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.
Students completing the Bachelor of Music in Music Production and Recording Technology will be able to:
- design, develop and complete collaborative projects appropriate to their discipline and career goals.
- 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.
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 recording 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.