Master of Music in Music Technology - Performance Technology Emphasis Online

This unique, fully online degree program will enable working musicians to master the technology and techniques used to create music and audio for use in video, film and TV production.

Apply by: 6/21/22
Start class: 7/5/22

Program Overview

Discover SUU's online Master of Music in Music Technology - Performance Technology Emphasis program

Total Tuition: $12,900
Program Duration: As few as 12 months
Credit Hours: 30

This unique, fully online degree program will enable working musicians to master the technology and techniques used to create music and audio for use in video, film, TV production, and more. The Master of Music in Music Technology – Performance Technology Emphasis is taught by a faculty of accomplished music professionals and is designed to give you the tools and knowledge you need to maximize your reach and employability as a musician, technician, producer or educator.

Study a variety of topics related to live sound and concert production—including sound reinforcement, concert promotion, budgeting and legal issues—and gain familiarity with music technology tools, platforms and services used by the modern music entrepreneur. Throughout this hands-on program, you will collaborate with a community of highly engaged and motivated peers and faculty committed to high-level learning. Prepare to graduate with a solid music portfolio to help you stand out in the music industry.

You will also complete a capstone project demonstrating mastery and synthesis of skills gained in the program and how those can be applied to artistic/professional experience and ambitions.

In this program, you will:

  • Gain proficiency in digital music notation software; essential concepts include template creation, note entry, changing meter, clefs and keys, part polyphony, preparation for publishing, and methods for exporting files
  • Explore techniques used in the creation of audio and video for use in social media including how to use social media outlets as a tool for promotion, and the monetization of channels and accounts
  • Study the creation of realistic, electronically produced mockups of orchestral compositions and make an in-depth study of sample-based virtual instruments and their manipulation through MIDI
  • Gain proficiency in digital music notation software; essential concepts include template creation, note entry, changing meter, clefs and keys, part polyphony, preparation for publishing, and methods for exporting files
  • Explore techniques used in the creation of audio and video for use in social media including how to use social media outlets as a tool for promotion, and the monetization of channels and accounts
  • Study the creation of realistic, electronically produced mockups of orchestral compositions and make an in-depth study of sample-based virtual instruments and their manipulation through MIDI

This program prepares you for roles such as:

  • Music Producer
  • Music Director
  • Keyboard and Studio Recording Specialist
  • Technical Sound Designer
  • Studio Engineer
  • Music Producer
  • Music Director
  • Keyboard and Studio Recording Specialist
  • Technical Sound Designer
  • Studio Engineer

Accreditation

The Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

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Total Tuition: $12,900
Program Duration: As few as 12 months
Credit Hours: 30

Accreditation

Southern Utah University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).*

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Tuition

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SUU offers students the opportunity to earn their online degree with affordable, pay-as-you-go tuition, which includes all fees.

Tuition Breakdown

Per Credit Hour: $430
Total Tuition: $12,900*

Program Per Credit Hour Per Course Per Program
M.M.M.T. – Performance Technology Emphasis $430 $1,290 $12,900

Tuition Breakdown

Per Credit Hour: $430
Total Tuition: $12,900*

Calendar

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The M.M. Music Technology – Performance Technology Emphasis is delivered in a 100 percent online format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year. Choose the start date that's best for you.

Now Enrolling

Next Apply Date: 6/21/22
Next Class Start Date: 7/5/22
TermStart DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineLast Class Day
Summer I5/16/225/2/225/9/225/11/225/16/227/3/22
Summer II7/5/226/21/226/28/226/30/227/5/228/21/22
Fall I8/31/228/17/228/24/228/26/228/31/2210/16/22
Fall II10/19/2210/5/2210/12/2210/14/2210/19/2212/11/22
Spring I1/9/2312/26/221/2/231/4/231/9/232/26/23

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Next Apply Date: 6/21/22
Next Class Start Date: 7/5/22

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Admissions

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At SUU, we’ve streamlined the admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. Please read the requirements for the M.M. Music Technology – Performance Technology Emphasis online, including what additional materials you need and where you should send them. Requirements include:

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • 3.0 GPA*
  • Portfolio Samples

*Students with a minimum GPA of 2.7 overall or in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate may be considered for conditional admission but will not be eligible for graduate assistantships. Additionally, conditional admission is no guarantee of subsequent full admission.


A bachelor’s degree in music is preferred or the applicant must show equivalent experience within their resume and music portfolio.

Cumulative GPA requirement

Cumulative undergraduate or graduate GPA of 3.0 or in the last 60 credit hours (whichever is higher).

Portfolio samples

Audio or video recording samples showing current skill level as a performer, composer and/or technologist as links to SoundCloud, YouTube or other acceptable media pages (submitted through online application).

Transcripts

Please submit official transcripts from the college/university in which a bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution was obtained.

  • Applicants who have graduated from SUU do not need to submit a transcript
  • International transcripts must include a transcript evaluation from a third-party service such as SpanTran or WES showing that the degree is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree

Official transcripts must be mailed or emailed directly from the granting institution(s) to:

Email address:
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Mailing address:
Admissions Office
Southern Utah University
PO Box 8008

Cedar City, Utah 84720

Courses

These are the topics you will study in our online M.M. Music Technology - Performance Technology Emphasis program

The M.M. Music Technology – Performance Technology Emphasis online curriculum is comprised of 10 courses (30 credit hours) including 18 credit hours of core courses and 12 credit hours in your selected area of emphasis.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An orientation and introduction to graduate study in music at Southern Utah University, focusing on program technology requirements, current readings and trends in music technology, techniques of scholarly writing, and the application of the student's personal experiences, opportunities, and ambitions as related to their anticipated career and life objectives within the music industry. The course also introduces various types of computer technology and audio hardware and its application to music, MIDI sequencing, digital recording, and hardware associated with recording. **FIXED FIRST COURSE FOR ALL MMMT STUDENTS.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A continuation of concepts learned in MUSC 6303. The course covers the components of a typical sound system, including loudspeakers, loudspeaker management, analog and digital mixing consoles, inboard and outboard effects, microphones, monitors, and general stage setup. This course also touches on venue acoustics, basic aesthetics of live sound mixing, and working with clients (promoters, stage managers, and musicians on stage) as well as technicians.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This is a survey course dealing with a wide variety of topics related to live sound and concert production, including sound reinforcement, lighting systems, concert promotion, ticketing, and budgeting and legal issues. Prerequisite(s): MUSC 6323
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Instruction in theory analysis of electronic, popular, commercial and film music, linking each theory practice with the art or artists throughout popular music history. Using concepts derived from the analysis, students will compose original works in the style or genre under review in each module. The focus will be on analysis and composition within the context of Popular Music History. Specific artists, groups, festivals and technologies will be studied along with their impact on their time as well as current trends.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A focus on music technology tools, platforms and services used by the modern music entrepreneur. Study topics include office technology, copyright/licensing services, royalty collection services, distribution platforms, multi-user project platforms, and the impact, both positive and negative, that technology has had on the music business. Additional focus on using online tools and social media to establish a presence and a following of fans for the promotion of their career.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The capstone project is the culminating experience in the Master of Music degrees, demonstrating mastery and synthesis of knowledge and skills learned in the program. Prerequisite(s): MUSC 6913 or MUSC 6943 or MUSC 6953 or MUSC 6963 or Program Director permission. Prerequisite Min. Grade: C- **FIXED LAST COURSE FOR ALL MMMT STUDENTS.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on the creation of realistic, electronically produced mockups of orchestral compositions. Students will make an in-depth study of sample based virtual instruments and their manipulation through Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI). Emphasis will be placed on achieving realism by controlling various MIDI parameters. This course is an elective of the Master of Music in Music Technology degree program.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An overview of the technology and techniques used in the creation of music and audio for the use in video, film and TV production. Concepts to be studied include basic video shooting techniques, synchronization and SMPTE time code, spotting, field audio recording, dialog replacement, Foley, and the use of software editing platform.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students acquire an intermediate skill level in the usage of Finale music notation software. Course activities focus on the role of score preparation, part extraction, workflow, and preparation for publishing. Differing formats will also be explored such as full score, parts, lead sheets, etc.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The course is designed to help students prepare the capstone project, which is the culminating experience of the major. Topics include research, development, implementation and completion of the capstone project. This project should show synthesis of skills learned in the program as well as application to the student's artistic/professional experience and ambitions in the music industry. This course is to be taken in the final semester prior to graduation and is open by permission of the instructor only. The course culminates in the completed capstone project that can be presented to the graduate committee. The final presentation of the capstone project takes place in MUSC 6970 Presentation, in which students should be concurrently enrolled.

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