Composition and Music Technology
The concentration in Composition and Music Technology cultivates music writing skills for various settings, including traditional concert music, electroacoustic and computer music, film and game music, and songwriting. Students learn to write for traditional acoustic instruments, as well as gaining composition, performance, and production proficiency through technology. Creativity and the development of personal expression are the primary focal points for students following this concentration. Coursework centers on student-driven creative projects for various media, performance with technology, audio engineering, live sound reinforcement, and computer programming. Students are also highly encouraged to enter the certificate program in Digital Studies.
Music technology infiltrates virtually every aspect of music and its related fields. Possible career paths include music production, performance, composition, recording and editing, software and hardware development, systems design, equipment installation, music editing and publishing, as well as numerous audio fields such as the recording and editing of concerts, events, films and television, games, among others.
As scholarship and performance are not mutually exclusive, all music majors are required to declare and study a major instrument, and perform two jury reviews every year. Students are encouraged to take part in the diverse performance opportunities available to enrich their understanding of the music they are studying and composing.
For information about the Composition and Music Technology concentration, contact Professor Mark Zaki.