Prospective Students

Our students combine technical skill with exceptional music talent to truly change the way the world experiences music. We're also dedicated to giving Georgia Tech students the chance to pursue their interests in music, no matter what form it might take. Whether it's performing in an ensemble with like-minded musicians, getting your bachelors, master's or Ph.D. in Music Technology, or just renting out one of our practice rooms to keep your skills sharp, we have a place for you here!

Undergraduate Opportunities

Two students working on a project in one of the Couch building's studios.

Music technology is the discipline that enables new ways to create, consume, and share access to music.

Our students play the clarinet in band and develop mobile applications that teach others to play it too. They perform classical music in the symphony orchestra and make electronic music in a laptop orchestra. They record with their rock band in our studio and design new acoustical treatments to make the studio sound better. They play the classical organ, and then go home to build one of their own in their garage.

Other Undergraduate Programs

Presently, we also offer the following undergraduate programs:

Music Minor

The minor consists of 15 credit hours customized to the specific area of music you're interested in.

Humanities Credits

Participating in one of our ensembles can earn you up to four hours of humanities credit.

Graduate Opportunities

A graduate student showing a demonstration of his research project.

Our Master of Science in Music Technology program is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in Music, Engineering, Computer Science, or other comparable majors. It focuses on the design and development of innovative music hardware and software. The research projects our students create span from software programs that analyze music in ways never seen before, to uses of music technology in medical fields, to prosthetic limbs that assist the user in creating music. The only limits on what our students create is their own imagination.

Ph.D. Program

Ph.D. candidate Mike Winters conducts research with another student.

Much like the master's degree program, applicants are expected to have a strong background in computing, music, engineering, or media arts and sciences. Our Ph.D. students are taught to have expertise of the core master-level course material found in Music Technology.  This includes proficiency in:

  • Music theory, performance, composition, and/or analysis
  • Music Information Retrieval
  • Digital Signal processing and Synthesis
  • Interactive Music Systems Design
  • Music Cognition

By the time they earn their degree, they possess a rich combination of knowledge that immediately places them as experts in their field, prepared to excel in both research and educational fields.

Pre-College Summer Studio

A student using VR in a studio demonstration.

Are you a high schooler looking for a way to spend the summer sharpening your skills in recording, mixing, and a variety of other music technology topics? Our Pre-College Summer Program is made for you. Spend two weeks learning more about how music and technology come together to make the music you're listening to both today and tomorrow.

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