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Graduate Recording Guidelines

Students will produce a Master Recording that represents the work they have done during their graduate studies at WOU.

Students will identify a Graduate Recording Committee comprised of

  • The Audio Production Director
  • The student’s MUP instructor
  • One music faculty member of the student’s choice

The scope of the Master Recording — its length and complexity — is at the discretion of the Graduate Recording Committee.

Students submit a proposal to the Graduate Recording Committee for approval as part of their advancement to candidacy. Subsequent changes to the proposal must be approved by the Graduate Recording Committee.

The finished Master Recording will be submitted to the Graduate Recording Committee 30 days before expected graduation. The submission will include the following:

  • The Master Recording in the form of digital music files (wav or aiff) or as a CD
  • Liner notes detailing all relevant production credits: performers, composers, arrangers, engineers, locations, recording & mixing dates, copyright & publishing information, etc
  • A copy of the original proposal
  • A brief written statement outlining the student’s role as the producer

Graduate students are allotted time in WOU’s recording studio and may contact the Audio Production Director to schedule studio time.


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