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Learn. Perform. Record.

Our Summer Workshops are a unique opportunity for teens age 13 and up to get hands-on music industry experience. Jam with peers, study with expert faculty, perform on stage and record in the studio — all in one exciting week! Residential camps specializing in Vocal, Guitar, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Music Production, Audio Engineering and Songwriting take place June 23–29, 2017.


Highlights

  • Masterclasses: Experience masterclasses with top professionals in the music industry
  • Music Business: Learn what it takes to be a music entrepreneur
  • Explore Minneapolis-St.Paul: Experience the Twin Cities Jazz Festival and much more
  • Student Concerts: Close out the week with a live performance — open to friends, family and public

Vocal Workshop

Push the limits of your range and improve your vocal technique with classes and workshops from top vocal professionals, all while recording in a professional studio and performing live on stage!

  • Vocal Masterclasses: Learn from top professional vocalists
  • Vocal Technique: Learn about range and registers, vocal health, breathing and more
  • Ensemble Experience: Feel the rush of performing on stage with a live band
  • Recording Experience: Write and record in our state-of-the-art studios

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Guitar Workshop

Explore a wide variety of styles, learn killer new techniques, perform live with a professional rhythm section and record in our state-of-the-art studios.

  • Guitar Classes: Learn from top professional guitarists
  • Learn New Styles: Rock, blues, jazz and more
  • Ensemble Experience: Feel the rush of performing on stage with a live band
  • Recording Experience: Write and record in our state-of-the-art studios

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Jazz Workshop

Hone your jazz chops, explore improvisational techniques, and attend clinics by international jazz artists from the Twin Cities Jazz Festival.

  • Hone Your Skills: Improve your technique and unlock your creativity through improvisation
  • Learn New Styles: From Blues-inspired fusion to Bebop and everything in-between
  • Attend World Class Clinics: Learn from international artists from Twin Cities Jazz Festival
  • Ensemble Experience: Feel the rush of performing on stage with a live band

jazz_workshop The Jazz Workshop is open to performers of the following instruments:

  • Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Saxophone
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Strings
  • Piano and Keyboard
  • Guitar
  • Bass
  • Drums
  • Vocals

Hip-Hop Workshop

Got a knack for composing rhymes and crafting beats? Hone your talents in rapping, DJing and performing live on stage, and learn key production skills in state-of-the-art studios — all at the Hip-Hop Summer Workshop!

  • Private Lessons: Get one-on-one time with professional producers and emcees
  • Breakout Sessions: Focus on techniques like emceeing, DJing and production
  • Recording Technology: Learn the fundamentals of hip-hop production using Pro-Tools, Logic and more
  • Ensemble Experience: Feel the rush of performing on stage with a band
  • Student Concert: End your week with a live performance — open to friends, family and public

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Music Production Workshop

Learn the the ins and outs of creating music in the digital format using a combination of software instruments from the Midi Lab and live instrument tracking.

  • Learn From Pros: Learn from professional music producers
  • Get Hands-On Experience: Learn firsthand how to manipulate samples and live sounds
  • Master Technology: Learn how Logic is used as a compositional tool to create exciting soundscapes
  • Collaborate Creatively: Work together with friends to track creative material

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Audio Engineering Workshop

Learn the the ins and outs of creating music in the digital format while assisting and observing live tracking sessions in the McKern Studio Complex throughout the week.

  • Learn From Pros: Learn from professional audio engineers
  • Develop Your Craft: learn firsthand how to capture and create great tones for rhythm section and vocals
  • Master Technology: Learn how Pro Tools is used to capture a live multi-track session.
  • Get Recording Experience: Record a live professional band in our state-of-art studios

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Songwriting Workshop

Nurture your unique voice by gaining the necessary tools to craft compelling songs that resonate with your audience. Develop essential songwriting skills through the study of various styles, lyrics, melody, chord changes and song form.

  • Learn From Pros: Learn from professional songwriters who have succeeded in the music industry
  • Develop Your Style: Learn to write lyrics that touch and move your audience
  • Study The Craft: Learn to create various chord progressions and melody
  • Record Your Work: Write and record your original music in state-of-the-art studios

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