Music Technology2017-06-29T14:43:19+00:00

A Degree in Music Technology

The Music Technology program at FIU closely collaborates with the Composition Program. These collaborations include producing the New Music Miami ISCM Festival that features distinguished guests from through the U.S.A. and world in at least nine concerts as well as many lectures and master classes.

 

B.M. in Music Technology

The B.M. in Music Technology track is designed for candidates who have a background in music (instrumental or vocal), and who are also interested in computers, mathematics, or physics.  Performance on a traditional instrument or voice is required.  Also, a basic working knowledge of music software such as Finale, Sibelius, Logic, Ableton, and Pro Tools is highly desired.  Most Music Technology majors will begin with Electronic Music I (MUC 2301) and continue through the sequence of music technology courses as well as physics and computer science courses.

Audition Requirements

Resume

Two to three page (approximately 1000 word) essay outlining the candidate’s previous experience with different forms of music technology such as digital audio editing, notation work, sequencing MIDI instruments, recording, performing live sound, etc. as well as the candidate’s interests in music technology.

A portfolio of two or three audio or video works that demonstrate the candidate’s previous experiences with music technology

Interview interview with the Music Technology area coordinator.  This interview occurs after successful admission to FIU and may be in person, by phone, or by e-mail.  This interview features three main discussion points:

  • Candidate’s reasons for wanting to pursue a degree in music technology
  • Candidate’s previous experience with music technology in any form(s)
  • Curriculum of the Music Technology Program at FIU

Audition Dates

Qualified candidates will be invited to audition in person at FIU. Applicants who wish to be considered for University merit-based scholarships should attend the November 4th audition date. Theory and history placement tests will be given during organized audition days. Organized auditions are held three times per year, but can be scheduled at other times throughout the year upon request. Upcoming audition dates include:

  • Saturday, November 4, 2017
  • Saturday, February 3, 2018
  • Saturday, March 3, 2018

Do You Have Questions?

Contact Our Coordinator of Music Technology

Dr. Jacob Sudol

(305) 348-0109

jacob.sudol@fiu.edu

WPAC 169B

 

M.M. in Music Technology

The M.M. with a concentration in Music Technology requires 36 hours past the Bachelor’s degree for completion of the degree. Graduate students in the program have a required summer semester serving as an intern at a national or international music technology company. The culmination of a student’s work at FIU is the thesis project, which is a major technological undertaking. This thesis may take the form of creating new music software, music hardware, an audio installation, or interactive digital media. Most graduate Music Technology majors will begin with Electronic Music III and continue through the sequence of music technology courses, although the exceptional student may enter in Computer Music Seminar I.

Audition Requirements

A Statement of Intent

A portfolio of software, hardware, electro-acoustic compositions, sound design, and/or other works involving technology preferably focusing on creative applications of technology. The purpose of this is to best evaluate the candidate’s skill levels and depth of knowledge of music technology techniques, history, and aesthetics.

A C.V. outlining the applicant’s studies and work with music technology and academic background

Provide the names and emails of two people that you would like to submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf.

In certain instances M.M. candidates will also have an interview with the Area Coordinator. The purpose of this interview is to better understand the candidate’s interest and previous experiences with music technology.

Audition Dates

Qualified candidates will be invited to audition in person at FIU. Applicants who wish to be considered for University merit-based scholarships should attend the November 4th audition date. Theory and history placement tests will be given during organized audition days. Organized auditions are held three times per year, but can be scheduled at other times throughout the year upon request. Upcoming audition dates include:

  • Saturday, November 4, 2017
  • Saturday, February 3, 2018
  • Saturday, March 3, 2018

Do You Have Questions?

Contact Our Coordinator of Music Technology

Dr. Jacob Sudol

(305) 348-0353

jacob.sudol@fiu.edu

WPAC 145C

 

 

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