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Computer Studio for Music Composition (CCSMC)

Robert Coburn, Director

The Conservatory Computer Studio for Music Composition serves as a resource for both faculty and students who are involved in the creation of music through the use of new technology. It provides a fully digital environment for the composition of new music.

Primary Composition System Hardware

  • Apple Mac Pro computer – 3.0 GHz 8-core Intel Xeon
  • Raid Array with Mac Pro Raid Card
  • Pro Tools HD2 Accel system
  • Command8 Control Surface
  • Digidesign 192 I/O


  • Pro Tools 8.0
  • Max/MSP/Jitter

Other Hardware

  • Yamaha EX5 Keyboard
  • Blue Sky BMC (Bass Management Controller)
  • Quad Monitoring
  • Yamaha portable and studio mini disc recorders
  • Various Audio Technica Microphones (AT4050, AT 4051, etc.)

The Studio

  • Classes in computer music and composition are taught yearly in the Conservatory Computer Studio for Music Composition.
  • Students who have completed the studio courses may continue composition activity in the studio through private study in composition.
  • Courses in studio recording are offered through the Conservatory’s new Digital Recording Studio.