Music Technology

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Overview

When you major in music technology, you’ll get a solid understanding of music theory and production and have the opportunity to work with state-of-the-art equipment and software, which will prepare you for a number of careers, from audio engineering to record production.

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What you’ll study:


Music theory, choir, music technology, music history, sound design, digital audio engineering, music composition, music industry essentials.

What you can do:


Land a career in a recording studio, live sound engineering, film and TV, video gaming or computer programming.



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Fast Facts

  • Expected growth for a variety of music jobs: 24% from 2012 and 2022.
  • Bloomfield College alumnus Al Sherrod Lambert '08 was a songwriter on a Grammy-winning album and is a Grammy-nominated songwriter.
  • 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.
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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)


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Contact Information

Toriano Gandy

Toriano Gandy

Music Facilities Specialist

Phone: 973-748-9000, ext. 1795
Office: Center for Technology + Creativity, Room LL06
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Peter Gordon

Professor

Phone: 973-748-9000, ext. 1773
Office: Center for Technology + Creativity, Room LL01
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“I enjoy the interdisciplinary approach to learning, teaching and creating art that is CAT. Our campus in particular offers what I see as an ideal combination: the close-knit atmosphere of an intimate hub of critical art making, within reach of the broader resources of New York City.”

– Laura Nova, Bloomfield CAT faculty
“An important part of college is community, and it seems that each Bloomfield class is composed of great community-builders. Collaboration is important in the creative arts and media, and Bloomfield students are generous collaborators.”

– Peter Gordon, Bloomfield CAT faculty
“We listen to music, make music and talk about music and meaning.”

– Peter Gordon, Bloomfield CAT faculty