The Vision: A Comprehensive Center for Music Technology
Our vision is to create a $2 million Center for Music Technology to provide students with an all-encompassing audio production program that will include invaluable experiential learning opportunities. Gifts for the project also will help to fund much-needed scholarships to enable students to complete their degrees and be prepared to launch their careers in this growing field.
This innovative Center will feature a world-class, state-of-the-art “Mixing Suite” - a destination for students and major artists alike. It will be one of just a handful of facilities on the East Coast with the technology to teach “real world experience” to students.
Currently, the Center has multiple recording studios, music technology labs and a radio/podcast interview recording suite. However, the addition of the Mixing Suite will expand the program and its reach exponentially.
In the suite, students will have the opportunity to work with professionals who will be invited to use the facilities and share their expertise. Through these collaborations and experiential learning opportunities, students will not only get professional recording credits, but they will learn how the business works from every aspect and will learn the skills necessary to be well-trained professionals.
The Mixing Suite is the vision of faculty David Ivory and Michael Kelly, both seasoned industry professionals with a passion for teaching the art of music and sound production. The suite design has been commissioned by the College and was created by John Storyk of the Walters-Storyk Design Group, the designer of Electric Lady Studios for Hendrix as well as Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jay Z Studios, NYU, Alicia Keys Oven Studios in New York and many others.
“With the addition of the mixing room, control room and isolation booth, we will be able to offer the full experience–the entire scope–of the recording process for our students,” says Ivory, a Grammy-nominated engineer who has earned numerous awards for his work, including three Gold and two Platinum awards from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for his work with The Roots, Erykah Badu, Patti LaBelle, Syleena Johnson and Halestorm among others.
The new Center for Music Technology will enable students to achieve their dreams.