Music Production, BA
The music production major teaches you the business end and technical side of music – you’ll learn to deal with recordings, manage projects, compose music, and complete a finished product.
Music production is a liberal arts program that is classroom and project-driven from composition to finished product execution. This blending of technology and art in an entrepreneurial context will create for you an audio portfolio that will prepare you well for the music business industry. Malone is part of an exciting program with the CCCU that allows our students to study in Nashville at the Contemporary Music Center while earning credit, where you both learn the business - and do it!
"Malone is becoming a hub for great musicians - you've certainly sent us some of the best talent in the last couple of years. Congratulations on your good work there and I'm thrilled that you and I can team up like this to take young talent and move it along. Keep up the good work and rock on Malone!"
Warren Pettit, Director
The Contemporary Music Center
"My music explores...the redemptive intervention of a very real God in the affairs of the human race."
- Jesse Ayers Professor of Music
The Music Production major was started in the early 1990's as Commercial Music Technology. With a new four-room digital recording studio, a 56-channel Sony console and digital support, the program teaches composition and production, engineering, music business and performance. Students and alumni of the program have worked and performed in the music industry as session players and performers, engineers and in business, and include personnel with National Public Radio, Sanctus Real and Relient K.
A major in Music Production consists of the following:
49 hours in the following core courses:
- MUS 153 - Keyboard Harmony I
- MUS 154 - Keyboard Harmony II
- MUS 155 - Music Theory I
- MUS 156 - Music Theory II
- MUS 165 - Aural Skills I
- MUS 166 - Aural Skills II
- MUS 374 - Survey of World Music
- CMUS 121 - Introduction to Music Industry Principles
- CMUS 122 - Music Technology
- CMUS 241 - Introduction to Recording and Sound Reinforcement
- CMUS 251 - Jazz Theory and Songwriting
- CMUS 313 - Studio Theory, Physics of Sound, and Acoustics
- CMUS 314 - The History and Philosophy of Christian Music in Worship
- CMUS 321 - Advanced Music Technology
- CMUS 331 - Music Production
- CMUS 341 - Introduction to Multi Track Recording
- CMUS 411 - Advanced Recording Techniques I
- CMUS 412 - Advanced Recording Techniques II
- CMUS 433 - Music Business Survey
- CMUS 471 - Audio for Video Techniques