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Who hires PAT graduates?

Performing Arts Technology graduates pursue successful careers within the fields of music, audio, video/film, web, photography, and digital media. Here are some positions that our alumni currently hold or have held in the past:



  • Solutions Engineer, Avid Technology, Inc.
  • Automotive Systems Engineer, Bose Corporation
  • Creative Supervisor, Disney Character Voices, Inc.
  • Audio Processing Engineer, Shure Inc.
  • Audio Director, Microsoft
  • Product Manager, Klipsch Audio Technologies
  • Software Engineer, Google
  • Software Engineer, Bose Corporation
  • Test/Validation Engineer, Nuance Communications
  • Audio Editor, Electronic Arts
  • Senior Development Engineer, Shure Inc.
  • Assistant Engineer, Sear Sound NYC
  • Assistant Engineer, Brooklyn Recording
  • Associate, Cerami & Associates
  • Application Engineer, Brüel & Kjaer
  • Senior Web Developer, Team Detroit
  • Application Developer, Detroit Labs
  • Regional Manager Northeast, d&b Audiotechnik
  • Senior Acoustic and Audiovisual Consultant, Arup
  • Technical Editor, Rovi
  • Noise, Vibration, and Harshness (NVH) Engineer, Ford Motor Company
  • Associate Engineer, Harman International
  • Acoustical Consultant, Harvey Marshall Berling Associates
  • Interactive Designer, ExOfficio
  • Principal, Patchbay Media
  • Senior Engineer, Red Rover Labs
  • Chief Technology Officer, Talent Maven
  • DSP Engineer, Shure Inc.
  • Audio Artist, DICE (Electronic Arts Digital Illusions CE AB)

Education & Non-profit

  • Multimedia Editor & Broadcast Director, Kennedy Center
  • Teacher, Illinois Institute of Art
  • Recording Engineer, Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Audio Studio Assistant, University of Michigan
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow in Auditory Neuroscience, University of Washington
  • Designer and Programmer, University of Michigan
  • Assistant Professor of Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Memphis
  • Associate Professor of Music Education and Music Technology, New York University
  • Recording Engineer, New England Conservatory
  • Instructional Technologist, Pacific Lutheran University
  • Technology Coordinator, University of Michigan
  • Digital Media, National Public Radio


  • Founder and VP of Production, Terapixel, Inc.
  • Owner, Soundopolis LLC
  • Co-Founder, Marmalade Studios LLC
  • Founder, Goodhertz LLC
  • Founder, Mesanovic Microphones LLC
  • Founder and President, REB Records
  • Co-Founder, Media Academica LLC


  • Mastering Engineer
  • Sound Editor, Mixer, Engineer for Film and TV
  • Composer for Film and TV
  • Engineer and Programmer
  • Recording Engineer
  • Photographer
  • Live Sound Engineer
  • Sound Recordist for Film and TV
  • Sound Design, Production Sound, Voice Over, ADR, Foley, 5.1 Mixing for Film, Music, and Commercials
  • Performing Musician
  • Finalist on NBC’s The Voice
  • DJ
  • Web Designer
  • Video Editor
  • Web Programmer
  • Songwriter
  • Producer
  • Music and Media Engineer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Filmmaker
  • Media Artist
  • IT Consultant
  • Sound Designer and Sound Installation Artist for Dance
  • Sound Designer for Theatre
  • 3D Projection Mapping
  • Live Event Visuals/ VJ

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Photography Credits:

U-M Photo Services

Joe Welsh

Peter Smith

David Smith

Glen Behring

Tom Bower