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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What you’ll study:
Audio engineering; music production and composition; sound design for film, television, games; music industry essentials; video production; world music
What you can do:
Land a career in: music recording and production; live sound engineering; sound design and music production for film, TV, video gaming, advertising, and audiobooks; digital media marketing.
- 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.
You could be …
A 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.
A 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.
A 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.
A 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.
A 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)
Abraham Gomez-Delgado is an Assistant Professor in the Creative Arts and Technology division at Bloomfield College. He is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and performance artist born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico.
Bandleader Abraham Gomez-Delgado, of Peruvian descent, left his native Puerto Rico as a child and relocated to the US. He leads the experimental Latin music group Zemog el Gallo Bueno as well as co-leads the avant-latin jazz big band Positive Catastrophe and has a Performance Art group under the name Eje.
Gomez-Delgado is also a vocalist in his own compositions as well as in composer saxophonist Fred Ho’s Green Monster Big Band. Currently, he teaches Sound Art and production at Bloomfield College in New Jersey and is composing a Plena suite entitled Debrujo, Debrooho, debrewjo. •Recently he was awarded the New Jazz Works grant from Chamber Music America and the Doris Duke Foundation (2010). •Abraham has been awarded a Meet The Composer MetLife Grant (2010) •USArtists International Award, National Endowment for the Arts grant (2010).
Gomez-Delgado has his MFA with honors from Bard College and holds a BFA from Mass College of Art.
Peter Gordon, M.F.A.
Peter Gordon is Associate Professor of Music and Coordinator of the Music Technology Program.
Prof. Gordon attended the University of California, San Diego (B.A. Liberal Arts-Music) and Mills College (M.F.A. in Electronic Music and Recording.) He comes to Bloomfield College with a long career as a composer, producer, recording artist and arranger and his professional experience inform his teaching classes in music composition, production, and improvisation.
Gordon’s music transcends genres – it is heard in the concert hall as well as on the dance floor. Gordon has received the Obie Award for his work in musical theater and the Bessie Award for his compositions for dance, as well as grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York State Council on the Arts. He has also been received visiting artist grants from DAAD (Berlin) and Japan-US Friendship Commission. He has composed four operas, released numerous recordings on major and independent labels, most recently a retrospective album on DFA Records, and he has performed internationally with his Love of Life Orchestra.