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Music Production Essentials

In this program, you will dive into the basics of music production! Building from the bottom up, we'll talk about Digital Audio Workstations, MIDI programing and sequencing, audio effects, virtual instruments, audio recording, arrangement, and mixing.

More than ever, 21st century musicians need to know about Music Technology. With the rise of remote work, this program will prepare the musicians of the future to handle digital assets and be able to record and produce at home with the power of computers.

The program will culminate with a project that will require you to produce a song/tune you like and submit a final MP3 to play in class. The project will entail remote recordings and collaboration with your fellow campers!

Program Length

2 weeks


July 5 - July 16


10:00 am - 3:30 pm (Lunch Break from 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm)

Age Range

Entering grades 9-12 in the fall (qualified younger students may also enroll - contact the camp prior to registering)

Registration Fee





Students will little or no experience as well as those with extensive experience are welcome to apply.

  • A computer that can run one of the following music production software: Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, Cubase, Digital Performer, Studio One, Ableton Live, Sonar, Reason, FL Studio, Reaper, Ardour, or LMMS. Keep in mind that some of those programs will require a paid subscription or purchasing a license. There are also some free versions of these programs.
  • Eagerness to learn about Music Production and the will to put in the work.


Pauly German is a pianist, arranger, producer, composer and music educator from the Dominican Republic. He graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors from the prestigious Berklee College of Music with a Bachelor of Music in Contemporary Writing and Production as a full-tuition scholarship scholar. While completing his bachelor, he received the "Award for Excellence in Vocal Writing," and the " Contemporary Writing and Production Achievement Award". He's currently pursuing his Master of Music in Media Writing and Production at the acclaimed Frost School of Music, where he's also a Teaching Assistant. He expects to graduate in Spring, 2021.

Jose Ignacio is a clarinetist and composer from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He studied Film scoring and Clarinet Performance in the prestigious Berklee College of Music, as a Full-tuition scholarship recipient. There, he deepened his knowledge of composition, arranging, orchestration, music technology and composing for visual media; as well as improvisation, harmony and jazz language.

MUSIC PRODUCTION ESSENTIALS: Principal Style/Rock or Principal Style/Pop
Note: There are 2 tracks in this program: Rock and Pop. When you register, select the track that applies to you.
DAILY SCHEDULE (10:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.)

10:00 - 11:00

Music Production Techniques
Basics of Digital Audio Workstations, MIDI programing and sequencing, audio effects and virtual instruments.

11:15 - 12:15

Ear Training & Mixing for Producers
Basics of audio engineering with a focus on production. The difference between a producer's ear and a musician's ear.

12:15 - 1:15


1:15 - 2:15

Ensemble - Rock Band or Vintage Pop Ensemble
Ensemble class to hone the instrumental or vocal skills of producers, which are essential when producing a track. (this class is part of our final concert)

2:30 - 3:30

Remote Recordings and Digital Assets
Basics of audio and MIDI recordings with a focus on remote collaboration and the handling of files.


Private lessons given by our camp staff may be scheduled after regular dismissal. The lessons are one hour long and all of the instructors are part of our camp faculty. The classes are held daily except for the last day of the session. When you register, you can select the day that you want. The camp cannot re-schedule a missed private lesson.


  • Review the Daily Schedule to learn about the classes offered, decide if you want to add our optional class and/or a private lesson. Make sure you know the email address of your school music teacher or private music teacher before you start to register.
  • The Camp will email our "Teacher Recommendation Form" to your child's music teacher. This is to confirm that your camper is in the correct level. Make sure you know the e-mail address of your school or private music teacher before you start to register.