Music Industry Technology

Music Industry Technology

Working in conjunction with the Music Resource Center, this course is a deep dive into several aspects of radio & recording studio technology. Students will have the opportunity to learn critical thinking skills as it pertains to creating and broadcasting music. In addition, students will get foundational vocational training in a number of music industry fields, including but not limited to Digital Music Production, Studio Recording & Mixing, Live Sound Engineering, and Radio Broadcasting. Students will leave with a thorough understanding of professional recording and mixing software, and will participate in live FM radio broadcasts.
 Successful completion of the course will prepare students for the following fields: Recording Studio Technology, Radio Broadcasting, Live Sound Engineering, and Music Production.

Courses, Credit and Certifications

High School Credit

Students receive up to 2 high school elective credits each year for successful completion of the program.

Class State Code Duration Grades Dual Enrollment Credential(s) AM or PM
Music Industry Technology 8640 1 year 10-12 PM Only

Education Pathways

Piedmont Virginia Community College

  • Music, A.A.

Longwood University

  • Music, B.A.

Old Dominion University

  • Music, B.A.
  • Music Composition
  • Music Industry
  • Music Performance

University of Virginia

  • Music, B.A.

Virginia Tech

  • Music, B.A.

Career Pathways

  • Career Opportunity: A/V Technician
    Set up, or set up and operate audio and video equipment including microphones, sound speakers, video screens, projectors, video monitors, recording equipment, connecting wires and cables, sound and mixing boards, and related electronic equipment for concerts, sports events, meetings and conventions, presentations, and news conferences. May also set up and operate associated spotlights and other custom lighting systems.
  • National Wage Average: $41,780.00
  • Virginia Wage Average: $36,360.00
  • Projected Job Growth in Virginia: +18.5%

Instructor: Mike Moxham

Mr. Moxham is the Director of Educational and Artistic Programming at the Music Resource Center (MRC), and he also teaches Music Industry Technology.  Mr. Moxham has numerous years of studio, mixing, audio engineering, preparation of media for radio broadcasting, internet radio, and other music experience.