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Foundations of Music Technology

This course will explain the fundamental ways to facilitate musicianship through the use of technology. Course topics include an introduction to music notation software, MIDI and audio recording, signal processing, and interactive music system programming. The course will address a variety of topics including synthesis, recording, and music programming, and topics not addressed within existing courses such as notation and basic digital audio workstation operation. By presenting a variety of topics in this way, students will learn a broad range of music technology skills and acquire insight into other areas of music technology that may potentially become an area of in-depth examination.  Register for this course now...

TOPICS in MIDI

This course examines topics in Music Technology in which the application of MIDI and MIDI systems play a significant role. Activities focus on the creative and technical aspects of MIDI and vary each year among a variety of topics. Topics include sequencing, software, interfacing, live-performance, production, synthesizers, and samplers.  Register for this course now...

TOPICS in DIGITAL AUDIO

This course examines topics in Music Technology in which Digital Sound plays a significant role. Topics are drawn from diverse applications and designed to expose the student to a broad technical and aesthetic perspective. Topics include digital editing, audio recording, film scoring, game audio, sound effects, audio production, theatrical sound, and surround sound.  Register for this course now...

TOPICS in INTERACTIVE PROGRAMMING

This course examines topics in Music Technology in which Interactive Programming plays a significant role. Topics vary each year among the following areas: real time performance controllers, computer programming, algorithmic composition, interface design, sensor technology, non-linear design, and gesture detection.  Register for this course now...

INDEPENDENTLY-DESIGNED STUDY TOPIC

This course allows the student to design a self-directed study topic with a faculty advisor. The goal of the Independently-Designed Study Topic is to integrate creativity, critical inquiry, and individual development within the broader context of the Certificate program. The IDST allows the student to customize a unique form of artistic inquiry.  Register for this course now...

CAPSTONE: ENVIRONMENTAL SOUND DESIGN

This course explores the premise that the natural environment is the 21st Century concert hall. The course culminates in an activity that incorporates the resources and materials from the environment as inspiration, analogy, methodology, or process for a creative or scholarly work. The capstone activity can take many forms including sound installations, sound designs, interactive media, soundscape analysis, bioacoustic exploration, acoustic ecology, exhibits, etc.  Register for this course now...

CAPSTONE: LIVE PERFORMANCE

This course explores various aesthetic and technical approaches to live performance. Emphasis is placed on investigating and experimenting with the creative process in order to gain a deeper understanding of how ideas are realized, transmitted, and perceived by a listener or observer in a live venue. The course culminates in an activity that targets a specific performance genre or a multidisciplinary genre. The capstone project can incorporate a variety of disciplines including music, sound design, dance, opera, game design, virtual reality, etc.  Register for this course now...

CAPSTONE: COMPOSITION

This course explores creative strategies for determining the placement or arrangement of sonic elements in a composition utilizing technology. The course emphasizes the organization of these sonic elements according to various principles of composition and design. While the student may freely embrace and explore a variety of aesthetic approaches, the course focuses on incorporating innovative software and hardware suitable for realizing the student’s creative vision. In particular, the course is designed to heighten the student’s sonic awareness and sensibilities for texture, color, shape, form and space.  Register for this course now...

CAPSTONE: MUSIC EDUCATION & THERAPY

This course explores techniques and tools for facilitating your teaching or therapy objectives. The course emphasizes existing technologies designed to support your pedagogical goals, and examines ways to create your own. Create rich multimedia demonstrations of theoretical music concepts to support your teaching. Design systems that help people with disabilities to compose and perform. Develop software-based musical instruments that are easy to play. The course examines what other professionals in the field have done, and provides scaffolding for the student to develop unique projects.  Register for this course now...

CAPSTONE: CONTEMPORARY RELIGIOUS MUSIC

This course explores the technology that church musicians use to infuse multimedia into their worship experience. Scope includes enhancing the overall worship experience for your congregation through enhancements to the worship teams live performance. Topics include learning to sequence tracks of songs for your team, enhancing the vocal and instrument quality, redesigning your house PA and monitoring, preparing rehearsals for your team, learning to communicate musical ideas to non-musicians and musicians who don’t read music, and other technical topics.  Register for this course now...

Residency in the Acadia National Park, Maine

Part of the mission of the program is to provide the students with a greater understanding and respect for the various sonic disciplines. We believe this exposure is best achieved within a collaborative environment that provides integrated learning opportunities well beyond the sonic arts. To do this, participants will experience a one-week, on-site residency at the Schoodic Educational Research Center in the Acadia National Park in Maine.

SERC is a unique coastal Maine retreat with innovative programs in the arts and sciences. As a world-class research and learning institution, SERC provides the setting and resources for students to further their knowledge and transformational experiences through activities that include faculty members as well as internationally important scientists, artists, writers, researchers and educators. For more on SERC, visit www.sercinstitute.org.

 
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