This class prepares passionate music students to learn how to creatively control their ideas in the recording and music production process. Students will learn to use industry-standard equipment, vocabulary, and commonly practiced protocols. The first part of the curriculum will involve exploration of the physics of sound and how it is produced and magnified through the use of microphones in a variety of environments. Additional course experience will include hands-on work editing, mixing, and mastering audio tracks using the Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) software Pro Tools in our dedicated recording studio. Larger projects may address recording of performing arts concerts and productions, in addition to other community events. Assessment criteria include participation, regular quizzes, and the quality of creative project completion.
Open to: Sophomores, juniors, and seniors. (Enrollment in this course requires permission of the instructor.)