Spring 2012 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Durbin, Kelly
Discipline and Number
MUSI 2319 Section 001
F Time 10:00 AM - 12:45 PM
Course Title
Digital Music I

Description of Course:


MUSIS 2319 Digital Music I provides an introduction to music notation and sequencing software for recording and editing in a MIDI environment, as well as an introduction to digital audio recording and editing.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will:
• Demonstrate the ability to assemble a basic midi/audio recording studio.
• Demonstrate the ability to record and edit both midi and digital audio data from within a sequencer program.
• Demonstrate various methods for inputting both midi and audio information into a sequencer program.
• Demonstrate various methods of inputting midi data into a notation program.
• Demonstrate the ability to produce professional quality printed music.
• Demonstrate the ability to convert midi files to digital audio.
• Demonstrate the ability to burn their projects onto an audio CD.
• Complete numerous projects, including (but not limited to) musical pieces, sound collages, and an advertising commercial.
• Produce projects utilizing both midi and digital audio, which may in turn be combined with digital videos, games, or other multimedia projects.


None. Although not required, a basic knowledge of music fundamentals is recommended in order to enroll in this class.


Attendance is required. Students will be be graded based upon successful completion of assigned projects in a timely manner.

Required Texts:

Software manuals will be available in the lab.
Recommended: Producing Music With Digital Performer by Ben Newhouse (Berklee Press) ISBN 0-87639-056-4

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

• An inexpensive, portable set of stereo headphones with mini lug and ¼” adapter.
• A portable flash drive (4 G or higher).

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