Welcome to Music Technology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha!

In response to the emergence of technology in almost every aspect of the musical arts, the UNO Department of Music offers courses and programs in Music Technology. Classes are taught at the Strauss Performing Arts Center, home of the UNO Department, the Music Recording Studio (Studio153) and the MIDI lab. Courses are also taught in the Digital Synthesis and Multimedia Labs at the Peter Kiewit Institute, home of the University of Nebraska at Omaha College of Information Science and Technology and College of Engineering. Since 2007, the University of Nebraska at Omaha has boasted a new NASM accredited undergraduate concentration in Music Technology (However, UNO has always recognized the importance of Music Technology and has been offering Music Technology courses for more than a decade.) With this concentration are newly dedicated facilities, new and additional faculty, and a fresh approach to Audio Production as it pertains to Multimedia and Music Informatics.

Bachelor of Music - Music Technology Concentration

The Music Technology Concentration within the Bachelor of Music program combines the rigorous training of a traditional university music program, a practical hands-on approach through real-life opportunities, and a digital audio curriculum that combines platform-independent core competencies with emerging technologies and aesthetics. The program instills the musical sensibilities of a classically and/or jazz trained musician and the technical savvy of a Digital Audio Specialist.

Courses within the Program

The courses and program offer an opportunity to learn how to use multitrack digital recording hardware and software, computer programming for audio applications, MIDI sequencing, creating audio for film and video games, as well as distributing music on the web. Or maybe you want to learn to set up a sound system for concerts, broadcasts, or other activities. If you're looking to break into the exciting technology-based music industry, the University of Nebraska at Omaha Music Department offers training and expertise through its academic concentration in Music Technology. Most importantly, the program's broad preparation and multi-disciplinary outlook prepares students to adapt to the ongoing technological transformation of the music profession and the creative arts.
  • MUS 2740: Music Technology Ensemble (Ensemble A.M.I.)
  • MUS 3170: Introduction to Music Technology
  • MUS 3180: Digital Synthesis and Music Programming
  • MUS 4200: Audio Recording Techniques I
  • MUS 4210: Audio Recording Techniques II
  • MUS 4290: Technology Capstone Project
  • ISQA 2000: Music Informatics Special Topics - Virtual Music
  • ISQA 2000: Music Informatics Special Topics - Musical Algorithms
  • ART 3000: Digital Media Production
  • BRCT 2320: Television Production I
  • BRCT 2370: Radio Production I
  • JOUR 2100: Media Writing
  • CSCI 1610: Introduction to Computer Science I
  • CSCI 1100: Introduction to Computing
  • CSCI 3100: Organizations, Applications, and Technology

The academic concentration of Music Technology is embedded into a traditional music program (BM), so any music technology student enrolled UNO's program will also go through a rigorous musical training consisting of courses in Music Theory, Music History, Performing Ensembles, Master Classes, Recitals, and Private Lessons on the student's Applied instrument or voice. Musical training is based on a classical and jazz curriculum, but there are also courses on popular music which count towards the degree. This is in addition to the General Education requirements (Math, Science, Humanities, English) required of all students enrolled in degree programs at UNO.

For more details on graduation requirements and official descriptions of courses, please check the current UNO Catalog or e-mail Jeremy Baguyos jbaguyos@unomaha.edu for a detailed and exact listing of graduation requirements and current syllabi.

Jeremy C. Baguyos
Assistant Professor
Coordinator - Music Technology jbaguyos@unomaha.edu
Strauss PAC 217

Program Accomplishments: UNO Music Technology was featured in the 2009 Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference (San Francisco: ICMA, 2009).

The PKI Atrium concert of Virtual Music Week was featured in the March 9, 2008 Edition of the Omaha World-Herald.


Student Accomplishments:

Mark Gutierrez, 2009 alum, has been offered a book deal with Hal Leonard Music Publishers.

Chad Wallin's composition Lift: Electronique was presented with the 2008 60x60 (Midwest Mix).

JB Fergson, 2009 alum, continues to play with the percussion section of the Omaha Symphony.

Sean Lomax, 2007 alum, was the Sound Engineer-Master Control Room for KPTM FOX 42, Omaha, NE.

Nick Squier, 2006 alum, is teaching Undergraduate Sound Recording classes at McGill University, Montreal, CA.

Drue Humphrey, 2004 alum, is the Music Engineer for Westside Baptist Church, Omaha, NE.


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