Learn the Science Behind the Art 

Students in the Music Technology program will learn multitrack recording, sound editing, mixing and synthesizer programming. These skills are supplemented by a study of songwriting and the production of popular music.

Creative music making is also enabled by learning how to read and write music. Students will make music in an ensemble and will learn basic piano skills. Such skills serve the student in creating music in the studio, on computers, or for multimedia applications. 

Competitive Advantages 

Students in several programs may benefit from the music technology minor: digital media production, communications and business students in particular. 

Music Technology Program Part of Stonehill's Embrace of Digital Humanities

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Sample Music Technology Courses

Sound Synthesis

Students will learn to think in terms of sound through the practice of sound synthesis. The course will cover all the major types of synthesis, including subtractive, wavetable, sampling, additive, modulation, granular, vector and physical modeling, as well as the acoustic principles that pertain to sound creation and propagation. Students will demonstrate and develop their skills through hands on assignments and projects.

Sound Recording Techniques

Students will develop skills in multi-track recording techniques using hands on, in class projects. Course content will focus on acoustics, recording equipment, editing, and mixing. Students will also develop their skills through hands on individual and group projects.

Music Technology Ensemble

Complete Three Semesters in Same Ensemble
The Stonehill College Music Technology Ensemble welcomes students who want to perform music using electronic / digital tools. Students will help write and arrange many of the pieces performed by the group in a collaborative environment. Public performances will permit students to showcase their work.

Internship Opportunities 

Students may choose to intern with a local recording studio, such as Bristol Recording Studios in Boston. 

Career Development Resources 

The Career Development Center offers extensive assistance to students seeking employment, pursuing advanced studies or participating in postgraduate service opportunities. By completing internships and utilizing mentors, students are empowered to build lifelong career management skills. Stonehill’s career management system, Handshake, connects students with an extensive network of jobs, internships and mentors. 

Outside Partnerships & Special Programs

Stonehill College has developed academic affiliations with colleges and universities that enable our students to augment the degree they earn at Stonehill with graduate and undergraduate degrees that further enhance their opportunities.

Save Money: Earn Two Degrees in as Little as Four Years

The Skyhawk Accelerated Dual Degree allows Stonehill students to earn a bachelor's degree and master's degree from Stonehill College in as little as four years. Eligible students receive early and expedited admission to their graduate program of interest and can begin working toward a master's degree in education, data analytics or marketing. Stonehill students also receive 20% off for remaining graduate tuition through the Skyhawk Rate.

Contact Information

James M. Bohn

James M. Bohn

Associate Professor of Music, Music Program Director, Music Technology Program Director
Cushing-Martin 028
Visual and Performing Arts