The University of Maryland School of Music offers many opportunities for interested music majors to learn about music technology and the professional applications that are essential tools in many areas of music study and creative activity. The School's Music Technology Lab in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center is equipped with professional-level hardware and software for music composition, music notation, music pedagogy, and support for the undergraduate music theory core curriculum.
The School's course designed to develop skills in music technology is offered each semester of the academic year, as well during the university's summer sessions. Workshops and special class sessions for music majors are held throughout the year as part of many courses, including the undergraduate theory core curriculum and music education course in choral and instrumental arranging.
Computer Music at Maryland
Composition majors who wish to pursue computer music as a focus of their creative projects can work with their full-time faculty instructor in the School's computer music studio. The small, selective program in composition at the School ensures that each undergraduate and graduate composition major has significant individual attention and ample studio time.
Music Technology Lab
The Music Technology Lab (Room 1108) in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland is a state-of-the-art facility designed for the study and practice of applications in music technology. The lab is equipped with 16 student workstations and an instructor workstation with overhead projection capability. Each workstation in the lab includes a Power Macintosh Dual G5 computer and a Korg Triton Pro keyboard with Digital Performer, Sibelius, Garage Band, and Aurelia software installed. In addition, all computers are connected to the Internet and professional quality printing (including oversize printing on an HP 5000 printer) through a high-speed Ethernet connection. The lab also includes a MOTU 828 and Alesis Firewire Audio interfaces. A Tascam CDRW 2000 professional quality CD recorder for creating industry-standard CDs of student projects.
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