• Music Recording Technology 

    The innovative Music Recording Technology program integrates computer, electronic, musical, and hands-on recording studio training to prepare students for jobs in the industry.

  • The Music Recording Technology program, offered through the Humanities Department, leads to an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree and provides career preparation as an audio technician. This is a jointly registered, dual-admission program designed for students interested in recording industry careers. Students will be provided with theoretical knowledge of the field, in-depth audio recording technical knowledge, and practical hands-on skills. Music Recording Technology students will earn 33 credits at LaGuardia, and 27 credits at the Institute of Audio Research (IAR) in Manhattan. Those students completing the required courses at LaGuardia or IAR will have a seamless transition to either institution. Please note that IAR and LaGuardia are separate institutions and have different tuition and fee structures.

  • In support of the LaGuardia’s mission to educate and graduate its students to become critical thinkers and socially responsible citizens, the College has undertaken a team approach toward advising, designed to support you in your major from orientation through graduation. 

    Your Advising Team, made up of faculty and professional advisors, will guide you at every step during your college career. They are ready to help you: 

    • Explore your major
    • Select introductory and advanced courses
    • Connect you with campus support services
    • Prepare an educational and career plan


    Visit the Advising page to learn more about when to get advised and how to prepare for an advising appointment, and check out the Advising Calendar for information sessions, events and more.


    Please feel free to reach out to these advisors if you have any questions or need assistance. 

    Advising Team Staff Members Email Phone Office Location
    Jarrod San Angel, Advising Services jsanangel@lagcc.cuny.edu
    B 100F
    Rosanna Pichardo, Advising Servicesrpichardo@lagcc.cuny.edu 718-730-5169 B 100C 

    Advising Team Faculty Members Email Phone Office Location
    Mark Brooks, Music Recording Technology mrt@lagcc.cuny.edu 718-482-6004   
    C 745SS
    Mark Kahn, Institute of Audio Research mkahn@iar.edu 212-777-8550
    Graduates of the Music Recording Technology program are prepared for careers as audio technicians. The AAS degree program in Music Recording Technology addresses the critical need for skilled technicians on local and national levels in the evolving and dynamically expanding digital industry.

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, broadcast and sound engineering technicians earn $41,200 per year, on average. The job outlook is also growing as an additional 10,600 technicians are expected to be needed by 2022.

    Explore career possibilities on  Career Connect.  

    Current Students

    Log in to the CUNY Portal to review your Degree Audit to find out what classes to take. Have questions about using Degree Audit? Visit LaGuardia’s Degree Audit page for tutorials and how-to guides.                                                                 

    Prospective Students

    Review the Music Recording Technology Curriculum and the recommended course sequence below.

    For information about this program’s retention and graduation rate visit the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment website page.