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Music Recording Technology

Curriculum Requirements

As a student in this program, you are required to complete a minimum of 68 credit hours with a grade point average of not less than C (2.0). For this degree program, you must successfully complete the following:


  • ENG 101 Composition I
  • ENG 102 Introduction to Literature
  • MUS 106 Music Theory I
  • MUS 106L Music Theory I Lab
  • MUS 107 Music Theory II
  • MUS 107L Music Theory II Lab
  • MUS 206 Music Theory III
  • MUS 206L Music Theory III Lab
  • MUS 207 Music Theory IV
  • MUS 207L Music Theory IV Lab

Social Science

  • 3 credit hours of History (HIS) Electives
  • 3 credit hours of Social Science Electives


  • 5 credit hours of Mathematics Electives/Science Electives* (must include one Mathematics course.)
  • PHY 105 Physics of Sound

Applied Music

  • 4 credit hours of Applied Music Electives** (Four semesters in one specific instrument or voice are required)

Performance/Music Ensemble

  • 4 credit hours of Music Ensemble Electives*** (Four semesters are required)

Music Recording

  • MUS 170 Techniques of Audio Recording I
  • MUS 176 Music Business
  • MUS 270 Techniques of Audio Recording II
  • MUS 271 Techniques of Audio Recording III
  • MUS 272 Techniques of Audio Recording IV

Information Management

  • CSC 100 Computing in the Information Age or higher as determined by advisement

General Electives

  • 1 credit hour of General Electives

Health/Physical Education

  • 4 credit hours of Health/Physical Education (PE) Electives

If you plan to transfer to a four-year institution, you should follow the general education course requirements for transfer to SUNY and non-SUNY schools. Visit the course requirements for transfer programs web page for details.


* PHY 151 General Physics I, PHY 152 General Physics II and MAT 271 Calculus I are recommended.

** Applied Music Electives: MUS 131 Piano, MUS 132 Voice, MUS 133 Trumpet, MUS 134 Flute, MUS 135 Classical Guitar, MUS 137 Saxophone, MUS 160 Percussion, MUS 161 French Horn, MUS 163 Jazz Bass, MUS 164 Trombone, MUS 165 Clarinet, MUS 167 Jazz Piano, and MUS 168 Jazz Guitar. (Four semesters in one specific instrument or voice required)

*** Music Ensemble Electives: MUS 109 Vocal Jazz Ensemble, MUS 118 Guitar Ensemble, MUS 119 Percussion Ensemble, MUS 120 Finger Lakes Chorale, MUS 125 Finger Lakes Camerata, MUS 126 College Singers, MUS 127 Jazz Ensemble, MUS 129 Performance Class I, MUS 145 Chamber Wind Ensemble, and MUS 229 Performance Class II. (Four semesters required)