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What is Audio and Music Engineering?

Audio and music engineering is at the intersection of science, engineering, and music. It is a field where technical skill and artistic creativity in the sonic and musical arts are combined.

Once dominated by traditional audio recording engineers in professional recording studios, audio and music engineering now encompasses sonic media engineers in several rapidly emerging areas including:

Thousands of Internet companies, including Apple, Microsoft, Sony and Google—as well as music hardware and software companies—are developing audio software for content production, searching and retrieval, and distribution and commerce.

Audio and music engineering is an integral part of many industries, which represent more than $360 billion of economic activity worldwide. This includes:

To learn more about the Audio and Music Engineering Program here at Rochester, check out the video below: