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Sound Recording Technology (BS)

Sound Technology Suite
A Bachelor of Science with emphasis in Sound Recording Technology (SRT) prepares students for a career in the audio industry. The SRT program includes coursework in recording, sound for video, music production, multimedia, as well as electronics, sound and acoustics, and music theory and history. 

  • Are musicians as well as sound engineers.
  • Receive real-world experience in a state-of-the-art analog and digital facility in the Holtschneider Performance Center.
  • Have an extensive curriculum that includes surround sound mixing, classical and pop recording and sound for video post-production and surround-sound mixing.
  • Write and produce pop music as well as film scores, commercial recordings, and multimedia compositions.
There are two application tracks for Sound Recording Technology Majors:

Performance Track: Sound Recording Technology applicants pursuing a performance track must play an entrance audition, take at least one year of applied lessons and participate in ensembles for two years. For audition requirements, please refer to the specific instrument’s audition repertoire. Performance track applicants must also submit a portfolio, as outlined here. ​

Audio Technology Track (non-performance track): The audio technology track is for students that might not have had access to classical or jazz performance experience, but still want the opportunity to work in the audio industry. 

In place of an audition, applicants pursuing the audio technology track must submit:
1​​​. Brief written description of why they want to study Sound Recording Technology. 
2. Performance video that demonstrates their musical understanding and ability. 
3. Portfolio​
4. Theory diagnostic test

Additional details on these applications materials can be found here​

Learn more about the Sound Recording Technology program and see videos of SRT students' work on our Studios and Areas of Study page. ​

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