Music Technology

Expanding opportunities for professional and creative growth

Herron’s Bachelor of Science in music technology degree program instills students with the technical, theoretical, and creative skills required to pursue professional careers in the growing field of music technology.

As a music technology major, you will explore both traditional music studies such as music theory, aural skills, keyboard studies, and applied instrument lessons, as well as a wide-range of technology courses. Specific courses range from interface and instrument design to digital signal processing for music.

Your senior capstone project will exemplify creative and technical mastery steeped in a comprehensive understanding of music technology theory and history.

My [music technology] experience and credentials have given me value and validity to embrace creativity, technical work and effective communication in my successful professional career. I effectively learned a well rounded set of skills through the program that have easily translated into my work.

Jessica Leatherman (BS Music Technology)
Indiana University

Project portfolio

Music technology is home to innovative research that incorporate progressive technology into current creative and technical applications. The department supports multiple lab groups involving faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students. Representative research topics range from telematic music to sustainable acoustics. 

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Color photograph of a Herron School of Art and Design music technology student playing violin during an ensemble performance
Indiana University

Student ensembles

As a music technology student, you will have the opportunity to perform in one of our distinctive student ensembles. Led by faculty and experts in the field, students in these groups can experiment with everything from software hacking techniques to jazz improvization.

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Carl Tatz Design

Facilities

You will complete your music technology program in state of the art production studios and collaborative lab spaces while gaining keen analytical, technical, and artistic skills. Music technology students have access to all Herron art and design studio and lab facilities. 

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Professional opportunities

Whether you go on to open a design studio or work in a related field, your education will prepare you with the industry knowledge that’s needed to join the next generation of music technologists. 

Pursue your calling as a professional:

  • Electric music producer
  • Composer
  • Live sound engineer
  • Sound designer
  • Recording engineer
  • Software developer
  • Performance space planner
  • Product specialist

Faculty

Robin Cox

Robin Cox

Associate Professor

Scott Deal

Scott Deal

Professor

Chris Dobbs

Chris Dobbs

Technical Services Coordinator

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Michael Drews

Associate Professor

Timothy Hsu

Timothy Hsu

Assistant Professor

Chuiyuan Meng

Chuiyuan Meng

Senior Lecturer

Jordan Munson

Jordan Munson

Senior Lecturer, Career Advisor

Jason Palamara

Jason Palamara

Assistant Professor

Daniel Walzer

Daniel Walzer

Assistant Professor

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