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Music Technology

Program Overview

When you major in Music Technology, you will gain a solid understanding and hands-on experience in music and audio production, working with the tools and in the genres of today. Working with professional faculty and state-of-the-art recording and production studios, in the interdisciplinary environment of the Creative Arts and Technology Division, you will be prepared for a range of careers in audio engineering and production and media entrepreneurship.

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Fast Facts

  • Expected growth for a variety of music jobs: 24% from 2012 and 2022.
  • Three Bloomfield College alumni have nominated for Grammy Awards: Lorenzo Cardona ’11 engineered the #1 Billboard hit “Rockstar”, nominated for Song of the Year; Al Sherrod Lambert ’08 is a Grammy-nominated songwriter; Carlos King ’09 engineered best R&B song nominee
  • Students receive hands-on experience in audio creation and design.
  • Bloomfield College alumni have been finalists at music festivals.
  • There are many opportunities to intern in studios or professional media companies.

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Career Options

    Sound engineering technician: Median pay $42,550 per year. Sound engineering technicians set up, operate and maintain the electrical equipment for radio programs, television broadcasts, concerts, sound recordings and movies.

    Music director or composer: Median pay $50,110 per year. Music directors, also called conductors, lead orchestras and other musical groups during performances and recording sessions. Composers write and arrange original music in a variety of musical styles.

    Music producer: Median pay $50,634 per year. Music producers assist artists and groups in the studio in creating recorded music. Typically, a producer works closely with the musicians and singers to create an overall tone, feel or expression in the recording.

    Sound mixer: Median pay $59,413 per year. Sound mixers are responsible for recording and managing sound for theatrical productions, films and TV shows. They record the dialogue and sound effects for the production.

    Game audio engineer: Median pay $45,123 per year. Game audio engineers work on game soundtracks, including recording voice actors and creating special sound effects that can make or break the feel of a game.

(Source: bls.gov and payscale.com)