Digital Recording Arts and Music Technology

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Garden City

Develop your skills on the tech side of the music and recording arts industry with this flexible, creative and exciting minor.

Why Minor in Digital Recording Arts and Music Technology?

Hone your artistic skills, build a strong portfolio and make the connections you need to launch a rewarding career in the music industry. This minor opens the door to a wide range of professional paths, such as sound technician, audio engineer, recording specialist, studio manager, producer and audiovisual specialist.

Why Minor in Digital Recording Arts and Music Technology at Adelphi?

  • Tailor the minor to your individual interests and goals with our highly flexible course of study, featuring exciting opportunities for academic and creative expression, hands-on research and real-world internship experience.
  • Let your creativity shine in Adelphi’s highly ranked on-campus performance facilities—including the full Concert Hall and Recital Hall—as well a state-of-the-art music technology studio.
  • Benefit from the Department of Music’s personalized, community-oriented approach to education, where you’ll have the chance to collaborate with professional musicians in workshops, private study and ensemble performance settings.
100%* * Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2019
of our 2019 music and music education graduates are employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation
Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2019

This minor offers a wide range of invaluable instruction and hands-on experience in traditional digital audio recording as well as experimental electronic sound-making and composition.

Dennis K. Sullivan, DMA Adjunct Faculty, Percussionist and Composer
Music recording on a Mac

At Adelphi, you’ll work on the latest studio and editing equipment.

Exceptional Hands-On Learning

At Adelphi, we believe strongly in the power of experiential learning and the value it adds to our students’ future careers. In this program, you’ll work in the studio, mix and edit music, record live performances, and build historic instruments, all under the guidance of world-class faculty mentors. The minor culminates in an independent study with a faculty member, allowing you to develop and execute your own unique creative vision.

Beyond a range of opportunities to refine your own musical abilities—such as solo and ensemble performances in Adelphi’s Concert Hall and Recital Hall—and to collaborate with guest artists, you’ll be encouraged to take advantage of Adelphi’s close proximity to New York City. Our students regularly attend performances by some of the world’s top musicians and boost their résumés by interning with industry-leading music companies and organizations.

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How Do I Declare a Minor?

Consult your adviser as soon as possible to discuss the minor’s requirements. When you’re ready to declare, complete the Change of Major/Minor form on the Registrar website.

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, submit the appropriate application requirements:

Transformative Educational Opportunities

All undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply for the following programs to expand their educational landscape:

  • The Honors College – fostering intellectual perspectives and critical skills
  • Levermore Global Scholars – preparing students to become global thinkers and leaders
  • Study Abroad – providing opportunities to experience another culture and see the world from a new perspective

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