Skip to content

If you are a creative student that enjoys performing musically and wants to gain additional skills using professional music software and technology, you will find the Music Technology program to be highly rewarding as you sharpen your craft.

Informal class discussions and lectures let you spend a great amount of time working on music projects at an individual professional workstation.

With an introduction to composing, digital recording and music editing in a state-of-the-art classroom, you will learn how to create original songs and full accompaniments using the latest sequencing software, how to write music using notation software, and how to generate and edit MIDI files for electronic transfer. There will be many opportunities for using your creativity to generate original music compositions.

You will also compose and record music for use in film scoring, video production and commercial advertising. Additionally, sound reinforcement equipment and techniques will be studied and will include hands-on training with P.A. systems.

By recording and mixing your own projects onto CD, you will have a portfolio of professional-level work as you seek employment or placement in a college music program. Learning how to edit and compress different audio file formats for broadcast and internet applications will allow you to share your work with a wide audience online.

Skills Learned

  • Compose Music
  • Music Notation Software
  • MIDI
  • Recording Music
  • Digital Music Editing
  • And Much More!

Daily Activities

  • Recording Sessions
  • Film Scoring
  • Commercial Jingle Writing
  • Recording Radio Spots
  • CD Production

Careers

  • Composer
  • Audio Engineer
  • Music Educator
  • Producer
  • Music Arranger

Colleges

  • Georgia Southern University
  • The Art Institute of Atlanta
  • Savannah College of Art & Design
  • Georgia State University
  • Berklee College of Music

Mr. Andre DeRamus

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

Mr. Andre DeRamus is our Music Technology Instructor and serves as our Department Chair at the Grayson Technical Education Program. Mr. DeRamus is a graduate of Alabama State University, B.S. Music Education, and Full Sail University, M.S. Entertainment Business. He has worked in the education field as a French Horn instructor and band director for four years prior to the Grayson Technical Education Program. Mr. DeRamus is a current a member of the Atlanta chapter of the Grammy Recording Academy where he received a nomination for Music Educator of the Year. Other than teaching and being heavily involved in the music industry, Mr. DeRamus loves to have fun while spending time with his friends and family.

Email