Love music? Make it your life’s work! USF’s Music Technology program will give you everything you need to launch a career in the music industry. You’ll learn from expert musicians, producers, and engineers — and you’ll develop your skills in a topline facility that functions like a commercial studio.
Our curriculum offers maximum flexibility and opportunity. You’ll work closely with an advisor to tailor your degree to match your interests and goals. All students start with core courses in Music Theory, Ear Training, and Piano Skills. From there, you will participate in an ensemble and select up to three of the following concentrations:
Q: Do I have to be a top-level musician?
A: No! Our program is designed for all levels of experience, even non-musicians. We will work with you to develop the skills needed to get you where you want to go!
My USF experience set the stage for where I am now. The faculty gave me the right balance of freedom and opportunity: I was able to freely explore the equipment, and then apply what I was learning at internships and through recording projects.
Tom Beuchel ’12
Audio Engineer at Flux Studios, New York
Marble Lounge Records is USF’s student-run record label, and it’s the real deal. Formed in 2017, Marble Lounge produced its first album in June, 2018: Legend or Myth by Rosalind & the Way.
Students did it all, from selecting the artist to recording, engineering, and marketing the album.
They worked under the guidance of music producer Rob Mathes, an Emmy-winning, Tony- and Grammy-nominated producer, director, arranger/composer, who has worked with Bruce Springsteen, U2, Sting, Yo Yo Ma, and others.
Our Music Tech Center features cutting-edge technology and equipment.
You’ll start creating and learning on your first day in our amazing facilities. BTW, students have 24-hour access!
95% of our Music Tech graduates are working in the field!
You’ll be prepared for a variety of careers, including:
The audio field is about experience and I will be graduating with professional experience on my resume — all of which came from USF. Not only do I have a part-time position on the university’s audio-visual staff where I work on different live performances and events, but I did an internship with Paper Castle Records in Nashville, where I shadowed an audio engineer.
Mariah Escamilla ‘20
Music Technology major
Our faculty are all professionals with extensive ties to the music industry. You’ll benefit from their knowledge, mentorship, and connections!
A few examples: