Produce and Mix Your Own Music

Explore professional music production as you learn how to use the most important tools of the industry, like Ableton Live. Create and modify sounds while learning layering, mixing, and sampling. You’ll program your own beats while making your digital music.

Week 1, Intro to Music Production with Ableton: The course guides students in structuring a song, recreating sounds they hear, and building their own unique tracks. Topics covered include recording and audio sampling, advanced synth building, drum programming, improvisation, and an introduction to basic mixing and mastering.

Week 2, Music Production & Songwriting with Ableton: This course ensures students understand the process of music production, essential music theory, and how to compose music. Students will learn advanced music production and audio engineering techniques. By the end of the week, students will have composed and produced their own songs and will have applied advanced concepts of music production.

Staff Ratio: 12:1
Hardware + Software: Ableton Live 10 + Akai MIDI Keyboard (Take-Home Item)
Ages: Students 12-18
Hours: 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Staff Ratio: 12:1
Hardware + Software: Ableton Live + Akai MIDI Keyboard (Take-Home Item)

Ages: Students 12-18
Hours: 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Students are required to bring headphones.

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Course Information

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What Students Learn

  • The fundamentals of music production
  • Rhythm and drum machine patterns
  • Sampling and synthesizers
  • MIDI and audio effects
  • Mixing and mastering basics
  • The technical theory of audio engineering
  • The creative process of songwriting Music
  • Theory and composition
  • How to record a song from start to finish
  • How to Use EQ, effects, and automation
  • Advanced mixing and mastering techniques

What Students Create

  • Original compositions, mashups or remixes
  • A polished final mix of their finished tracks
  • A group collaborative project
  • An original composition or remix
  • A polished final mix of their finished song
  • A rough mix of another student’s song

About Music Production Courses

Our Music Production camps equip students with the skills they will need to create exciting, unique compositions and pursue careers in the music industry as producers and artists. This Electronic Music Production Academy will teach students the fundamental skills needed to explore the increasingly popular world of digital music production. Students will dive deep into different electronic music genres and experiment with professional techniques, with guidance from expert instructors. This course is excellent for students interested in pursuing a career or educational path in Music Production. Students will take home a portfolio that can be used for college and career applications.

The Teen Experience: Since 2002, Digital Media Academy has been encouraging and inspiring teens to become the next generation of developers, animators, filmmakers, photographers, designers, and engineers. In addition to developing teens’ interests and passions for the latest in new tech, our camps foster personal growth, confidence, and independence; preparing students for life beyond high school and college.

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Learn more about our Audio & Music Production Academy by taking an in-depth look at the syllabus for this course.

Our project-based approach to learning sparks curiosity, builds confidence, and fosters teamwork as students seek solutions to real-world problems. Do you have additional questions about selecting the perfect course? Contact our friendly Academic Advisors.

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If camp is canceled due to COVID-19 you’ll receive full credit for Summer 2021. Terms.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Do students make their own music or do they edit assigned songs?
Students create their own original music in a variety of styles and then choose their own style for composing their final track.

Camp Upgrades

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Lunch Plan

Make things easy and get lunch on campus so you don’t have to pack your own. Lunch Plans start at $95/week at select locations.

Overnight Housing

Stay in the dorms and eat on-campus, Sunday through Friday. Overnight Housing starts at $695/week where available.

Extended Day

Our flexible Extended Day option allows families to pick-up students as late as 6:00 PM from Monday to Thursday at all locations.

Weekend Stay

Add Weekend Stay and enjoy extra activities and day trips around the area. Weekend Stay starts at $380/weekend at select locations.

“I completely love Digital Media Academy, it is the best Tech Camp in the world! I honestly love the way they teach and the way we all get to learn different things involving technology. This program is absolutely amazing.”

Kaliya V.

Music Production Academy

Passionate Staff

Educators, artists, and talented industry professionals with a passion for STEAM education.

A Balanced Experience

Our students enjoy a balanced camp day with both in-class lessons and outdoor activities.

Project-Based Learning

Our curriculum sparks curiosity, builds confidence, while fostering teamwork and collaboration.

Safety Matters

Our staff are experienced and trained to provide a learning environment that is safe and ideal for learning.