Education

MTSU

Blazing the Trail for the Recording Industry at MTSU

MTSU (Middle Tennessee State University) located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, houses the largest collegiate recording program in the United States. In fact, the program currently hosts 1,300 students.

The university, which is just 1 hour outside of Nashville AKA “Music City,” offers a Bachelor of Science degree in audio production, music business, and commercial songwriting. The department, which was founded in 1973, has consistently ranked on Billboard and Hollywood Reporter’s list of top programs globally.

We spoke with John Merchant, Professor and Chair of the Department of Recording Industry, about the evolving technology in the music industry, and how MTSU gets the most out of its workflow with OWC.

We have to know that the system is always going to be fast and reliable, and OWC fits the bill every time. The best endorsement I can give for OWC is that I use it every day and everywhere I work.” - John Merchant, Professor and Chair of the Department of Recording Industry