Music Technology

Pursuing the Bachelor of Music in Music Technology will connect you to the cutting-edge of a creative industry that is seeking composers and engineers for broadcast, film, gaming, ministry, medicine, recording studios, sound stages, television, and virtual reality platforms. With two distinct tracks, Sound Recording Technology and Composition for Media, you are able to tailor your studies to your personal interests.

  • Our Sound Recording Technology track will prepare you with all the skills you need to be successful in the commercial music industry. This track is for you if you are interested in careers such as as audio engineering, production, and sound design, to name a few.
  • If you are captivated by the music of film and video games, our Composition for Media track will give you the tools to learn what it takes to be a successful industry composer and arranger.
  • Our GRAMMY Award-winning faculty are nationally-acclaimed.
  • Our students benefit from real-world production experiences through IEMMA that span stage to studio.
  • Our students are performing musicians in addition to their technology studies. A variety of ensembles, including a Studio Recording Ensemble, are available to students in all majors.
  • Our music technology degree focuses on the development of musical and professional skills in sound recording and music production while cultivating a business-oriented awareness of the industry.
  • Our School is also home to chapters of both the Audio Engineering Society and the Society of Composers, Inc.
  • Our graduates succeed.

A degree in Music Technology will provide you with advanced skills that set you apart from other musicians and help you build a music career with diverse opportunities for professional success.

Audition Overview

Admission to the Mary Pappert School of Music also includes a formal audition. Learn more about the audition process & guidelines.

Program Information

Available tracks: Sound Recording Technology, Composition for Media

Program Type




Academic Department

Contemporary Music Media and Jazz



Required Credit Hours


Our Music Technology Graduates Succeed

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Bonnie Bogovich

Bonnie Bogovich (B.M. Music Technology, 2004) runs her own audio production studio, BlackCatBonifide LLC, in Austin, Texas. and has spent over a decade designing audio on a variety of award-winning media products.

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Todd Goodman

Todd Goodman (M.M. Composition, 2006) is the founder and owner of Wrong Note Media, Chief Academic Officer for the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center, and has been nominated for a GRAMMY Award for Music Education.

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Jim Anderson

Jim Anderson (B.S. Music Education, 1973), Professor Emeritus at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, has won thirteen GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY Awards for his work as an audio engineer and producer.

Program Directors

Thomas Kikta

Program Director of Sound Recording Technology; Chair of Commercial Music, Media, and Jazz Department; Associate Professor of Music Technology; Area Coordinator of Guitar; Director of the Institute of Entertainment, Music, and Media Arts (IEMMA)

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Robert Traugh

Program Director of Composition for Media; Adjunct Professor of Music Technology

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Music Technology Faculty

Michael Andreas

Michael Andreas

Adjunct Professor of Music Technology, Artist in Residence

Luke Boegel

Luke Boegel

Adjunct Professor of Music Technology

Jay Dudt

Jay Dudt

Assistant Professor of Music Technology

Brandon Guillot

Brandon Guillot

Adjunct Professor of Music Technology

Jesse Naus

Jesse Naus

Assistant Professor of Music Technology

Hone Your Performing Skills

Regardless of degree path, each student benefits from one-on-one instruction with our world-class faculty.

Duquesne's ensembles will provide you with the finest university-level performing experiences available, preparing you for your career as a professional musician. As a member, you will perform on campus, as well as at some of the best venues for music in the city. Our students have performed at Heinz Hall, Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland, Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, the August Wilson Center, the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall, and many more. 


In today's competitive commercial and studio music environment, versatility is of the utmost importance. Our unique jazz curriculum integrates foundational training in the classical tradition with private instruction and coursework in jazz idioms.