Sponsored by the Mike Curb Institute for Music, this course will examine the progression of sound recording in the 20th and 21st centuries, from the Phonograph to ProTools. Students will learn about the history of recording, paying special attention to the role of Memphis in that history, and will gain hands-on experience and knowledge about recording theories and techniques. Co-taught with a professional recording engineer and in partnership with Memphis recording studios, the class will teach students not only tangible skills in audio recording, but also a framework for understanding the impact of recording on the city of Memphis and the world. Hours will be spent in the classroom and in visiting recording studios in the area for hands-on field work and learning.
Prerequisite: Completion of MUSC 222 and 322 is preferred, but not required.