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Laptop Requirements

Technology is deeply integrated into the music program at APU. To successfully complete their undergraduate courses, all music majors are required to own an Apple laptop that meets the minimum specifications list below, along with the listed accessories. All music theory, music technology, arranging, composition, and orchestration classes will use this laptop computer as the centerpiece for both student projects and classroom teaching.

Minimum Laptop Requirements

15” MacBook Pro
Intel i7 2.0GHz processor
500GB hard drive

Required Additional Accessories

Logic Studio 9
M-Audio Mobile Laptop Studio Backpack
M-Audio 25 Key Oxygen USB Keyboard
Western Digital 500GB USB Powered External Drive

All items of these accessory items have been bundled together as the Music Major Accessories Kit, available from the APU Computer Store at a significant discount. They can be purchased when you arrive on campus, or you may purchase them separately at the retailer of your choice.

Setup and Installation

When you arrive on campus, all music majors will need to schedule an appointment in the MIDI Lab to install and configure their software. Further details will be available in the School of Music office when you arrive for the start of the fall semester.

If you have any questions, please contact Michael Lee, director of music technology, at

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.