Masters in Music Technology
The Music Technology program at Georgia Southern University offers forward-looking education and training to students interested in the intersection of music and technology. The Music Technology program offers a Master of Music degree, a Music Technology minor, and a second discipline in Music Technology (combined with an Information Technology Degree). Both undergraduate and graduate students gain a unique and sophisticated technological skillset.
Under the direction of Dr. John Thompson, the Music Technology program maintains several well-equipped studios and labs. Technical proficiency with the tools of the trade is balanced with an emphasis on creative exploration in the medium. Students are encouraged to delve beyond the surface of the common tools of music technology and into the depths of musical systems programming and interactive media. A variety of courses are offered in the Music Technology program including: Sound Design and Processing, Interactive Media, Digital Audio Montage, and Advanced MIDI Sequencing. Courses cover the historical foundations, theoretical underpinnings, and aesthetic ramifications of technology upon music.
The M. M. in Music Technology is an advanced program offering students training in the musical use of cutting edge digital audio tools. Students explore areas from musical signal processing to studio techniques examining both the technical aspects and the aesthetic consequences of technological advancements in music. While technology plays a major role, music and creativity remain the focus of the degree. Students take advantage of elective courses offered by Georgia Southern’s Department of Information Technology, Department of Art, and Department of Computer Science to augment their facilities in computing arts while also taking electives within the Fred and Dinah Gretsch School of Music to further their musical skills. The capstone is a final project developed and produced in consultation with a teacher/mentor.
|Course Requirements for the Degree
Studios, Lab, and Electronic Music Ensemble
|Music Technology Lab
|Vintage Instrument Studio
|Electronic Music Ensemble
Audio and Video Examples
Below are some examples of student works from current and former students.
|Composer / Performer
|Composition in Loops
|“to Synaesthesia” – Fixed Video Sample
|Interactive Computer Music Study (saxophone)
Alex Sellers (saxophone)
|Michael James Olson
Music Technology Faculty
|Thompson, John Dr.
Music Technology Area Head
|Harwood, Gregory Dr.
Director of Graduate Studies
Last updated: 3/30/2022