Clemson University Summer Scholars

Audio Engineering and Music Production

This course is offered to rising 10th — 12th graders.

Ever wonder how a recording studio works? Got a song you’ve always wanted to record, but don’t know where to start? Audio Production Bootcamp is an intensive one-week hands-on introduction to the world of music and sound production. You’ll experience the entire process of recording, from sketching out your musical idea, to sequencing electronic instruments, multi-track recording, all the way to the final mix. You’ll be exposed to both the creative and technical aspects of music production and get a chance to record your own voice or instrument using the same top quality gear the pros use. You will the leave the session with a fully produced music track in hand, ready to play for your friends, post on FACEBOOK, or send to that all-important talent scout.


  • Basic computer skills are necessary.
  • No music experience is necessary, however familiarity with computer-based music software is advantageous.
  • All students should bring a flash drive and/or several blank CDs.
  • A roughly sketched song idea, music track, or beat.
  • **Though not required, students are welcome to bring an instrument along (acoustic or electric guitar for example) to use in their recording.

Over the course of the week we will:

  • Go over the end to end process of going from an idea to a final produced track
  • Expose you to professional studio equipment used in the recording process
  • Use electronic instruments to create background instrumentation for your song idea or music track
  • Show you the basics of using MIDI to sequence instrumental tracks
  • Record live instruments or voice in a high quality studio
  • Show you the process mixing your creation to a final professional track

This course is offered during Session 3 (June 21st, 2015 — June 27th, 2015), Session 4 (July 5th, 2015 — July 11th, 2015) AND Session 6 (July 19th, 2015 — July 25th, 2015). Click here to view the schedule.

Tuition for this course is $875 before April 1st. After April 1st, tuition increases to $975.

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