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Maurizio Sera (a.k.a. IRKO) mixes music tools and genres to provide hip hop artists like Pitbull, Jay Z, and Jennifer Lopez with a unique sound. He also presents a behind-the-scenes look into his audio engineering work through mixing workshops and his own YouTube channel.
Maurizio Sera
Audio Technology Adjunct Professor, Audio Engineer

The MA in audio technology at American University is a unique, customizable program that blends art and science. Explore various areas of audio and music technology, from sound synthesis to audio post-production, and prepare to launch your career in the music or production industry.

  • Learn from nationally recognized audio engineers and faculty with industry expertise.
  • Access cutting-edge recording facilities that are open 24/7, a music computation lab, and an expansive music library.
  • Intern at recording studios, radio stations, post-production facilities, and live performance venues.

Tomorrow’s leaders in audio technology are being educated at American University today.

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Through our close partnerships with the Departments of Computer Science and Physics, other performing arts programs, and the School of Communication, you can customize your degree and explore the areas that interest you most. 


Ranked the #1 coolest city in America, DC is a cosmopolitan hub, with one of the best music scenes in the country and a dynamic arts and culture scene that rivals many larger cities. 
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We regularly host notable guest lecturers, including the CEO of Pandora and the creator of R2D2 Sounds. Our graduates also go on to work for prestigious companies including Discovery Communications, NPR, BBC, and SiriusXM Radio.
"The professors in the program have achieved high levels of music industry success and are passionate about helping students broaden their skills and knowledge. They never hesitate to help students develop their future career goals."
Andy Wildrick
MA '13
"It was a relief knowing that I could explore the different fields of music recording/production, film sound, computer music, or broadcast, and figure out which one is right for me."
Brian Chew
MA '13