The Electronic Music option introduces students to the history, equipment and techniques of composing, arranging and performing music using electronic technology. Students will learn theory and have hands-on experience with analog and digital technology, MIDI and General MIDI sampling, sound output systems and tape recording. Students will also use computer technology to create electronic music and learn techniques and application of software programs dealing with music recording, notation, sound editors and sound libraries. All students must audition and pass a theory placement exam or register for MUS 011 Basic Musicianship, MUS 152 Piano I, and MUS 176 Aural Comprehension, during the first semester. Any student who receives a grade of “D” in any music core course must repeat the course and is required to see the Music Department Chairperson before registering for their next semester.
Associate in Science Degree
These specialized career programs are designed to prepare students for entry into the job market or to continue their studies at four-year colleges.