Beta Beats Music Production

SUMMER ACADEMY REGISTRATION OPENS ON FEBRUARY 23, 2016.

Learn how to make electronic beats, loops, samples, and songs in this exciting new experience! Advances in personal and mobile computing have made music production easier, cheaper, and more portable than ever. With an eye toward the electronic, pop, hip-hop, indie rock, and experimental genres, this camp will give budding producers, beat makers, songwriters, and musicians the basic tools they need to make their first pieces of electronic music. Along the way you’ll learn terms like MIDI, DAW, and "mastering," as well as some of the science behind audio recording and production.

Ages: 11-14

Course Number:

87012

Course Date:
Monday, June 20, 2016 to Friday, June 24, 2016
Course Date Info:

Day and Overnight Options Available
8:30am-3:30pm
Extended Day (Pool) available until 5:30pm
Overnight students check-in on Sunday night at residence hall

Address:
Georgia Center for Continuing Education
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States
US
Location Info:

Overnight students will check in at the residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Day students will check in on Monday morning between 8-8:30am. Classrooms are located around campus, and students may travel by foot, bus or university vehicle to get to classrooms or other camp activities. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins.

Cost:

Day Camp - $360

  • Optional Extended Day at Legion Pool until 5:30pm - $35

Overnight Camp - $810

Prerequisites:
This course is designed for students with little to no background in electronic music production and is not suitable for intermediate or advanced students.

Financial Assistance:
Students who need financial assistance are encouraged to request it as early as possible, and before registering for camp. Forms will be available for download from this page as soon as registration opens. The deadline to apply for financial assistance is April 20, 2016. Notification of financial assistance will be emailed out the first week of May, but could be sent as late as three weeks before your camp begins if funds are still available. Awards range from 50-65% of the total cost of the camp, so students should be prepared to pay 35%-50% of the cost upon notification of financial assistance. Payment plans can be arranged, but all payments must be received no later than two weeks before camp begins. If you have any questions about the process, please call us at 706-542-3537 or email us at questions@georgiacenter.uga.edu.

Instructor: 

B.C. Fortenberry is an audio engineer living in Athens, GA. A graduate of The Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences in Tempe AZ, B.C. has produced or engineered dozens of independent albums (Little Gold, Four Eyes, Grape Soda) across a host of genres. During a stint working for a respected music retailer, B.C. expanded his knowledge of step sequencing and synthesis, and after relocating to Athens, GA, helped design the first Beta Beats syllabus in 2013. This will be B.C.'s fourth year as a Summer Academy instructor.

What you need for camp/program: 

A detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you three weeks before camp begins.