Letter to Students Interested in Music Technology

Dear New Cal Poly Student:

Welcome, and thank you for expressing interest in music technology and composition! The Music Technology focus prepares students for creative work in music technology, including electroacoustic composition, recording, and production. The Composition focus offers a strong foundation in music theory and musicianship. Both will strengthen your creative musical practice! 

Our Music Technology studio is equipped for recording, analog and digital synthesis, and supporting various other types of creative projects. Each year, the program culminates in an intermedia production called RSVP: Soundings. It features new student compositions and documents this creative work. The department also provides hands-on learning opportunities in recording by giving students the opportunity to record department ensembles in concert or even intern for the Performing Arts Center.

If you’d like to be involved in music technology courses, consider registering for Music 311, 312, 411 and 412 — and please fill out this brief survey about your experience and interests:

I look forward to meeting you in person and seeing you in our classes. Feel free to stop by my office or email me with any questions. 


Dr. Julie Herndon, Music Technology & Composition
Phone: (805) 756-2664
Fax: (805) 756-7464
E-mail: herndon@calpoly.edu