There are a number of courses in all areas of music technology. Below are basic descriptions and links to the various online course materials.

Introduction to MIDI Technology
Students learn music notation, sequencing, and basic web use and design. Programs such as Finale, Digital Performer, and Audacity aid in production and development. Basic MIDI concepts are covered, including Internet-based music applications. Prerequisites: none.

Electronic Music I
Emphasis is placed on the history and development of electronic music from early electronic instruments through concrete, analog and early digital synthesis. Using programs such as Digital Performer, SoundHack, and Peak, students create original electronic compositions. This course is offered in the Fall semester only. Prerequisites: Introduction to MIDI Technology.

Electronic Music II
Students create interactive computer music compositions using Max/MSP software. Emphasis is placed on interactive performance and composition, including an introduction to algorithmic composition. This course is offered in the Spring semester only. Prerequisites: Electronic Music I

Electronic Music III
This course focuses on sound synthesis using the Max/MSP or SuperCollider programs. Students will learn a variety of synthesis techniques and build on their previous knowledge of interactive composition from Max. This course is offered in the Fall semester only. Prerequisites: Introduction to MIDI Technology, Electronic Music I-II.

Electronic Music IV
Special projects in computer music primarily designed for advanced music technology and music composition students. Possible topics of discussion include: cross disciplinary science and technology development, microcontrollers, sensors, sound installations, and circuit bending. Prerequisites: Introduction to MIDI Technology, Electronic Music I-III.

Computer Music Seminar I
This course examines interactive media using a variety of applications, in particular Max/MSP/Jitter, working with sensors, and Processing. Course reading include historical and current articles about design and content. The course is offered in the Fall semester only. Prerequisites: Introduction to MIDI Technology, Electronic Music I-II.

Computer Music Seminar II
This course focuses on multimedia, including DVD, digital video, performance art, and other related topics. Adobe Photoshop and Premiere, and Final Cut Pro will be used in this course, along with audio software such as SuperCollider and Digital Performer. This course is offered in the Spring semester only. Prerequisites: Introduction to MIDI Technology, Electronic Music I-II.

Other Related Courses
Sound Reinforcement, Laptop Ensemble, Audio Techniques I and II, Experimental Arts, and Physics of Music.

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