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Journal of the
Music & Entertainment Industry Educators Association
Volume 10, Number 1 (2010)

Shaping Future Audio Engineering Curricula: An Expert Panel’s View

David Tough
Belmont University

This research was funded in part by a research grant from the Music & Entertainment Industry Educators Association.

Introduction

    The audio industry is a highly sophisticated and constantly changing technological environment. Most music business and entertainment faculty are aware that the industry’s output is a swiftly moving target and that a career in the audio industry of today is multi-faceted in its knowledge base. Many audio engineers must acquire not only technical skills, but also additional musical and artistic skills to gain competence in their specialized areas. Consequently, audio engineering can be considered an art form as well as a pure science (Martin 1983, 256).

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