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MAJOR IN 


MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

UAB

THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM

MINOR IN 


ENTREPRENEURSHIP

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UAB Computer Music Ensemble - UAB’s Sirote Theatre

MAJOR IN MUSIC TECHNOLOGY 


The UAB Music Technology program is designed to provide students technical training and experience needed to enhance their musicianship as composers, arrangers, multimedia artists, producers, and performers. With five performance halls, two music tech labs, a 5.1 video editing bay, a 7.1 recording studio, and a new 250-seat movie theater, all state-of-the-art, UAB students have access to the best in training and facilities to prepare them for careers in the industry or advanced studies as music technologists. Courses include studies in film scoring, synthesis and sound design, game audio, multimedia development, and film editing. UAB is among a very few schools in the Southeast to offer AVID Pro Tools certification, and its faculty are the only Pro Tools certified instructors in the state of Alabama. Through audition and interview, UAB offers multiple Stevie Wonder Music Technology Scholarships, Audiostate 55 Music Technology and Jazz Scholarships, and UAB Music Technology Student Stipends.

MINOR IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP It is becoming more important for musicians to possess a level of business acumen equal to their musical and technological abilities in order to navigate the freelance world of a gigging musician, audio engineer, songwriter, producer, arranger, or multimedia artist. Understanding copyright laws, recording contracts, artist management, royalties, and performance fee structures are paramount and in many cases may determine the success of one’s career. Likewise, the ability to strategically incorporate all forms of social media for marketing and promotions has become as important as perfecting one's artistic craft. In partnership with the Collat School of Business and UAB’s Innovation Depot, music tech majors may pursue the Minor in Entrepreneurship, designed specifically to give students extensive business training and practice through courses, seminars, practicums, and internships. 2

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MUSIC TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES  

AVID System 5 Fusion Console - UAB Recording Studio

RECORDING STUDIO A central component of the UAB Music Technology program is its 7.1 surround-sound recording studio equipped with the AVID System 5 Fusion Console. Used on many blockbuster feature films and Billboard top recordings, students studying recording engineering have unlimited access to not only learn from the best but learn on the best.

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MUSIC TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES - CONTINUED  

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY LAB Most of the program’s class instruction takes place in the 16-station music technology lab. Fully equipped with virtually every industry-leading piece of software for recording, scoring, and video editing, including Pro Tools, Logic, Live, Sibelius, Reason, Omnisphere, Media Composer, and Premier, students have 24-7 access to complete assignments and work on their own individual projects.

CME GARAGE The CME Garage is the rehearsal space of the UAB Computer Music Ensemble. Equipped with hardware and software found in the other music tech spaces, the CME Garage provides another unique environment for creativity by members of the ensemble. This makerspace of sorts brings together our student composers, programmers, designers, and engineers.

DIGITAL MEDIA COMMONS The Digital Media Commons provides a collaborative space for interdisciplinary experimentation with emerging technologies. Attractive to many upper-level music tech students is the opportunity for paid internships as Media Fellows in the student-run media agency. Technical and creative services are provided for clients on and off campus in the areas of video and audio production, social media, web design, and animation.

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PERFORMANCE FACILITIES 


UAB Jazz Ensemble - UAB’s Jemison Concert Hall

RECORDING STUDIOHALL JEMISON CONCERT A central component of the UAB Music With seating capacity of 1319, this surround-sound Technology program is its 7.1 surround-sound concert hall was designed to capture the most recording studio equipped the AVID System 5 pristine live performances. From the Alabama Fusion Console. Used on many Hollywood Symphony Orchestra, which makes its home at blockbuster feature films and Billboard top UAB, to the Alys Stephens Center’s world-class recordings, students studying recording guest artist series, to many concerts and engineering have unlimited access to not learn recordings by UAB faculty and students, music from the best but learn on the best. tech majors gain experiences in live recording and sound reinforcement that are unparalleled.

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PERFORMANCE FACILITIES - CONTINUED 


ODESS BLACK-BOX THEATRE MUSIC TECHNOLOGY LAB The Odess Black-Box Theatre is a favorite space of Most of the program’s class instruction takes place the UAB Computer Music Ensemble. Its flexibility in the 16-station music technology lab. Fully allows for a myriad of staging setups and equipped with virtually every industry-leading experimental design. Equipped with a sophisticated piece of software for recording, scoring, and video array of audio and video configurations, productions editing, including Pro Tools, Logic, Live, Sibelius, are often so elaborate that CME will require days of Media Composer, and Premier, students have 24-7 pre-production. This small and intimate space has a access to complete assignments and work on their maximum capacity of 150 depending on own individual projects. configuration.

REYNOLDS-KIRSCHBAUM RECITAL HALL CME GARAGE The Reynolds-Kirschbaum Recital The 170-seat CME Garage is the rehearsal space of the Hall is a perfect venue for chamber ensembles UAB Computer Music Ensemble. Equipped and solo recitals. Fully equipped forinmultitrack with hardware and software found the other recording and surround-sound playback, this music tech spaces, the CME Garage provides venue hasspace served a unique forperfectly creativityfor bypresenting members of more subtle and atmospheric works faculty the ensemble, a maker-space of sortsbywhich and student composers. The hall is ideal for brings together the composer, programmer, digital sampling of acoustic instruments. designer, and engineer.

DIGITAL MEDIA COMMONS HULSEY RECITAL HALL Hulsey Recital Hall is the “workhorse” of the entire Digital Media Commons provides a collaborative department. With 235 seats, this facility doubles as space for interdisciplinary experimentation with a large lecture hall and performance space. Hulsey emerging technologies. Attractive to many upperis also perfectly designed for opportunity 8.1 surround-sound level music tech students is the for live and recorded productions. used by paid internships as Media FellowsFrequently in the studenttechnology studentsand for creative film and services mixedrunmusic media agency. Technical media presentations, Hulsey’s acoustics are provided for clients on and off campusand in the technical infrastructure make it ideal for recording areas of video and audio production, social media, mid-size such as vocal and instrumental jazz web design,groups and animation. ensembles.

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PERFORMANCE FACILITIES - CONTINUED  

UAB Jazz Ensemble UAB Alumni Movie Theater

UAB ALUMNI MOVIE THEATER

JEMISON CONCERT HALL RECORDING STUDIO

With seatingvenues capacityisof surround-sound The latest addition to the UAB stable of recording, performance, and presentation the1319, UABthis Alumni Movie A centralhall component of the UAB Music concert was designed to capture the most Theater. A full slate of feature-length Hollywood films are offered each year. Likewise, works by music tech faculty, Technology program is its 7.1 surround-sound pristine performances. the Alabama students and other invited guests are presented in this 276 stadium-seat movielive theater. The UAB From Alumni Movie Theater recording studio equipped the AVIDitsSystem 5 Symphony Orchestra, which makes is fully equipped to receive movies digitally from distributors throughout the world and present them with thehome full at Fusion Console. Used on many Hollywood cinematic experience expected in commercial movie establishments. UAB, to the Alys Stephens Center’s world-class blockbuster featuretofilms and Billboard guest artist series, many concerts andtop recordings, students studying recording recordings by UAB faculty and students, music engineering havean unlimited access to not learn tech majors gain experience in recording that is from the best but learn on the best. unparalleled.

TREVOR LAWRENCE, JR. PRESENTS GIFTS TO UAB MUSIC TECH STUDENTS Software designer, producer, and noted drummer for artists such as Herbie Hancock, Dr. Dre, and film composer Hans Zimmer, Trevor Lawrence, Jr. presents copies of his software Sound Platoons to UAB Music Tech Majors. Trevor gave a series of lectures to students on technology and the industry, which included the showing of the movie Straight Outta Compton in the UAB Alumni Movie Theater. The movie features two songs co-written and produced by Trevor. Praesent vel massa nec mi lacinia tempor. Lorem

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MUSIC TECH FACULTY & STAFF 


HENRY PANION III, UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR & DIRECTOR Henry Panion III, Director of the UAB Music Technology Program, teaches music theory, orchestration, and music technology. He is most known for his work as conductor and arranger for the legendary Stevie Wonder, for whose performances and recordings he has led program’s many of the world’s most notable Most of the class instruction takes place orchestras for over 25 years. in A the select list of other artists Dr. Panion has 16-station music technology lab. Fully conducted and written for includes Aretha The Blind Boys of equipped withFranklin, virtually every industry-leading Alabama, Chaka Khan, the Lionel Orchestra, and American Idolvideo pieceHampton of software for recording, scoring, and winners Carrie Underwood and Ruben Studdard. Dr. Panion holds the B.S. in editing, including Pro Tools, Logic, Live, Sibelius, Music Education from Alabama A &Composer, M University and the M.A. and Ph.D. Media and Premier, students havein24-7 Music Theory from The Ohioaccess State University. to complete assignments and work on their

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY LAB

own individual projects.

CRAIG BRANDWEIN, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Craig Brandwein teaches Computer Music, Recording Engineering, and Music Business. Previously, he was an Associate Professor of Audio Production and Design at Living Arts College in Raleigh, North Carolina. He has been in the music business for over 40 years as an accomplished musician, composer, writer, producer and engineer. Mr. Brandwein has written and produced music for various artists, such as the late Lynn Anderson. He has composed music for The CME Network Television, (CBS, NBC & ABC), corporate clients as well as musical Garage is theater. Mr. Brandwein holds the B.A. in Music Education and the M.A. in the rehearsal Music Theory from Long Island University at C.W. Post. space of the UAB Computer Music Ensemble. Equipped with hardware and Matthew Bryant teaches courses in computer music and is Director of the UAB Computer Music Ensemble. A composer, multi-instrumentalist and multimedia artist, Mr. Bryant has performed and presented at festivals and conferences including Southeast Composers Symposium, National Student Electronic Music Event, Root Signals, International Computer Music Conference, ArtFields, and the Society of Electro-Acoustic Music. Mr. Bryant holds the B.A. in Music Technology from UAB and the M.M. in Music Technology from Georgia Southern.

CME

MATTHEW BRYANT, ADJUNCT PROFESSOR

DIGITAL MEDIA COMMONS

Digital Media Commons provides a collaborative space for interdisciplinary experimentation with emerging technologies. Attractive to many upperlevel music tech students is the opportunity for paidfor internships Media Fellows theassists studentJames Bevelle is Chief Engineer the UAB as Recording Studio in and media agency. Technical and services all faculty and students in therun department with recording and creative FOH sound are provided for clients on and off campus reinforcement for live performances in UAB’s numerous venues. Servingin the areas of video and audio social media, also as Chief Engineer and Producer at Audiostate 55production, Recording Studios & web design, and animation. Entertainment, Mr. Bevelle has worked on hundreds of recordings for

JAMES BEVELLE, CHIEF ENGINEER

noted artists such as Paula Abdul, the Neville Brothers, Idina Menzel, and American Idol winner Ruben Studdard.

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MUSIC TECHNOLOGY AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP COURSES Music Technology Courses
 MU 115. Computer Music I: Introduction to hardware and software for creating and performing music with Instrumental Ensembles: computers. MU Blazer 145. The Band Music Business: Introduction to the business aspects of the music and entertainment industry. MU 245. BrassRecording Quintet Technology I: Concepts and techniques of music production in recording studios. MU 341. Computer Music II: Using computer applications, including MIDI and sampling technology, in the Clarinet Choir creation of musical compositions. Computer Music Ensemble MU 345. Recording Technology II: Advanced concepts and techniques of multitrack recording in project and professional recording studios. Electro-Acoustic Percussion Ensemble MU 342. Computer Music III: Advanced computer music projects utilizing sound synthesis, sound file Flute Choir manipulation, and hard disk recording techniques. Guitar Ensemble MU 441. Multimedia Productions: Techniques for producing music for television, film, video, and computer Horn Ensemble presentations. MU 498. Music Technology Internship: This capstone experience provides music technology students with Jazz Combo practical experience in the industry.

Marching Blazers Percussion Ensemble Entrepreneurship Courses
 Piano Ensemble ENT 270. Introduction to Entrepreneurial Management: Introduction to the entrepreneurial life cycle of a high Steel Band The CME Garage is theopportunity rehearsal space of the growth start-up from identification, to funding and growth, through to harvesting the rewards. Summer Band UAB Computer Music Ensemble. Equipped FN 310. Fundamentals of Financial Management: Introduction to the basic principles of financial management, with hardware andBand software found in the other stock and bond valuation, and capital budgeting; risk/return Symphony including analyzing the time value of money, music tech spaces, the CME Garage provides analysis, Trombone cost of capital, Choir capital structure and cash flow analysis. a unique UAB space for creativity by members of Music Technology students ENT 421. Entrepreneurial Market Analysis and Planning: Designed to help students identify and validate Trumpet Choir the ensemble, a maker-space of sorts which market opportunities and to develop business appear in and shoot music videoideas withand models to match those opportunities. brings together the composer, programmer, Wind Symphony ENT 425. Entrepreneurial Leadership: Analysis of designer,American and engineer.Idol runner up Bo Bice.the principles and application of leading entrepreneurial Woodwind organizations andQuintet their leaders through case studies and face-to-face presentations. ENT 445. Entrepreneurial Internship: Internship placement and practicum experience with entrepreneurial businesses and organizatons.

Vocal Ensembles:

Chamber Singers Note: To complete the Major in Music Technology, Minor in Entrepreneurship, and/or Minor in Music ConcertallChoir Technology, students must satisfy a series of music courses, ensemble participation, and university core requirements Opera in order to obtain the degree and graduate.

“The music technology program was great and provided a really good experience for me.” - President of Rounder Records and 
 Digital Media Commons provides a collaborative UAB Alum John P. Strohm

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UAB MUSIC ENSEMBLES 


Instrumental Ensembles: Blazer Band Brass Quintet Clarinet Choir Computer Music Ensemble Electro-Acoustic Percussion Ensemble Flute Choir Guitar Ensemble Horn Ensemble Jazz Combo Marching Blazers Percussion Ensemble Piano Ensemble Steel Band Summer Band The CME Garage is the rehearsal space of the Symphony BandEnsemble. Equipped UAB Computer Music Trombone Choir with hardware and software found in the other music tech spaces, the CME Garage provides Trumpet Choir a unique UAB space for creativity by members of Music Technology students Wind Symphony the ensemble, a maker-space of sorts which appear inQuintet and shoot music video with “Singing and playing with the UAB Gospel Choir Woodwind brings together the composer, programmer, designer,American and engineer.Idol runner up Bo Bice.

Vocal Ensembles: Chamber Singers Concert Choir Opera

was one of my favorite experiences, in terms of public performing, to this day. It was awesome for me, in terms of playing in front of people.” - Country Music Star and UAB Alum Sam Hunt

DIGITAL MEDIA COMMONS

Mixed Ensembles:* Digital Media Commons provides a collaborative Commercial Music Ensemble space for interdisciplinary experimentation with Gospel Choir emerging technologies. Attractive to many upperlevel music tech students is the opportunity for Jazz Ensemble 
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*May Include Singers, Dancers, and Instrumentalists

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areas of video and audio production, social media, web design, and animation.


SHARE A STAGE WITH THE STARS

The CME Garage is the rehearsal space of the UAB Computer Music Ensemble. Equipped with hardware and software found in the other music tech spaces, the CME Garage provides a unique UAB space for creativity by members of Music Technology students the ensemble, a maker-space of sorts which in and shoot music video with bringsappear together the composer, programmer, designer,American and engineer.Idol runner-up Bo Bice.

DIGITAL MEDIA COMMONS Digital Media Commons provides a collaborative space for interdisciplinary experimentation with emerging technologies. Attractive to many upperlevel music tech students is the opportunity for paid internships•as Media Fellows in the studentrun media agency. Technical and creative services • are provided for clients on and off campus in the areas of video and • audio production, social media, web design, and animation.

RECENT ARTISTS APPEARING ON UAB STAGES

Emmylou Harris • Mark Broussard • Yo-Yo Ma Robert Cray
 Esperanza Spalding • Sheila E • Wynton Marsalis Dionne Warwick 
 Babyface • Melissa Etheridge • Blind Boys of Alabama Michael McDonald Victor Wooten • Chick Corea • Brian McKnight • John Legend

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Multimedia Installation "I/O: An Immersive Aural Experience” 
 by UAB Music Faculty William Price and Scott Phillips Alys Stephens Center’s Jemison Concert Hall

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American Idol runner Bo Bice. and Entrepreneurship at UAB is Studying Musicup Technology Knowledge That Will Change Your World!

DIGITAL MEDIA

Emmylou Harris • Yo-Yo Ma • Robert

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Mark Broussard • Cray


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The University of Alabama at Birmingham's Music Technology degree program provides a unique opportunity for students to gain a valuable expe...

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The University of Alabama at Birmingham's Music Technology degree program provides a unique opportunity for students to gain a valuable expe...

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