Compose and produce your own music!
We will be exploring music composition ideas using the most important computer tools of the industry. Create and modify sounds while learning layering, mixing, and sampling. You’ll program your own beats while making your very own digital music.
Class encompasses a detailed study of the various aspects of electronic music composition, focusing on writing and recording utilizing MIDI applications, sampling, and music notation software. During each day students will be instructed on how to structure a song, recreate sounds, and build their own unique tracks. Topics covered will include recording and audio sampling, synth building with midi instruments, drum programming, improvisation, and an introduction to basic mixing and mastering. Then they’ll get to crafting their own songs, and work together with the group to compose a collaborative song!
At the end of the week students’ compositions will be played for a virtual concert for friends and family.
- Senior High, including seniors who graduate in 2020 (ages 13-18)
- Eligibility based on their age as of the first day of camp
- Students must have at least two years of experience playing an instrument and/or having successfully completed Music Theory I.
- Open to only 6 students!
- Dates: June 22 – 26, 2020 (1 weeks)
- Times: 8:30am-12:30pm
Chris Pomante completed his Bachelor of Music in Music Performance, specializing in classical guitar at William Paterson University. He has had a passion for music since he was a child, however, his passion has now turned to teaching on a professional level. He has performed at numerous events including master class performances and in the annual Guitarfest at the Hobart Manor.
- For Faith Center families with current memberships (2019-2020 school year): $199
- For Families without current memberships: a registration fee of $25 will be applied, in addition to the $199 camp cost.
To Participate, You will Need:
- Good internet connection (preferably wired connection instead of wifi)
- Decent Computer/laptop (can’t use a chromebook, tablet or phone)
- Camera/microphone to use with Zoom.
- (Optional but recommended) A midi controller with usb wire. Cost around $35. Most electric piano keyboards will work
- Installed Reason Essentials recording program to their computer. (you’ll get instructions and a login you can use during the week of the camp.
- Note: A few days prior to camp a there will be virtual meeting to make sure all the technology is working