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The students and faculty of the University of Central Oklahoma School of Music can draw upon a variety of resources in support of their education, creative and research endeavors. These resources include both traditional and electronic forms and are found both within the collection of the University’s Max Chambers Library and on-site in the School of Music.
The School of Music offers an array of technological support to help students learn, practice, compose and record great music.
School of Music MIDI Lab:
The School of Music MIDI Lab is located in room 112 of the Music Building and is generally open at least 20 hours a week and monitored by either student workers or staff. Students can consult a bi-weekly schedule posted outside the MIDI Lab for more specific hours, or call the MIDI Lab at (405) 974-5173. The MIDI Lab provides the following resources for students of the School of Music:
- 11 Macintosh workstations with M-Audio 49-key MIDI controllers and headphones.
- Self-serve document printing and document scanning, free-of-charge.
- 2 Yamaha Clavinova series weighted 88-key digital pianos with headphones.
- High speed Internet connectivity and available browsers Safari, Firefox and Chrome.
- Access to the NAXOS classical and jazz streaming music libraries.
- Access to MacProVideo.com software video tutorial library.
- Microsoft Office products Word, Excel and Power Point.
- Macintosh products Pages, Numbers and Keynote.
- Aural ear training software Auralia.
- Music notation software Finale.
- Accompaniment software SmartMusic
- Non-destructive DAW software Pro Tools, Digital Performer and GarageBand.
- Non-linear video editing software Apple iMovie.
- Non-destructive image editing software Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.
- Marching band drill-design software Pyware 3D.
- Respondus Browser Lockdown software for remote exam administer.
- UCO network phone access with faculty/staff directory.
- Rental of portable audio/video recording equipment (collateral required for students).
- On-site use of text books commonly used in UCO music curriculum.
- Use of clerical tools such as stapler, 3 hole-punch, paper-clips, etc.
Three of the practice rooms in the Music Building are Wenger sound isolation V-Rooms outfitted with Virtual Acoustic Environment technology. Students can utilize these specialized practice rooms to record themselves playing and download the resulting digital files for class assignments or to assemble audition material. Students can bring their own laptop computer to perform this download or use one available for checkout from the MIDI Lab anytime during open lab hours.
Student Recording Studios
Students who are currently enrolled in one of the School of Music’s music technology classes will have access to a small project studio located in the Music Building where multi-track audio recordings are possible. Active technology class students may either be provided keycard access to this space as a part of their course, or a key to the studio can be checked-out by qualifying students in the MIDI Lab anytime during open lab hours.
Graduate students in the Master of Music in Jazz Studies degree path will have access to the UCO Jazz Lab recording facilities for completion of more advanced recording curriculum. These include 1 large project recording studio and 2 small project studios.
Max Chambers Library – Multimedia Center
Students in the School of Music who are interested in music production technology are also welcome to make use of the Multimedia Center on the 4th floor of the Max Chambers Library. Two Macintosh workstations are available there that feature MIDI controllers and music production software. A Yamaha Clavinova series digital piano is also available for students there. The Multimedia Center is open extended hours, generally longer into the evening than the Music Building facilities.
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. These archive discs are available to students for on premise listening in the Library, or they can be listened to in the MIDI Lab when the space is monitored by staff. Students can also request from the Recording Services Director digital copies of any performances in which they performed.
Students who are performing junior, senior or graduate recitals as part of their requirements for degree completion are provided a compact disc copy of the event recording free-of-charge. These students must submit an Audio & Production Services Request Form as part of their recital coordination. This form will be provided to them as part of their recital orientation.