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Summer Institute 2020 on-campus programs are cancelled. Instead, we have launched innovative online programs designed to introduce high school students to new artistic ideas, build skills and strengthen portfolios while they earn 1.5 college credits.

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Staff are currently working remotely. Please direct all questions and inquiries to precollege@uarts.edu.

Information below reflects details for cancelled summer 2020 on-campus programs.

July 6 - July 24, 2020 (3 weeks)

This three-week program gives you exclusive access to new technologies, business practices and music industry pros. Dive into an immersive, real-world course of study, and collaborate with classmates and professionals. Through project simulations, you’ll merge new software skills with your love of music.

The Process

Work with a network of professionals in the music and technology industries, from respected performers to master technicians. Coursework is combined with trips to music venues and recording studios, guest lectures from professionals, and collaborations with summer music students that elevate your musical expertise.

The Perks

This comprehensive program builds the experience you’ll need to manage projects independently.  Sharpen your skills in live sound technologies, recording, digital audio mixing and streaming in our brand new recording facilities using Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) and top-of-the-line API consoles.  You’ll also have the opportunity to work on individual projects during open lab hours.

The Proof

You'll leave with a portfolio of fully composed and produced pieces designed to showcase your talent to colleges, detailed faculty evaluations and  three college credits. 

Core Classes

You’ll participate in the following courses.

Using state-of-the-art equipment, you’ll have a hands-on opportunity to learn and apply the science and theory of acoustics, and the techniques required to mix music in a live performance setting.

Explore basic digital audio theory, as well as fundamental application and strategy, using Ableton Live. This class includes hands-on tutorials in arranging and mixing concepts, all taught in a lab equipped with individual Ableton workstations.

Discover the approaches, equipment and principles used in audio recording, including an understanding of Pro Tools, various microphone types, signal flow, studio operation workflow and standards.

Interested in producing, DJing or managing your own online radio broadcast or an existing web station? This course examines operations within University of the Arts’ web radio station, UArts Radio. You’ll focus on delivery options, programming and content management.

Understanding the industry’s many sectors and how they interact is the first step to a successful music business career. In this course, you’ll explore music performance; recording, promoting and distribution; and examine the revenue models, organizational structures and business principles of each.

Digital media’s rise over the past two decades has turned media production and consumption on their heads, resulting in new industry standards and operations. This course investigates the range of organizations and economic forces involved in digital media production, and related business practices and policies.


Courses in Music Industry & Technology are taught by musicians and music professionals. The majority of our faculty teach in the degree programs at UArts. Our expert instructors are seasoned educators and dedicated artists who enjoy the opportunity to share their expertise and collaborate with the next generation of musicians and music professionals.

Summer 2020 Faculty Include

JohnPaul Beattie

BA '10

Grant Bouvier head shot
Grant Bouvier

BS '16

Stephen Cirino head shot
Stephen Cirino

Music Business, Entrepreneurship & Technology
Jacob Folk

Michael Johnson

Tom Spiker

2020 Music Industry & Technology Sample Schedule

  1. Review the Music Industry & Technology application requirements
  2. Complete the application, including personal statement, and submit the program deposit online or by mail.  Start your application    
We used industry equipment on a daily basis and learned from professionals in the business.
— Music Industry & Technology student


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