College of Fine Arts and Design
The University of Central Oklahoma School of Music offers an array of technological support to help students learn, practice, compose and record great music. In addition to a versatile Midi Lab and complimentary Audio Recording & Production Services available for all curricular performances, the School of Music also features SMART Board interactive whiteboard technology in several classrooms for a more dynamic learning environment, and 3 of the facility's practice rooms are Wegner sound isolation V-Rooms outfitted with Virtual Acoustic Environment technology.
School of Music MIDI Lab:
The School of Music MIDI Lab is located in room 112 and is typically open at least 20 hours a week (for specific hours of operation a schedule is posted weekly outside the MIDI Lab). The MIDI Lab features 11 Apple iMac computer workstations all running Macintosh OS X Leopard and all with access to high-speed internet through web browsers Safari and Firefox and a link to the UCO account of the online NAXOS Music Library. Each workstation includes Microsoft Office 2011 software as well as Adobe Acrobat Pro 10. Each station also includes specialized software for music such as music notation editor Finale 2011, audio recording and MIDI sequencing software Digital Performer 7, and ear training program Auralia. LaserJet printing capability is available from each workstation as well at no charge.
Every computer workstation in the School of Music MIDI Lab is also equipped with either M-Audio 66 or 49 key MIDI controllers and Sony headphones. There are also 2 Yamaha Clavinova series fully weighted 88-key digital pianos with Sony headphones available for students to practice on anytime during open lab hours.
Audio Recording & Production Services:
Most School of Music performances, including degree recitals, are audio recorded digitally by staff and archived on compact disc in the Archives & Special Collections department of the Max Chambers Library on the University of Central Oklahoma campus. These recordings are available to students for on premise listening. Additionally, principal performers of degree recitals can receive a compact disc copy of the finalized recording which they can keep free-of-charge.
A copy of the Audio Recording & Production Services Request Form and the Program Request Form are available here:
For any questions regarding the School of Music Audio Recording & Production Services, consult the Procedural Guidelines or contact:
Audio Recording & Production Services Director Bryan Mitschell