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Required 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.