Clemson University Summer Scholars

Audio Engineering and Music Production

This course is offered to rising 10th — 12th graders.

Ever wonder how a recording studio works? Got a song you’ve always wanted to record, but don’t know where to start? Audio Production Bootcamp is an intensive one-week hands-on introduction to the world of music and sound production. You’ll experience the entire process of recording, from sketching out your musical idea, to sequencing electronic instruments, multi-track recording, all the way to the final mix. You’ll be exposed to both the creative and technical aspects of music production and get a chance to record your own voice or instrument using the same top quality gear the pros use. You will the leave the session with a fully produced music track in hand, ready to play for your friends, post on FACEBOOK, or send to that all-important talent scout.


  • Basic computer skills are necessary.
  • No music experience is necessary, however familiarity with computer-based music software is advantageous.
  • A roughly sketched song idea, music track, or beat.
  • **Though not required, students are welcome to bring an instrument along (acoustic or electric guitar for example) to use in their recording.

Over the course of the week we will:

  • Go over the end to end process of going from an idea to a final produced track
  • Expose you to professional studio equipment used in the recording process
  • Use electronic instruments to create background instrumentation for your song idea or music track
  • Show you the basics of using MIDI to sequence instrumental tracks
  • Record live instruments or voice in a high quality studio
  • Show you the process mixing your creation to a final professional track

This course is offered during Session 2 (June 12th, 2016 — June 18th, 2016), Session 4 (June 26th, 2016 — July 2nd, 2016) AND Session 6 (July 17th, 2016 — July 23rd, 2016). Click here to view the schedule.

Tuition for this course is $900 before April 1st. After April 1st, tuition increases to $1000.

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