The John Lennon Center for Music & Technology:
Remembering John on his 80th Birthday


Five Towns College remembers John Lennon this past weekend, as the famous Beatle would have turned 80 on October 9th.  Taken from us prematurely when he was shot in December 1980, John Lennon left a musical legacy that will always keep his peaceful and creative spirit alive and, he will never be forgotten.

In 2005, Yoko Ono visited Five Towns College to dedicate the institution’s Audio Recording Studios and Technology wing in her late husband’s honor. The John Lennon Center for Music & Technology has seen incredible growth 15 years later.  Though the pandemic has caused some temporary changes on campus, the Audio Recording Technology Department is proud of its three main Studios–A, B, and C—complete with industry standard equipment, technology and software. The Audio Recording complex was designed by internationally acclaimed recording studio architect John Storyk and contains eleven (11) studio/control room spaces. Each studio is unique and geared for specific learning and recording purposes.

Year after year, new and relevant technology has been added to the Audio Recording complex. The College is proud to offer an Audio Recording Technology concentration in three distinct academic programs—Business (B.B.A.), Mass Communication (B.S.) and Music Performance (Mus.B.).

The John Lennon Center for Music & Technology is located in the hub of the Main building at the intersection of the Film/Television Center, the Interactive Computer Graphics Lab, the College’s radio station, WFTU, the Digital Music Lab and, of course, the Audio Lab-all showcases of brilliant equipment and a venue for creative students to explore music, sound and communication. Memories of John Lennon’s illustrious life and musical career are showcased and bring the Center together.

An amazing man, songwriter and musician lives on at Five Towns College!

Read about the 2005 Dedication event here: