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Areas of Study: Recording and Electronic Music

Recording and Electronic Music Concentration

Students in recording and electronic music explore and incorporate the tools of music technology into their music making. It is a project-oriented concentration, culminating in a final senior project developed by the student in conjunction with a faculty advisor.

The REM program is focused on skill development in two overlapping areas of study:

  • Recording focuses on studio production technique, microphone placement, session development, editing, mixing, and mastering.

  • Electronic music explores electronic composition, live electronics in performance, virtual instruments, sound design, sequencing and event triggering.


Two short videos should be sent to chenp@newpaltz.edu:

1. A produced song/piece in your choice of DAW. Please make a video of the music playingback in your DAW. You are welcome to include a finished mp3 but the session view is helpful. 

2. A short video of you playing on your primary instrument (original, cover, standard, any musical piece to give us a sense of your instrumental ability.)


Phyllis Chen

Composition, Recording and Electronic Music


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