Audio Production

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Develop your studio and live sound skills in the Audio Production Concentration within the Music Business & Industry (MBI) major at Vermont State — the program for students interested in music production, audio engineering, music mixing, live sound, and audio post-production for film, television, streaming, and video games.

Your hands-on education begins year one in the MBI recording studio and Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) Lab, and you’ll learn live sound reinforcement working events in the Alexander Twilight Theatre right on campus.

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As an Audio Production student, you will graduate with a B.S. in Music Business & Industry and a portfolio of recordings and mixes that showcase your talent and demonstrate your readiness to enter the entertainment industry. Students in this concentration can also earn the following Pro Tools software certifications:

  • Avid Certified: Pro Tools Specialist
  • Avid Certified: Pro Tools Music Professional
  • Avid Certified: Pro Tools Post Professional

This audio production concentration is led by Associate Professor Brian Warwick, a GRAMMY® winning recording engineer.

Why Study Audio Production at Vermont State

  • Hands-On Learning: Vermont State’s MBI program prides itself on hands-on experience from the start of your first semester. You’ll learn in small classes and participate in extracurricular activities and internships that offer real-world experiences.  
  • MBI Recording Studio: Open 24-hours a day, seven days a week for class and personal projects, the studio includes an acoustically treated control room, tracking space, and isolation room — and is the perfect space to capture your musical ideas or mix your next release. 
  • Industry Certification: The MBI program holds a summer course focused on preparation for certification in Pro Tools software. 
  • Award-Winning Faculty: GRAMMY® Award-winning faculty lead the Audio Production Concentration within the B.S. in Music Business & Industry program. 

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Sample Courses

  • Advanced Audio Production 
  • Hybrid Mixing Techniques 
  • Recording and Post-Production 
  • Live Sound 
  • Introduction to Audio Engineering 

Other Concentrations in This Program

Student Stories

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“Music has always been a passion of mine, and I decided to take that passion further by choosing the MBI major at Vermont State. I truly love the music industry and working behind the scenes to make projects come to fruition. I feel like I’m in a pretty good spot. I have the baseline knowledge I need and the experience to take myself further.”

Lily Robitaille

Meet Our Faculty

Director of Theaters & Programming

  • Johnson Campus

Associate Professor

  • Lyndon Campus

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