Nickerson Studios

Nickerson Studios Recording Studio
Nickerson Studios, built in 2015, is a 10,000 square-foot building that houses the Music Department’s performance and rehearsal space, including a Steinway concert grand piano, recording studio, two small ensemble rooms, and a state-of-the-art computer lab and teaching studios.

As a music major with an emphasis in music technology, you’ll learn recording techniques on a variety of equipment and within an environment to become a full-production musician. Using the latest hardware and software, you will learn to record and edit musical and nonmusical sounds in a digital format. With MIDI and music notation software, you’ll integrate all aspects of music composing, arranging, and performing. It is a goal of the Music Department that all music majors have at least one course in music technology during their undergraduate years.

Want to create music? You can create film scores, chamber music, and full symphonies in the computer labs, and then have your music recorded next door in the performance hall.  

Music education and music therapy students also rehearse, study, compose, and perform in this creative space. 

Professional studio engineers, composers, and accomplished musicians use Nickerson Studios to teach, perform, and engage with our vibrant community. 

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