Overview of Program
The Master of Music in Music Technology degree program is designed for two groups of working musicians: 1) Those who wish to use technology to enhance and expand their current skillset as a performer, educator, or composer and thus increase their employability, and 2) Those who wish to work (or are already working) as technicians in the music profession and wish to expand their knowledge of the platforms currently in use. All students in the program will complete a capstone project showing mastery and synthesis of skills learned in their area of study, and will have the opportunity to work in preparation of that capstone project with an academic and professional mentor.
To provide students with both the core and advanced skills in music technology necessary to be successful in a wide range of musical endeavors, particularly as they relate to employment as musicians.
Program Learning Outcomes
Performance and Musicianship
- Expanded aural skills abilities, particularly as related to recorded music
- Expanded performance skills, particularly as related to collaborative performance
History and Theory
- Knowledge of music history on par with graduate level national standards
- Knowledge of music theory on par with graduate level national standards
- Knowledge of the historical and theoretical aspects of music technology and their impact on composition, performance, business, and sound reproduction
- Professional-level mastery of recording platforms used in music profession
- Professional-level mastery of notation platforms used in music profession
- Professional-level mastery of music business platforms used in the collection, licensing, copyright, and distribution of music
- Professional-level mastery of technology platforms related to the creation, editing, and synchronization of music to video, film, or live performance
- Professional-level mastery of technology platforms related to the reinforcement of live sound
Admission and Graduation Requirements
When applying for the program, prospective students must:
- Be successfully admitted to Graduate Studies at SUU;
- Provide transcripts showing a baccalaureate degree in music, or a baccalaureate degree in a field that supports graduate study in music technology (subject to approval by Area Coordinator);
- Submit audio or video recordings (in physical or online form) that show the applicant’s current skill level as a performer, composer, and/or technologist; and
- Submit a résumé and written Statement of Purpose.
All applicants will be approved by the Music Technology Area Coordinator in conjunction with the Professional Advisory Committee.
- Graduate students must complete their program within six (6) years of matriculation.
- All courses must be passed with a “C” (2.0) or better to be counted in the program.
- Students must earn a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 to graduate.