Sound Recording and Performance

Sound and music have a dramatic effect on the experience of playing a game or watching an animation. This advanced-level workshop allows students to develop the sound design skills used in a professional game development or animation studio. Participants learn about Foley sound effects recording, music composition techniques, and the advanced tools and processes that musicians and composers use to craft their sound. By the end of this workshop, students will have performed, recorded, and processed their own soundtracks for a game or animation.

Students will learn:
  • Professional digital audio workstation software and hardware
  • Music and sound production techniques
  • How to shape mood and setting with music and sound


This course is open to students entering Grades 8 through 12.


Schedule and Tuition

Schedule for 2016

Workshop hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Students should arrive no more than 30 minutes prior to the start of class. There are free optional after-workshop activities most days from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm.*

*Due to the July 4th holiday, Session 2 hours will be 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  After-workshop activities will be from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Music and Sound Design


Session 1
June 20–July 1
Session 2
July 5–15
Session 3
July 18–29
Session 4
Aug 1–12
Sound Recording and Performance $1,349 n/a n/a n/a

Workshops marked "n/a" are not being offered during that session.

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