The Integrated Music Technology Lab at St. Cloud State University is a new multi-purpose space that will prepare students for the future of music technology and education.
Every music major and minor will gain skills in music technology through the lab, which was made possible by a donation from Gary and Connie ’69 Grittner of Pierre, S.D. The lab also serves as a piano lab for music majors learning functional piano skills.
“We have had a long-standing need for this type of integrated technology space,” said Terry Vermillion, chairman of the music department and professor of percussion studies. “The music classroom of the future needed to be reflected within our program, and students need to have experience maximizing the application of such a space as a learning platform for their own teaching and professional engagement.”
The lab includes 15 student work stations, each with an iMac computer loaded with advanced music software such as music notation, digital sound synthesis, music recording, film scoring and general musicianship tutorials, and a Yamaha Clavinova electronic piano.