Summer Institute : Music Business, Entrepreneurship + Technology

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Information for Summer 2016 will be available in late November.

July 11 - July 23, 2016 |     2 weeks 
|     3 college credits

The Premise
The music industry is evolving quicker than ever before. Our two-week intensive Music Business Entrepreneurship + Technology (MBET) program gives you an edge with an inside look at this tough-to-penetrate field, immersing you in the latest in technology
and business practices and elevating your industry expertise and musical understanding in the process.

Dive into a curriculum designed with the ever-evolving “real world” in mind. Through simulated assignments and projects that require software knowledge and business acumen, you’ll merge your new skills - including recording, mixing digital audio and streaming know-how - with your long-held love of music. Walk away from this two-week intensive with a heightened understanding of recording and live sound technologies and applications, as well as the realities of the music industry today - and tomorrow.

The Perks

  • Introduction to a network of renowned music industry and technology professionals
  • Field trips to live music venues/recording studios
  • Guest lectures from respected performers and technicians
  • Exposure to a variety of DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations)
  • Open lab hours to work on personal projects and sharpen production skills
  • Collaboration with Summer Institute Music program students

The Proof

  • Portfolio-ready content designed to showcase your talent to employers and colleges
  • Fully composed and produced MIDI-based pieces
  • Written Evaluations from each of your instructors
  • 3 college credits


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