You don’t just listen to music, you stream it. You beam it to your car by satellite, shuffle it on your iPod, and maybe even spin it on classic vinyl. To call it just ‘music’ seems limiting: audio today includes remixes, podcasts, and compositions made entirely with – and sometimes even written by – computers. That’s good news if you want to make music your career: you can do on a home computer today what decades ago would have required signing with a major label. It’s never been easier to make quality music and help it find an audience.
As a part of the first program of its kind in the region, the music production and technology minor helps you understand not just how to play music, but how to record it, mix it, and distribute it. The program offers practical instruction on the current generation of professional audio software and allows you plentiful time in the studio to hone your craft. You can use the skills you’ll develop to record your own music and put it on the Internet or help out with productions for businesses and civic organizations of which you are a part.