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Designed for individuals who wish to pursue a career in music, this program prepares students to transfer to a baccalaureate program at a four-year institution. Students will acquire a solid foundation of knowledge in music and music theory. Students will learn to read and analyze music, identify and notate musical patterns and determine the historical context of musical compositions. Additionally, students will learn to develop their artistic self-expression with fluent technical skills in performance.

The music technology programs are optimal for individuals who desire to combine their interests in music and technology into a dynamic career. Students in both degree and certificate programs will learn the art of creating audio recordings by mastering skills in recording technology and the use of music technology hardware and software for live sound reinforcement. Students will also learn how to create computer-based music recordings through the use of advanced electronic music production techniques. In addition, students will learn to identify and notate musical patterns and analyze music.

 

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Music, A.S. (018.1)

Designed for individuals who wish to pursue a career in music, this program prepares students to transfer to a baccalaureate program at a four-year institution. Students will acquire a solid foundation of knowledge in music and music theory. Students will learn to read and analyze music, identify and notate musical patterns and determine the historical context of musical compositions. Additionally, students will learn to develop their artistic self-expression with fluent technical skills in performance.

Music Technology, A.S. (140)

The Associate of Science degree in Music Technology prepares the student for a variety of employment opportunities within the commercial music industry. Graduates may find employment as a recording engineer, live sound reinforcement engineer, sound designer, music producer, music publisher, broadcast technician, audio equipment technician or sound engineering technician. The student may also elect to transfer to a four-year institution.

Music Technology, Certificate (141)

The Certificate in Music Technology program is designed to develop the student's knowledge and skills relating to software and hardware used in the commercial music industry. The certificate program is ideal for those students seeking professional development or improving on current skills. Graduates may find employment as a recording engineer, live sound reinforcement engineer, sound designer, music producer, music publisher, broadcast technician, audio equipment technician or sound engineering technician. Articulation to the Music Technology Associate's degree program is possible for all students having completed the Music Technology certificate program.

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