Music Technology

THE MUSIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM is tailored for students who aspire to enter industries including radio, movie and television production, and video game audio. Students will take three sequential Music Technology courses and may also take Piano and/or Guitar.

STUDENTS IN THIS PROGRAM have the opportunity to perfect their craft in musical performances, while simultaneously preparing them for careers in the music and performing arts industry. All students must participate in the Concert Band / Instrumental Ensemble or the Chorus / Vocal Ensemble.

Students in the program have access to cutting-edge equipment such as Music Tech Lab with full Pro Tools rigs (the industry-standard software platform in the recording, film and video game industries).

Required & Recommended Courses


  • Concert Band or Honors Instrumental Ensemble I-III or

  • Concert Chorus or Honors Vocal Ensemble I-III

  • EEP Music Technology I and II

  • Music Technology III


  • Concert Band or Honors Instrumental Ensemble IV or

  • Concert Chorus or Honors Vocal Ensemble IV

  • Music Theory I-IV

  • Piano

  • Guitar

Through longstanding articulations with Rhode Island College’s highly respected Music, Theatre and Arts Department, a student could graduate with up to 7 college credits.

Credentials & Certifications


Work-Based Learning

In our increasingly complex global society, CTE students are expected to be prepared to enter the workforce of the future by participating in a continuum of purposeful Work-Based Learning (WBL) activities that align with their CTE Programs. WBL experiences can include an industry project, a school-based enterprise, a service-learning project, or an internship.

WBL connects the CTE Program with the real world of work by providing students with the opportunity to interact with professionals in business and industry while applying what they are learning in the classroom. Through their involvement in WBL activities, students will also develop and demonstrate essential employability skills, such as responsibility, collaboration, and communication that are applicable in all work environments.

National Technical Honor Society (NTHS)

The National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) recognizes outstanding student achievement in Career and Technical Education (CTE) and encourages educational excellence, skill development, and workforce readiness.

Music & Performing Arts Eligibility Criteria:

  • Overall unweighted GPA of 3.0 or greater

  • Program unweighted GPA of 3.5 or greater

  • Enrolled in a CTE Program

  • Music Technology Portfolio consisting of a minimum of five works

  • Successful completion of EEP course offerings


  • Special recognition at Graduation

  • NTHS scholarships

  • Other unique member privileges

  • Resume builder

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RI Pathway Endorsement

Seniors enrolled in a CTE Program are encouraged to base their Senior Passion Project on their CTE Program.

Senior Passion Projects based on the student’s CTE Program are required to qualify for the RI Pathway Endorsement Council Designation.

Program Summary at a glance

For more information about this program contact the Career Programs Supervisor at or 401-710-7579.

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