The 2002 Mix Directory of AUDIO EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Nov 1, 2002 12:00 PM, The Editors

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So, you want a career in the professional audio world, but you don't know where to begin. Whether you're the next hitmaking producer, a potential Oscar-winning editor or a pioneer in creating sonic soundscapes to stream over the Web, you've come to the right place. It's been a year since we last published our directory of audio education programs, and this year includes more schools and programs than ever before. Obviously, we can't tell you which school to attend — the school that is right for you will be the one that fulfills your educational and professional needs and fits within your budget.

Consider the Mix 2002 Education Directory as your starting point. After you have perused these listings, we suggest that you contact the schools that interest you for additional information. Then, when you have narrowed your choices, make appointments to visit individual campuses, where administrators and professors can usually put you into contact with former students. It is often a wise idea to find former students who have had both positive and negative experiences to get a true taste of the program.

We hope that our directory serves as a helpful starting point for the beginning of your audio education.

Good luck!

The Schools

When using this directory, please note that only North American programs have been included. All of the information presented here was supplied by the schools. Specific programs may change, so contact the school/program for up-to-date information.

EASTERN SCHOOLS

American University

4400 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20016-8058 Phone 202/885-2746 Fax 202/885-2723 E-mail benji@american.edu Web site www.american.edu/physics Degrees/Certificates Offered: four-year B.S. in Audio Technology. Program and Facilities Description: Housed in the Department of Physics, the Audio Technology program concentrates on the art and science of music and audio production, electronic recording, and computer and electronic systems. The main control room features a 24-track analog studio with hard disk recording capabilities. The electronic music studio has various analog and digital synthesizers, samplers, and is well-equipped to perform a variety of artistic and production functions.

Appalachian State University

Hayes School of Music, Boone, NC 28608 Phone 828/262-3020 Fax 828/262-6446 E-mail music@appstate.edu Web site www.music.appstate.edu/recording Degrees/Certificates Offered: four-year Bachelor's of Science in Music Industry Studies. Also Bachelor's of Music in Performance, Education and Music Therapy. Program and Facilities Description: The Music Industry Studies major features a music recording and production concentration designed to offer undergraduate-level training in the principles of music and sound recording and audio post-production. Other degree concentrations prepare students for careers in arts management, promotions, music merchandising and manufacturing. The Walters-Storyk-designed recording studio is a 24-track facility with automated digital mixing, multiple editing workstations and industry-standard peripheral equipment. The Broyhill Music Center also includes two performance halls, an opera studio, MIDI studio, computer labs, a music library, rehearsal halls and practice rooms. Off-campus music industry internships contribute to the experience and career preparation students receive at ASU.

Art Institute of Philadelphia

1622 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19103 Phone 215/567-7080 Fax 215/246-3339.

Audio Recording Technology Institute

4525 Vineland Rd., Suite 201, Orlando, FL 32811 Phone 888/543-2784 Fax 407/367-2578 E-mail arti@digital.net Web site www.audiocareer.com Degrees/Certificates Offered: forty-five-week Audio Engineering certificate. Program and Facilities Description: Students prepare for employment in the audio-production industry, including music production and sequencing, sound editing for film and TV, sound effects design and mastering. An accredited member of ACCSCT, the emphasis at A.R.T.I. is hands-on training. Studios are well-equipped with everything you need, from Pro Control to SSL Digital. Placement assistance is provided, and financial aid is available to qualified applicants. Class size is limited to six students.

Barton College

Barton College Station, Wilson, NC 27893 Phone 800/345-4973 Fax 919/237-4957 E-mail grose@barton.edu Web site www.barton.edu Degrees/Certificates Offered: Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication (Audio Recording Technology concentration). Program and Facilities Description: Extensive hands-on training in a 32-track recording studio and a digital audio studio. Very low student-to-teacher ratio. Curriculum includes studio recording, MIDI, electronic music, digital audio workstation recording, editing and mixing, production audio for film and video, audio post-production for film and video (dialog editing, sound effect design and editing) and an internship program. Facilities include a Soundcraft Sapphyre Lc analog console with automation, outboard gear by Lexicon, Alesis, DOD, Presonus, Roland, Focusrite and others, four Tascam DA-88s, DATs, Sony CD burners, Pentium IV computers with software by Pro Tools, Cakewalk, GigaStudio, TC Electronic, etc. Keyboards and modules by Kurzweil, Korg, Roland, Alesis and Yamaha. Microphones by Neumann, AKG, Audio-Technica, Sennheiser Beyerdynamic, Electro-Voice, Shure, etc.

Belmont University Mike Curb School of Music

1900 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, TN 37212-3757 Phone 615/460-5504 Fax 615/460-5516 E-mail hamiltonp@mail.belmont.edu Web site www.belmont.edu Degrees/Certificates Offered: Bachelor's of Business Administration with emphasis in Music Business. Program and Facilities Description: Belmont University offers a Music Business program that combines the classroom experience with real-world applications. A full-time faculty, adjunct professors and staff of music business professionals who work full time in the music industry. A 9,000-square-foot Center features two state-of-the-art recording studios and control rooms, iso booths, MIDI-sequencing room, Pro Tools post-production/editing/mastering suite, 16-track Tascam Digital project studio, duplication room, and a studio-equipped classroom and 8-track analog project studio.

Berklee College of Music

1140 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02215 Phone 800/BERKLEE Fax 617/747-2047 E-mail admissions@berklee.edu Web site www.berklee.edu Degrees/Certificates Offered: four-year Bachelor's of Music or four-year Professional Diploma. Program and Facilities Description: Established in 1945, Berklee College of Music is the world's largest independent music college. Over 3,400 students and 460 faculty members interact in an environment designed to provide the most complete learning experience possible, including all of the opportunities and challenges presented by a career in the contemporary music industry. The College offers 12 majors, over 270 ensembles, six recital halls, 300 practice rooms, 12 studio/control rooms, Media Center, current industry technology.

Cayuga Community College

197 Franklin St., Auburn, NY 13021 Phone 315/255-1743 Fax 315/255-2117 E-mail keeler@cayuga-cc.edu Web site www.cayuga-cc.edu; www.telcomcayuga.org Degrees/Certificates Offered: two-year A.A.S. in Audio Production, two-year A.A.S. in Telecommunications Technology, two-year A.A.S. in Radio/TV Broadcasting. Concentrations in Video Production, Broadcast Journalism, Digital and Interactive Media, and Electronic Publishing. Program and Facilities Description: Cayuga is a unit of the State University of New York. The college's facilities include a 32-track audio recording studio, FM radio station, television studio and remote truck, and a digital media lab. Industry internships are required. In-state tuition is $2,600/year. Residential housing is available.

City College of New York

The Sonic Arts Center, Shepard Hall Room #72, West 140th and Convent Ave., New York, NY 10031 Phone 212/650-8288 Fax 212/650-5428 E-mail sonicart@crow.admin.ccny.cuny.edu Web site http://sonic.arts.ccny.cuny.edu Degrees/Certificates Offered: four-year Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Music (Audio Technology concentration). Program and Facilities Description: Seven-studio facility including one 32-track studio, four 24-track studios, one sound lab and one isolation room. In addition, two adjacent soundstages for acoustic recording are available. Six hours of lab time per course, per week.

Finger Lakes Community College

4355 Lakeshore Dr., Canandaigua, NY 14424 Phone 585/394-3500 Fax 585/394-5005 E-mail admissions@snyflcc.fingerlakes.edu Web site www.fingerlakes.edu Degrees/Certificates Offered: two-year A.S. Music Recording Technology degree. Program and Facilities Description: The recording facility contains two recording rooms and a spacious control room. Single instruments to a full symphony orchestra can be accommodated in the 2,000-plus-square-foot recording room. Installed in the control room are a Mackie Digital 8-Bus console and 24 tracks of Tascam DA-88s. Editing and mastering are done on hard disk via Mark of the Unicorn 2408 using Samplitude Studio. Final mixes can be recorded onto DAT, MD or CD-RW.

Five Towns College

305 North Service Rd., Dix Hills, NY 11746 Phone 631/424-7000 Fax 631/424-7008 E-mail admissions@ftc.edu Web site www.fivetowns.edu Degrees/Certificates Offered: Bachelor's of Music in Jazz/Commercial Music, with concentrations in performance, composition/songwriting, musical theater, audio recording technology, music business and video music. Bachelor's degree program in Music Education. Bachelor's of Professional Studies (B.P.S.) Degree program in Business Management, with concentrations in audio recording technology, music business, video arts and theater arts. Program and Facilities Description: The College is equipped with eight, 16, 24 and 48-track world-class recording studios, ae well as a television-production facility and soundstages of various sizes. The Dix Hills Center for the Performing Arts has been described as “acoustically perfect.” The Five Towns College library consists of over 30,000 print and nonprint materials and a significant collection of recorded music.

Full Sail Real World Education, Recording Arts

3300 University Blvd., Winter Park, FL 32792 Phone 800/226-7625 E-mail admissions@fullsail.com Web site www.fullsail.com Degrees/Certificates Offered: Associate of Science Degrees in Recording Arts, Show Production and Touring, Film, Game Design and Development, Digital Media and Computer Animation. Program and Facilities Description: Full Sail offers hands-on training in a state-of-the-art, 60-plus-studio multimedia complex, anchored by multiple professional recording studios featuring two Amek 9098is, two SSL 9000 Js, AMS/Neve Capricorn, two Digidesign Pro Control consoles, as well as many others. The Recording Arts curriculum includes courses in multimedia audio, recording and mixing consoles, audio post-production, advanced workstations and session recording. Career-placement assistance is provided, and financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Future Media Concepts

305 E. 47th St., New York, NY 10017 Phone 877/362-8724 Fax 212/888-7531 E-mail info@fmctraining.com Web site www.FMCtraining.com Degrees/Certificates Offered: Manufacturer's Certificate of Merit. Courses range from three-day introductory courses to 10-day Master Classes. Program and Facilities Description: Future Media Concept Inc.'s (New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Miami and Orlando) premier digital media training center provides a complete range of manufacturer-authorized training in all areas of digital media, including nonlinear editing, sound design, Web design and programming, video streaming, DVD authoring, 3-D animation, compositing and desktop publishing. Quality is monitored by the software manufacturer to ensure the highest level of training. FMC trainers are certified, award-winning professionals. FMC leads the industry with small class size, state-of-the-art equipment, weekday and weekend flexible schedules, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee. FMC is an authorized training center for Avid, Apple, Softimage, Adobe, Discreet, NewTek, Macromedia, Boris, Sony, Sonic, Quark, DaVinci and Digidesign. Future Media Concepts is currently the exclusive Digidesign-authorized pro school in the northeast. FMC offers the entire range of authorized Pro Tools courses and administers the certification exams leading to the prestigious Pro Tools Operator and Pro Tools expert.

Guilford Technical Community College

Entertainment Technology Program, 601 High Point Rd., Jamestown, NC 27282 Phone 336/334-4822 x2265 Fax 336/819-2038 E-mail dupreet@gtcc.cc.nc.us Web site http://webster.gtcc.cc.nc.us/faculty/et/index.htm Degrees/Certificates Offered: two-year A.A.S. in Entertainment Technology-Sound Engineering, two-year A.A.S. in Entertainment Technology-Concert Sound & Lighting, two-year A.A.S. in Entertainment Technology-Management, two-year A.A.S. in Entertainment Technology-Performance, and various subject-specific certificates and one-year diplomas. Program and Facilities Description: We currently have three studios featuring both digital and analog equipment where students receive ample “hands-on” time. Consoles include a Sony DMX-R100, Mackie D8B, Soundcraft Ghost and a Yamaha M3000. We have four Tascam MX-2424 systems for multitrack recording. Our music lab has Mac G4s, Digi 001 interfaces and Roland keyboards. We will be moving into a new facility August 2003 that features five studios and two live performance venues by the Walters-Storyk Design Group.

Hampton University

Department of Music, Hampton, VA 23668 Phone 757/727-5237 Fax 757/727-5084 E-mail robert.ransom@hamptonu.edu Degrees/Certificates Offered: four-year B.S. in Music with an emphasis in Music Engineering Technology. Program and Facilities Description: The Music Engineering program is designed for students who desire a career in audio engineering, music recording, audio equipment design, sound reinforcement, broadcasting, audio sales or studio maintenance. Students can complete this program, including an internship, in four years. Students who are admitted to this program must have an applied instrument, voice, trumpet, strings, etc.

Harris Institute for the Arts

118 Sherbourne St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5A 2R2 Phone 416/367-0178 Fax 416/367-5534 E-mail harrisinstitute@rogers.com Web site http://harrisinstitute.com Degrees/Certificates Offered: one-year diploma. Programs in Recording Arts Management (RAM) and Producing/Engineering Program (PEP). Program and Facilities Description: Eighty-four courses relating to the business, technical and creative aspects of the music industry. Faculty includes 54 music industry leaders. The 16,000-square-foot facility includes Pro Tools in the audio post-production suite, Logic Audio in the MIDI/multitrack suite and 24-track digital multitrack in the music recording control room.

Institute of Audio Research

64 University Place, New York, NY 10003 Phone 212/777-8550; 800/544-2501 Fax 212/677-6549 E-mail iarny@aol.com Web site www.audioschool.com Degrees/Certificates Offered: diploma in Audio Recording and Production, plus Bachelor's Degree credit at participating universities and colleges. Program and Facilities Description: Intensive nine-month program exposes the student to every facet of state-of-the-art audio and recording technology. Program features digital audio and digital music production, analog and digital recording and mixing, signal-processing technologies, audio post-production, MIDI applications, music business, digital audio workstation operations. Equipment features Mac-based platform (iMacs and G4s) running on OS 9/10, Pro Tools, Digital Performer, Reason. New all-digital studio with Sony DMX-R100 dual consoles. 18,000-square-foot facility in the heart of Greenwich Village. Professional studio internships and graduate-placement assistance. Licensed by NYS Education Department, approved for veterans training, accredited by ACCSCT. Financial aid for eligible students.

Lebanon Valley College of Pennsylvania

Department of Music, Annville, PA 17003 Phone 717/867-6285 Fax 717/867-6390 E-mail hill@lvc.edu Web site www.lvc.edu Degrees/Certificates Offered: four-year Bachelor's of Music in Music Recording Technology and B.S. in Music Business. Program and Facilities Description: LVC combines a strong, traditional music curriculum with industry-related courses and experiences. Studies include traditional and jazz theory, history, performance, studio production techniques, digital audio recording and editing, MIDI, post-production and multimedia. NASM accredited. Facilities include a 24-track analog studio, a digital multitrack studio/classroom, and computer labs with Macintosh/Windows NT workstations for digital audio and video, CD mastering, Web page design, CD-ROM development and MIDI.

Miami-Dade Community College

School of Film and Video, 11380 N.W. 27th Ave., Miami, FL 33167 Phone 305/237-1185 Fax 305/237-1367 Web site www.mdcc.edu/dfvbeta Degrees/Certificates Offered: Associate Science Degree in Radio, Television, Broadcast Programming; Associate Science Degree in Film Production; Certificate in Television Production; Associate Arts Degree in Mass Communication. Program and Facilities Description: The program is designed for students who intend to seek employment in radio, television and film production. The curriculum provides introductory and advanced courses. It stresses hands-on equipment used in both the radio, television and film laboratories. Students have access to high-end cameras, editing suites and video graphics animation facilities, and complete portfolio-quality production.

McGill University

Faculty of Music, 555 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 1E3 Phone 514/398-4535 Fax 514/398-8061 E-mail wieslaw@music.mcgill.ca Web site www.music.mcgill.ca/mmt Degrees/Certificates Offered: two-year Master's of Music Degree in Sound Recording; Ph.D. Degree. Program and Facilities Description: The graduate sound recording program combines practical and theoretical training in studio techniques, microphone selection and placement, digital sound processing and related subjects. Also included are technical ear training to improve auditory perception and hands-on experience working with musicians, ranging from solo performers to full symphony orchestras. Three fully equipped control rooms, four performance venues, three post-production editing studios, a separate four-studio suite for electro-acoustic music, multichannel audio research lab and two computer labs.

Middle Tennessee State University

PO Box 21, Murfreesboro, TN 37132 Phone 615/898-2578 Fax 615/898-5682 E-mail record@mtsu.edu Web site www.mtsu.edu/~record Degrees/Certificates Offered: Bachelor's of Science in Recording Industry with two emphasis choices: Production and Technology or Music Business. Program and Facilities Description: The curriculum includes 43 courses covering all aspects of the industry. Minor options in Music, Electronics, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Film Studies, Computer Science, Electro-Acoustics, Theatrical Design, Mass Communication and Entertainment Technology. Facilities include three studios, all with automated consoles and 24-track digital and analog recorders. One studio is equipped with 5.1 surround sound mixing. Facilities also include hard disk/post-production studio, MIDI lab, Tascam digital audio lab, maintenance lab and 5.1-channel screening room.

Musitechnic Educational Services Inc.

1717 Rene-Levesque East, Ste. 440, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H2L 4T3 Phone 514/521-2060 Fax 514/521-5153 E-mail info@musitechnic.com Web site www.musitechnic.com Degrees/Certificates Offered: Computer-Assisted Sound Design, one year; Attestation of Collegial Studies. Program and Facilities Description: The program is designed to familiarize students with computer-assisted music technology. A thorough exploration of the technical and artistic facets of current hardware and software permits students to create, perform and record artistic projects using the latest technological tools. Moreover, the program seeks to provide knowledge of data-processing principles, MIDI synthesis, digital sound reproduction and computer-assisted sound design, enabling students to work in contemporary studios and MIDI workshops.

Nassau Community College

One Education Dr., Garden City, NY 11530 Phone 516/572-7446 Fax 516/572-9791 E-mail musoff@sunynassau.edu Web site www.sunynassau.edu Degrees/Certificates Offered: one-year certificate in Studio Recording Technology. Program and Facilities Description: This three-semester program is designed to introduce students to music and recording technology, provides a broad perspective of the music industry and acquaints students with musical structures (both intellectually and aurally). Technical skills and internship training will be acquired in a professional recording studio (at an off-campus location). The program is designed for those wishing to establish independent recording studios. It can also prepare students for degree programs that enable them to gain entry-level positions in the recording industry.

New England Institute of Art & Communications

10 Brookline Place West, Brookline, MA 01721 Phone 800/903-4425 E-mail lehmannr@aii.edu Web site www.aine.artinstitutes.edu Degrees/Certificates Offered: Associate of Science, two years. Program and Facilities Description: Intense two-year program of to prepare students for jobs in audio production. Courses of study include multitrack recording, live sound reinforcement, studio maintenance, audio-for-video, MIDI, acoustics and music production. Three 24-track studios (SSL 6000, Trident Series 80 5.1, Soundcraft DC 2020), two audio post-production suites, MIDI lab and maintenance workshop. Emphasis on internships and job placement.

New England School of Communications

1 College Cirlce, Bangor, MA 04401 Phone 888/877-1876Fax 207/947-3987 E-mail info@nescom.edu Web site www.nescom.edu Degrees/Certificates Offered: One-year Certificate in Communications, two-year Associate of Science in Communications, four-year Bachelor's degree in Communications. Program and Facilities Description: The New England School of Communications is located on the campus of Husson College in Bangor, Maine. Studios include a 96-channel digital console with 48 tracks of hard disk recording and another 24 of ADAT digital. We also have an analog room with a 56-channel board and 48 tracks of 2-inch tape decks. We have an extensive array of outboard-processing devices, a large microphone collection, large live room and a Pro Tools suite.

New York University

School of Education, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, 35 West 4th St., Room 777, New York, NY 10012-1172 Phone 212/998-5422 Fax 212/995-4043 E-mail musictechgrad.info@nyu.edu Web site www.education.nyu.edu/music Degrees/Certificates Offered: four-year B.A. in Recording Arts; two-year certificate in Music Business; four-year Bachelor's of Music; two-year Master's of Music in Music Technology. Program and Facilities Description: NYU's premier Music Technology program teaches composers, performers, recording engineers and others to use tools of technology to realize their ideas. The program's breadth supports applications to film scoring, multimedia, computer music, tonmeister studies, interactive performance, and collaborations involving experimental and traditional music. Our intense musical approach supports research and artistic production around the world. Facilities include 12 sophisticated recording and computer music studios. Special programs: Scoring for Film and Media, Tonmeister Studies (summer only) and internships.

Northeastern University

Department of Music, 351 Ryder Hall, Boston, MA 02115 Phone 617/373-2440 Fax 617/373-4129 E-mail ljankian@lynx.neu.edu Web site www.music.neu.edu Degrees/Certificates Offered: four-year B.S. in Music Industry; four-year B.S. in Music Technology; four-year B.A. in Music Literature and Performance; four-year B.S. in Multimedia Studies.

NY Institute of Forensic Audio

PO Box 189, Colonia, NJ 07067 Phone 732/574-9672 Fax 732/381-4523 E-mail owlmax@aol.com Web site www.owlinvestigations.com Degrees/Certificates Offered: Video Authenticity certification, Audio Authenticity certification, Voice Identification. Program and Facilities Description: Fully equipped lab that features the Avid Forensic workstation which enables hands-on experience for all participants. Audio enhancement and authenticity, video enhancement and authenticity, voice identifications are all offered. Evidence procedures, legal questions and courtroom testimony related to the above specialties will be discussed.

NYC College of Technology

Entertainment Technology Department, 300 Jay St., Room V411, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Phone 718/260-5588 Fax 718/260-5591 E-mail _dsmith@nyctc.cuny.edu Web site www.citytech.cuny.edu/academics/enttech/home.htm Degrees/Certificates Offered: Bachelor's of Technology (four-year full degree) and Certificate in Sound, Lighting, Scenery or Show Control (15 credits). Program and Facilities Description: City Tech's hands-on Entertainment Technology program focuses on sound for live entertainment: concerts, theater, theme parks and corporate events. We feature low tuition and world-class faculty. Our location in the heart of the live entertainment world offers students ample professional opportunities in addition to in-school production work. Our state-of-the-art labs feature $1.5 million of new equipment, including Apogee Sound, Dataton, EAW, Crest, Crown, Level Control Systems, Mackie, Medialon, Meyer Sound, Richmond Sound Design, Stage Research and TC Electronics.

Ocean County Vocational Technical Schools

Audio Recording for Electronic Media Career & Technical Institute NAWC, Lakehurst, NJ 08733-1125 Phone 732/657-4000 Fax 732/657-4500 E-mail Dbourke@mail.ocvts.org Degrees/Certificates Offered: one- and two-year Audio Engineering certificate. Program and Facilities Description: This program was started three years ago and was offered to high school and post-secondary students — the first one of its kind offered at the high school level in the New Jersey. Four-hundred-fifty hours per year, emphasis on hands-on recording by students. Upgraded program facilities include three control rooms (two 24-track MDM and one hard disk-based). Combined with the new Ocean County Vocational Tech Schools Performing Arts Academy.

Omega Recording Studios School of Applied Recording Arts and

5609 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852 Phone 301/230-9100 Fax 301/230-9103 E-mail school@omegastudios.com Web site www.omegastudios.com Degrees/Certificates Offered: Five certificate programs nationally accredited by ACCSCT, approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission and approved for veterans' educational benefits. The school is also an Avid-authorized education center. Program and Facilities Description: The Omega Studios School functions within the four-studio Omega Recording Studios complex, offering five comprehensive programs, including Recording Engineering and Studio Techniques, Electronic Music Synthesizers and MIDI, Sound Reinforcement for Live Performance, Audio Production Techniques (featuring Pro Tools operator certification), and Essentials of Music Business. Call 800/93-OMEGA for more information on class schedules and financing.

Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology

502 Newbold St., London, Ontario, Canada N6E 1K6 Phone 519/686-5010 Fax 519/686-0162 E-mail inquiry@oiart.org Web site www.oiart.org Degrees/Certificates Offered: one-year, college-level diploma in Audio Recording Technology. Program and Facilities Description: North America's first and longest-running integrated immersion program (since 1983). A full-time faculty and a 5:1 student/instructor ratio allow well-qualified students from around the world to thrive on creative development while acquiring a genuine skill set. Within five studios equipped with professional-level gear, students learn problem-solving through signal flow, in addition to how and why things work. The 1,300-plus hours are all in-studio with more than 50% dedicated to student hands-on.

Parsons Center for Audio Studies

192 Worcester Streetm Wellesley, MA 02481 Phone 781/431-8708 Fax 781/431-8708 E-mail info@paudio.com Web site www.paudio.com Degrees/Certificates Offered: Certificate for each 5- or 10-class course. Program and Facilities Description: Training for professionals, taught by masters. Courses include Golden Ears Audio Ear Training, Principles of Audio for the Professional, Growing Your Own Personal/Project Studio, Pro Tools: Getting Started, Pro Tools for Pros, Critical Listening, Microphones & Mic Technique, etc. Taught by some of the industry's leading engineers and teachers: David Moulton (Grammy-nominated engineer, author, creator of the Golden Ears CDs), Tom Bates (engineer and producer, winner of eight Grammys) and others. See Web site for details.

Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University

1 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202 Phone 410/659-8100 x8136 Fax 410/659-8102 E-mail apk@peabody.jhu.edu Web site www.peabody.jhu.edu/recording-arts Degrees/Certificates Offered: five-year Bachelor's Degree in Recording Arts, two-year Master's Degree in Audio Recording and Acoustics. Program and Facilities Description: Comprehensive math/science/music-based degrees in recording arts. Fully automated digital facilities. See Web site for additional information.

Recording Arts Canada, Ontario

PO Box 11025, 984 Hwy. #8, Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada L8E 5P9 Phone 888/662-2666 Fax 905/643-7520 E-mail admissions@recordingarts.com Web site www.recordingarts.com Degrees/Certificates Offered: one-year Audio Engineering and Multimedia Production diploma. Program and Facilities Description: Recording Arts Canada offers students the opportunity to learn and work in a creative and progressive environment. By studying in one of the best-equipped audio schools, you will learn the skills and technologies about audio, music and multimedia production that professionals use every day. Our internationally renowned facilities feature classic Neve recording consoles. We provide sophisticated technology, quality theoretical instruction and extensive practical activity within a small-group format.

Recording Arts Canada, Quebec

34 Chemin des Ormes, Ste-Anne-des-Lacs, Quebec, Canada J0R 1B0 Phone 514/224-8363 Fax 514/224-8064 Web site www.sympatico.ca/inst.enreg Degrees/Certificates Offered: one-year diploma programs in Audio Production, Computer-Assisted Sound Design. Program and Facilities Description: A private college offering two collegiate programs of study in audio production and sound design. School-owned, world-class facilities with three classic Neve consoles and all of the latest digital and multimedia tools from Digidesign, Avid, Focusrite, Adobe, Director, etc. Located in the beautiful Laudentian Mountains, 40 minutes north of Montreal.

SAE Institute of Technology

269 W. 40th Street, 2nd Flr., New York, NY 10018 Phone 212/944-9121 Fax 212/944-9123 E-mail saeny@sae.edu Web site www.sae.edu Degrees/Certificates Offered: nine-month/18-month Audio Technology Diploma (full time/part time), nine-month Multimedia Producer Diploma (full time). Program and Facilities Description: SAE Institute of Technology is the largest audio and multimedia institute in the world. Our students have the advantage of over 25 years of audio and multimedia education experience, state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, and access to a worldwide network of more than 30 campuses in 15 countries on four continents. In the United States, SAE has campuses in New York City, Nashville and Miami, with more locations to follow in the near future.

Select Sound Studios

2315 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore, NY 14217 Phone 716/873-2717 Fax 716/873-2719 E-mail info@selectsound.com Web site www.selectsound.com Degrees/Certificates Offered: There are six New York State-accredited Recording Technologies programs. Each program is 12 weeks and three credits. Program and Facilities Description: Select Sound Studios is a full-service recording facility specializing in education. The Recording Technologies program has been taught for three decades. Four production rooms offer students the opportunity to work in 24-track analog studios, Pro Tools TDM studios, a MIDI suite and a mastering suite. Topics include the history of recording, physics of sound, studio acoustics, the recording chain, microphone techniques, operation of tape recorders and mixing consoles, and Pro Tools native and TDM systems. The programs are designed to give students hands-on experience. New for this year is a personnel-placement program.

Sheffield Institute for the Recording Arts

13816 Sunnybrook Rd., Phoenix, MD 21131 Phone 410/628-7260; Fax 410/628-1977 E-mail institute@sheffieldav.com Web site www.sheffieldav.com Degrees/Certificates Offered: certificate approved by Maryland Higher Education Commission. AudioWorks Program: 290 clock hours/full- or part-time Audio Engineering program. VideoWorks Program: 244 clock hours/full- or part-time Video Production program. TechWorks Program: 380 clock hours/full- or part-time Systems Integration, Installation and Maintenance program. Program and Facilities Description: Classes taught at Sheffield Audio/Video Productions, one of the mid-Atlantic region's finest recording and video-facilities. AudioWorks courses include three levels of recording engineering, MIDI, nonlinear digital audio (Pro Tools), live sound/remote recording. VideoWorks courses include camera, lighting, nonlinear digital video (Avid). TechWorks courses include basic electronics, test equipment/signal identification, cable construction, installation, maintenance. Hands-on learning featuring the finest professional equipment such as SSL console and Avid editing systems. Call for brochure/details.

Shenandoah University

1460 University Dr., Winchester, VA 22601 Phone 540/665-5567 Fax 540/665-5402 E-mail goneill@su.edu Web site www.su.edu Degrees/Certificates Offered: Bachelor's of Music, Commercial Music emphasis. Program and Facilities Description: Shenandoah University is located in a new state-of-the-art facility featuring an SSL 4000 G Plus console with automation. Students receive hands-on training and experience by recording over 300 concerts, student and faculty recitals, along with internal and external projects every year. In addition to the SSL, we have world-class mic preamps, processing gear and a large selection of professional microphones. Balancing out our program are two MIDI/editing suites where students use software programs such as Pro Tools|24, Cubase VST and Cakewalk Pro Audio.

Southeast Pro Tools Training Center

1926 NE 154th St., North Miami Beach, FL 33162 Phone 888/277-0457 E-mail info@protoolstraining.com Web site www.protoolstraining.com Degrees/Certificates Offered: Digidesign Pro Tools Operator Certification-Music, Digidesign Pro Tools Operator Certification-Post-Production, Digidesign Pro Tools Expert Certification-Music, Digidesign Pro Tools Expert Certification-Post-Production. Program and Facilities Description: We are the premier Digidesign-certified pro school with locations in Miami, Nashville and Texas. We offer all levels of Pro Tools training, including Operator and Expert certification. Our facilities are outfitted with Pro Tools|HD, Pro Control/Control 24 boards and a host of other pro audio hardware. Our classes are intense and condensed to fit the professional schedule. All classes are taught by Digidesign-certified teachers with significant teaching and engineering experience.

State University of New York College at Fredonia

1146 Mason Hall, Fredonia, NY 14063 Phone 716/673-4634 Fax 716/673-3154 E-mail gottinger@ait.fredonia.edu Web site www.fredonia.edu/som/srt Degrees/Certificates Offered: four-year B.S. in Sound Recording Technology. Program and Facilities Description: Program operated from within the School of Music. Accredited by NASM. Modeled after European Tonmeister training. Competence in playing a musical instrument and in natural sciences must be demonstrated through scheduled audition. High placement rate: Internships at leading facilities are available on a regular basis. Five studios, including 24-track analog and digital facilities, MIDI/sampling labs. Additional classes taught by professionals. Students receive a minimum of 650 hours in-studio experience.

Trebas Institute, Ontario

149 College St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5T 1P5 Phone 416/966-3066 Web site www.trebas.com Degrees/Certificates Offered: one-year diploma programs in Audio Engineering, Recorded Music Production, Music Business Administration, Film/Television Production, New-Media Development and 3-D Animation. B.A. Degree in Sound Technology (two years, following one-year diploma in Audio Engineering) in partnership with the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. Admission to B.A. program highly competitive. Program and Facilities Description: Established in 1979 to help students acquire knowledge and develop skills and professionalism for entry into fields of music business, audio, record production, film/TV production, post-production, interactive multimedia and computer animation. Outstanding instructors. High-tech studios and labs. Focus on preparing grads for real-world careers. Government loans. Internships. Lifetime national job search assistance. Grads with major entertainers, studios, companies worldwide. Resource center. Authorized training center for Cubase and Macromedia.

Trebas Institute, Quebec

451 Saint Jean St., Montreal, Quebec, Canada H2Y 2R5 Phone 514/845-4141 Web site www.trebas.com Degrees/Certificates Offered: one-year diploma programs in Audio Engineering, Recorded Music Production, Music Business Administration, Film/Television Production, New-Media Development and 3-D Animation. B.A. Degree in Sound Technology (two years, following one-year diploma in Audio Engineering) in partnership with the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. Admission to B.A. program highly competitive. Program and Facilities Description: Established in 1979 to help students acquire knowledge and develop skills and professionalism for entry into fields of music business, audio, record production, film/TV production, post-production, interactive multimedia and computer animation. Outstanding instructors. High-tech studios and labs. Focus on preparing grads for real-world careers. Government loans. Internships. Lifetime national job search assistance. Grads with major entertainers, studios, companies worldwide. Resource center. Authorized training center for Cubase and Macromedia. Offered in French or English.

Unity Gain Recording Institute

1953 Ricardo Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33901 Phone 239/332-4246 Fax 239/332-4246 E-mail aiannucci@unitygain.com Web site www.unitygain.com Degrees/Certificates Offered: certificate of graduation upon completion of each 48-week program. Program and Facilities Description: The Audio Recording Comprehensive program and the Advanced Techniques in Audio Recording are two four-level programs that provide over 250 hours of hands-on recording. Class size is limited, providing a semi-private learning environment in two state-of-the-art recording studios. Students record 20 musical acts on analog and digital formats, utilizing MIDI, direct-to-disk recording and CD production. Call or e-mail for a school catalog.

University of Hartford

College of Engineering, 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford, CT 06117 Phone 860/768-4792 Fax 860/768-5073 E-mail celmer@mail.hartford.edu Web site uhavax.hartford.edu/acoustics Degrees/Certificates Offered: B.S. Engineering (B.S.E.), B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Optional EE minor. Program and Facilities Description: There are two ways to incorporate acoustics into an undergraduate engineering degree: Acoustics and Music B.S.E. program, which combines an engineering degree program emphasizing acoustics and vibrations with course work at the Hartt School of Music; and the Mechanical Engineering B.S.M.E. with Acoustics concentration program. Graduates have been employed at Bose Loudspeakers, QSC Amplifiers, Steinway & Sons, Lucas Film-THX Sound and numerous acoustical consulting firms or graduate schools in acoustics. Anechoic chamber, B&K dual-channel FFT/RTAs, Modal Analysis/CADP2 software, DAT, portable SLMs, three studios with four, eight and 16-track analog/digital recording, Pro Tools.

University of Maine at Augusta

46 University Dr., Augusta, ME 04330 Phone 207/621-3267 E-mail richard@mail.caps.maine.edu Web site www.uma.maine.edu/academics/ucadjazz&contemporarymusic.html Degrees/Certificates Offered: Bachelor's of Music in Jazz and Contemporary Music (audio concentration). Program and Facilities Description: UMA has the only music program in Maine with a state-of-the-art recording studio. Recording commercial music and advertisements is a significant part of the music industry in Maine. Our internships are a student's best link to employment. This concentration integrates the studio into other music concentrations.

University of Massachusetts-Lowell

Sound Recording Technology, One University Ave., Lowell, MA 01854 Phone 978/934-3850 Fax 978/934-3034 E-mail william_moylan@uml.edu Web site www.uml.edu/dept/music/srt Degrees/Certificates Offered: Bachelor's of Music in Sound Recording Technology. Program and Facilities Description: The primary program prepares students for production-related careers in the recording industry through studies in music, EE, computer science, math and physics, and a minimum of nine courses in the art and technology of recording. SRT minors prepare students for technology-development career paths. Supported by eight control rooms: 24-track, MIDI/synthesis, 8-track, video/post, maintenance/repair, critical listening, hard disk recording, entry-level room.

University of Memphis

Music Industry Program, 106 Communication Fine Arts Building, Memphis, TN 38152 Phone 901/678-2559 Fax 901/678-5119 E-mail jwcline@memphis.edu Web site http://memphis.music.edu Degrees/Certificates Offered: Bachelor's of Music in Music Industry with concentrations in Recording Technology, Music Business. Program and Facilities Description: Programs stress thorough understanding of fundamental concepts, yet place equal emphasis on developing student's ability to adapt to new practices, technologies and creative directions. Instructors actively involved in industry. Studio B extensively renovated and now features an AMS/Neve Libra digital console and improved acoustics. Students enjoy generous lab access where hands-on training is stressed. Memphis community offers diverse cultural opportunities, rich internship possibilities. A commitment to personal attention and quality instruction requires enrollment to be limited. NASM accredited.

University of Miami

School of Music, PO Box 248165, Coral Gables, FL 33124 Phone 305/284-2241 Fax 305/284-6475 E-mail kmoses@miami.edu Web site www.music.miami.edu Degrees/Certificates Offered: Bachelor's of Music in Music Engineering with minor in Electrical Engineering, Bachelor's of Music in Music Engineering with minor in Computer Science, Master's of Science in Music Engineering. Program and Facilities Description: The Music Engineering program accepts undergraduate musicians who desire careers in music recording, audio engineering, audio equipment hardware and software design, sound reinforcement and broadcasting. By combining music and music engineering studies with a minor in electrical engineering or computer science, students enjoy diverse professional opportunities. Graduate students who have completed their undergraduate electrical engineering degree engage in research in DSP programming, psycho-acoustics and synthesis. Our facilities and faculty are known for their excellence.

University of New Haven

Music and Sound Recording Program, 300 Orange Ave., West Haven, CT 06516 Phone 203/932-7101 Fax 203/931-6097 E-mail mkaloyanides@newhaven.edu Web site www.newhaven.edu Degrees/Certificates Offered: four-year B.A. in Music and Sound Recording; four-year B.S. in Music and Sound Recording; four-year B.A. in Music Industry; four-year B.A. in Music; minor in Multimedia Authoring. Program and Facilities Description: The Music and Sound Recording programs instruct students in three interrelated areas: music history, theory and aesthetics; musicianship; and sound recording methodology and technique. Music Industry adds courses in copyright law, contracts, accounting, marketing and management. The Multimedia curriculum integrates graphic design, audio production and video. The new professional recording facility features four, eight, 16 and 40-track studios and workstations, as well as a digital mixing room and multimedia studio.

University of North Carolina at Asheville

Music Department, One University Heights, 024 Lipinsky Hall, CPO #2290, Asheville, NC 28804 Phone 828/251-6432 Fax 828/253-4573 E-mail musica@unca.edu Web site www.unca.edu/music Degrees/Certificates Offered: four-year B.S. in Music Technology, four-year B.A. in Music with a concentration in Jazz Studies, B.A. in Music (general music studies). Program and Facilities Description: The UNCA Music Technology program was established in 1982. The recording facilities include two multitrack studios (both with digital and analog recording equipment), which houses a variety of consoles, microphones, signal processors, Pro Tools workstations, etc. The electronic music laboratory houses various analog and digital synthesizers, samplers, as well as a Moog Theremin, etc. Software includes Acid Pro, Phi-Music, Sonar, MAX, Csound, etc., running on PCs and Macs.

University of South Carolina

School of Music, 813 Assembly St., Columbia, SC 29208 Phone 803/576-5639 Fax 803/777-6508 E-mail jfrancis@mozart.sc.edu Web site www.music.sc.edu/recording Degrees/Certificates Offered: Bachelor's of Music in Music Engineering Technology (under development). Program and Facilities Description: Current curricula includes more than 10 classes in sound recording (pop and classical recording, mixing techniques, workstation editing and audio for video) and music technology (synthesis, signal processing, sequencing and computer music). Facilities include a large recording studio with a 48-input console, 24-track digital recorder and Pro Tools|HD2 workstation. There is also an18-station computer music lab and two electronic music/MIDI studios equipped with 24-input consoles, 8-track digital recorders and Pro Tools workstations.

Yale School of Drama

PO Box 208244, New Haven, CT 06520-8244 Phone 203/432-8825 Fax 203/432-1596 E-mail david.budries@yale.edu Web site www.yale.edu/drama/academics/sound Degrees/Certificates Offered: three-year M.F.A. in Sound Design and one-year engineering internship. Program and Facilities Description: The Sound Design Program trains eligible applicants in the theory and practice of professional sound design. Coursework covers script interpretation, compositional elements of design, introductory sound design, fundamentals of sound and music technology, advanced problem solving, sound delivery systems, advanced digital sound and music technology, design master class and practical design thesis project. Qualified students will have numerous opportunities to design for student and Yale Repertory productions.

CENTRAL SCHOOLS

Alexander Magazine

14071 Stephens, Suite #A-5, Warren, MI 48089 Phone 877/683-1743 E-mail administrator@alexandermagazine.com Web site www.alexandermagazine.com Degrees/Certificates Offered: Recording Institute of Detroit Theory completions for Pro Audio Specialist, Recording Techniques 1 and Associate Recording Engineer programs, reducing campus attendance requirement by as much as 75%. Program and Facilities Description: Online program with lessons, reference materials, audio demonstrations and interactive quizzes. Online final exams and certification. Many additional advanced-study articles and postings. Free CD-ROM for high-speed study (U.S. only). Worldwide job/intern-placement assistance. Study for Recording Institute of Detroit and other recording programs.

Aspen Music Festival and School

2 Music School Rd., Aspen, CO 81611 Phone 970/925-3254 Fax 970/925-3802 E-mail school@aspenmusic.org Web site www.aspen.com/musicfestival Program and Facilities Description: The Edgar Stanton Audio Recording Institute is an intensive four-week, full-time seminar/workshop. The goal is to provide a background in the basics of audio production and prepare students for a career as a recording engineer. A wide range of recording and guest lecturers are noted representatives of the recording and broadcasting industries. The session is limited to 10 students to ensure maximum individual attention.

Audio Enginearing Institute

6610 Buffalo Hills, San Antonio, TX 78256-2330 Phone 210/698-9666 Web site www.audio-eng.com Degrees/Certificates Offered: basic and advanced Audio Engineering classes, each lasting 10 weeks. Program and Facilities Description: Classes are taught by Gold and Platinum record winner Marius Perron III. Students are trained with part hands-on equipment, part lecture. Basic class covers theory, microphones, consoles, tape recorders, live band recording and mixing. Advanced class covers signal processors, hard disk recording, MIDI, synthesizers and samplers, drum machines and sequencers, audio-for-video, computer-assisted mixing, real-time analysis and studio equipment maintenance. The advanced course is structured around an apprentice engineering program for students interested in working as second engineers at studios in San Antonio.

Butler University

4600 Sunset Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46208 Phone: 317/940-9828 Fax: 317/940-9014 Web site: www.butler.edu/telecom Degrees/Certificates Offered: B.S in Telecommunication Arts. Concentrations in Recording Industry Studies, Multimedia, Video Production and Electronic Journalism. Program and Facilities Description: We prepare students to enter the recording industry by providing them with first-rate classroom instruction, hands-on experience with the most widely used technology, and internship opportunities at the best recording studios and music production facilities in the Midwest. Students are encouraged to utilize our state-of-the-art on-campus studio and control rooms that were professionally designed and built featuring Pro Tools, ADAT, a piano, MIDI keyboard and a wide selection of microphones.

Central Missouri State University

CMSU Dept. of Music, Hudson 108, Warrensburg, MO 64093 Phone 660/543-4530 Fax 660/543-8271 E-mail honour@cmsu1.cmsu.edu Web site www.cmsu.edu/music/musictech/mutechindex.htm Degrees/Certificates Offered: four-year Bachelor's of Music in Music Technology. Program and Facilities Description: Music technology at CMSU emphasizes audio engineering and musicianship, with experience on both sides of the microphone! The program stresses hands-on learning with multitrack recording/editing studios, Pro Tools|HD3 and HD2 systems, sound reinforcement equipment, MIDI/synthesis studios and a 12-station computer lab. Internships are required. Class sizes are typically between five and 10 students. One average year of tuition is $1,918 for Missouri residents, $3,808 for nonresidents. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.

Cleveland Institute of Music

11021 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44106-1705 Phone 216/791-5000 Fax 216/791-1530 E-mail cimadmission@po.cwru.edu Web site www.cim.edu Degrees/Certificates Offered: Bachelor's of Music in Audio Recording as a four-year degree or a double major (along with an instrument or Composition major) in five years. Program and Facilities Description: Courses cover digital audio; DSP/editing systems; audio-for-video post-production, surround sound, CD-ROM and Web-based multimedia; microphone techniques; synthesis/sampling; and acoustics. Equipment includes Tascam DA-98, Pro Tools, Sonic Solutions, Yamaha 02R digital multitrack recording/mixing; Lexicon, TC Electronic, Yamaha, etc.; DSP; Macintosh and Sony computers; Audio-Technica, Neumann, Sennheiser, Schoeps microphones; Millennia Media preamps. Professional faculty features multiple Grammy winner Jack Renner (Telarc International), Dr. Peter D'Antonio (RPG Diffusor Systems), Thomas Knab and Mark Tessi (CIM and Telarc) and Timothy Callahan. Program emphasizes hands-on experience, music and digital media production.

Columbia College Chicago

600 South Michigan, Chicago, IL 60605-1996 Phone 312/482-9068 Fax 312/482-9083 E-mail bkanters@colum.edu Web site www.colum.edu Degrees/Certificates Offered: four-year accredited Bachelor's of Arts degree with a major in Sound Technology. Program and Facilities Description: The Columbia College Chicago Sound Program includes extensive course offerings in the fields of music recording, concert sound reinforcement, sound design for video and film, sound contracting and acoustics. Columbia's Audio Technology Center includes multitrack music and voice-over recording and mix studios, film/video post-production suites, digital audio production suites and classroom laboratories for analog/linear and digital/nonlinear production, audio system analysis, and acoustical design and analysis labs.

DePaul University

School of Music, 804 W. Belden Ave., Chicago, IL 60614 Phone 773/325-7444 Fax 773/325-7263 E-mail rbeacraf@wppost.depaul.edu Web site http://music.depaul.edu Degrees/Certificates Offered: four-year Bachelor's of Science degree in Music. Program and Facilities Description: The DePaul Sound Recording Technology program is designed to prepare students for a career in the rapidly expanding audio industry. SRT students take classes in analog and digital microelectronics, computer science and calculus, in addition to the standard undergraduate music curriculum. Recording classes and student practicum take place off campus in a 48-track SSL studio where students have access to state-of-the-art equipment. On campus, students develop their skills at Studio DePaul, a fully digital, 24-track facility featuring video, synthesis and surround sound capabilities.

Elmhurst College

190 Prospect, Elmhurst, IL 60126 Phone 630/617-3500 Fax 630/617-3738 E-mail kevino@elmhurst.edu Degrees/Certificates Offered: B.M. in Music Business, B.S. in Music Business, B.M. in Music Education, B.A. in Music. Program and Facilities Description: Elmhurst College is a nationally accredited institution that offers both a B.S. and a B.M. in Music Business. In addition to classwork in music, business and business of music, students get hands-on industry experience through internships, industry speakers and course tours. Resources include a state-of-the-art 24-track digital studio, courses ranging from music theory to MIDI, recently expanded practice and recital facilities, and an artist faculty of over 50. Industry support is provided in the form of scholarships from trade organizations such as NAMM and NARAS, corporate sponsorship, a student chapter of MEIEA and an intern/job bank.

Grand Valley State University

1 Campus Dr., Allendale, MI 49401 Phone 800/748-0246 Fax 616/895-2000 E-mail go2gvsu@gvsu.edu Web site www.gvsu.edu Degrees/Certificates Offered: Electrical Engineering with Music minor. Program and Facilities Description: Grand Valley State University has a unique program for students that have the talent and interest to combine engineering and music. This program has the potential for a career that can span the entire audio and music industries from hardware design and manufacturing to performance.

Houston Community College

1060 West Sam Houston Parkway North, Houston, TX 77043 Phone 713/718-5602 Fax 713/718-5640 E-mail scott.gehman@hccs.edu Web site www.nwc.hccs.edu/av Degrees/Certificates Offered: two-year AAS degrees in Audio Recording or Film Production. One-year certificates in Audio Recording, MIDI, Film Production, Film Editing or Scriptwriting. Program and Facilities Description: Unlimited hands-on experience via eight fully equipped studios. Studio A: SSL 4048 G Plus with Ultimation and Recall, processors by UREI, Lexicon, Empircal Labs. Studio B: Pro Tools|24 Mix Plus with Control 24. Studio C: Sony 3036 console, 13 Pro Tools stations with Digital Performer, Korg X5 and JV 1010 synths. Studio D and E: Alesis X2 consoles, ADATs. Studio F: 2,100-square-foot film soundstage and movie theater. Studio M: Panasonic DA-7, samples and synthesizers by GigaStudio, Akai, Roland, E-mu, Korg, Oberheim. Studio V: Video editors by Avid, Apple, Fast Systems.

Indiana University

School of Music, Bloomington, IN 47405 Phone 812/855-1087 E-mail kstrauss@indiana.edu Web site www.music.indiana.edu/som/audio Degrees/Certificates Offered: Associate of Science in Audio Technology, and a Bachelor's of Science in Recording Arts. Program and Facilities Description: As part of their coursework, students record performance of the world-renowned IU School of Music, including symphonic, opera, jazz, chamber music and popular music; and complete over 200 hours of individual project time in th multitrack studio. Advanced students serve as engineers for University-sponsored CD projects (over 40 releases to date). Facilities include four performance halls, recording studios, two DAW suites, 24-track and multitrack studio, two maintenance labs and a computing instruction classroom.

International College of Broadcasting

6 So. Smithville Rd., Dayton, OH 45431 Phone 937/258-8251 Fax 937/258-8714 Web site www.icbproductions.com Degrees/Certificates Offered: Associate Degree program in Applied Science of Communication Arts in Television and Radio, Associate Degree program of Applied Science in Video Production/Recording, Audio Engineer Diploma program in Recording Audio Engineering, Diploma Program Broadcasting I. Program and Facilities Description: ICB is a small, private college. Enrollment invitations are based on prospective students touring the facility and demonstrating commitment and desire to be part of the broadcasting and recording fields. Smaller class sizes ensure more individualized attention. Programs offer combined theory and hands-on training.

Kansas City Community College, Music Technology Program

7250 State Ave., Kansas City KS 66112 Phone 913/288 7634 Fax 913/288 7638 E-mail
mayfield@toto.net Web site www.kckcc.edu/music Degrees/Certificates Offered: Associate of Applied Science Degree in Audio Engineering (5-6 semesters typical duration). Associate of General Studies Degree in Music Technology (5-6 semesters typical duration). Program and Facilities Description: Classes cover computing skills, basic and advanced MIDI, software and hardware synthesis, audio recording (4 semester sequence of classes), audio editing and sound design, digital video production and live sound
reinforcement. Classes limited to 12 students. Accredited by North Central Association. Facilities include: 24-track DTRS, Pro Tools|HD-2, Soundcraft Ghost studio (5.1 surround capability); 24-track ADAT, Pro Tools LE studio, multistation. MIDI/digital audio (including Pro Tools)/synthesis lab; multistation MIDI lab, digital video lab, live sound reinforcement.

Madison Media Institute

2102 Agriculture Dr, Madison, WI 53718 Phone 608/663-2000 Fax 608/442-0141 E-mail mmi@madisonmedia.com Web site www.madisonmedia.com Degrees/Certificates Offered: Associate of Arts in Recording and Music Technology, Associate of Arts in Multimedia Technology, Video Production diploma. Program and Facilities Description: New education facility with over 19,000 square feet of state-of-the-art classrooms, computer labs and studio space. Low student-to-teacher ratios. Classes taught by industry professionals. Hands-on and classroom experience. Accredited. Placement service. Apply early.

Millikin University

1184 W. Main St., Decatur, IL 62522-2084 Phone 217/424-6300 Fax 217/420-6652 E-mail swidenhofer@mail.millikin.edu Web site www.millikin.edu.

Musictech College

19 Exchange St. East, St. Paul, MN 55101 Phone 800/594-9500 E-mail dsandridge@musictech.com Web site www.musictech.com Degrees/Certificates Offered: two-year Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Recording Technology, AAS Degree in Music with emphasis in Music Production, and AAS Degrees in Music Performance, Music Business and Motion Imaging. One-year Diploma programs in Production, Live Sound, Engineering, Music Business and Music Performance. Four-year Bachelor's of Arts in Music and Bachelor's of Science degrees offered through a direct-transfer agreement with Augsburg College. Program and Facilities Description: Musictech College is a leader in contemporary music education, drawing the finest students and faculty both nationally and internationally for 17 years. The college has developed one of the most advanced recording and production programs in the country alongside a respected school for professional musicians. Our facility features the largest recording complex in the region with nine studios, including two all-digital 5.1 surround rooms, as well as analog Trident, Sony and SSL consoles.

Northeast Community College

801 East Benjamin Ave., Norfolk, NE 68702 Phone 402/844-7365 Fax 209/254-8282 E-mail northeastaudio@yahoo.com Web site www.northeastaudio.org Degrees/Certificates Offered: two-year Audio Recording Associates degree. Program and Facilities Description: Located in northeastern Nebraska, Northeast Community College's Audio Recording program combines thorough academics with hands-on training in both live and studio environments. Facilities include two control rooms, recording studio, concert stage and isolation rooms. Equipment includes Otari, Soundcraft, Yamaha, Digidesign Pro Tools and MOTU MIDI. Northeast Community College offers quality education at a price you can afford.

Oberlin Conservatory of Music

TIMARA Department, Oberlin, OH 44074 Phone 440/775-8413 E-mail Gary.Nelson@oberlin.edu Web site www.timara.oberlin.edu Degrees/Certificates Offered: four-year Bachelor's of Music (major in Technology in Music & Related Arts), four-year Bachelor's of Arts in Visual Arts with an emphasis in Digital Media. Program and Facilities Description: Based at one of the nation's top-ranked conservatories of music, the TIMARA Department has excellent facilities for computer music, performance technology and new media. There are seven studios, including a recording studio (16-track digital tape, 16-track Pro Tools), two computer music studios, a digital media room with a Media 100 system and a computer music lab with multiple Macintosh-based workstations/samplers. The program is highly competitive and admits fewer than 10 students per year.

Ohio University

School of Telecommunications, 9 South College St., Athens, OH 45701 Phone 740/593-4870 E-mail tcomschool@ohiou.edu Web site www.tcomschool.ohio.edu Degrees/Certificates Offered: Bachelor's of Science in Communications. Program and Facilities Description: The Audio Production Sequence requires the student to choose between three tracks in audio production: music recording, media production or audio post-production for moving image. Each track incorporates coursework within the School of Telecommunications, as well as coursework in music, theater, electronics, film and business, among others. Additionally, the music recording track requires students to complete a minor in Music. Facilities include an Amek Big 28×24 console with SuperTrue Automation, 24-track Tascam MX-2424 digital recorder, several Digidesign Pro Tools digital audio workstations, a wide assortment of mics by Neumann, Sennheiser, AKG, Audio-Technica, Shure, and processing gear by Lexicon, Yamaha, dbx and Rane. The school is also equipped with both Avid and Media 100 video workstations, as well as a 13-station Macintosh G4 MIDI/digital audio lab. Additionally, the school is one of three schools with access to a 32-station Macintosh G4 multimedia lab that includes a variety of high-end audio, graphic and video multimedia software including a Sonic Solution DVD authoring system.

Recording Institute of Detroit

14611 9-Mile Rd., Eastpointe, MI 48021 Phone 800/683-1743 Fax 810/772-4320 E-mail administrator@recordinginstitute.com Web site http://recordinginstitute.com Degrees/Certificates Offered: Recording Engineer Certificate: 24-44 weeks/258 clock hours; Music Producer Certificate: 28-40 weeks/155 clock hours; Associate Recording Engineer Certificate: 11-20 weeks/106 clock hours. Program and Facilities Description: Operating since 1975 with extensive training in recording and music production. Extensive Web support and Web training through Alexander Magazine can reduce campus time and tuition. We have three major studios, dedicated student control room, plus student workstations. We use SSL, 02R and Tascam consoles, PC and Mac computers, plus 48-track digital and analog recorders. Small classes (eight to 10), relaxed and comprehensive. See Alexander Magazine entry.

The Recording Workshop

455 Massieville Rd., Chillicothe, OH 45601 Phone 800/848-9900 Fax 740/663-2427 E-mail info@recordingworkshop.com Web site www.recordingworkshop.com Degrees/Certificates Offered: Recording Engineering and Music Production Program certificate, five weeks/200 clock hours. Studio Maintenance and Troubleshooting Program certificate, five days/40 clock hours. Advanced Recording Engineering and Music Production Program certificate, seven days/60 clock hours. NewTech Computer-Based Audio Production Program certificate, five days/40 clock hours. Program and Facilities Description: Founded in 1971, The Recording Workshop offers effective and affordable short-term training that has helped thousands of audio professionals get their start. From the very first day of class, our students get in the studios. In less than two months, Recording Workshop students get more real in-studio experience than at some other schools that last much longer. Our students work in small teams of three to six, with a total student body of 96. We have eight studios full of the latest gear, along with a lecture hall and computer lab. Affordable on-campus student housing, job-placement assistance and financial aid are among the services we provide.

Ridgewater College

Audio Technology Program, 2 Century Ave., Hutchinson, MN 55350 Phone 800/222-4424 Fax 320/587-9019 E-mail digl@ridgewater.mnscu.edu Web site www.ridgewater.mnscu.edu Degrees/Certificates Offered: two-year diploma in Audio Technology, two-year A.A.S. Degree in Audio Technology. Program and Facilities Description: The Audio Technology department offers a diverse program in audio, ranging from studio recording to live sound, system design and installation. Students also achieve a strong electronics and computer-applications background, which makes our graduates extremely valuable to future employers. Students will work with Pro Tools|HD Digital Audio Workstation, Renkus-Heinz Ease and Ears, Smaart Pro, BSS Soundweb, B&K acoustical test equipment and many other specializations.

South Plains College

Sound Technology Program, 1401 S. College Ave., Levelland, TX 79336 Phone 806/894-9611 x2276 Fax 806/894-5274 E-mail smoody@southplainscollege.edu Web site www.southplainscollege.edu/creativearts/soundtechnology Degrees/Certificates Offered: two-year Associate of Applied Science Degree in Sound Technology. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Program and Facilities Description: Two 24-track studios with Sony, Mackie digital consoles, Mackie HDR24/96 digital recorders. One 24/16-track digital/analog studio with Sony MXP-3036 console, MCI 2-inch analog recorder, Mackie SDR24/96 digital recorder. Lexicon, Yamaha, TC Electronic, Eventide, Summit, Orban, dbx, Drawmer processing. Neumann, Sennheiser, AKG, Shure, Earthworks, Audix, Electro-Voice microphones. Fifteen-station Pro Tools lab, 12-station MOTU Performer Lab, two Digital Performer DAWs, MIDI lab. Small class sizes, individualized attention, affordable tuition, comprehensive curriculum.

Southwest Texas State University

601 University Dr., San Marcos, TX 78666 Phone 512/245-8451 Fax 512/396-1169 E-mail me02@swt.edu Web site www.swt.edu/music/srt/ Degrees/Certificates Offered: Bachelor's of Music in Sound Recording Technology. Program and Facilities Description: SWT owns and operates the “Fire Station,” a multipurpose recording facility housing analog and digital recorders, an automated console, and numerous professional microphones and outboard devices. Students participate in commercial recording sessions while pursuing their degrees. Admission is competitive. Program applicants should have significant musical abilities, well-developed aural skills, and possess competencies indicating an ability to complete calculus and other technical courses. The curriculum emphasizes recording, music, digital media, math/science and an internship.

Synergetic Audio Concepts Inc.

8780 Rufing Rd., Greenville, IN 47124 Phone 812/923-0174 Fax 812/923-3610 E-mail brenda@synaudcon.com Web site www.synaudcon.com Degrees/Certificates Offered: Syn-Aud-Con “Week of Audio Training” includes “System & Optimization” and “System Design.” Program and Facilities Description: “System & Optimization” allows you to learn how to properly interface and calibrate audio equipment. “System Design” allows you to achieve optimum sound system performance before installation. “Hands-On” allows you to apply the principles taught in the “System & Optimization” seminar. Continuing education units are given with the week-long seminar. Owned and operated by Pat and Brenda Brown.

Fred N. Thomas Career Education Center

2650 Eliot St., Denver, CO 80211 Phone 303/964-3075 Fax 303/964-3004 Degrees/Certificates Offered: Public high school program. Program and Facilities Description: This is a program for junior and senior high school students in the Denver metro area. There are two courses: Audio 1, beginning fundamentals of sound recording; and Audio 2, an advanced production class in which each student makes a CD of a band or artist. Students have access to a 24-track studio with a good complement of outboard gear and microphones.

University of Cincinnati

Conservatory of Music (CCM), PO Box 210096, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0096 Phone 513/556-5462 Fax 513/556-3399 E-mail Michael.Hooker@uc.edu Web site www.uc.edu/www/ccm/tdp Degrees/Certificates Offered: B.F.A. in Theater Design and Production, emphasis in theater sound; M.F.A. in Theater Sound Design. Program and Facilities Description: CCM's sound-design programs encompass a broad array of areas within the performing arts. Coursework includes sound technology and production, theater aesthetics, critical listening, music, digital audio, recording, reinforcement and sound design. CCM offers a diverse season of shows including large musicals, operas, dance and dramas. Facilities include three well-equipped theaters, a sound-design studio, and extensive reinforcement and playback equipment. Entrance is by on-site portfolio review.

University of Colorado, Denver

Campus Box 162, PO Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217/3364 Phone 303/556-2727 Fax 303/556-6612 E-mail rpritts@carbon.cudenver.edu Web site www.cudenver.edu/cam Degrees/Certificates Offered: two-year Master's of Science in Recording Arts, four-year Bachelor's of Science in Music (major in Recording Arts or Music Industry Studies). Nineteen credits, certificate program in Computer Science. Program and Facilities Description: Master's emphasis in Advanced Recording Arts, Audio Pedagogy or Audio Forensics. Bachelor's emphasis in Technology, Music Business or Music Performance. Facilities use two 24-track analog and two 24-track digital control rooms, five performance studios, theater, concert hall, recital hall. Studies of audio sweetening, surround sound and music production. SPARS member, AES Student Section.

University of Michigan

Dept. of Media and Music Technology, 1100 Baits Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2085 Phone 734/763-7558 Fax 734/763-5097 E-mail dodyblac@umich.edu Web site www.music.umich.edu/departments/pat/index.lasso Degrees/Certificates Offered: Bachelor's of Music, Music Technology; Bachelor's of Fine Arts, Music Technology concentration; Bachelor's of Fine Arts, Media Arts with concentrations in Sonic Arts, Visual Arts or Engineering; Bachelor's of Science in Music, Sound Engineering. Program and Facilities Description: The department seeks to advance the aesthetics of technology-based arts through performance, the development of emerging technologies and research. Collaboration and creativity are components of the interdisciplinary study of music, dance, theater, engineering, art and video.

University of Missouri, Kansas City

4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, MO 64110 Phone 816/235-2964 Fax 816/235-5367 E-mail mardikest@umkc.edu Web site www.umkc.edu Degrees/Certificates Offered: Master's in Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Theater Sound Design. Program and Facilities Description: This three-year training program teaches students to create sound scores for the theater through five main components: design — interpretation, collaboration and idea development; technical skills — mastering tools of production with 24-track analog and Pro Tools; history — research, text analysis and dramatic history; production — artistic merging of design, history and technical skills through the experiences of numerous and varied productions; and entrepreneurship — study of the business of the profession and career growth.

University of Nebraska, Lincoln

206 Avery Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588-0511 Phone 402/472-2258 Fax 402/472-4732 E-mail krnu@unlinfo.unl.edu Web site www.jet.unl Degrees/Certificates Offered: four-year Bachelor's of Journalism degree in Broadcasting. Program and Facilities Description: The College of Journalism and Mass Communications houses the broadcasting department with audio- and video-production facilities and the University's FM radio station, KRNU. Courses are devoted to audio field and studio production as it relates to broadcast/cable operations and audio/video production careers. Extensive digital audio and video gear.

University of Texas

Department of Radio, Television and Film, CMA 6.118, Austin, TX 78712 Phone 512/471-6695 E-mail vmh@mail.utexas.edu Web site www.utexas.edu/coc/rtf Degrees/Certificates Offered: B.S., M.F.A. and Ph.D. Degrees in Radio, Television and Film. Program and Facilities Description: Please see Web site.

University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh

Music Department, Recording Technology Program, Oshkosh, WI 54901 Phone 920/424-4224 Fax 920/424-1226 E-mail messner@uwosh.edu Web site www.uwosh.edu Degrees/Certificates Offered: Bachelor's of Music with emphasis in Recording Technology. Program and Facilities Description: Students are trained in a 32-track digital, 16-track analog studio, using a 62-channel Total Audio Concepts console with automation, a wide array of signal-processing gear, full video lock, and multitrack hard disk recording and editing. The studio is also tied to its own MIDI lab. Students entering program must audition on primary instrument for entrance acceptance. The final semester of enrollment is spent as an intern at a professional audio facility, with placement throughout the U.S. and Europe available.

Woodland Studios

Engineer Training Program, 1011 Woodland St., Nashville, TN 37206 Phone 615/262-2222 Fax 615/262-5800 Program and Facilities Description: A unique program that offers intense, hands-on training, including basic electronic classes at Nashville Tech, a variety of weekly seminars with industry leaders such as: Tom Clark, Quantegy Tape; Steve Durr, studio designer; and Fred Hill, Neve guru. We accept four students per year. All students work daily on sessions at the position of assistant engineer, supervised by our engineering staff. Some recent projects have included Tonic, Indigo Girls, Days of the New, Robert Cray, Faith Hill, Patty Loveless, Wynonna, Salt-N-Pepa, Johnny Cash and George Jones.

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Ai Center for Digital Imaging and Sound

3264 Beta Ave., Burnaby, BC V5G 4K4 Phone 604/298-5400 Fax 604/298-5403 E-mail info@artschool.com Web site www.artschool.com Degrees/Certificates Offered: One, two, three-year programs. Articulated degree program with the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA). Program and Facilities Description: Using the latest linear and nonlinear recording techniques and state-of-the-art recording studios, students train for careers in music and post-production for film, video, TV and new media. The AiCDIS campus covers over 43,000 square feet across three separate buildings and boast five recording studios, a "mix-to-picture" surround sound studio and an automated music-production facility. The campus is open 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week. All AiCDIS facilities are comfortable, professional, well-equipped and integrated. A policy of liberal access to facilities and equipment, second to none, creates an environment where art and creativity blend seamlessly with technology.

Alta Center for Communication Arts

9014 N. 23rd Ave., Suite 1, Phoenix, AZ 85021 Phone 888/729-4954 Fax 602/749-5418 E-mail info@thealtacenter.com Web site www.thealtacenter.com Degrees/Certificates Offered: Diploma in Digital Audio Recording, a unique program created specifically for project studio owners/engineers/producers and independent musicians. Program and Facilities Description: Our five-week Digital Audio Recording program is an innovative program designed by an award-winning engineer/producer and founder of The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences. Learn all of the professional techniques for high-quality recording (including DVD mastering and production), utilizing current project studio gear and software. Only eight students per class. The Alta Center also offers a diploma program in Multimedia Production, including Computer Animation, Digital Graphics, Video/Audio Production and Web site Development.

Art Institute of Seattle

Audio Production Department, 2323 Elliott Ave., Seattle, WA 98121-1622 Phone 800/275-2471 Fax 206/269-2471 Web site www.ais.edu Degrees/Certificates Offered: two-year Associate of Applied Arts degree in Audio Production. Program and Facilities Description: Program taught by working professionals and consists of (six) 11-week quarters preparing students for entry-level positions with recording studios, post-production houses, multimedia, Web and video-production companies, audio manufacturers and retailers, and A/V or live sound reinforcement companies. Facilities consist of four 24-track analog/digital recording studios, a 5.1 surround sound studio, four digital audio workstation rooms, a 25-seat digital audio workstation lab and a 25-seat Pro Tools lab.

Audio Institute of America

Audio Recording School, 814 46th Ave., San Francisco, CA 94115 Phone 415/752-0701 Fax 415/752-0701 E-mail audioinst@earthlink.net Web site www.audioinstitute.com Degrees/Certificates Offered: Diploma in Recording Engineering. Program and Facilities Description: Home-study course for professional careers and home recording studios. Join our successful working graduates or learn how to build and operate your own home studio. AIA has students in 100 countries around the world. This licensed school specializes in the art of digital and analog recording techniques.

The Banff Centre

Box 1020, Stn. 28, Banff, Alberta, Canada T1L 1H5 Phone 403/762-6180 Fax 403/762-6345 E-mail studios@banffcentre.ca Web site www.banffcentre.ca Degrees/Certificates Offered: Audio Assistant and Associate Work/Study programs. One to three terms. Program and Facilities Description: Financial assistance and weekly stipend available. Audio engineers refine their skills in an international, multidisciplinary environment. The audio program runs alongside internationally renowned music programs with prominent faculty and musicians. Guest audio faculty have included John Eargle, Bob Ludwig, George Massenburg and Dr. Wieslaw Woszczyk. Activities include learning equipment, software and advanced recording techniques, involvement in CD, concert and studio recording, individual research and experimentation, and audio-for-video. Facilities include recital hall with adjoining control room, digital multitrack recording studio, Pro Tools audio-for-video post-production suite, Sonic Solutions editing suite.

California State University, Chico

Department of Music, Chico, CA 95929-0805 Phone 530/898-5500 Fax 530/898-4082 E-mail kseppanen@oavax.csuchico.edu Web site www.csuchico.edu/mus/rcrd Degrees/Certificates Offered: four-year B.A. in Music with an option in Recording Arts; four-year B.A. in Music with an option in Music Industry.

California State University, Dominguez Hills

1000 E. Victoria St., Carson, CA 90247 Phone 310/243-3543 E-mail dbradfield@dhvx20.csudh.edu Web site http://music1.csudh.edu/Music Degrees/Certificates Offered: four-year B.A. Audio Recording, four-year B.A. Music Technology, certificate Audio Technology. Program and Facilities Description: CSUDH has a fully equipped analog and digital studio in addition to its synthesizer studio. Completely renovated in 1999, the new equipment includes Mackie and Panasonic Digital 5.1 mixing consoles, 48 tracks of DA-98 and ADAT format multitrack recording, Pro Tools and Sonic Solutions DAWs, and hi-res mastering equipment.

Citrus College

1000 W. Foothill Blvd., Glendora, CA 91741 Phone 626/852-8061 Fax 626/852-8063 E-mail info@citrusstudios.com Web site www.citrusstudios.com Degrees/Certificates Offered: one-year Vocation certificate in Audio Engineering. Program and Facilities Description: Citrus offers hands-on training in a working studio. The facility centers on two studios with Neve VR and Euphonix CS2000 consoles, with Tascam digital, Studer A827 analog and Pro Tools recorders. Other rooms include and auditorium for live recordings and film scores, a smaller analog studio and a lab with 25 Pro Tools workstations. The curriculum consists of courses in audio engineering, acoustics, live sound, critical listening, digital audio, MIDI and music business.

Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences

2300 East Broadway Rd., Tempe, AZ 85282-1707 Phone 800/562-6383 Fax 480/829-1332 E-mail info@crass.org Web site www.audiorecordingschool.com Degrees/Certificates Offered: Master Recording Program II. Program and Facilities Description: The MRP-II is a 37-week-long, comprehensive audio engineering program. Classes are limited to 12 students. The Conservatory is the first and most qualified recording school in the world to provide manufacturer certification on Pro Tools. It is also the only program that requires and procures an internship for its students. The curriculum is taught on state-of-the-art gear, including SSL, Neve, Studer, Otari, Focusrite, TC Electronic and Neumann, among others. Financial aid available to those who qualify.

Dallas Sound Lab

School for the Recording Arts, 6305 N. O'Connor Blvd., Suite 119, Irving, TX 75039 Phone 866/498-1122; 971/869-1122 E-mail info.dallas@dallassoundlab.com Web site www.dallassoundlab.com Degrees/Certificates Offered: diploma program in Audio Engineering and Studio Techniques, and seminars in Music Business Administration, Audio Engineering for Film and Television Production, and Contemporary Music Theory. Program and Facilities Description: Courses are designed to provide students with extensive “hands-on” training using a powerful list of lab equipment including consoles by SSL, API, Neve, Focusrite, Yamaha and Mackie. Lab sessions are held in the school's 12,000-square-foot multistudio facility. Our instructors are industry professionals who have been chosen for their experience and enthusiasm. Many of our graduates have secured positions in a variety of music/media industries, working with video-production companies, recording studios, television and radio stations, sound reinforcement companies, management agencies and other related media businesses.

Ex'pression Center for New Media

6601 Shellmound St., Emeryville, CA 94608 Phone 510/654-2934 Fax 510/658-3414 E-mail Doreen@xnewmedia.com Web site www.expression.edu Degrees/Certificates Offered: 14-month accelerated, total immersion Bachelor's Degree programs in Audio Mixing and Engineering, 3-D Character Animation and Digital Graphic Design. Program and Facilities Description: The Ex'Pression Sound Arts Program is uniquely designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to work in the professional audio community. In addition to sound engineering, students are trained in music theory (reading, writing, composing), acoustics and studio architecture, studio etiquette and psychology, DVD authoring, mastering for 5.1, live sound and even law in music. Students have unparalleled hands-on access to digital and analog studio equipment (e.g., 15-20 sessions at the controls with a live band) and all students are required to do a professional internship. Class sizes are small (capped at 36 in a graduating class) to ensure personalized attention. The program is designed to train students for careers in music recording engineering, audio post-production for film and television, live sound for theater and concerts, MIDI production, studio design, studio management and DVD authoring. Semesters begin January, March, May, July, September and November of each year. Private financial aid is available to qualified students.

Fullerton College

Music Department, 321 East Chapman Ave., Fullerton, CA 92832-2095 Phone 714/992-7296 Fax 714/992-7327 Web site www.fullcoll.edu Degrees/Certificates Offered: A.A. in Music; Certificates in Piano Pedagogy and Recording Production.

KagiMedia.com

903 23rd Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98144 Phone 206/329-7473 E-mail training@kagimedia.com Web site http://kagimedia.com Degrees/Certificates Offered: self-paced, computer-based training. Program and Facilities Description: Cross-platform, self-paced pro audio training. Each training title is two to 10 hours of high-quality, three to five-minute movies in the popular QuickTime and/or AVI formats. Lessons cover all aspects of configuration, setup and operation of leading software and hardware.

Long Beach City College

4901 East Carson St., Long Beach, CA 90808 Phone 562/938-4309 Fax 562/938-4118 Web site www.lbcc.cc.ca.us Degrees/Certificates Offered: A.A. with emphasis in Commercial Music, 10 certificates in Music, Radio or Television — each requires three to five semesters. Program and Facilities Description: LBCC offers job placement, as well as intern positions. Most instructors are active in the professional field. Facilities include seven studios equipped with digital audio and/or analog multitrack, 42 individual MIDI workstations, three camera online video facilities, as well as three offline editing rooms. Studio use is available first semester; all students get hands-on experience during their first semester. Equipment includes ADAT, Fostex DMT, MCI 24-track, Soundcraft, CAD, Sound Workshop, Pro Tools, Music Shop, Vision.

Los Angeles Recording Workshop

5278 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601 Phone 818/763-7400 Fax 818/763-7447 Web site: www.recordingcareer.com Degrees/Certificates Offered: Nine-hundred-hour Recording Engineer Certificate. Program and Facilities Description: The Los Angeles Recording Workshop is one of the best equipped recording engineer schools on the planet. Our 10 studios include Solid State Logic SL-4000 G-plus, Neve-VR, Pro Tools, five Sony DMX-R100s and the Sony Oxford Digital Console. Financial aid and scholarships are available to those qualified, and dorm housing is also available. Request a school catalog online.

Los Medanos College

2700 East Leland, Pittsburg, CA 94565-5197 Phone 925/439-0200 Fax 925/427-1599 Web site www.losmedanos.net Degrees/Certificates Offered: two-year Recording Arts Certificate or Associate Degree. Program and Facilities Description: The most comprehensive community college recording program in the country. Courses in digital and analog multitrack formats, sound reinforcement, jingle production, music business, session producing, employment strategies, MIDI, audio-for-video, digital editing and related subjects. Two well-equipped multitrack studios, 10 MIDI stations.

Mesa Community College

Studio Recording, 1835 West Southern Ave., Mesa, AZ 85202 Phone 480/461-7273 Fax 480/461-7422 E-mail aseagle@mail.mc.maricopa.edu Web site www.mc.maricopa.edu Degrees/Certificates Offered: Associate of Applied Science degree (ASA) in Music Technology, Studio Recording (approximately two years) or Certificate of Completion (CCL), approximately one year. Program and Facilities Description: Our program includes classes in studio recording, Pro Tools, live sound reinforcement, electronic music (MIDI and digital audio), music business, music theory, electronics and more. Our recording studio has recently taken possession of a Solid State Logic (SSL) recording console. Using digital multitrack recorders, we record with Neumann and AKG microphones and the finest of outboard processing. With a huge two-story studio proper, we're able to record orchestras, big band jazz, choirs and pop music bands.

Mills College

Phone 510/430-2191 Degrees/Certificates Offered: B.A.s can specialize in composition with an emphasis on technology. M.F.A. Degrees in composition can specialize in electronic music and recording media. Program and Facilities Description: Mills College is an undergraduate women's college and a co-educational graduate college. Our studios include 24-track analog (with Dolby SR) and Pro Tools workstation.

MiraCosta College

Music Department, 1 Barnard Dr., Oceanside, CA 92056 Phone 760/757-2121 x6703 E-mail ccoobatis@mcc.miracosta.edu Web site www.miracosta.edu/music Degrees/Certificates Offered: A.A. in Music. Certificates in Recording Arts/Record Production, Computerized Audio Production, Sound Reinforcement, Music Technology and Performance Technician. Program and Facilities Description: We offer programs in commercial music, choral, instrumental and other general transfer-level courses. Two control rooms/studios with digital and analog recording. Pro Tools systems and lots of state-of-the-art processing equipment. Students are given many opportunities for individual hands-on recording experience. We also have a MIDI/digital recording lab with 25 stations and a Foley lab. Located near the beach in North San Diego County.

Mt. San Jacinto College

1499 North State St., San Jacinto, CA 92583 Phone 909/487-6752 x1577 Fax 909/487-1452 E-mail music@msjc.edu Degrees/Certificates Offered: Audio Technologies Certificate (18 units), Associate Degree, Audio Technologies. Program and Facilities Description: The MSJC program features both hands-on and theoretical instruction. Plus, the MSJC program uses the same professional equipment as the audio industry with names like Soundcraft, Yamaha, Pro Tools, Lexicon, Otari and QSC. Additionally, we offer both digital and analog recording. The $2 million facility features five studio floors, three independent control rooms, and computer music lab. California resident enrollment fees are $11 per unit. Out-of-state fees are higher. Financial aid is available.

Recording Connection

8033 Sunset Blvd., Ste. 4042, Hollywood, CA 90046-2427 Phone 800/295-4433 Fax 310/826-8064 E-mail musicbiz@earthlink.net Web site www.recordingconnection.com Program and Facilities Description: Recording Connection is a 15-year-old accredited program that has a worldwide network of over 5,000 recording studios throughout the United States and Canada. The company signs on new affiliates each month. We provide on-the-job training in major recording studios, record companies, and radio and TV stations. Available in every city or town. Call for free video or CD-ROM.

Sacramento City College

3835 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95822 Phone 916/558-2111 Fax 916/650-2945 E-mail donyg9999@aol.com.

San Diego City College

1313 12th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101 Phone 619/230-2522 Fax 619/338-3518 Web site www.sd.ccd.net Program and Facilities Description: See Web site.

San Francisco State University

1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco, CA 94132 Phone 415/338-1787 Web site http://beca.sfsu.edu Degrees/Certificates Offered: Broadcast & Electronic Communication Arts Dept.: B.A. and M.A. in Radio and Television with emphasis in music recording, audio-for-visual media and audio post-production. Music Recording Industry Certificate program offered through College of Extended, www.sfsu.edu. Program and Facilities Description: Fully equipped recording studio with 2-inch analog multitrack, state-of-the-art digital audio workstations and labs for individual work.

Santa Barbara City College

721 Cliff Dr., Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2394 Phone 805/965-0581 Fax 805/963-7222.

Santa Monica College

Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405 Phone 310/434-3700 Fax 310/434-3768 E-mail casillas_lydia@smc.edu Web site http://academy.smc.edu Degrees/Certificates Offered: one-year and two-year Interactive Media Certificate; 2-D Animation and 3-D Digital Character Animation Certificates. Program and Facilities Description: The Academy of Entertainment and Technology trains students in interactive media, traditional animation and computer animation. A program in audio engineering is in development. We offer hands-on experience with industry-standard software, including Maya, Dreamweaver, Director, Flash, Pro Tools|24 MIX, Sound Forge, Premier and PhotoShop. Facilities include NT, Macintosh and Unix. Classrooms have a computer at every desk. Our mission is to develop flexible professionals who can adapt to a variety of projects and roles in rapidly changing fields.

San Francisco Audio Net

39 Gilbert St., San Francisco, CA 94013 Phone 415/863-6883 Fax 415/863-8419 E-mail info@SFaudio.net Web site www.SFaudio.net Degrees/Certificates Offered: Digidesign-certified Pro Tools 101 certificate, analog recording and mixing certificate, digital music-production certificate and Logic Audio certificate. Nondegree-granting status registered with the California State Bureau for Post-Secondary and Vocational Education. Program and Facilities Description: SF Audio Net is an educational, networking and consulting resource that currently offers four workshops in digital audio and MIDI-based production and two workshops in analog-recording techniques. Driven by the philosophy of “learning by doing,” these workshops are training and networking opportunities for aspiring recording engineers, multimedia producers, pro audio sales professionals, recording artists and musicians. Workshops are offered on a quarterly basis. Visit www.sfaudio.net for the dates and times of the next series.

Sound Master Recording Engineer School Audio/Video Institute

10747 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601 Phone 323/650-8000 E-mail engrsnd@aol.com Degrees/Certificates Offered: Recording Engineering Certificate, 10 months (720 clock hours). Program and Facilities Description: The school offers comprehensive training in record engineering, audio/video post-production, film scoring, digital mastering, synchronization, MIDI and technical maintenance. Job placement is given upon graduation. Sound Master is proud of its graduates' achievements in the industry; many hold key positions in top music/recording companies. Student grants and loans are available for those who qualify. Day or evening classes are available. Approved for foreign students. For more information, call 323/650-8000.

Trebas Institute, British Columbia

112 East 3rd Ave., Vancouver, BC, Canada V5T 1C8 Phone 604/872-2666 Web site www.trebas.com Degrees/Certificates Offered: one-year diploma programs in Audio Engineering, Recorded Music Production, Music Business Administration, Film/Television Production and Film/Television Post-Production; B.A. in Sound Technology (two years, following one-year diploma in Audio Engineering) in partnership with the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts; and B.A. in Enterprise Management (two years, following one-year diploma in Music Business Administration). Admission to B.A. Degree program highly competitive. Program and Facilities Description: Established in 1979 to help students acquire knowledge and develop skills and professionalism for entry into fields of music business, audio, record production, film/TV production, post-production, interactive multimedia and computer animation. Outstanding instructors. High-tech studios and labs. Focus on preparing grads for real-world careers. Government loans. Internships. Lifetime national job search assistance. Grads with major entertainers, studios, companies worldwide. Resource center. Authorized training center for Cubase and Macromedia.

UCLA Extension Entertainment Studies

10995 Le Conte Ave., Room 437, Los Angeles, CA 90024 Phone 310/825-9064 Fax 310/206-7435 E-mail espa@unex.ucla.edu Web site http://uclaextension.org/entertainmentstudies Degrees/Certificates Offered: Certificate program in Recording Engineering takes approximately one year to complete. Program and Facilities Description: A rigorous training program that prepares the student in both the art and science of sound recording. Drawing on the talent and studio facilities of Los Angeles, UCLA Extension has created a curriculum of required and elective courses that cover both theory and practice in audio technology, equipment, musicianship and business practice. All classes are taught by working professionals. The objective of the program is to enable future engineers to acquire vision and problem-solving techniques that meet the challenges of rapidly evolving technology and a dynamic sound recording market. State of California-approved program of significant educational accomplishment in a professional field.

University of Oregon

School of Music, 1225 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403 Phone 541/346-3761 E-mail lgoren@oregon.uoregon.edu (undergraduate), gradmus@oregon.uoregon.edu (graduate) Web site http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~fmo Degrees/Certificates Offered: Bachelor's of Science, Music Technology option; Master's of Music in Intermedia Music Technology; and Intermedia Music Technology as a secondary area for doctoral students. Program and Facilities Description: Degree programs are directed toward students who wish to pursue creative careers in music technology. Each curriculum strives to balance the development of artistic and creative skills with the mastery of the technical aspects of the discipline. Courses emphasize music composition, performance and real-time interactive media environments. The focus is on the creation of experimental types of musical content, not on the training of recording engineers or related technicians.

University of Southern California

School of Music, Music Industry/Recording Department, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0851 Phone 213/740-3224 Fax 213/740-3217 E-mail scmusind@usc.edu Web site www.usc.edu/schools/music Degrees/Certificates Offered: four-year B.S. in Music Recording, four-year B.S. in Music Industry, Bachelor's of Music in Music Industry. Program and Facilities Description: All classes taught by full-time faculty and local L.A. professionals. Music industry class lecturers/instructors include Mark Goldstein, Jay Cooper, Jeff and Todd Brabec, Donald Passman, Mark Isham, Chris Stone. Recording arts classes taught in SSL/Studer-equipped classroom by instructors/guest lecturers Ed Cherney, Steve Krause, George Massenburg.

Vancouver Film School

200-198 W. Hastings St., Vancouver, BC, Canada V6B 1H2 Phone 604/685-5808 Fax 604/685-6389 E-mail admissions@vfs.com Web site www.vfs.com Degrees/Certificates Offered: one-year diploma programs in filmmaking, 2-D and 3-D animation, sound design, broadcast media productions, new media, acting and writing for film and television, makeup for film and television. Program and Facilities Description: VFS maintains industry-standard, high-quality production so that Sound Design students have the opportunity to author and produce the surround sound audio requirements for original film and digital media content. The program is ambitious and has several objectives: produce a professional-quality audio component portfolio; author and produce the complete audio components for a short film or digital media package; expand audio design principles to include Web-based audio delivery; and complete Digidesign Operator certification.






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Modern Recording and Mixing

This 2-DVD set will show you how the best in the music industry set up a studio to make world-class records. Regardless of what gear you are using, the information you'll find here will allow you to take advantage of decades of expert knowledge. Order now $39.95

Mastering Cubase 4

Electronic Musician magazine and Thomson Course Technology PTR have joined forces again to create the second volume in their Personal Studio Series, Mastering Steinberg's Cubase(tm). Edited and produced by the staff of Electronic Musician, this special issue is not only a must-read for users of Cubase(tm) software, but it also delivers essential information for anyone recording/producing music in a personal-studio. Order now $12.95

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MixLine

Delivered straight to your inbox every other week, MixLine takes you straight into the studio, with new product announcements, industry news, upcoming events, recent recording/post projects and much more. Click here to read the latest edition; sign up here.

MixLine Live

Delivered straight to your inbox every other week, MixLine Live takes you on the road with today's hottest tours, new sound reinforcement professional products, recent installs, industry news and much more. Click here to read the latest edition; sign up here.

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