Technical Requirements

Music Therapy

Laptop: Students should have a Mac or PC laptop with equivalent or higher specifications to the following:

Digital Audio Workstations: Ableton Live 11 Suite

Audio Interface: Zoom H2n

MIDI Interface: Novation Launchkey 25 mk3 or Alesis VI25 25-key controller - Alesis appears to be discontinuing this model, though it is still available from some dealers. This will continue to be an acceptable model for department majors entering in Fall 2023.

Closed Back Headphones: Audio-Technica ATH-M40x

Acoustic guitar

To participate effectively in the online school, you will need the following:


Minimum system requirements are listed below for Windows and Macs. However, some courses have more advanced system requirements.

Minimum software requirements:

Mac Users

Windows Users

Minimum hardware requirements

  • Processor Core i5 (i7 recommended)
  • 8 GB; RAM (16 GB recommended)
  • 1 TB or more of Storage: 512 Internal/512 External
  • Cloud Storage option
  • Speakers or headphones
  • Webcam
  • Microphone
  • Internet connection with at least 20-25 Mbps download speed (Use Speedtest to verify or download the Speedtest by Ookla app from your mobile app store)

Computer Skills

A student must be able to 1) log onto an internet service provider and utilize a web browser, 2) use a word processing program, 3) send and receive e-mail and file attachments, and 4) download files and install downloaded software. To test and verify your internet readiness visit the Online Learning Readiness Questionnaire and take the readiness assessment quiz.

Course Specific Requirements

Some courses have additional hardware, software, and textbook requirements, which will be listed in the syllabi. Optimal system performance may vary based on the third-party products involved. While faculty and staff will do their best to provide general assistance, the student is responsible for contacting third-party manufacturers if they believe the product purchased is defective or requires technical support.