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BM 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.


Admissions and Audition Information

HOW TO GET STARTED NOW-

1. Complete FIU application – Applicants who do not complete FIU’s online university application cannot be fully reviewed for admission by the School of Music, nor can they be considered for music scholarships or graduate assistantships. Click here to visit FIU Admissions. 

All students seeking admission to the School of Music must audition on an instrument/voice, including freshmen and transfer students. This includes prospective majors and minors in music. We urge you to apply and audition as early as possible so that you can be considered for a scholarship or receive financial assistance.

 

2. Complete your GetAcceptd application – Completing the GetAcceptd submission and pre-screening process is essential and required of all students applying to FIU’s School of Music. If you pass the pre-screening you will be invited to a live audition. Live audition dates are listed below. In the application you will be asked to select your preferred live audition date. Applicants who wish to be considered for University merit-based scholarships must attend the October 24th audition date. Students must have a 3.0 GPA to be considered. Your materials must be submitted through GetAcceptd at least 72 hours prior to your preferred live audition date. Click here to submit your pre-audition materials and select a live audition date.

 

Auditions are held at 9:00am in the Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center (WPAC) by appointment or on the following days:

Saturday, November 5, 2016 | Saturday, February 4, 2017 | Saturday, March 4, 2017

 

Submit the following for your GetAcceptd Pre-Screening:

  • 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

 

All Music Technology candidates must also have a brief 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

 

After a student is admitted to the University and the School of Music, admission into the upper-division Music Technology program is contingent upon the approval of the area director and related faculty, and is dependent upon the performance of the student in the Electronic Music I and II courses and/or the student’s portfolio of software, hardware, electro-acoustic composition, and/or sound design.

 

Theory Placement

All entering undergraduates must take a theory placement test.  At the very least, they must take a Music Fundamentals test.  Entering freshmen that have taken high school theory and transfer students who have previously taken college-level theory can try one of the upper-level tests to place out of one or more courses from the theory and sight-singing sequences. The theory placement tests may be taken either on one of our audition days or on the Thursday before the first week of classes in both Fall and Spring. For further information regarding theory placement tests, please visit the Theory Information webpage.

 

MM 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.

The Music Technology program at FIU closely collaborates with the Composition Program. These collaborations include producing the annual International Society of Contemporary Music New Music Miami Festival that features distinguished guests from through the USA and world in at least nine concerts as well as many lectures and master classes.


Admission requires the following procedure:

HOW TO GET STARTED NOW-

1. Complete FIU application – Applicants who do not complete FIU’s online university application cannot be fully reviewed for admission by the School of Music, nor can they be considered for music scholarships or graduate assistantships. Click here to visit FIU  Graduate Admissions.  All students seeking admission to the School of Music must audition on an instrument/voice, including freshmen and transfer students. This includes prospective majors and minors in music. We urge you to apply and audition as early as possible so that you can be considered for a scholarship or receive financial assistance.

 

2. Complete your GetAcceptd application 

Please upload the following materials on GetAcceptd:

  • 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.

 

Auditions are held at 9:00am in the Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center (WPAC) by appointment or on the following days:

Saturday, November 5, 2016 | Saturday, February 4, 2017 | Saturday, March 4, 2017

 

jacobsudol

Dr. Jacob Sudol

Program Coordinator of Music Technology

Tel: 305.348.0109

Email: jacob.sudol@gmail.com

Office Location: WPAC 169