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Journal of the Music & Entertainment Industry Educators Association

Volume 6, Number 1 (2006)

Facilities Used For Introductory Electronic Music: A Survey of Music Production and Technology Programs

Joseph Akins
Middle Tennessee State University


In the fall of 2005, the author undertook a research study to determine which technical materials were used to teach introductory music technology courses at U.S. universities offering undergraduate degrees in music production and technology. Targeting universities whose programs were represented in the Audio Engineering Society’s Directory of Educational Programs, the author presented instructors of said courses with an online questionnaire to determine their preferred computer operating systems; digital audio workstations; virtual instrument, sampling, and synth software; and external hardware choices. To provide greater context for the study, the author also included in-depth questions relative to each respondent’s academic program (such as required prerequisites); and lab facility offerings (for instance, the number of available computer stations). The author presents the data generated by this study to assist university instructors looking to build new or improve upon existing coursework in electronic music at their respective institutions.

Keywords: electronic music, music education, music technology

Akins, Joseph. “Facilities Used For Introductory Electronic Music: A Survey of Music Production and Technology Programs.” Journal of the Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association 6, no. 1 (2006): 107-126. https://doi.org/10.25101/6.6

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