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Music Production & Recording Technology

Pursue your passion for music with a career as a musician, performer, audio engineer, producer, arranger, audio technician or composer.

The Bachelor of Music in Music Production and Recording Technology is a unique program that prepares students for a career in the exhilarating field of music production and audio recording. Students are immersed in a degree that combines the discipline of private study and the aural acuity learned in ensemble participation with hands on experiences that reinforce knowledge in the use of recording, electronics, MIDI systems, composition, and live sound reinforcement.

A Solid State Logic (SSL) Duality console is at the heart of Shenandoah Conservatory’s fully equipped digital and analog studio. An array of outboard signal processing equipment, state-of-the-art microphones, Pro Tools HD, Digital Performer, Ableton Live, Neundo, and Logic Pro Studio, as well as a complement of MIDI and analog synthesizer equipment augment graduates professional preparation. A 5.1 production room equipped with an Avid D-Command worksurface for mixing in 5.1 surround sound for music and picture, plus two computer labs with audio stations, and Studio X an experimental lab for beginners, also enhances this dynamic degree program and facility. 

Shenandoah’s Bachelor of Music in Music Production and Recording Technology prepares you for an active role in the music industry. You could join our distinguished ranks of alumni who are working or have worked with Cirque du Soleil, Blue Man Group, the U.S. Army Band, Marriott Corporation, Rascal Flatts, Janis Ian, LeAnn Rimes, Kenny Chesney, George Strait, Emerson Drive, Björk, Gordon Mote, Gaither Vocal Band, Philip Glass, Gil Scott Heron and more.


Golder O'Neill

Associate Professor of Music (Jazz Bass)Director, Music Production and Recording Technologies Program
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Adam Olson

Professor of Recording
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