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Audio & Music Production Academy

Two-Week Academy | Ages 12-18

Music Production Academy

Two-Week Academy | Ages 12-18

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.

Receive up to 12 months of Adobe Creative Cloud by registering today ($600 Value). Students in this course will also recieve a Take-Home Akai MIDI Keyboard.

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.

Course Information

Get ready for a fun and impactful educational experience through project-based learning

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 even be used for college and career applications. Explore more music production courses.

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.

Learn More About This Course

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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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

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

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
Pick-up Ends
Extended Day Begins

Tuition Includes

  Personalized Feedback + Student Achievement Report

  Diploma or Certificate of Completion

  Full Adobe Creative Cloud license for up to 12 months

  Unlimited Google Apps and Email Account

  Low staff to student ratios

  Take home select technology hardware

  Alumni Club Benefits

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 pm and is typically finished by 4:00 pm.



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 $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.

Electronic Music Production Academy

Why Digital Media Academy?

You can count on us to deliver on all the things that truly matter. We pinky swear.

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