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Music - Emphasis in Sound Recording Technology (B.Mus.)

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Music with Emphasis in Sound Recording Technology degree will have hands-on experience with state-of-the-art existing and emerging technology, and thorough grounding in the fundamentals of the theory, the practice, and the artistry involved in live sound, sound recording, and music production. Through field-specific coursework, students will gain an understanding of the inner workings of the recording and audio industry and marketplace. The program's hands-on experience focuses on the mastery of musical skills as well as the practical, technical, and business aspects and will provide an excellent level of preparation to pursue a career in the field.

Music - Emphasis in Sound Recording Technology (B.Mus.)


Description


What is Music - Emphasis in Sound Recording Technology at ODU like?

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Music with Emphasis in Sound Recording Technology degree will have hands-on experience with state-of-the-art existing and emerging technology, and thorough grounding in the fundamentals of the theory, the practice, and the artistry involved in live sound, sound recording, and music production. Through field-specific coursework, students will gain an understanding of the inner workings of the recording and audio industry and marketplace. The program's hands-on experience focuses on the mastery of musical skills as well as the practical, technical, and business aspects and will provide an excellent level of preparation to pursue a career in the field.

Program Highlights


What makes Music - Emphasis in Sound Recording Technology at ODU unique?

  • RECITALS, CONCERTS & MASTER CLASSES EACH YEAR 130

  • DEGREE PROGRAMS WITH SEVERAL CONCENTRATIONS/OPTIONS 6

  • MUSIC MAJORS & MINORS; 245 UNDERGRADUATE, 15 GRADUATE 260

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Sound Engineering Technicians

$68,180

MEDIAN SALARY


Operate machines and equipment to record, synchronize, mix, or reproduce music, voices, or sound effects in sporting arenas, theater productions, recording studios, or movie and video productions.

Technical Directors/Managers

$90,770

MEDIAN SALARY


Coordinate activities of technical departments, such as taping, editing, engineering, and maintenance, to produce radio or television programs.

Producers

$90,770

MEDIAN SALARY


Plan and coordinate various aspects of radio, television, stage, or motion picture production, such as selecting script, coordinating writing, directing and editing, and arranging financing.

Music Composers and Arrangers

$61,490

MEDIAN SALARY


Write and transcribe musical scores.

Employers


Graduates from this major have gone to work at

Kraftwork Sound, Studio Center, Sony Records, Sweetwater  

Courses


What are some courses offered in Music - Emphasis in Sound Recording Technology at ODU?

MUSC 221:
Music Theory


Written and keyboard harmony and voice leading. An elementary course dealing with the fundamentals of pitch and time and the use of triads. Prerequisites: Music majors or music minors and completion of Music Theory placement test or permission of the instructor.

MUSC 222:
Music Theory


Written and keyboard harmony. An elementary course dealing with the fundamentals of pitch and time and the use of triads. Prerequisites: MUSC 221, music major, music minor, or permission of the instructor.

MUSC 309:
Principles of Conducting


The development of basic skills and techniques necessary for conducting choral and instrumental ensembles. Prerequisites: MUSC 224, MUSC 322, or permission of the instructor.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Music - Emphasis in Sound Recording Technology at ODU?

Students entering the Bachelor of Music program in Music - Emphasis in Sound Recording Technology should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

  • The application to ODU, the music performance audition application, the music performance audition, the music education interview, and the music theory placement test are required for admission consideration.

     

For admission to the Music - Emphasis in Sound Recording Technology program


GPA:

3.00


TOEFL score:

paper based: 550, internet based 79


IELTS score:

6.5


Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 360

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,032

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Transfer Articulation Agreements


To simplify the transfer process, we have formal agreements with certain institutions. These agreements outline the courses you should take to prepare for transferring to ODU.

Review the full list of transfer articulation agreements to see if your institution is listed.


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Name:

Louis Latham


Location:

128SB DIEHN CENTER, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-4061


Undergraduate Admissions


Location:

1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-3255


Email:

admissions@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Transfer


I like this program and want to transfer. What are my next steps?

At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful transition, engagement, and academic achievement of transfer students. The services and programs offered to you as a Monarch are endless so take advantage of every opportunity. Even before you set foot on campus, we encourage you to Explore, Experience, and Engage! Visit our Transfer Students page for more information.

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