Music Technology Certificate

We offer a Certificate of Merit in Music Technology. See our Certificates page for more information.

Music Technology Seminar-Private Lessons

Music Technology LabLessons range from 30, 45, or 60 minutes and are available for all levels, from beginner to expert. Lessons are open to everyone and you can enroll at anytime. Please contact the Continuing Education Office at 617-585-1701 or ContinuingEducation@necmusic.edu for more information and a placement interview.

 

For other questions, please contact Music Technology department chair Sean Hagon.

 

 

Classes

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Contemporary Music Production and Technology

Register for CE Non-Credit buttonSean Hagon, Instructor
Wed 6:00 - 7:00
1 Credit: $650 per semester
Non-credit: $435 per semester
FALL SEMESTER ONLY
Begins 9/3

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Register button for online non-creditRequired of all Certificate Students. This course is designed for the music educator looking to gain competency in music technology skills and application in the classroom or for an aspiring or professional musician wishing to experience new and emerging technology trends in the field of music. Contemporary Music Production and Technology covers the essential topics a musician should consider when exploring the use of computers and technology as related to the music experience. Discussions of the history of electronic music and musical elements will be examined. The fundamentals of music technology and the important role they play in music today are also discussed. Topics include multi-track recording, sequencing, music notation, home studios, computer and MIDI applications, sampling, microphones, physics of sound, sound reinforcement, virtual instruments, podcasting, iPad/iPhone Apps, music for multimedia and video games. In addition, students will gain competency in basic multimedia skills including web design, streaming audio and video and file sharing resources. The student will gain hands on experience in our music lab and will be the artist, composer, producer and recording engineer with a final product produced as an online electronic portfolio. No previous music technology experience necessary. This course qualifies for 15 Professional Development Points.Contact the Director of Continuing Education For More Info.

 

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Music Production for Media

 

 

Register for CE Non-Credit buttonSean Hagon, Instructor 
Wed 7:30 - 9:00
1.5 Credit: $975 per semester
Non-credit: $655 per semester
SPRING SEMESTER ONLY
(Also offered as an online course)

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Register button for online non-creditThis class is a continuation of the concepts studied and applied in Contemporary Music Production and Technology. It will focus further and in depth on the music composition and multimedia applications of MIDI systems and Digital Audio Workstations such as Pro Tools and Digital Performer as well as multi-track recording systems, techniques and sound design. All will be examined and employed for use in multimedia and musical-based environments which require essential skills for today’s musician.

The course will also address the fundamentals of theory and technical process for music in film, multimedia, corporate video, T.V. commercials, in addition to multimedia web authoring, and video editing. The student will gain further hands on experience in our music lab and will be the artist, composer, producer and recording engineer with a final product produced as an online electronic portfolio.

Prerequisite: Contemporary Music Production and Technology.

 Register for CE Credit buttonFinale Notation Software and Chart Writing

 

 

Register for CE Non-Credit buttonDavid Zoffer, Chair, NEC Preparatory & Continuing Education Jazz Department
Wed 6:00 - 7:00
1 CE credit: $650
Non-credit: $435
SPRING SEMESTER ONLY

Required of all Jazz Certificate students. Always wanted to learn computer notation software? Tired of not knowing how to make clear looking printed music for rehearsals and performance? Sharing his years of professional notation experience in Jazz, Pop and Classical music, David Zoffer starts this class with basic instruction in Finale notation software and gives students the ability to make professional charts based on the concept of developing empathy for the reader. In-class projects include: lead sheets (melodies and chords), two-line scores (enhanced lead sheets), rhythm section writing (drums, bass, guitar and keyboards), writing for vocals, changing keys, writing for horns, concert and transposed scores, part preparation, and through-composed (completely notated) scores. Also covered will be using Finale to make audio files as a tool for individual vocal or instrumental practice and composition. Finale software and MIDI keyboards are available for this course at the NEC Music Technology lab and NEC students can get a discounted price on buying a copy of Finale software if they so choose.

Prerequisite: This class also requires basic note reading skills (pitch identification on at least treble clef) and the ability to count rhythms in written music.

 

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2014-06-12


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