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Music Production & Recording

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

Dates

Session B: July 5 - July 16

Hours

9:00 am - 4:30 pm (optional 6th class from 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm)

Age Range

Entering grades 9-12 in the fall (qualified younger students may also enroll with an audition and teacher recommendation)

Registration Fee

Prior to April 1, $40
After April 1, $75

Tuition

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Additional Dorm Program - not required for commuters. Includes room, board, and activities

$1,350

REQUIREMENTS

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.

MEET OUR FACULTY

MUSIC PRODUCTION AND RECORDING
DAILY SCHEDULE (9:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.)

9:00 - 10:00

MUSIC PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES
Students will learn the Basics of Digital Audio Workstations, MIDI programming and sequencing, audio effects and virtual instruments.

10:15 - 11:15

MUSIC BIZ & DIGITAL BRANDING
This class is devoted to creating a social media presence and branding your image and product. The Music Biz section covers the basics of the business including all aspects of publishing, record labels, and more. You will need to bring a laptop, iPad, or tablet to class.

11:30 - 12:00

LUNCH (Lunch is included in the camp tuition)
In the UM Cafeteria, you will be able to select from the grill (hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries), salad bar, pizza, hot meal of the day, and the deli. Fresh fruits, desserts, and beverages are all included.

12:15 - 1:15

EAR TRAINING & MIXING FOR PRODUCERS
Study the basics of audio engineering with a focus on production. Learn the difference between a producer's ear and a musician's ear.

1:30 - 2:45

ENSEMBLE
Choose from Small Jazz Group, Rock Band, Contemporary Jazz Vocal Ensemble, Contemporary String Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, or Classical Piano Skills.

3:00 - 4:30

REMOTE RECORDINGS AND DIGITAL ASSETS
Study the basics of audio and MIDI recordings with a focus on remote collaboration and the handling of files. Work with the Contemporary Songwriting Program in recording their original compositions.

4:30

DISMISSAL

4:40 - 5:40

OPTIONAL CLASSES (separate fees apply)
Private Instruction: Individual lessons with the Camp faculty.

PRIVATE LESSONS

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.

EXTENDED CARE

Supervised before and after care is available.
Before Care: 7:30 am - 9:00 am

HOW TO APPLY

Please follow these steps to Register:

Click on the "Register Here" Link for the Track that applies to you below. The Link will take you to the Session Selection Page and the Cart for your Program. There is no need to filter or search for your Program on the Session Selection Page as long as you used the correct "Register Here" Link for your specific Program. Make sure you know the e-mail address of your music teacher. Also, please decide if you want to add an optional class and/or a private lesson for an additional fee.

On the Session Selection Page, Click on the "ADD TO CART" Link for your Program. Make sure the Program Name and Track are correct. Your Program will automatically move into "YOUR SHOPPING CART". Click on the CONTINUE Link in the Shopping Cart, which will take you to the Registration Information Page where you can begin the registration process.

Complete the following information to Register.

  • Section 1: Enter Your Email Address and Click "NEXT".
  • Section 2: Enter Participants & Options. Complete the required Participant Information. "Session Options" for your program will be pre-selected. Additional classes offered appear as "Optional Classes" and may be selected by checking the appropriate Box or Boxes. Click CONTINUE.
  • Section 3: Please complete the Registration Forms, including the Waivers and Agreements, and sign your Digital Signature. Click "CONTINUE TO CART".

Review Cart & Check out. Review the accuracy of the "ORDER DETAILS". If you have a Coupon Code, enter it now.

Go to the "CHECK OUT" Section and select either "PAY IN FULL" or "Pay $0.00 now, and then Pay Balance manually".

Click COMPLETE and you will receive a Confirmation E-mail with the details of your Order.

You can login to your Online account at any time to verify your registration and pay your balance. A $200 deposit is required to reserve your child's place and an additional $200 to reserve the Dormitory. This includes your $40 ($75 after April 1) non-refundable Registration Fee. Deposits are due within 10 days of registration. There will be NO refunds issued except for a documented medical emergency. Full payment is due 1 month prior to the start of each session.

You will receive an e-mail confirmation when your payment has been processed.

If you have any questions about the Camp and the Programs offered or How to Apply, please e-mail the Camp at youngmusicianscamp@gmail.com or call 305-498-4925.

Register Here (select the Track that applies to you):

Music Production