SCCC’s new music building welcomed students at the start of the fall semester with expanded offerings and new areas for students to practice or just lounge.
Photo by John Purcell.
continued On the first floor, there are classrooms offering students digital training in recording and music notation. The college is using Avid Pro Tools for the music production software and Sibelius for notation software. Since the industry has become more digitally focused, it has made keeping up with current technology more affordable.
“In the recording studio, it used to be with electronics every five years you got to (replace it), now it is buy new software,” Meckley said. “We are still going to invest significantly in electronics, but so much more of it now is just buy the new software, which is not inexpensive, but it is not like replacing racks and racks of electronics.”
The new student housing being offered at SCCC, which Meckley said was a barrier before with the program, complements the new building. He said many students would visit the campus, but a lack of housing would be a deal breaker for people outside of the area.
College officials and local representatives formally unveiled the new building with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 12.