Electronic musicians and DJ's play a pivotal role in modern music, from soul to EDM.
This workshop will teach you the fundamental skills used in creating electronic music and professional DJ'ing.
You will learn music theory, sampling, synthesis, song structure, mixing, DJ history, and some of the science behind the equipment used to create electronic music. You will also learn to use DJ music industry tools to help you on your way to becoming a beat maker, electronic music producer and DJ.
This workshop will enable you to make beats on an industry standard Digital Audio Workstation and equip you with the basic production techniques and DJ skills to scratch and mix the music you create. You will also learn basic scratch techniques and beat juggling on Digital DJ Controllers, using the industry standard Serato DJ software. The workshop will also include tips on the performance aspect of the art and on how to structure your song selection to suit your audience and or environment.
By the end of this workshop, you will have the ability to perform a mix incorporating beat mixing, scratching and some beat juggling to provide the soundtrack to a DigiPen video game.
You will learn:
This course is open to students entering Grades 8 through 12.
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 1 hours will be 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. After-workshop activities will be from 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Music and Sound Design
June 26–July 7
July 24–Aug 4
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Workshops marked "n/a" are not being offered during that session.
$1,449 per two-week session. Refer to the Teen Workshops page for more details.