The Audio Engineering Minor serves the needs of musicians and non-musicians alike who wish to learn more about the vast area of the commercial music industry. The field of audio engineering has the unique capacity to engage students with a concrete knowledge base of technical proficiency for recording, editing and mastering musical performances while using critical assessment skills to evaluate usage decisions with current hardware and software. Students who successfully complete the minor will merge musical training with technology, new media and entrepreneurial skills. With the ever-changing technologies utilized in today's music industry, it is vital for musicians to gain understanding of the tools and techniques involved in both audio recording and production. The audio engineering minor will give all students that opportunity by allowing them to leverage technology in the design and distribution of audio information to advance their chosen careers.