Digital technology led to a cultural and social transformation in the manner in which we make, perform, and listen to music.
Recent technological developments in areas such as music performance, composition, education, distribution, and consumption have fundamentally changed musical practices and created a need in industry and academia for well-educated music and audio technologists. Georgia Tech’s School of Music and the Center for Music Technology are answering this need by offering M.S and PhD degrees in Music Technology. These interdisciplinary degree programs are conducted in close collaboration with other leading programs at Georgia Tech, including Human Computer Interaction, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Design, Digital Media, and Mechanical Engineering.
The objective of the M.S and PhD degree programs is to provide students with the practical skills and theoretical understanding needed to be leaders in the design, development, and creative implementation of music technology products and services in the coming decades. Successful design and development of music technology systems must be supported by knowledge of music theory, perception, composition, and performance, as well as digital media, computing, electrical and mechanical engineering and design. The programs are therefore interdisciplinary, focusing primarily on the design and development of novel enabling music technologies.