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Music and Sound Production

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"The power of music"

Music and Sound Production

Degree
Bachelor of Arts in Music and Sound Production
Duration
8 semesters
Teaching Mode
Face to Face Learning
CES Initial Approval Resolution
RPC-SO-30-No.544-2016
CES Updated Approval Resolution
RPC-SO-04-No.080-2020
Description

The Music and Sound Production career focuses on the study of contemporary trends and theories, linked to the production and recording of music with cutting-edge technology. This degree studies the recording, pre-production, and production of discs; audio post-production, remixes, advanced editing, and live sound. All this while enjoying contemporary settings with real-life experiences.

Advantages

The USFQ College of Music (CoM), is the most important music faculty in Ecuador. 20 years ago the University assumed the responsibility of preparing, strengthening, supporting, and believing in the country's musicians. A member of the prestigious Berklee Global Partner (BGP), the CoM has become an important point of reference in the teaching of contemporary music and music production worldwide.

Joint program with Berklee
It consists of the direct transfer of courses from the CoM-USFQ to Berklee (Boston), thus opening the possibility for students to finish their careers at Berklee College of Music in two years.

In addition to this, Berklee annually offers scholarships for the best students of the CoM, exchange programs for a semester or a year on the Valencia campus, as well as the opportunity to study one of its master's programs in both Boston and Valencia. Berklee College of Music has been the world's leading contemporary music school for more than half a century. Its students, alumni, and teachers have won more than 250 Grammys and Latin Grammys, among other important awards.

Guest artists
Every semester the CoM offers clinics and seminars with top-level international artists, both in the field of music and production, some of whom are artists-in-residence who teach classes on campus for a specified period of time. The CoM has received artists such as John Abercrombie, Alex Alvear, Jeff Berlin, Dennis Chambers, Taylor Eigsti, Mark Ferber, Scott Henderson, Jonathan Kreisberg, Sebastian Krys, Orlando Fleming, Omar Martínez, Ron McClure, Maria Elena Mexia, Mike Moreno, Adam Nussbaum, Ted Poor, Antonio Sánchez, Will Vinson, Screaming Headless Torsos, etc.

Berklee Clinic
The CoM has received outstanding Berklee professors such as John Baboian, Greg Badolato, Leonardo Blanco, Jason Camelio, Consuelo Candelaria-Barry, Rebecca Cline, Ernesto Diaz, Rick DiMuzio, Jon Finn, David Fiuczynski, Vanessa Garde, Skip Hadden, Jon Hazilla, Gael Hedding, Rob Jaczko, Bertram Lehmann, John Lockwood, Winston Maccow, Ron Mahdi, Alain Mallet, Tiger Okoshi, Jim Odgren, Anne Peckham, Rick Peckham, Bruno Raberg, Susan Rogers, Daniela Schachter, Oscar Stagnaro, Bob Stoloff, Robert Schlink, Bob Tamagni, Mark Walker, Stephen Webber, Mark White, Scott deOgburn, Roberta Radley, Norman Zocher, Steve Bailey, among others.

AES

We are the first University in Ecuador to create the AES (Audio Society) student section, “USFQ AES Student Chapter”, being part of the most important association of sound engineers in the world.

We have:
The best infrastructure in the country.
The best equipment in music technology.
The largest number of music graduate teachers.
Exchanges between Berklee Boston and USFQ College of Music.
Many students receive scholarships for Berklee Boston.
Possibility of Master's in Berklee Valencia.

Job Market

The student who completes the Music and Sound Production program is trained to be a versatile producer who understands various musical styles, in addition to having production knowledge radio, film, and television. You can work as a music producer for records, jingles, television commercials, video games, movies, etc., as well as operating any kind of professional audio equipment such as studio recording, mixing, mastering, or live sound engineer.

Additionally, you can direct your own recording studio providing services for the music industry according to the demand of the medium:
Studio Sound Engineer.
Mixing Engineer for discs or multimedia.
Mastering Engineer.
Live Sound Engineer.
Record producer.
Producer for Jingles.
Producer for Television Commercials.
Producer for Movie music.
Producer of Music Related Events.
Studio Recording Musician.

Testimonials from our graduates

"At COM - USFQ I was trained not only as an entrepreneur. I met all the people I work with so far. They gave me all the moral and professional boost I needed to carry out all my own projects. Having the opportunity to train and surround me with the most select group of professionals and artists definitely made a big difference in my journey. I always carry them in my heart."

- Gustavo Herrera -

"The musical experience is invaluable. Both professors and classmates who are now colleagues left a permanent mark on my musical growth. From interacting with high-level musicians and projects that push you to grow and become a professional musician, I could not be more grateful to my teachers and colleagues for those 4 years of learning that have helped me to fully develop in the professional musical world."

- Héctor Cabrera -

"One of the great satisfactions that I have had in my life is the career of Music and Sound Production at the USFQ CoM; they gave me the knowledge and all the necessary tools to develop myself in my professional life, this experience has led me to have great achievements and personal satisfaction as a producer, musician, and composer. The promotion of the entrepreneurial spirit of the University led me to create my own projects such as artistic career Lion Herris, music & audiovisual producer and the Herrbroz Studios music school."

- Ismael Herrera (Lion Herris) -

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