Music Technology PhD

2:1Student to faculty ratio

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2State-of-the-art music production studios

Accreditation

The Master of Science in music technology program at Herron School of Art and Design at IU Indianapolis is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), requiring routine self-evaluation to meet evolving quality standards. 

[A PhD in music technology] is not offered at many universities across the country... [this program offers] the headspace and opportunity for my research to come out in a much more effective and fruitful manner.

Harry Chaubey (PhD candidate)

Plan of study

At Herron, the principal objectives of this 90-credit hour on-campus doctoral program are to create future researchers, educators, and leaders who will:

  • Conduct research and develop transformative new technologies in music and the arts
  • Examine the practices of designing, making, and managing music technology
  • Grow the methodologies of research in music technology
  • Apply music technology in society and industry

Prerequisites

Students entering with a master’s degree are assumed to already have the equivalent of 30 credit hours of graduate study, while direct PhD students must take an additional 30 credit hours of master’s equivalency, for a total of 90 hours. Direct PhD students are strongly encouraged to take their first 30 hours in alignment with the Master of Science in music technology program. These students may apply to be awarded the master’s at the end of their second year of study, pending completion of degree requirements.

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Student-faculty collaboration

Music technology is home to dynamic music collectives, lab groups, and innovative research opportunities ranging from telematic music to sustainable acoustics.

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Herron facilities

You will complete your program in advanced production studios, practice rooms, and collaborative lab spaces. You'll also have access to expansive art and design studio and lab facilities. 

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Faculty

Robin Cox

Robin Cox

Associate Professor

Scott Deal

Scott Deal

Professor

Chris Dobbs

Chris Dobbs

Technical Services Coordinator

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Michael Drews

Associate Professor

Timothy Hsu

Timothy Hsu

Assistant Professor

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Michael McReynolds

Associate Faculty

Chuiyuan Meng

Chuiyuan Meng

Teaching Professor

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Matthew Moldover

Associate Faculty

Jordan Munson

Jordan Munson

Senior Lecturer, Career Advisor

Jason Palamara

Jason Palamara

Assistant Professor

Daniel Walzer

Daniel Walzer

Assistant Professor

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