The Sonic Arts Center at The City College of New York

The Sonic Arts Center at The City College of New York The Sonic Arts Center offers a four-year, Bachelor of Music degree with a concentration in Audio Technology.

Our program creates graduates who are as comfortable creating a string arrangement or a film underscore as they are tracking and mixing an album or providing dialog replacement for a film or broadcast project. In today's highly competitive music and audio technology industry, a diverse skill-set will ultimately create the most marketable service provider.

12/05/2018
SAC Students Visit Engine Room Audio
11/30/2018
SAC Students Visit Engine Room Audio

SAC Students Visit Engine Room Audio

SAC instructor Paul Special brought his fourth year students to the Mastering Suite at Engine Room Audio to work with senior engineer Andy Vandette. Andy provided a detailed overview of the masteri…

Recent SAC Graduate is a Busy Location Sound Mixer
11/14/2018
Recent SAC Graduate is a Busy Location Sound Mixer

Recent SAC Graduate is a Busy Location Sound Mixer

Since graduating from the Sonic Arts Center in 2017, Katerina Aurigema has been an in demand location sound mixer working in the fields of television, web series, commercials, corporate videos, sho…

10/30/2018

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SAC Control Room Featured in JBL and Dolby Presentation
10/15/2018
SAC Control Room Featured in JBL and Dolby Presentation

SAC Control Room Featured in JBL and Dolby Presentation

The recently completed Atmos system in the Center’s Control Room will be featured at a presentation this week by JBL Professional and Dolby at the Audio Engineering Society annual show at the Jacob…

Third year student Henry Bellingham was hired in June as a sound editor for the show Z-Nation on the SyFy Network. Henry...
09/18/2018

Third year student Henry Bellingham was hired in June as a sound editor for the show Z-Nation on the SyFy Network. Henry's work on the show includes editing Foley, ADR, and FX (sound effects). SAC Alumni Jaime Marcelo and Ben Kruse Calla are also part of the sound editing team at Red Hook Post!

This summer the SAC staff installed a new JBL monitoring system in the Control Room for multiple playback scenarios incl...
08/30/2018

This summer the SAC staff installed a new JBL monitoring system in the Control Room for multiple playback scenarios including stereo, 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound, and Dolby Atmos; a twelve speaker, 360˚ immersive surround sound format.

Bax Eq - #SonicArtsCenter#sac #ccnymusic #analogue #recordingstudio #cuny
06/07/2018

Bax Eq - #SonicArtsCenter
#sac #ccnymusic #analogue #recordingstudio #cuny

Paul Special setting up a 4047 on a trombone for a horn trio recording in class. #SAC #SonicArtsCenter #ccny #cuny #ccny...
05/09/2018

Paul Special setting up a 4047 on a trombone for a horn trio recording in class. #SAC #SonicArtsCenter #ccny #cuny #ccnymusic #Recording

Today’s game audio seminar with 2016 graduate Jaime Marcelo. #SonicArtsCenter #SAC #CCNY #CCNYMusic #CUNY #RecordingSt...
04/26/2018

Today’s game audio seminar with 2016 graduate Jaime Marcelo. #SonicArtsCenter #SAC #CCNY #CCNYMusic #CUNY #RecordingStudio

Band recording last week. #SonicArtsCenter #SAC #CcnyMusic #Ccny #Cuny #recording
04/19/2018

Band recording last week. #SonicArtsCenter #SAC #CcnyMusic #Ccny #Cuny #recording

Third year student Adin Doyle checking for roll off / pad settings.
04/10/2018

Third year student Adin Doyle checking for roll off / pad settings.

Second year students running yesterday’s drum recording session. #Sac #Sonicartscenter #ccny #cuny #ccnymusic #recordi...
03/30/2018

Second year students running yesterday’s drum recording session. #Sac #Sonicartscenter #ccny #cuny #ccnymusic #recording #audioschool @ The Sonic Arts Center at The City College of New York

Engineer Paul Special with Producer Paul Kozel in last week’s string recording session with the third year class. #son...
03/28/2018

Engineer Paul Special with Producer Paul Kozel in last week’s string recording session with the third year class. #sonicartscenter #sac #ccny #ccymusic #cuny #audioschool

A pair of QTC40 as room mics for the string quartet recording. #Sonicartscenter #sac #cuny #ccnymusic #ccny #microphone ...
03/22/2018

A pair of QTC40 as room mics for the string quartet recording. #Sonicartscenter #sac #cuny #ccnymusic #ccny #microphone Earthworks High Definition Microphones

Paul Special setting up a 4047 on a cello for today’s string quartet recording with the third year class. #sonicartsce...
03/20/2018

Paul Special setting up a 4047 on a cello for today’s string quartet recording with the third year class. #sonicartscenter #sac #ccny #ccnymusic #classicalmusic #stringquartet #cuny

Third year student Nate Palan labeling faders for a Jazz Recording. #sonicartscenter #sac #ccny #ccnymusic #cuny #record...
03/13/2018

Third year student Nate Palan labeling faders for a Jazz Recording. #sonicartscenter #sac #ccny #ccnymusic #cuny #recording #faders

Guitars - #sonicartscenter #ccny #sac #audioschool #recording #ccnymusic #cuny #acoustic
03/12/2018

Guitars - #sonicartscenter #ccny #sac #audioschool #recording #ccnymusic #cuny #acoustic

The AT4047 is one of our favorite overhead mics. #sonicartscenter #sac #ccny #audioschool #ccnymusic #cuny #microphone
03/08/2018

The AT4047 is one of our favorite overhead mics. #sonicartscenter #sac #ccny #audioschool #ccnymusic #cuny #microphone

Paul Special showing the secrets of the Beta98. #Sonicartscenter #ccny #cuny #ccnymusic #drums #recording #audioschool
03/07/2018

Paul Special showing the secrets of the Beta98. #Sonicartscenter #ccny #cuny #ccnymusic #drums #recording #audioschool

Strings. #SonicArtsCenter #SAC #AudioSchool #Ccny #ccnymusic #cuny #recording #strings
03/05/2018

Strings. #SonicArtsCenter #SAC #AudioSchool #Ccny #ccnymusic #cuny #recording #strings

SAC launches the photo gallery! The pictures were taken in the studios, at recording sessions, on campus, and in the nei...
02/07/2018

SAC launches the photo gallery! The pictures were taken in the studios, at recording sessions, on campus, and in the neighborhood. The gallery will be updated on a regular basis. #Sonicartscenter #sac #cuny #ccny #ccnymusic #pictures #art

Welcome back to class! #SAC #CCNY #CUNY #Ccnymusic #m160 #Microphone #recordingstudio #recordingschool
02/01/2018

Welcome back to class! #SAC #CCNY #CUNY #Ccnymusic #m160 #Microphone #recordingstudio #recordingschool

Congratulations to all of the 2017 Capstone Students!  Capstone Evening last night featured comments by guest profession...
12/13/2017

Congratulations to all of the 2017 Capstone Students! Capstone Evening last night featured comments by guest professional Jeff Jones and Stuart Kollmorgen joined by SAC staff Paul Special and Paul Kozel.

Sound check. #sonicartscenter #sac #ccnymusic #cuny #ccny #audioschool #recordingschool #horntrio #recording #audio
12/06/2017

Sound check. #sonicartscenter #sac #ccnymusic #cuny #ccny #audioschool #recordingschool #horntrio #recording #audio

Third year student Santiago Celi making notes on his horn arrangement about to be recorded. #sonicartscenter #sac #ccny ...
12/05/2017

Third year student Santiago Celi making notes on his horn arrangement about to be recorded. #sonicartscenter #sac #ccny #cuny #audioschool #recordingschool #recording #audio #horn #brass

A pair of 4047’s on our Steinway, Model D, 9’ concert piano. #sonicartscenter #sac #ccny #ccnymusic #audioschool #cu...
11/29/2017

A pair of 4047’s on our Steinway, Model D, 9’ concert piano. #sonicartscenter #sac #ccny #ccnymusic #audioschool #cuny #recording #audiotechnica #steinway

Paul Special setting up one of his favorite tom-tom mics, the Shure Beta 98AMP. #sonicartscenter #sac #ccny #ccnymusic #...
11/28/2017

Paul Special setting up one of his favorite tom-tom mics, the Shure Beta 98AMP. #sonicartscenter #sac #ccny #ccnymusic #audioschool #recordingschool #cuny #shure #microphone

Last week third year students recorded their cello arrangements. #sonicartscenter #SAC #ccny #cuny #ccnymudkc #recording...
11/27/2017

Last week third year students recorded their cello arrangements. #sonicartscenter #SAC #ccny #cuny #ccnymudkc #recordingschool #recordingstudio #audio #recording

Our UA 6176. #sonicartscenter #sac #recordingschool #audioschool #ccny #cuny #ccnymusic #audio #ua #universalaudio
11/21/2017

Our UA 6176. #sonicartscenter #sac #recordingschool #audioschool #ccny #cuny #ccnymusic #audio #ua #universalaudio

Second year students setting up for a recording session last Thursday. #sonicartscenter #sac #ccnymusic #ccny #isobooth ...
11/20/2017

Second year students setting up for a recording session last Thursday. #sonicartscenter #sac #ccnymusic #ccny #isobooth #recordingstudio #recordingschool #audio #cuny

11/16/2017

New electrolytic capacitors for our Adam A7 active studio monitors. #sonicartscenter #audioschool #recordingstudio #electronicrepair #adama7 #adam_audio

Third Year student Will Fisher laying guitar overdubs last spring with our beautiful strat. #sonicartscenter #sac #ccny ...
11/15/2017

Third Year student Will Fisher laying guitar overdubs last spring with our beautiful strat. #sonicartscenter #sac #ccny #cuny #ccnymusic #fender #stratocaster #guitar #electricguitar #audioschool #recordingschool

Chris Woll showing the third year students how versatile the #triadorbit stands and adaptors are! Triad-Orbit Advanced S...
11/13/2017

Chris Woll showing the third year students how versatile the #triadorbit stands and adaptors are! Triad-Orbit Advanced Stand Systems

11/13/2017
SAC Student Has Over 1 Million Views on YouTube

SAC Student Has Over 1 Million Views on YouTube

The Ukrainian pop duo Nikita’s song “Timid”, written by fourth year student Dmitry Mironenko, has recently passed one million views on YouTube. The song was released by Mama-Music, one of the most …

Our DPA d:vote 4099 on a Cello. #sonicartscenter #sac #recordingschool #cello #audioschool #ccny #ccnymusic #cuny
11/10/2017

Our DPA d:vote 4099 on a Cello. #sonicartscenter #sac #recordingschool #cello #audioschool #ccny #ccnymusic #cuny

Our Neve preamps in action on yesterday’s piano recording with the third year class. #sac #sonicartscenter #pianorecor...
11/09/2017

Our Neve preamps in action on yesterday’s piano recording with the third year class. #sac #sonicartscenter #pianorecording #neve #rupertneve #preamp #ccny #cuny #ccnymusic #audioschool

Sonic Arts Center director Paul Kozel instructing third year students on piano recording techniques. #sonicartscenter #s...
11/09/2017

Sonic Arts Center director Paul Kozel instructing third year students on piano recording techniques. #sonicartscenter #sac #ccny #cuny #ccnymusic #recordingstudii #recordingschool #audioschool #pianorecording

The Recital Hall - beautiful one hundred seat facility that functions as a concert hall as well as a sound stage for rec...
11/06/2017

The Recital Hall - beautiful one hundred seat facility that functions as a concert hall as well as a sound stage for recording projects. #ccny #cuny #ccnymusic #recitalhall #sonicartscenter #sac #piano #grandpiano

The Sonic Arts Center is proud to announce that we have created a Media Page for our website showcasing student and grad...
11/03/2017

The Sonic Arts Center is proud to announce that we have created a Media Page for our website showcasing student and graduate work. The Media Page includes videos of class recording sessions, readings of student arrangements, commercials and trailers, as well as music recordings, slide shows, and a list of professional credits. The Media Page provides a unique insight into the educational process at the Center as well as the high quality of work by our students and graduates. Congratulations to all past and present students who’s work is featured in our Media Page!

http://sonic.arts.ccny.cuny.edu/mediapage/

Our amp collection in the Isolation booth. #sonicartscenter #SAC #ccny #ccnymusic #cuny #recordingstudio #isobooth #amps...
11/02/2017

Our amp collection in the Isolation booth. #sonicartscenter #SAC #ccny #ccnymusic #cuny #recordingstudio #isobooth #amps #pedalboard #recordingschool

Our beautiful #ADK Z-Mod-67 🎤. #sonicartscenter #SAC #recordingstudio #RecordingSchool #ccny #ccnymusic #cuny #Microp...
11/01/2017

Our beautiful #ADK Z-Mod-67 🎤. #sonicartscenter #SAC #recordingstudio #RecordingSchool #ccny #ccnymusic #cuny #Microphone #AudioGear

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