Music Production

Gain experience in song-craft and composition, audio engineering, and mixing/mastering techniques.

Music Production Concentration

The Music Production concentration focuses on the techniques and technologies of music audio production, providing students with the necessary skills to perform as an audio engineer or record producer. The program was designed to create a foundation in musicianship and technical skills needed in the professional area of audio production. Gain experience in song-craft and composition, audio engineering, and mixing/mastering techniques.

Major Requirements:*

  • Theatre Appreciation
  • History of Popular Music
  • Film Analysis
  • Special Topics

Concentration Requirements:*

  • Theory of Popular Music
  • Intro to Music Production
  • Studio Techniques
  • Advanced Studio Techniques
  • Live Sound Production
  • Senior Project
  • Spectrum (Popular Music Ensemble)

Minor Requirements:*

  • History of Popular Music
  • Theory of Popular Music
  • Intro to Music Production
  • Studio Techniques
  • Special Topics
  • Spectrum (Popular Music Ensemble)

* An audition is required to be admitted into the program.

Career Options:

  • Audio Engineer (Studio/Live)
  • Mix Engineer
  • Mastering Engineer
  • Singer/Songwriter
  • Composer (Theatre/Film/TV/Video)
  • Sound Designer
  • Lyricist
  • Arranger
  • Studio Manager
  • Artist and Repertoire (A&R)

Spectrum Music Ensemble

Spectrum, our popular music ensemble, provides students with experiences in live performance of popular commercial music. Instrumentation includes vocalists, guitars, bass, keyboards and drums. Students must pass an audition process for membership.

For more information, contact:
Tony Sawyer
tsawyer@ncwc.edu

NC Wesleyan Music Production Program Soundcloud Tracks

Other Music Performance Campus Opportunities/Activities

NC Wesleyan also offers other opportunities to get involved in your musical passions. We offer our Pep Band program which performs as a spirit band for the Wesleyan community and at athletic events.

Wesleyan Singers is one of Wesleyan’s oldest performing ensembles that learn and perform a wide variety of music including classical, spirituals, show tunes and popular selections.

Also, we offer instruction in piano and organ. Instruction in other instruments may be available in the future.

Wesleyan students, faculty, staff and members of the local community are welcome to join these elective programs.

Music Production Faculty

Tony Sawyer

Instructor of Music Production
Band Director
Program Coordinator for Entertainment Arts

B.M., Kennesaw State University
M.M., Northern Arizona University

James Parker

Instructor of Music Production