Music & Technology at Stevens
The Music & Technology Program at Stevens Institute of Technology is designed to provide undergraduate students with a thorough and comprehensive understanding of the interrelationship between music and technology. In this program you will gain not only the skills and technological aptitude necessary for any actively engaged musician, but cultivate an insight into the mutually dependent nature of music and technology. With such insight, our students actively engage the critical thinking necessary for implementing creative and technical innovation in music.
WHAT YOU WILL STUDY
All Music & Technology students will complete a rigorous unified curriculum that will include courses in music theory, history, composition, production, sound design, instrumental proficiency and technological innovation. This unified curriculum will prepare the student for a future within a field in which technological innovation and implementation is an increasingly critical requisite. The Music and Technology Major at Stevens is focused on providing a well-balanced course of study that will prepare the student for the ever increasing demands of today's musicians.
- The Electroacoustic Studio houses a Genelec 5.1 surround sound system for multi-channel reproduction in a unique acoustically-treated space, allowing students to create electroacoustic and spatial music and explore the dynamic world of acousmatics. The studio is the venue for lectures and demonstrations and is also open for independent student work and research.
The Music Studio is a new multifaceted recording studio, teaching and project facility. It is home to an SSL Matrix console, multi computer array and a professional 9 ft. Baldwin Grand Piano. This environment provides Music & Technology students a home to create and explore music with advanced technology and quality acoustic musical instruments in a collaborative and inspirational space.
The Piano Lab contains fourteen 88-key weighted keyboard controllers that are used for piano pedagogy and composition. The facility is also available to students who use the keyboards as MIDI controllers, interfacing with their laptop-based projects.
The Sound Synthesis Research Center (SSRC) is home to an extensive array of electronic music tools including synthesizers, electronic drums, guitar MIDI controllers and cutting edge audio processors. The SSRC provides for students a dedicated research space in which they can experiment and innovate on a variety of topics at the intersection of music and technology.
The Music & Technology program provides many diverse career opportunities for sudents. The program maintains an active database of internships and full time positions, and the Alumni Group regularly participates in the advancement of students' career aspirations. The program produces a very high placement rate in both industry and academic graduate programs. Recent graduates have secured careers as an audio engineer at MSNBC, chief engineer at a syndicated radio station, music licensing and social media specialist for Walt Disney, and staff composer for a well known film and TV music production house. Others have gone on to pursue graduate degrees at some of the finest institutions worldwide.
Music & Technology students have daily access to world-renowned faculty who are recognized leaders and innovators in their fields. Students enjoy a very personal class room experience and are encouraged to develop their artistic pursuits and research objectives with faculty on projects that explore the intersection of music, technology and innovation. During their senior year, each student will work one-on-one with a faculty member of their choice to develop their senior capstone project.
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