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Electronic Music Production Academy

Teen Two-Week Camp | Ages 12-17

Electronic Music Production Academy

Teen Two-Week Camp | Ages 12-17

Produce and Mix Your Own Beats

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

Week 1, Electronic 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, Audio Mixing & Mastering: During the second week, students will work with a finished session of their choice (one of theirs, or from a small selection provided!) and explore the steps and tools used in Audio Mixing. Techniques such as Equalization, Panning, Time & Space Effects, and Automation will be applied.

Staff Ratio: 12:1
Hardware + Software: Ableton Live 10, MIDI Keyboards

Ages: Students 12-17
Hours: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Program: Level 3 (Two-Week)

Staff Ratio: 12:1
Hardware + Software: Ableton Live 10, MIDI Keyboards

Ages: Students 12-17
Hours: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Program: Level 3 (Two-Week)

Skill: Beginning – Advanced: Good for students at all experience levels

Students are required to bring headphones. Digital Media Academy is not responsible for any damaged or stolen items.

Course Information

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

What Students Learn

  • Using synthesizers and using Midi
  • Basic music theory and song structure
  • Basics of mixing and mastering
  • How to develop their own unique tracks
  • Balancing recording levels, EQ and compression
  • Understanding Panning and Automation

What Students Create

  • A set of unique songs
  • A Mashup
  • A Polished Final Mix of Their Track
  • A Final Master
  • A Rough Mix of Another Student’s Song

More About This Course

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 experienced instructors. This course is excellent for students interested in pursuing an academic or career path in Music Production, and students will take home a portfolio that can even be used in college and internship 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.

Download the Course Syllabus

Get to know Electronic Music Production Academy even better 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. Have additional questions about selecting the perfect course? Contact us

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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 Overview + Schedule

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Check-in and drop off
Hands-on STEM Instruction
Morning Break
Continued Instruction + Creation
Lunch Break
Back to the Classroom
Afternoon Break
Continued Classroom Time
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 $68/week at select locations.

Overnight Housing

Stay in the dorms and eat on-campus, Sunday through Friday. Overnight Housing starts at $675/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 $405/weekend at select locations.

“I completely love DMA, 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.

Electronic Music Production Academy

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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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