2015-2016 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Aug 21, 2018  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sound Recording Technology, BMus

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James Abbott, Setnor School of Music

406 Crouse College, 315-443-4107, jsabbott@syr.edu


James Abbott, William DiCosimo


The sound recording technology program provides technologically inclined musicians with the practical and theoretical background needed for success in today’s music production industry. The program provides a multidisciplinary four-year Bachelor of Music degree with coursework in music, acoustics, sound production, new media design, computer science, and mathematics. Particular emphasis is placed on audio engineering as a technical-artistic field, recognizing that audio professionals often serve as the interface connecting the technical and artistic personnel in the music industry.

The program provides extensive project experience in state-of-the art studios where students record, produce, mix, and master sound recordings. Students also develop technical and managerial skills that are essential to the profession. A high level of cross-disciplinary collaboration is encouraged, with exposure to production techniques for many musical styles and media deliverables. Students graduate with a portfolio of work that includes classical, world, popular, and jazz styles delivered on traditional formats alongside new industry standards such as web-based media and video games.

Possible careers include work as a recording engineer, producer, programmer, musician, and technical engineer. The program also provides a foundation for graduate work in engineering and computer science.

Prerequisites for Admission

Evidence of Pre-Calculus

Program Requirements

Large Ensembles: 7 credits

  • One Large Ensemble Required for Each of 7 Semester in Residence

Small Ensembles: 1 credit

Weekly Student Convocations: 0 credits

  • Required for Each Semester in Residence

Music Electives: 6 credits

Transmedia Elective: 3 credits

Free Electives 3 credits

Total Credits Required: 129

Degree Awarded: BMus in Sound Recording Technology

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