Music Technology



MTA offers a small but highly regarded set of classes in music technology for students wishing to connect their engineering side with their musical side. Introductory topics include recording techniques, mixing and mastering in digital audio workstations, and sound design. Our more advanced classes require a command of music theory and computer programming. Interactive Music Systems blends audio synthesis, real-time graphics, and interaction design. Fundamentals of Music Processing explores the algorithmic analysis of digital audio, such as beat-tracking, chord-recognition, and music fingerprinting.  All music technology courses are project-based and include end-of-term public presentations (open houses and/or performances).