Summer Academy Camps

Beta Beats: Basic Music Production

Register by March 22nd to receive $20 off day camp, $40 off overnight camp and a free t-shirt!

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 Information

Course Number:

85040

Course Date: Monday, July 6, 2015 - Friday, July 10, 2015
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
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 - $760

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 in the right hand column of this page as soon as registration opens, and will be processed in the order they are received. Notification of financial assistance will be emailed out beginning in mid-May, and 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 [at] georgiacenter [dot] uga [dot] edu.

Instructor: 

Lucas Jensen is currently finishing his Ph.D. in Learning, Design and Technology. He holds a Master's in Education in Instructional Design and Development, as well as a Master's in Education in Social Science Education, both from the University of Georgia. He currently teaches undergraduate courses for UGA and James Madison University. An experienced drummer, he has recorded albums with several Athens bands. This is his seventh year as a Summer Academy instructor.

Welcome letter: 

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