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Adventures in Electronic Music

Kids One-Week Camp | Ages 9-12

Adventures in Electronic Music

Kids One-Week Camp | Ages 9-12

Get into the Rhythm of Electronic Music Production

At the beginning of the week, students will learn the basics of basics of music (Pitch, Melody, Dynamics, Texture, Timbre), and how to use professional music recording software for creating and recording their own musical ideas.

Later in the week, students will learn about the difference between midi and audio and how to assign different types of sounds and instruments to separate tracks. Students will learn the science of sound and synthesis and how to loop musical ideas in Ableton Live’s session view. At the end of the week, students will have created their own arrangement and production of an existing popular song and will have learned the basics of music production.

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Hardware + Software: Ableton Live 10, Akai Midi Keyboard

Ages: Students 9-12
Hours: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Program: Level 2 (One-Week)

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Hardware + Software: Ableton Live 10, Akai Midi Keyboard

Ages: Students 9-12
Hours: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Program: Level 2 (One-Week)

Course Information

Get ready for a fun and meaningful camp experience through project-based learning

What Students Learn

  • The basic elements of music and songwriting
  • How to use technology as a creative tool for composing music

What Students Create

  • Songs inspired by popular video games and funny internet memes
  • A professional sounding mix of their favorite song from the class

More About This Course

Our Music Production courses give students a real-world experience with workflows in modern music production. They’ll learn how to record, mix, edit, and produce their own digital tracks. The Electronic Music Production with Ableton course gives students an extensive look at Ableton, a powerful live mixing and music production software that allows them to create tracks in their favorite genres while learning how to use drum machines and MIDI keyboards to bring the house down.

The Adventures Experience: Our Adventures camps give elementary level students, ages 9-12, a meaningful, hands-on introduction to the fundamentals of technology and design-thinking methodology; challenging them to collaborate with their fellow campers to create solutions to real-world problems.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Minecraft?

Minecraft is a “sandbox” game, which lets players create their own world. It allows users to free-build whatever they’d like out of the material they mine from the ground. Players have made everything from working computers to full-scale models of cities from Lord of the Rings. Minecraft is like virtual LEGO’s and can be used as a learning platform!

Does my child need a Minecraft account?

Yes. While no game design or programming experience is required, all students are must have a Minecraft account for this course. You can purchase a standard account and desktop version of Minecraft at minecraft.net/store. Students must bring their account login when they come to class.

Will my child just be playing Minecraft all day?

No. We use Minecraft as a platform to help teach students the various roles required to develop a video game – they stay engaged and learn how to design!

Camp Overview + Schedule

Take a look at your camp schedule, learn more about tuition and explore add-ons.

08:30am
Check-in and drop off
09:00am
Hands-on STEM Instruction
10:30am
Morning Break
11:00am
Continued Instruction + Creation
12:00am
Lunch Break
1:00pm
Back to the Classroom
2:30pm
Afternoon Break
3:00pm
Continued Classroom Time
4:30pm
Pick-up Begins

Tuition Includes

  Digital Media Academy camp t-shirt

  Personalized feedback + Project Achievement Report

  Certificate of Completion

  Google Apps email account + unlimited cloud storage

  Low staff to student ratios

  Alumni Club Membership

Friday Showcase

At the end of each week, attendees can invite their family and friends to join us for a showcase celebration to share their final projects. Learn more about the fun and exciting activities your child experienced during the week and have an opportunity to meet your child’s instructor. Presentations vary by course topic and instructors will highlight some of the important concepts covered during the week and possible next steps to continue your child’s learning. Arrive early as showcase begins at 3:00 and is typically finished by 4:00.

Camp Upgrades

Get the most out of your summer with Digital Media Academy when you add any or all of the following:

Lunch Plan

Make things easy and get lunch on campus so you don’t have to pack your own. Lunch Plans start at $75/week at select locations.

Extended Stay

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

“I liked that we got to work together with other people to build our own adventure map in Minecraft!”

Harry L.

Adventures in Minecraft Game Design

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Top-Notch Staff

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

Well-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, and fosters teamwork and collaboration.

Safety Matters

Our staff is First-Aid + CPR certified and have completed national background checks.

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