Master of Science in Music and Technology
This program consists of a set of courses that spans both music and
technology, as well as a comprehensive capstone
composition/design/performance project. As the background and needs of
the students are expected to be highly varied, specific course
selection will be supervised by the student’s advisor in concert with
an Advising Committee which will include representation from the School
of Music, the School of Computer Science, and the Department of
Electrical and Computer Engineering. The goal is to fill in educational gaps, enable new directions, and build upon the student’s existing expertise. The student is expected to present original work in a public performance and a written thesis.
Potential areas of study include:
technologically assisted composition; technologically augmented
performance; computer music systems and technology; music signal
processing; music information retrieval; acoustics, sound recording,
and music instrument design; and music cognition and perception.
Who Should Apply?
To be truly proficient in Music and Technology, one must master
significant aspects of music, science, and engineering. This is more
than one can accomplish in a four-year college degree. The ideal student
for this program is an individual who already
excels in either music or some aspect of technology, who has
demonstrated substantial aptitude in the complementary area, and who
desires not only a solid foundation in both, but the opportunity to
explore a specialized area in significant depth.
How to Apply
Please follow these detailed application
instructions, which describe the application process, the steps you
should follow to apply, and how to contact us for more information.
(See the detailed application instructions for complete information.)
- December 1: on-line application, fee, interview reservation
- December 1: portfolio
- January 10: letters of recommendation, transcripts, GRE report, TOEFL report
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