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Audio Technology

Offering degrees in audio technology and production.

Audio Technology Program

The Audio Technology Program focuses on both the art and the science of audio and music technology. With our strong core courses in sound synthesis, audio production, digital audio workstations, electronics, and physics, we are unique in our approach to blending the art and science in audio in the context of an educational program — see more about our facilities and students.

Graduate Programs

Three students adjust knobs on a soundboard.

Undergraduate Programs

The program's close association with the Departments of Computer Science, Physics, and Performing Arts allows students to explore different aspects of the discipline, including practical work experience, while our active working relationship with AU's School of Communication enables students to gain practical experience as well as further interdisciplinary perspectives.

Plugged In: Shannon Lynch

Alum Shannon Lynch, Audio Engineer & Associate Producer at New America and Founder/Director of She Votes.

News & Notes

  • Women in Audio Industry Panel featured alumnae Carolyn Malachi (CAS ‘19, producer, engineer, and Grammy-nominated artist), Emily Lazar (Grammy award winner, master and mix engineer), Gena Johnson (ACM nominee, producer and mix engineer), and Gloria Kaba (songwriter, producer, and mix engineer).

  • Alumni Kyle Murdock(CAS '21), a sound designer at VICE, won a Third Coast International Audio Festival award for podcast he composed and engineered, and a series he worked on, Authentic: The Story of Tablo, was listed as one of the year's best podcasts by Vulture.
  • Find student internships and faculty, student, alum news in the AudioTech Newsletter, Spring 2023.
AU Audio Tech alums, from left to right, Jonathan Cornell, Rebeca Lindenfeld, and Liz Grzyb

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Hitting the Right Notes: AU Audio Tech Alums Making Their Mark on Industry

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David GreenburgMA, Audio Technology
BA, Audio Production

David Greenburg


Enrolled in AU’s combined BA/MA program, David Greenburg will receive his BA in Audio Production (music track) with an Applied Physics minor this spring. At the same time, he is working towards an MA in Audio Technology.

As if that’s not enough, David has a dream internship at the Brookings Institution, where he is working hard at editing, mixing, and producing engaging podcasts, webinars, and other audio content on current issues and public policy—skills he will use to bolster his future career goals.

Along with strengthening my audio production skills across new media formats, software, and content, I’m diversifying my portfolio by learning about and engaging in current news and public policy. Mike Harvey, the director of AU’s Audio Technology program, along with AU faculty, and American University’s location in Washington, DC, have all been invaluable in helping me secure multiple internships.