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Sound Recording Technology

The DePaul Sound Recording Technology (SRT) program is a four-year program designed to prepare students for a career in the audio industry by developing a solid foundation of traditional musical skills and extensive training in contemporary music technology. 

The SRT program is contained in the School of Music and culminates in a Bachelor of Science in music with emphasis in sound recording technology. DePaul SRT students must audition and take the music theory and history sequence, play in ensembles, and take private lessons on their instrument. In addition, SRT students take classes in analog and digital microelectronics, computer science and math.

If you intend to major in Sound Recording Technology you are not required to submit a portfolio; however, you are welcome to submit materials if you so choose. Submissions may include any recording or video projects that you have created, which exhibit an understanding of music, video, and multimedia recording and production. Portfolios should be submitted to Acceptd by February 1.

All undergraduate applicants are required to perform an entrance audition as well. Sound recording technology portfolios should be submitted in addition to an entrance audition.



Faculty

Sound Recording Technology (SRT)

One of the strengths of the DePaul Sound Recording Technology program is our involvement in the musical life of the city of Chicago. In addition to holding classes off-campus at commercial facilities, SRT students work in Chicago studios and play in Chicago clubs.

Each year, the students of the Sound Recording Technology Program collaborate with alumni from the School of Music's various programs to record and mix the work of young professionals.  Check out the 2016 projects below.

Electric DePaul

Electric DePaul is the SRT program's annual multimedia showcase. This video was the introduction to Electric DePaul 2016.


Alumni Accomplishments


Sound Recording Technology graduates are currently working in varied positions across the country and around the world. Here's just a sampling of what our alumni are doing.

  • Kate Marciniak, class of 2005, is now a supervisor and an animation sound designer for Warner Brothers.
  • Brian Bullard, class of 2006, is a mixer for Universal Pictures, mixing trailers and promos for motion pictures.
  • Mike Malarkey, class of 2009, is the music director for second city and has written songs featuring Robin Thicke and Lil Wayne.
  • Jeremy Bircher, class of 2008, is a lead editor doing audio and video for Stillmotion films in Portland, Oregon.
  • Alina Freiman, class of 2008, is an engineer for CBS local in Manhattan, NY.
  • Emmett Farley, class of 2008, is an engineer and producer in NY and is musical director for MNDR who recently performed on the Dave Letterman show.
  • Rob Bochnik, class of 1996, plays guitar with The Frames, and The Swell Season, and has written and toured with Markta Irglov, star of the movie Once.
  • Juliana Armbrust, class of 2002, is an audio mixer for the Steve Harvey show, produced in Chicago.
  • Eric Wedemeyer, class of 2011, is an associate sound designer for NetherRealm Studios, the developer of Mortal Kombat.
  • Shane Hendrickson, class of 2010, is an engineer at I.V. Lab studio in Chicago.
  • Peter Mokran, class of 1990, has engineered and mixed numerous platinum records with artists including R. Kelly, Prince, The Flaming Lips, N Sync, Christina Aguilera, Mary J. Blige, and Keisha Cole.
  • Michael Tutaj, class of 1998, is an award winning designer of projections and sound for theater with Broadway credits.
  • Molly Regan, class of 2000, is a project audio engineer for Fisher Price, creating and programming sounds for toys.
  • Nikolas Herron, class of 2005, is a live audio engineer for PSAV, working for clients including the Miami Heat and the Miami Dolphins.
  • Rob Klegon, class of 2004, is an associate manager and product specialist for the Shure Corporation.
  • Dave Cerra, class of 1991, also works at Shure as director of engineering in the speech and broadcast wireless group.
  • Jeff Cline, class of 1991, is Division Head of the Music Industry Division, and Coordinator of the Recording Technology Program at The University of Memphis.
  • Ed Tinley, class of 1995, teaches audio engineering at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida.
  • Dennis Czajkowski, class of 1994, is the manager of broadcast operation at DIRECTV.
  • Jeff Conary, class of 2003, is a sound designer for video games at High Voltage Software.
  • Craig Anderson, class of 1996, is founder and CEO of  Craigman Digital, Inc., a music industry-based company specializing in audio and video production, archiving and master delivery.
  • Mike Greenberg, class of 1992, is a post production editor and mixer at Margarita Mix studios in the Los Angeles area.
  • Brian Gier, class of 1996, is technologist at the DePaul University School of Music.
  • Brian Jensen, class of 1993, is an audio mixer at Chace Audio specializing in audio restoration.
  • Charles Lipper, class of 2001 is a voice over talent and the owner of Critical Noise Lab, a studio in the Washington DC area.
  • Matt Lindenberger, class of 2000, is President and CTO of Simplicate Systems, a mobile application design company in Miami, Florida.
  • Grant Martin, class of 1997, is a sound designer and mixer for goDaddy in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Mary Mazurek, class of 1992, is an engineer and producer for WFMT and teaches audio at Columbia College in Chicago.
  • Chris Novak, class of 2002, is a senior iOS developer at GREE Inc, a game development company.
  • Nick Sjostrom, class of 2001, is an audio mixer and sound designer for Clean Cuts music in the Baltimore, Maryland area.
  • Dan Steinman, class of 1999, is an instructor of sound recording at DePaul University.
  • Christy Troia, class of 2004, is an engineer for the Chicago Shakespeare Theater.
  • Joe Marcus, class of 2010, is an associate composer and sound engineer for Williams Interactive in Chicago.