These courses are designed to enhance the music listening abilities of our students, and to relate distinct music styles to specific studio engineering techniques.  In this course, our students learn to identify the unique elements of various stylistic periods of Classical, Rock, Pop, Jazz, Blues, Rap, Hip-Hop, and Electronic music.  Through lecture, audio recordings, video presentations, audio analysis, and attendance of live concerts, our students have the opportunity to broaden their musical horizons as well as their understanding of the ever evolving methods of recording related to specific styles of music.