Music Technology


Any aspiring music student, whether they want to be a sound engineer or technician, audio operator, master control operator, sound editor, performer, composer, music teacher, or small music recording business owner, needs to know aspects of music technology to keep up with the advancements taking place every day in the industry.

What Will I Learn?

The Music Technology certificate will introduce the student to the use of computers in music notation, digital media transfer, and music education. Some of the programs studied will include Finale and Pro Tools as well as introducing various other software programs used in the music industry. Through this certificate, students will develop a level of expertise with new applications including contemporary audio recording, midi application and music composition. This certificate will create a fundamental experience in understanding contemporary music technology and applications, and core musicianship skills.

What is Unique about JJC's Music Technology Program?

•    Nationally accredited by NASM since 2002
•    Comprehensive two-year program in all major areas
•    Coursework transferable to most four-year colleges
•    Low tuition fees and scholarships available
•    State-of-the-art music computer keyboard lab
•    Newly renovated music department
•    Professional recording studio
•    Fine Arts Theatre
•    New Wenger VAE practice rooms
•    Learning Resource Center with recordings, scores, books, and periodicals

What Certificate Will I Receive? 

Music Technology, CCO 

  • Health and Safety for Musicians

    All School of Music Faculty, Administrators, and Students should regularly review the available resources for maintaining Health and Safety standards set forth by NASM. The material below is excerpted from the NASM website. The links below will take you to the NASM site where additional resources may be found.


    Hearing Health

    BASIC INFORMATION ON HEARING HEALTH

    The National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and the Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA) have developed a comprehensive overview of hearing health issues for postsecondary schools and departments of music. Information of a medical nature is provided by PAMA; information regarding contextual issues in music programs, by NASM.

    1. Basic Information on Hearing Health - Administrators and Faculty
    2. Basic Information on Hearing Health - Faculty and Staff
    3. Protect Your Hearing Every Day: Information and Recommendations for Student   Musicians
    4. Protecting Your Hearing Health: Student Information Sheet on Noise-Induced Hearing Loss


    Neuromusculoskeletal and Vocal Health

    BASIC INFORMATION ON NEUROMUSCULOSKELETAL AND VOCAL HEALTH

    The National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and the Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA) have developed draft material regarding neuromusculoskeletal and vocal health issues for postsecondary schools and departments of music.  Information of a medical nature is provided by PAMA; information regarding contextual issues in music programs, by NASM.


    Joliet Junior College Music and Etymotic Research

    Joliet Junior College is proud to announce it has partnered with Etymotic Research to be able to provide free hearing protection and education for all of our faculty and music majors.