Music & Computer Technology

Course Instructor

Music and Computer Technology students at West Potomac Academy are introduced to the latest technology and their uses by early and modern composers.  Students will create individual and group projects in a variety of musical styles and genres using a combination of MIDI and Digital Audio software.  Assignments include composition, arranging, music theory, use of MIDI and synthesizers, and recording in digital audio.  All students enter this class with some instrumental and/or vocal training, basic knowledge of the piano, music reading skills, and music theory training.  The classroom is equipped with MIDI/Digital, Audio interfaced computers containing some of the latest production and composition software, standard in the music industry today. 

The study of Music and Computer Technology may lead to these careers: 

  • arranger
  • composer
  • entertainer
  • music arranger
  • music manager
  • professional music educator
  • recording engineer
  • sound crew technician
  • sound recorder

COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS Academy graduates interested in music and computer technology may continue their studies at a variety of schools including:

  • Art Institute of Washington
  • Audio Institute of America
  • Belmont University
  • Berklee College of Music
  • Full Sail University
  • Indiana University
  • James Madison University
  • Middle Tennesse State University
  • Oberlin College
  • University of Miami
  • University of Southern California