Music: Recording Project

Music Technology

Are you a musician with an interest in studying and developing your skills in music technology? The Music major with a Music Technology emphasis is a degree program that focuses on recording and production. Students are trained with the expertise necessary to function professionally on a national platform. Find the degree requirements here.

Through the use of state-of-the-art hardware and software, as a student majoring in Music with an emphasis in Music Technology you will learn to record and edit musical and nonmusical sounds in a digital format. Using MIDI and music notation software, you will integrate all aspects of music composing, arranging, and performing.


With a Music Technology emphasis, you will learn the foundations of music theory, ear training, and music history, as well as receive private instruction on your primary instrument. The program will hone and develop your musicianship while engaging you in the advanced study of music and music technology.

As a trained musician, you will apply your knowledge in the studio, the concert hall, and church settings. Our faculty are active in the recording industry. Through internships, you will have access to prominent studios and live venues. The Seattle area is recognized as one of the top regions for the film and game industry, as well as an active community of live music and worship productions.

Major Courses and Degree Requirements

SPU's music program is accredited at the state and national levels. Each component of the program is designed to sharpen your skills, develop your competence and character, and prepare you for a future in music technology.

As a Music major with a Music Technology emphasis, you will engage in an integrative approach to musicianship. You will take classes in notation, sequencing, recording, and post-production. Music technology students gain valuable experience in applying their knowledge with hands-on opportunities to support the Music Department and University campus through recitals, worship, and student-led events.

The minimum total quarter credits required for a major emphasis is 124. The minimum total quarter credits required for degree is 180.

View the major courses and degree requirements.

Entering the Major

You may enter the major during your first quarter at SPU. Entrance after your first quarter requires only good academic standing (2.0 or higher SPU cumulative GPA). Consult the undergraduate catalog for complete information on how and when to enter and what you must do to complete the program.   

Career Opportunities

  • Church Musician
  • Composer
  • Conductor
  • Freelance Musician
  • Media Production Specialist
  • Multimedia Consultant
  • Music Director 
  • Music Librarian
  • Music Producer
  • Music Professor
  • Music Studio Manager
  • Music Therapist
  • Musicologist
  • Private Lesson Studio Manager
  • Record Producer
  • Sound Effects Technician
  • Sound Engineer
  • Stage Technician
  • Studio Musician
  • Video Director

Did You Know?

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 Ronald Haight

Why I Teach at SPU

Ronald Haight, Director of Music Technology

"I enjoy teaching at SPU because of the students, who let me express my passion and share their passions with me. It creates an atmosphere in which creating, recreating, and sharing music come alive and reflect God the great creator."