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Information Session

Online Information Session

The Music/Recording Industry program invites prospective students and those interested in the MRI Certificate to learn about the program and what opportunities are available in the music, media and entertainment business. Join us online to learn about our classes and certificate.

Date & Time:

Wednesday, January 16
5:30pm - 6:30pm Pacific


For additional information, please contact the program coordinator, Baseemah Rahman.

Screenshot of story, Through the Cracks in the Groove

"Through the Cracks in the Groove"

Program director Robert Collins & instructor Jon Bendich were interviewed for SF State's XPress Magazine. Learn more about the people behind the Music/Recording Industry certificate program in "Through the Cracks in the Groove," by Lupita Uribe.

Amplify Workshop Series: Diversify Your Career

Amplify Workshop Series

In November 2015, the SF State Music/Recording Industry program invited students to attend the inaugural session of the Amplify Workshop Series. The first workshop, titled Diversifying Your Career, was a free event which allowed students the opportunity to network with industry professionals based in the Bay Area and learn about unique career paths in the music industry.

The Amplify Workshop Series will continue as an interactive forum for students to enhance their education, learn about industry trends, and increase their knowledge of the music industry through panel discussions and networking events.

CNTRL College Campus Tour, San Francisco State University

Photos: April 24, 2015 Richie Hawtin's CNTRL College Campus Tour Recap

Richie Hawtin's CNTRL College Campus Tour came to the Music/Recording Industry program. Richie is a Canadian musician known for his major influence on Detroit's techno wave, and a leading artist in the minimal techno movement.

The day included a Master Class by Richie Hawtin, as well as a lecture presented by Ean Golden, Chris Liebing, and Matrixxman. Technology partners were on hand to demonstrate the latest in music technology.

See more event photographs on the SF State Extended Learning Facebook page.

Photo: CNTRL Tour Bus

CNTRL Tour Bus

Photo: CNTRL Event Sign at the Downtown Campus

CNTRL event sign at the Downtown Campus

Photo: Audio technology demonstrations

Audio technology demonstrations

Photo: Traktor Demo

Traktor demo

Photo: Sound board demo

Sound board demo

Photo: CNTRL lecture

CNTRL lecture

Photo: CNTRL lecture class

CNTRL lecture class

Photos: September 23, 2014 Music Industry Night at the Flagship Apple Store Recap

Photo: Music Industry Night

Larry Batiste, Craig Abaya, Claytoven Richardson, Michael Romanowski at the Apple Store for Music Industry Night

MRI instructors shared their music industry experience and showcased audio production tools at the flagship Apple Store event.

Instructors Larry Batiste, Claytoven Richardson, and Michael Romanowski spoke about education and the industry, and instructors Chris Colatos and Lenny Kiser shared Logic Pro and Ableton Live software tips.

See more event photographs at the SF State Extended Learning Facebook page.

Photo: Lenny Kiser Teaches Ableton Live

Lenny Kiser teaches Ableton Live

Photo: Batiste, Richardson, & Abaya at the Music Industry Event

Larry Batiste, Claytoven Richardson, & Craig Abaya discuss mentorship & getting started in the industry

Photo: Audience at the Apple Store

Audience at the Apple Store

Photo: Program Coordinator, Joy Thompson

MRI Coordinator, Joy Thompson

Photo: Former Director, Craig Abaya

Former MRI Director, Craig Abaya

Instructor Michael Romanowski in Mix Magazine

Our Music Mastering instructor, Michael Romanowski, was featured on the March 2014 cover of Mix Magazine, a leading recording industry publication. Read "Masters With a Plan: Four Engineers Talk Music, Mentoring and Hi-Res Formats."

Mix Magazine