, offers a unique double degree program: the Bachelor of Music in Performance and Recording Arts and Sciences. This rigorous five-year program combines three major components that are essential to success in the audio industry: music performance, recording technology, and the related math, science and engineering courses. Peabody also offers a Master of Arts degree in Audio Sciences with concentrations in recording and production, and acoustical studies, and courses in sound for film and video games.


5609 Fishers Lane

Rockville, MD 20852

800/93-OMEGA  •

The Omega Studio’s School operates within the facilities of Omega Recording Studios, a world-class five studio recording complex just outside Washington D.C. Training audio professionals since 1977, Omega’s Audio Engineering for the Music Industry Program provides a superior education in every aspect of audio engineering for the music industry, as well as music business education essential for a successful career. The Audio for Film and Television Program prepares students for careers as recording engineers in the television and motion picture industries.

The Comprehensive Recording Industry Program combines these two programs to prepare the most highly qualified candidates for virtually any audio production or engineering position. Certificates offered in above programs.

In addition, students can take smaller components of these programs, individually or in combination, to narrow their educational focus to meet specific career objectives.

  • Audio Production Techniques
  • Recording Engineering & Studio Techniques
  • Electronic Music Synthesizers & MIDI
  • Sound Reinforcement for Live Performance The
  • Essentials of Music Business & Artist Management

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Omega is Approved for Veterans’ Benefits and accredited by ACCSC. Omega is an Avid Certified Pro School.

the blackbird academy

2806 Azalea Place

Nashville, TN 37204

615/385-2423 | 855/385.3251  •

Degree/Certification Offered: Diploma in either Studio Engineering or Live Sound Engineering.

The Blackbird Academy provides post-secondary mentor-based Studio Engineering & Live Sound Engineering Programs where students will be taught by a unique cast of professional instructors and award-winning guest lecturers. Each of the programs being six months in length, with four start dates per year. Our campus is built on the foundation of Blackbird Studio, the Nashville home to a community of engineers, producers, musicians and technical staff who over the years have taken the art of audio recording to new highs. The principles and beliefs that guide the Academy’s program are simple: Challenge and educate students by presenting them with real-life scenarios an engineer would encounter on a regular basis. We believe training should take place in spaces that are not empty, cold classrooms but professionally designed studios and labs where engineers can hone their craft. Realize your potential by taking part in The Blackbird Academy experience!

University of Massachusetts Lowell Department of Music

35 Wilder St., Suite 3

Lowell, MA 01854


Degree/Certification Offered:  Bachelor of Music with an 
Emphasis in Sound Recording Technology

Minor Programs in SRT for Computer Science and 
Electrical Engineering Majors.

The Bachelor of Music with an Emphasis in Sound Recording Technology prepares students for production-related careers through studies in recording, music, EE, physics, math and computer science. World-class facilities and faculty. Programs are 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, intermediate-level control room, video post-production suite, maintenance/repair laboratory, entry-level room.

University of Toronto Faculty of Music

80 Queen’s Park Crescent, Toronto, ON, M5S2C5

1-416-978-3740  •

Degree / Certification Offered: M.Mus. in Music Technology & Digital Media

The Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto is a comprehensive music school in a world-class university. UofT Music offers a Master of Music (M.Mus.) in Music Technology and Digital Media. This two-year program combines creative experience and professional training in sound recording, production, digital creation, and distribution. Students work within and across areas to develop their individual skills and ultimately work together in teams to realize professionally viable projects in ways that parallel industry practices. Focused on music as entry point, the program extends to incorporate various forms of media, including film and video, website development and gaming, electronic and digital creation, as well as interdisciplinary creative arts. Students come to the program from a variety of undergraduate disciplines, including music composition, performance, sound recording, and various academic fields. Courses are taught by UofT Music faculty and by industry professionals. December 2016 application deadline for September 2017 admission!