Sep 28, 2021  
College Catalog 2021-2022 
    
College Catalog 2021-2022

Sound Recording (A.S.)


Onondaga Community College’s Music Department offers a two-year Sound Recording Program designed for students interested in music technology, sound recording, and music business. Completion of the two-year music sound recording curriculum will provide you with an A.S. degree that includes a well-rounded liberal arts education, and provides a solid foundation for transfer to a four-year degree program. Students in the Sound Recording program will have the opportunity to work with professional recording studios in the city of Syracuse.

Admission into the Sound Recording program requires interviews with sound recording and music faculty, as well as placement exams in music theory, music reading, performance, and piano. Students lacking foundational studies in music will take introductory courses that will prepare them for this program of study.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in recording techniques, studio etiquette, and industry standard practices.
  2. Create professional musical recordings using industry standard hardware and software.
  3. Understand various styles of music and the unique attributes of recording those styles.
  4. Analyze musical recordings to be able to create an appropriate “mix” based on musical styles and needs of the client.
  5. Demonstrate proficiency in the fundamentals of music theory, aural skills, keyboard skills, and performance skills.

First Semester


Total Credits: 14.5-15.5


Second Semester


Total Credits: 14.5


Third Semester


Total Credits: 16.5


Fourth Semester


Total Credits: 15.5-17.5


Total Program Credits: 61-64


Notes:


  1. Some transfer schools require MAT 161 Calculus I . Please see a music advisor to determine the appropriate course selection for your intended transfer institution.
  2. Course selection varies depending on students intended transfer institution. Please see a music advisor to determine the appropriate course selection.
  3. Some transfer schools require PHY 103 General Physics I . Please see a music advisor to determine the appropriate course selection for your intended transfer institution.