May 27, 2018  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
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,


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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