Offering classes in Audio Engineering, Digital Audio, MIDI, Synthesis, Live Sound, Music Business, Performance and more !

Applied Music Students

MUSIC BUSINESS, PERFORMANCE + Technology

 

The Workshop The ACC/MBPT Summer Workshop is open to all high school students who will be sophomores, juniors, or seniors during the school year beginning August 2016. Spring 2016 graduates may be admitted if the student is interested in attending ACC. You must fill out an application in order to be considered. Applicants will be screened by a committee of qualified ACC faculty. The ACC/MBPT Summer Workshop will expose students to the field of music and sound production. Students will visit this unique world from a vocational point of view. They will learn what job opportunities are available and the responsibilities that go with them. Student participation will be emphasized along with hands-on learning. At the end of the workshop, each student should understand the basics of how a song is recorded, produced, and brought to market. In addition, students will understand how radio and TV commercials are produced. The ACC/MBPT Summer Workshop is a unique week-long program for those who are interested in music and sound production. The workshop will be held in the ACC recording studios on the Northridge campus. Students will learn how a song is conceived, constructed and produced; from initial inspiration, rough sketch, demo, to final recording and “mixdown”. Students will also learn the basics of music and sound production for film, television, and radio. Students will participate in the recording of a professional band, create a remix, and help create a TV commercial. Anyone interested in music production, recording, and sound for picture should contact the Austin Community College Music Business, Performance and Technology department to reserve their spot in this week long workshop.
The Application
The Schedule
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9:00a

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9:05a-10:30a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10:30a-12:00p

 

12:00p-1:00p

Check-in... Building 4000, Room 4150 (the recording studio).

 

An introduction to audio production. Lecture and discussion on how a commercial "pop" song is conceived, constructed and produced - from initial inspiration, rough sketch, demo, and final recording and mixdown. Discuss the various people and responsibilities involved from a vocational point of view. Responsibilities of producer, songwriter, band member, studio musician, and recording engineer will be discussed. Various styles of music and their approaches will be discussed. After that, we'll preview the week's activities, including recording a rock, pop or hip-hop track, making a commercial, and re-mixing songs.

 

Take a tour of the recording studios and MIDI lab.

 

Lunch and discussion.

9:00a

 

9:05a-10:00a

 

 

10:00a-12:00p

 

12:00p-1:00p

Check-in... Building 4000, Room 4150 (the recording studio).

 

Lecture and discussion on how music and dialogue are recorded and produced for radio, film, television, and commercials.

 

Students participate in creating a mock commercial in the studio.

 

Lunch and discussion.

9:00a

 

9:05a-11:00a

 

11:00a-12:00p

 

12:00p-1:00p

Check-in... Building 4000, Room 4150 (the recording studio).

 

Demonstration of creating music with computers.

 

Students will have direct access to the studio computers and software, to explore the production techniques demonstrated.

 

Lunch and discussion.

9:00a

 

9:05a-11:00a

 

11:00a-12:00p

 

12:00p-1:00p

Check-in... Building 4000, Room 4150 (the recording studio).

 

Students participate in performing and recording the music for a rock or pop song.

 

Students will then have direct access to the lab computers to mix or remix the recorded audio.

 

Lunch and discussion.

9:00a

 

9:05a-9:30a

 

9:30a-12:00p

 

 

 

12:00p-1:00p

Check-in... Building 4000, Room 4150 (the recording studio).

 

Brief overview of the information covered throughout the week. Q & A.

 

Students will have the opportunity to spend more time in the MIDI lab working on their own song, or in the studio, where they can either participate in adding tracks to and/or mixing the rock/pop song recorded on Wednesday.

 

Lunch and discussion.

The Instructors

FRANCIS PREVE... With a career that spans nearly two decades and runs the gamut from collaborating on worldwide hits like "Yin" and "Yang" to designing sounds and audio content for Ableton, Korg, FXpansion, and M-Audio, Francis Preve's contributions to the EDM community have earned him a unique place in the pantheon of DJ/producers. While many of his high-profile colleagues have opted to specialize, focusing their talents on production or DJing, Preve's boundless enthusiasm for sound itself has placed him squarely at the intersection of both the technology world and dance community at large.

 

Most recently, Preve's work has included high-profile remixes for legendary DJs like Sander Kleinenberg and Dave Seaman/Josh Gabriel, as well as pop hipsters Scissor Sisters and Dragonette. His original productions, like "Marina" and "Yin/Yang" (with Wolfgang Gartner) have received support from top-tier DJs ranging from Mark Knight to Kaskade to Tiesto.

 

Even with a full-time artist career taking off, Preve still manages to find time to oversee Josh Gabriel's label, Different Pieces and prepare for the launch of his own imprint, Academik, which will showcase the work of his growing squadron of protégés and apprentices.

MEASON WILEY... is an electronic musician + visual artist based out of Austin, TX. After graduating from ACC (Music Business, Performance and Technology), he went on to receive his bachelor of fine arts in Music Technology from the California Institute of the Arts. Meason has over 16 years of experience in the music business, both as an artist and a record label owner.

 

Currently, Meason is a key contributor to the Karmetik Machine Orchestra, a collective of artists & engineers who are working to bridge the gap between electronic & traditional musical performance using custom-designed instruments along with musical robotics. Meason is also involved with the label collective 99X/10, founded by Roger O'Donnell (ex-The Cure, Psychedelic Furs). His work has been featured in various online + printed publications, including Wired, Create Digital Music, Synthtopia, C-Net, Pitchfork Media, TUAW.com, and Dubspot/Ableton Live.

Andy Bracht... is a graduate of ACC's MBPT program, has been writing songs, playing and producing music since the age of 11. His passion for music has brought him down many pathways throughout the music industry. As an independent and major label recording artist he has performed and toured across the United States and Canada. Andy has worked, recorded and produced music in many mediums from professional studios to home recording, from the analog to the digital age. He has worked with professional music producers, managers, booking agents, publishers and venues. He has also been a stage and guitar technician working for professional artists Guster, The Cowboy Junkies, Jason Mraz, and The Polyphonic Spree. He once toured with David Bowie. He now enjoys teaching music production and synthesis with the MBPT program at ACC.

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Complete each form and mail to:

 

Austin Community College MBPT Summer Workshop

Music Business, Performance & Technology

11928 Stone Hollow Dr.

Austin, TX 78758

 

phone:512-223-4004

email: jopp@austincc.edu

 

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Important...

Applications and payments must be received by Austin Community College before the beginning of each session.

 

Each student must bring the completed Medical Information Form with them on the first day of the workshop if it was not received by us earlier. Students will not be allowed to participate without a signed Medical Information Form.

 

The $50.00 participation fee will be refunded if the applicant is not accepted. Class space is limited and an early response is recommended.

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Austin Community College

Music Business, Performance + Technology

11928 Stonehollow Dr.

Austin, TX 78758

512.223.4780

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