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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Production and Recording Technology, Jazz Applied Emphasis (B.M.)


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Golder O’Neill, Associate Professor of Music
Ruebush Hall, Room 136, (540) 665-5567, [email protected]

The Bachelor of Music in Music Production and Recording Technology curriculum is designed to prepare a student for a career in areas of recording and music production. Beyond courses in recording and sound reinforcement, this degree includes study in performance, composition and arranging, and recording and sound reinforcement techniques. This degree culminates in a professional level internship.

Program Outcomes

Students completing the Bachelor of Music in Music Production and Recording Technology will be able to:

  • demonstrate music foundations central to the practice of music production and recording technology;
  • utilize sound recording and sound reinforcement techniques; and
  • compose, arrange and produce original music.

Sophomore Screening

The Sophomore Screening is conducted at the end of the fourth semester of study in the Bachelor of Music in Music Production and Recording Technology curriculum. Students will be asked to demonstrate mastery of basic listening, production, and recording skills developed in the first three semesters of the program. Faculty will examine each student’s progress in music production and recording technology coursework at the end of the sophomore year, leading to decisions regarding the student’s continuation in the program.

Students must complete the following requirements:

  • demonstrate a consistent level of academic success in music production and recoding technology coursework semesters one through three by maintaining a “C” average;
  • pass a written exam with an 80% or higher, identifying common audio production techniques, on-location recording techniques, musical arrangements and instrumentation covered in coursework during semesters one through four; and
  • pass a proficiency exam of recording and microphone techniques covered in coursework during semesters one through four with an 80% or higher.

Students who do not satisfy the Sophomore Screening requirements will not be admitted into 300- or 400-level music production and recording technology (MUPR) coursework.

Course and Credit Requirements


Jazz Applied Emphasis available in Bass (Acoustic and Electric), Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Trombone and Trumpet

1st Year – Fall


Total: 17.5 credits


1st Year – Spring


Total: 18 credits


2nd Year – Fall


Total: 17.5 credits


2nd Year – Spring


Total: 13.5 credits


3rd Year – Fall


Total: 16 credits


3rd Year – Spring


Total: 16.5 credits


Total: 14.5 credits


4th Year – Spring


Total: 12.5 credits


Degree Total: 126 credits


*Minimum grade of “C” required.

^Piano Proficiency Examination offered.

(ALT) Offered on alternating schedule; consult with advisor.

Ensemble Requirements

Students must complete two of the six ensemble credits in MUEN 371 Jazz Combo Ensemble  or MUEN 375 Jazz Combo: Improvisation Laboratory .

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