As a sound recording technology major, you will gain expertise in music, media and technology to excel in today's technology-based production industry.

What courses will you take?

Sound recording technology soundboard

An audition is required for all majors in the Music Department, including Sound Recording Technology. Please visit our How to Apply webpage for details. UMass Lowell's Sound Recording Technology (SRT) program has been training successful audio professionals for over thirty years.

You will take at least nine courses in the art and technology of recording. The program also includes traditional studies in music as well as courses in physics, electrical engineering, computer science, and advanced mathematics.

Sound recording technology is one of UMass Lowell's signature programs and one of the few programs of its kind in the United States. Through your coursework, you will gain the practical and theoretical background needed for success in the industry.

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    • Acquire instrumental or vocal mastery through regular performance
    • Attain literacy in global musical culture
    • Understand core compositional and analytical techniques covering a broad variety of musical styles¬†
    • Develop collaborative skills through participation in ensembles

Why study sound recording technology at UMass Lowell?

Mike Testa Performs Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Mood

Fun Outside the Classroom

Put your learning into practice. Check out some of the fun ways UML students come together.

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Internship Program

Gain relevant work experience and industry connections. Recent internships have included:

  • Bose Corporation
  • Disney World
  • Lowell Summer Music Series
A female and male student playing instruments in the studio and recording music.

Advanced Facilities

Learn how to use equipment and technologies in our recording, editing, critical listening, video, testing, synthesis, and multimedia studio laboratories. Durgin Hall contains:

  • 1,200-seat concert hall
  • 225-seat recital hall
  • 30 rehearsal suites
  • 6 sound recording technology studios (including world-class tracking and mixing spaces)
  • Music technology laboratory (containing state-of-the-art Apple workstations with MIDI keyboards)
Sound Recording Technology Professor William Moylan at a soundboard

Expert Faculty

Work with our faculty, who are skilled educators and active industry professionals from high-technology, broadcasting, recording, and production talent in the greater Boston area, as well as the region's cultural and artistic communities.

What can you do with a degree in sound recording technology?

UMass Lowell's B.M. in Sound Recording Technology program produces musically sophisticated professionals who have the technical knowledge to excel in today's rapidly changing, technology-based production industry.

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Our graduates have worked in diverse audio-related fields, including:

  • Music production and recording
  • Audio for visual and interactive media (film, television and video games)
  • Event audio/live sound
  • Broadcast audio
  • Audio system design
  • Acoustic consultation and design
  • Audio software and hardware design
  • Audio education
  • Consumer audio