Core Curriculum: Music Technology

The Music Technology Core Curriculum and Introduction to Music Technology Exam

Music technology courses, in combination with arranging, ear training, and harmony courses, will provide you with a broad-based music vocabulary, important skills for your major studies, and a well-rounded music background. For those who feel that they already have a strong background in music technology, we provide an opportunity to "test out" of MTEC-111: An Introduction to Music Technology. For the purposes of graduation, all students are required either to complete the MTEC-111 course or to receive credits-by-exam by testing out.

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MTEC-111: An Introduction to Music Technology

This course covers the following aspects of music technology: basic computer skills, microphones, principles of sound, MIDI, computer-based sequencing and notation, mixers and mixing, cables, synthesis, sampling, an introduction to digital audio, recording principles, effects processing, and audio in live performance.

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