Learn music production this summer!
Music Academy South is proud to offer a summer course in music recording and production, hosted in our state-of-the-art music technology lab. In this class students will learn how to use Logic Pro audio software to create their own music tracks under the expert guidance of MAS instructor Michelle McKenzie.
Some of the many ways you can use music production skills:
Record your own playing or singing using a metronome track, and create clean recordings
Set up a drum track for a song
Arrange an entire song, complete with chords and rhythm section
Work with pre-existing loops, or make your own
Compose a complete song entirely within the software
In this course students will learn:
How to create an audio recording in Logic Pro
How to use the instrument library to make audio samples with which to build tracks
How to understand the basic composition of an audio track
The basics of producing beats
How to render projects in file types such as .wav that can be shared with others or uploaded to media streaming platforms such as SoundCloud or YouTube
How to build a portfolio of audio files
How to export individual tracks for collaboration or professional mixing
Music production featuring Logic Pro
The first section of the course will be an introduction to Logic Pro. Once students have mastered the basics, they will learn more advanced techniques that will prepare them to complete a project of their own in the final weeks of the course. Upon completion, students will have a finished track of their own music to share with friends and family, and an in-demand skill they can continue to build on for years to come!
June 7 - August 9, 2021
8 weeks of instruction
Who can take this course:
Ages high school to adult, any experience level
Knowledge of an instrument is helpful, but not necessary. An ear for music and a desire to learn is a must!
12 hours of hands-on instructional time in a small group setting, plus 2-3 hours of weekly individual lab time, for a total of 36 hours
In-person (MAS music lab):
Fridays 12:30-2 pm and 7:30-9 pm
Mondays 7:30-9 pm*
*Students taking the class online will need to provide their own equipment. Contact the instructor for details.
About the instructor:
Michelle McKenzie is a professional composer and violinist who works in sound experimentation under the artist name Sound Engraver. She holds a Masters of Music in composition from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, with emphasis on music technology, and a Bachelors of Music in composition and music education from the University of Washington. An enthusiast for scoping out new musical vistas, Michelle is a firm believer of craft and imagination in composition and performance. She experiments daily in SuperCollider and Logic Pro. You can listen to Michelle’s work on her website at soundengraver.com.