Unfortunately in Oregon there aren’t many schools for audio engineering. This might be an issue for those wanting to relocate, earn their degree, and begin working in the state.
However, if you have already achieved your educational goals, it might be a good state to look into as far as the salary/cost of living ratio is concerned.
Audio Engineering Schools for Oregon
- Music Production, Bachelors of Science
- Entertainment Business, Master of Science
- Music Business, Bachelor of Science
Learning at Full Sail University has always centered around interaction and the exchange of ideas. Our online curriculum fully embraces this philosophy. We have developed our own online learning environment with the aim of being the most people-focused education experience on the web.
- MA: Music Education
Pioneering distance education since 1985, Liberty University is now the nation’s seventh largest university. With more than 300 online and residential areas of study, Liberty offers programs from the certificate to doctoral level.
University of Oregon
1225 University of Oregon Eugene, OR 97403-1225 United States Tel: (541) 346-3761
If you are interested in attending University or Oregon School of Music and Dance to obtain your Bachelor of Science in music technology you will find a one of a kind program that will give you a deep understanding of music and the current technology surrounding it.
The school is geared toward making sure students receive the very best education and training to help them reach their career goals. You will be able to put your knowledge into action in their state of the art studio facilities and impress everyone with what you have learned. [*]
Recording Connection Audio Institute is renowned by many famous musicians, producers, and audio engineers so much that many of them work as mentors for the school. You will be paired with a mentor who has seen great success. Some of the mentors you might be paired with are Christian Cummings, who is the audio engineer for U2; another is Devon Patrick, music producer for Jay-Z.
Learning from those who have had immeasurable success in the field will help you hone your skills so that you can become just as successful as your mentor. Each course offered at Recording Connection Audio Institute takes just 6 months to complete and you will be trained as an apprentice. [*]
Oregon Music Technology
Oregon Music Technology School is unique in that it offers courses individually and a considerably lower price than most institutions. The course offerings include audio recording techniques, MIDI, digital music production, as well as many summer courses.
Although classes are held on PSU’s campus, students are not required to enroll with PSU and will not receive college credits for the courses offered. Students who wish to take courses through OMTS must pay out of pocket as financial aid is not available. In addition, students who complete all of the 100-level courses will receive a certification in courses such as Pro Tools, Digital performer, MIDI, and others. [*]
Oregon is one of only two states in the nation that do not have self-serve gas stations. Who really wants to pump their own gas! It is also the only state in the nation to have two different designs on its flag.
It is also home to the largest sea cave in the world; it is called Sea Lions Cave and is near Florence. The state is also known for its bicycling fanaticism, the city of Eugene is rated one of the top ten in the nation.
The average cost of living in the state is 6% lower than the national average. That means your purchasing power might be a little higher, of course this is dependent upon your salary and personal cost of living.
The average annual salary in the state is around $5000 lower than the national average and is generally around $42,000 per year. An audio engineer in the state can expect to bring home around $72,000 per year.
For someone working in the audio engineering field, especially one that is into cycling, Oregon might be a great place to look into if you are seeking relocation.
It is also ok for those looking to earn a degree and work, so long as you are comfortable with living in the vicinity of the college you choose to attend.