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Music Technology Summer Intensive

  • 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Mary Pappert School of Music

*sessions run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day.

Ages: 14 and up

Registration $350.00


What you can
EXPECT from this experience...

Participants acquire basic skills in music technology and sound recording, including microhpone selection and placement, navigating outboard gear and plug-ins, setting levels, capturing HD audio, electronic keyboards and additional MIDI controllers, MIDI sequencing and the use of Finale notation software. In the Mary Pappert School of Music's technology labs and recording studios, you can explore the latest software and hardware while learning how to successfully incorporate music technology into your life as a musician.

"Music sequencing is a valuable tool for the creation and performance of music and supports the development of composition, improvisation, and arranging skills."

-Professor William Purse

Using a variety of MIDI sequencing software packages, including Reason, Apple Logic, and Ableton Live, participants gain hands-on experience in recording and editing MIDI and Digital Audio tracks, audio and MIDI looping, the selection and use of hardware and software synthesizers, the creation of soundtracks for video, and mixing and bouncing projects to a final medium. Group size is limited to 16 students. Our hands-on approach to the fundamentals of working with digital audio workstations will cover techniques for recording, sampling, editing and storing sound and will include an overview of basic digital recording and sampling as well as the processes involved in creating a CD, DVD or multimedia piece from start to completion.

Duquesne Faculty involved:

Thomas Kikta, Lynn Emberg Purse, William Purse, Thomas Carsecka

Duquesne's innovative Music Technology degree offers concentrations in digital music pedagogy, electronic composition, and electronic performance. Guided by faculty members who are acknowledged leaders in their fields, graduate students master powerful technological tools in state-of-the-art electronic studios, including the Music Technology Center, the Digital Keyboard Lab, the Fender Electronic Studio, and the multi-track recording studios. Graduates of this program are in demand in the music, film, and recording industries throughout the world.