Music Technology

    Overview

    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.

    Please review the recommended sequences of courses.

    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.

    Please review the recommended sequences of courses.

    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)

    Music Technology

    Division

    Creative Arts and Technology

    Program Type

    Major

    Additional Information

    Many courses have prerequisites which are listed in the course description. Please be sure that necessary prerequisites have been taken before enrolling in any course.

    Music Technology Recommended Series of Courses

    AT BLOOMFIELD COLLEGE EACH COURSE UNIT IS EQUIVALENT TO 4 CREDITS, .5 COURSE UNIT IS EQUIVALENT TO 2 CREDITS.

    *TAKE TWO (2) CAT COURSE UNITS AT THE 100 LEVEL OR HIGHER

    TWO (2) WRITING INTENSIVE COURSES REQUIRED

    Abraham Gomez Delgado
    Abraham Gomez-Delgado
    Associate Professor, Interim Coordinator of Animation
    Year Joined: 2008
    • B.F.A.
      Massachusetts College of Arts
    • M.F.A.
      Bard College
    Phone: 973-748-9000 ext. 1730
    Office: Center for Technology and Creativity, Room 108
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    Abraham Gomez-Delgado

    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.

    Subject(s): Animation, Music Technology
    Academic Committee(s): Tenure & Advancement
    Peter Gordon
    Peter Gordon
    Music Technology Program Coordinator, Professor
    Study Leave/21SP
    Year Joined: 2007
    • B.A.,
      University of California-San Diego
    • M.F.A.,
      Mills College
    Phone: 973-748-9000 ext. 1773
    Office: Center for Technology and Creativity, Room LL01
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    Peter Gordon is 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 informs his teaching in classes in music composition, production, film music and improvisation.

    Peter Gordon’s music transcends genres. Often billed as Peter Gordon & Love of Life Orchestra, it is heard in concerts, theaters, clubs and on the dance floor. Gordon’s music is released on the Sony Masterworks, DFA Records, Foom Music, and Unseen Worlds record labels, and on compilation albums curated by LCD Soundsystem and Khruangbin. Gordon has received an Obie Award for his work for  musical theater and a Bessie Award for his work for dance, as well as grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York State Council on the Arts; and residency grants from DAAD (Berlin), Japan-US Friendship Commission (Tokyo),  Asian Cultural Council (Seoul) and Emily Harvey Foundation (Venice.) His work includes four operas and numerous instrumental compositions, his video/music collaborations with Kit Fitzgerald have been presented on PBS and at the opera houses of the Brooklyn Academy of Music and Het Muziektheater in Amsterdam. Gordon’s music is featured in the Steven Spielberg produced Joe Versus the Volcano (Tom Hanks) and Tony Scott’s Déjà vu, on television on Desperate Housewives, The Deuce, and Pose and Gordon was music producer and orchestrator for Robert Ashley’s seminal video opera Perfect Lives. Gordon’s orchestrations and transcriptions of music for Yiddish theater, for Michael Tilson Thomas, has been performed by the New York Philharmonic and San Francisco Symphony. He has also worked with artists such as Arthur Russell, Laurie Anderson, Lawrence Weiner, Factory Floor, David Johansen, Bill T. Jones, Willi Smith, Richard Foreman and Chuck Berry. 

    Subject(s): Music Technology
    Academic Committee(s): Assessment
    Adegoke Steve Colson
    Steve Colson
    Adjunct Lecturer
    Year Joined: 1989
    • B.M.E.D.,
      Northwestern University School of Music
    Phone: 973-748-9000 ext.
    Office: Center for Technology and Creativity
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    Adegoke Steve Colson is a Grammy-nominated pianist-composer (saxophonist-historian) who performs internationally as a soloist and leader of ensembles from trios to orchestras. Born in Newark and raised in East Orange, NJ, he earned his degree (BME) from Northwestern University School of Music. He joined the influential Association for Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) in 1971.

    His music has been compared to that of Monk, Mingus, and Ellington as well as Ives, Berio, and Stravinsky. His work is on labels including Columbia/Sony, Evidence, and Black Saint. He is co-owner of the Silver Sphinx record label with his wife and musical partner, Iqua Colson.

    Steve was one of 23 educators selected by the NEA in 1981 to pilot the concept of Artist Residencies (Dr. Larry Ridley - Dir.). The pilot's success brought federal funding to Arts Residency programs. Steve is currently Artist-in-Residence in Jazz Studies at Cicely L. Tyson School of Performing & Fine Arts.

    Steve joined Bloomfield College faculty in 1989. With master bassist Chris White he helped to start the Creative Arts & Technology Department in 1996 as part of an initiative led by Office of the President.

    As headliner on festivals he has shared billing and stage with the greatest of artists - Dizzy Gillespie, Dr. Billy Taylor, Ray Charles, Art Blakey, Oscar Peterson, Miriam Makeba, Sun Ra, Gil Scott-Heron, Abbey Lincoln, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, Max Roach, Muddy Waters, and Tito Puente.

    The author of more than 100 ensemble pieces and five major works for 'Jazz orchestra,' his groups have included luminaries such as David Murray, Henry Threadgill, Anthony Davis, Rachelle Farrell, and Tyshawn Sorey. He has collaborated with visual artist Willie Cole, literary masters Amiri Baraka and Richard Wesley, and as Musical Director (Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God) he worked with legendary dancer Carmen de Lavallade.

    In 2018 Steve was inducted into The East Orange Hall of Fame, where he joined other distinguished individuals of East Orange who have influenced science, sports, or the arts, such as Althea Gibson, Dionne Warwick, John Amos, Whitney Houston, and the group Naughty by Nature.

    Steve has been on television: PBS (I'll Make Me a World), Another View (NJN), The Steve Adubato Show; he has been a guest on Radio France (Paris) and Radio 3 (Rome, Italy); and his work has aired on French television (Mezzo Channel). Steve has a cameo appearance in Youssou N’Dour’s documentary film Return to Goree (Winner – PAFF), and he was Sal Finestra’s piano player on the HBO series, Vinyl, produced by Mick Jagger and directed by Martin Scorsese. He is also documented in several books: The AACM – A Power Stronger Than Itself; The Black Revolution on Campus; Jazz in Newark; La Nuée L’AACM - un jeu de société musicale ; Freedom, Rhythm & Sound.

    The City of Newark proclaimed November 13, 1989 Adegoke Steve Colson Day. He has other major awards and commissions from: National Endowment for the Arts; Illinois Arts Council; Arts International; New Jersey State Council on the Arts; Lila Wallace Readers’ Digest; East Orange Historical Society (150th Anniversary of East Orange); NJ Chamber Music Society (to open NJPAC); Absolut (National Lost Jazz Shrines); NJPAC (350tth Anniversary of Newark); American Composers Forum; South Arts Jazz Road Initiative. Steve recently received (2022) a Fromm Music Foundation Commission from Harvard University.

    Subject(s): Music Technology
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    Brian Lydell
    Adjunct Lecturer
    Year Joined: 2014
    • B.M.,
      Berklee College of Music
    Phone: 973-748-9000 ext.
    Office: Center for Technology and Creativity
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    Subject(s): Music Technology
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    Toriono Gandy
    Adjunct Lecturer, Audio Technologist, CAT Facilities Manager
    Year Joined: 2009
    • B.A.,
      Bloomfield College
    Phone: 973-748-9000 ext. 1795
    Office: Center for Technology and Creativity, Room LL06
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    Subject(s): Music Technology

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