Music Technology

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The Music Technology program at Georgia Southern University offers forward-looking education and training to students interested in the intersection of music and technology. The Music Technology program offers a Master of Music degree, a Music Technology minor, and a second discipline in Music Technology (combined with an Information Technology Degree). Both undergraduate and graduate students gain a unique and sophisticated technological skill set.

Under the direction of Dr. John Thompson, the Music Technology program maintains several well-equipped studios and labs. Technical proficiency with the tools of the trade is balanced with an emphasis on creative exploration in the medium. Students are encouraged to delve beyond the surface of the common tools of music technology and into the depths of musical systems programming and interactive media. A variety of courses are offered in the Music Technology program including: Sound Design and Processing, Interactive Media, Digital Audio Montage, and Advanced MIDI Sequencing. Courses cover the historical foundations, theoretical underpinnings, and aesthetic ramifications of technology upon music.


Graduate Assistantships Available

Music Technology Graduate Assistant / Teaching Assistant (2 positions available)
2016-2017 Academic Year
Call for Applications
Priority Deadline: March 1, 2016


The music technology Graduate Assistant will pursue a Master of Music in the Music Technology program at Georgia Southern University. The Graduate Assistant plays a key role in the everyday functioning of the program and department. In the first year, the G.A. assists in the classroom, manages the studios or supervises a team of undergraduates who record departmental concerts. In the second year, the G.A. position typically becomes a Graduate Teaching Assistant position. The Graduate Teaching Assistant teaches select undergraduate music technology courses.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the management of the department recording studio, music technology classroom, and other facilities. (Position #1)
  • Supervise an undergraduate recording team. (Position #2)
  • Provide support and aid in the management of the music library
  • In the second year the student is generally assigned to teach select music technology courses.


  • Proficient with Digital Audio Workstations and Music Notation software.
  • Strong interest in musical signal processing and studio techniques.
  • Experience in studio maintenance is desirable.
  • Experience in Supercollider and/or Max/MSP/Jitter is desirable, but not necessary.

Education and Qualifications: 

See Admission Requirements and Instructions can be found at:


The Graduate Assistantship provides a tuition waiver and a stipend of $8000 per year. The Teaching Assistantship boosts the stipend to $9000.

For additional information contact Dr. John Thompson.

Music Technology • P.O. Box 8052 30460• (912) 478-5396•