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Audio Technology

Offering degrees in audio technology and production.

Audio Technology Program

The Audio Technology Program focuses on both the art and the science of audio and music technology. With our strong core courses in sound synthesis, audio production, digital audio workstations, electronics, and physics, we are unique in our approach to blending the art and science in audio in the context of an educational program — see more about our facilities and students.

Graduate Programs

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Undergraduate Programs

The program's close association with the Departments of Computer Science, Physics, and Performing Arts allows students to explore different aspects of the discipline, including practical work experience, while our active working relationship with AU's School of Communication enables students to gain practical experience as well as further interdisciplinary perspectives.

Plugged In: Shannon Lynch

Alum Shannon Lynch, Audio Engineer & Associate Producer at New America and Founder/Director of She Votes.

News & Notes

  • The spring 2024 Women in Audio Industry Panel will be held in The Bridge Cafe April 4, panel: 6:30 p.m., concert: 8 p.m. Featuring a panel of musicians followed by a concert: Leddra Chapman, the trio Shaed, and Gina Chavez.

  • The fall 2023 Women in Audio Industry Panel featured alumnae Carolyn Malachi (CAS ‘19, producer, engineer, and Grammy-nominated artist), Emily Lazar (Grammy award winner, master and mix engineer), Gena Johnson (ACM nominee, producer and mix engineer), and Gloria Kaba (songwriter, producer, and mix engineer).

  • Alumni Kyle Murdock(CAS '21), a sound designer at VICE, won a Third Coast International Audio Festival award for podcast he composed and engineered, and a series he worked on, Authentic: The Story of Tablo, was listed as one of the year's best podcasts by Vulture.
  • Find student internships and faculty, student, alum news in the AudioTech Newsletter, Spring 2023.
AU Audio Tech alums, from left to right, Jonathan Cornell, Rebeca Lindenfeld, and Liz Grzyb

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Hitting the Right Notes: AU Audio Tech Alums Making Their Mark on Industry

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David GreenburgMA Audio Technology '22
BA Audio Production '21

David Greenburg


“The different classes I was able to take gave me a great foundation for my current audio skill set. I still use a lot of what I learned in school on a regular basis.”

David Greenburg (CAS ‘22) graduated from AU’s combined BA/MA program in Audio Production and Audio Technology and has since gone on to work at Sirius XM, Voice of America, and presently at NPR as an audio engineer. David described his time at AU as essential to his career path and to developing the skill set for his day-to-day responsibilities. “Initially, I was really impressed with AU and its facilities—they had a really nice, state-of-the-art recording studio and a beautiful campus.” After sitting in on one of Audio Technology Program Director Mike Harvey’s classes as a prospective student, Greenburg knew he had found the right place. “I really loved his teaching style, and combined with the faculty and facilities, AU was a great fit. I loved everything about it.” 

After his graduation, Greenburg found a number of job opportunities in the DC area. “It’s a great city for the broadcast industry. We’re in the capital, and there’s so much news happening.” Greenburg’s current position at NPR involves editing the sound on recorded story segments and working behind the board during live broadcasts. A long-time guitarist, Greenburg’s interest in music eventually led to a career in audio technology. Now, he leverages his interest in music by working on the Tiny Desk Concerts series for NPR. “I’m really happy with the opportunities I’ve been able to have,” he says.