Sound Recording Technology

The Department of Music Industry & Technologies provides both music and non-music degree programs in music industry and offers courses and minors in music industry for all music majors and other qualified Syracuse University students.


The department's academic offerings include:

  • The bachelor of music (B.M.) degree program in music industry for those students interested in careers that require highly developed musicianship skills;
  • The bachelor of music (B.M.) degree program in sound recording technology for technologically inclined musicians;
  • Two minors in music industry for music majors and non-music majors who wish to learn about the creative, business, and legal aspects of the music industry; and
  • A master of arts (M.A.) degree in audio arts, a cross-disciplinary program with SU's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications that offers students the opportunity to learn about and gain skills in the music industry and audio arts fields.

Student Record Labels

Syracuse University Recordings (SUR) and Marshall Street Records (MSR) are student-operated music companies.

These hands-on learning environments are the operational component of our Music Enterprise Laboratory, a credit-bearing class. Students record and release music, promote live events, and market merchandise. They have negotiated, recorded, manufactured, and marketed 25 CD releases as well as numerous digital-only projects. In 2012, they marketed, promoted, and helped produce a sold-out concert with Ra Ra Riot in Setnor Auditorium.

SUR and MSR are financially self-sustaining. Students use revenue from their activities to launch and fund new projects. They maintain standards of high quality performances, production values, and decency while being ever-mindful of the bottom line.