Audio Engineering and Music Production - 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 social media, 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 in:

  • Session Two (June 7-13)
  • Session Four (June 21-27)
  • Session Six (July 12-18)

Course Leader: Hamilton Altstatt