Music Technology

Electronic and digital music technology is the use of electronic or digital instruments, computers, electronic effects units, software or digital audio equipment by a musician, composer, sound engineer, DJ or record producer to make, perform or record music. The term usually refers to the use of electronic devices, electronic and digital instruments, computer hardware and computer software that is used in the performance, playback, recording, composition, sound recording and reproduction, mixing, analysis and editing of music.

Music technology is connected to both artistic and technological creativity. Musicians and music technology experts are constantly striving to devise new forms of expression through music, and they are physically creating new devices and software to enable them to do so. Although in the 2010s, the term is most commonly used in reference to modern electronic devices and computer software such as digital audio workstations and Protools digital sound recording software, electronic and digital musical technologies have precursors in the electric music technologies of the early 20th century, such as the electromechanical Hammond organ, which was invented in 1929. In the 2010s, the ontological range of music technology has greatly increased, and it may now be electronic, digital, software-based or indeed even purely conceptual.

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Matching Music Technology Colleges

Berklee College of Music

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $41,530 average out-state tuition; $41,530 average in-state tuition

Los Angeles Film School

Four or more years; Private for profit

Full Sail University

Four or more years; Private for profit; $19,929 average out-state tuition; $19,929 average in-state tuition

New York University

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $47,942 average out-state tuition; $47,942 average in-state tuition

Valencia College

Four or more years; Public; $7,933 average out-state tuition; $1,984 average in-state tuition

Miami Dade College

Four or more years; Public; $7,947 average out-state tuition; $1,987 average in-state tuition

Mercy College

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $18,084 average out-state tuition; $18,084 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for Music Technology Majors

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Homecoming Scholars Award

BeyGOOD

$25,000 Varies See Details
 

Homecoming Scholars Award

BeyGOOD

award

$25,000

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Emma Groth Endowed Memorial Scholarship

New Mexico Highlands University

$3,888 February 15, 2021 See Details
 

Emma Groth Endowed Memorial Scholarship

New Mexico Highlands University

award

$3,888

deadline

February 15, 2021
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Student Arts Scholarship

Central Minnesota Arts Board

$1,500 February 25, 2021 See Details
 

Student Arts Scholarship

Central Minnesota Arts Board

award

$1,500

deadline

February 25, 2021
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NSHSS Foundation STEM Scholarship

National Society of High School Scholars

$1,000 October 15, 2020 See Details
 

NSHSS Foundation STEM Scholarship

National Society of High School Scholars

award

$1,000

deadline

October 15, 2020
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Chiaha Scholarship Award

Georgia Highlands College

Up to $750 November 29, 2020 See Details
 

Chiaha Scholarship Award

Georgia Highlands College

award

Up to $750

deadline

November 29, 2020
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Arko-Pabst Scholarship

New Mexico Highlands University

$500 February 15, 2021 See Details
 

Arko-Pabst Scholarship

New Mexico Highlands University

award

$500

deadline

February 15, 2021
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George H. Brink Memorial Music Scholarship

Pellissippi State Technical Community College

$500 February 28, 2021 See Details
 

George H. Brink Memorial Music Scholarship

Pellissippi State Technical Community College

award

$500

deadline

February 28, 2021
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William Randolph Hearst Scholarship

Berklee College of Music

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William Randolph Hearst Scholarship

Berklee College of Music

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TDK Endowed Scholarship Fund

Berklee College of Music

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TDK Endowed Scholarship Fund

Berklee College of Music

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Roland Award

Berklee College of Music

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Roland Award

Berklee College of Music

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