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Thread for parents/kids who are applying for electronic music/music technology programs 2023.

Leao114Leao114 Registered User Posts: 21 Junior Member
I'm interested in hearing about your experiences of this process of applying for music technology programs as it is slightly different than kids applying to music schools who play more traditional instruments.

Replies to: Thread for parents/kids who are applying for electronic music/music technology programs 2023.

  • Britmom5Britmom5 Registered User Posts: 186 Junior Member
    One of my S19s is applying for music technology/audio production.
  • OHMomof2OHMomof2 Registered User Posts: 12,045 Senior Member
    Mine went through the process, chose a college and attended it for a year before he left. He formed a band there, some members of which he still plays with. His conservatory had two music tech programs, one for musicians (also play an instrument and audition in) and one for techs who don't play. He did the musician one. It mainly meant lessons included and a slightly more prestigious degree.

    As a small data point, only one of the kids he was friends with that first year stayed and graduated. The rest went off to work in the field, or ;like my S, a different one (but still plays).
  • compmomcompmom Registered User Posts: 10,019 Senior Member
    edited January 8
    Music technology means a lot of things. It can be technical studio work or creative composition work, and many other things. Posting on the music major forum can be helpful. In the meantime, here is a list of possible programs:

    http://www.berklee.edu/majors includes contemporary writing/production, production/design, film etc.
    http://www.uml.edu/FAHSS/music/Programs/Undergraduate/SRT/Sound-Recording-Technology.aspx includes internships-very well regarded nationally
    http://www.northeastern.edu/camd/music/academic-programs/bs-in-music-industry/ includes coop
    http://harttweb.hartford.edu/undergraduate/music/production.aspx excellent conservatory w/music production, affordable
    http://www.purchase.edu/departments/AcademicPrograms/Arts/music/programs.aspx excellent conservatory w/studio composition and studio production, just outside NYC, very affordable
    http://www.clarku.edu/departments/clarkarts/music/ Clark has production elements and scoring etc. but NO AUDITION- the advantage of a college / university versus conservatory/music school (but you can submit work as an arts supplement)

    Ithaca, Columbia College Chicago, some state U.'s, many choices.
  • bopperbopper Forum Champion CWRU Posts: 12,181 Forum Champion
  • Leao114Leao114 Registered User Posts: 21 Junior Member
    Yes my son is applying to Berklee EA but has not heard yet. Auditioned using his EDI for this newer program at Berklee that allows use of EDI as principal instrument. He also plays piano, guitar, and base guitar. He applied to Peabody to computer music, NYU, and Temple (Boyer) School as well as Stevens Institute of Technology and a few other schools that have music technology but are liberal arts schools. He really wants Berklee after having spent the summer doing the five week program. Waiting to see if he gets an interview at Peabody, already auditioned at Berklee in early Dec. so hopefully he gets Berklee but the waiting is really hard. He nixed Ithaca and some others because he would have had to audition on the Piano playing classical music and he just didn't feel that his piano was good enough to be judged in that forum.
  • compmomcompmom Registered User Posts: 10,019 Senior Member
    I have heard that Berklee is the only school with EDI allowed for audition and focus of study so hope he can go there. I looks like the Peabody program has either composition or some elements of engineering- interesting. NYU is good in this area. He has some good options going!

    A lot of composers and general music majors (BA included) get involved with technology at some point, and it is part of most curricula at LAC's as well. Often kids can work independently once they have taken a course or two.

    But it seems your son wants a very focused program.

    The music forum is sometimes helpful on this, sometimes not, but you could post it there.

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