School of Music Technology and Creativity

“The creation and manipulation of sound

lies at the heart of all music making.”

Check out the VCM’s new Music Technology Lab!

The VCM’s School of Music Technology and Creativity (SMTC) offers innovative programs that open the mind through creativity, building on a solid foundation of traditional approaches and methodologies that have inspired VCM students for over 50 years to look deeper into music, to discover how it all works, and to create their own. Developing fine musicians requires training from multiple areas, and the SMTC is at the hub, offering classes and lessons in music writing and arranging for all genres, including Songwriting, and scoring music for film and gaming.

With new advances in music technology, the SMTC opens the door to limitless creativity, including the award-winning animated software-based Children’s Music Journey for ages 4 – 8, provided since 2013 in local Victoria and Westshore Elementary Schools through VCM’s Children’s Music Outreach.

The SMTC boasts a new cutting-edge Music Technology Lab and Recording & Production Listening and Control room, where youth and adults can participate in classes, workshops, and lessons available that develop skills in the use of a wide range of software, including Digital Notation (Finale, Sibelius), Sequencing (Ableton, Reaper, Cycling ’74 Max 7) , Digital Audio Workstation – DAW (Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Digital Performer), Live Streaming (WireCast), Video (Final Cut Pro), the use of electronic and virtual sound, and new this year, also in Recording & Production.

See also the VCM’s new Postsecondary Certificate in Music Technologies, offered entirely through online learning.

For more information on this program area, please contact the Dean, or SMTC’s Lead Instructor, Dr. Jonathan Haek.