digital music production

SUMMER AT COLUMBIA HIGH SCHOOL IMMERSION - JULY 8-27, 2019

CREATE, PERFORM, MIX, AND MASTER YOUR OWN MUSIC

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These three weeks have had such a profound influence on me. I apply the skills I obtained on a daily basis.
— Maia J. (2017 student)

DIGITAL AUDIO IMMERSION FOR CREATIVE HIGH SCHOOLERS

Gain hands-on experience with the hardware and software driving today's music makers. The Summer at Columbia Digital Music Production program will cover topics ranging from basic digital audio recording and editing, the foundation of sound design and synthesis, the concepts and workflows of mixing and mastering, digital distribution, and live performance.

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AS A SUMMER AT COLUMBIA STUDENT, YOU WILL

  • Participate in a program uniquely designed for high school students by our award-winning faculty and staff

  • Learn directly from leaders in the creative industries

  • Meet and collaborate with like-minded peers and graduate mentors from around the world

  • Participate in various industry-specific enrichment activities while exploring the City of Chicago

  • Gain hands-on classroom experience, while earning college credit that can be used towards your major should you attend Columbia College Chicago in the future

  • Have the opportunity to live on campus in the vibrant South Loop neighborhood of Chicago.

HANDS-ON INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Topics covered in the classroom will be reinforced by exploring the rich communities that surround Columbia College Chicago, exposing students to how music has become an integral part of nearly every industry. Beginning in the first week, you will get guided tours and demonstration of all the professional studios and spaces offered across Columbia's campus. In the second week, we will travel off-campus to tour some of Chicago's top recording studios and music venues. In the final week, we will bring the world back into the classroom, with several guest artist to get an in-depth look out how they use the same tools and concepts to bring their creations to life.

It absolutely changed my life...I can’t wait to see what the future holds for me because of this experience.
— Mya F. (2018 Summer at Columbia Student)
My son had an amazing experience at Columbia!
— Erendira R. (2017 Summer at Columbia parent)

(VIDEO) Check out the short documentary our 2017 Summer at Columbia Filmmaking students made about their experience with us.

YOUR freshman level MUSIC COURSE

During your three weeks in the Summer at Columbia program, you’ll achieve the learning outcomes and credits for the Digital Music Production course in our Music Department. In this course, This course introduces students to writing, producing and performing music in the digital workspace, with a focus on club-based genres such as Techno, House and Hip-Hop. You will also apply various software and hardware combinations to create basic arrangements through regular project work.

This is a fully accredited, three-credit hour course within Columbia College Chicago’s Music Department.


About YOUR Faculty Mentor

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DANIEL DEHAAN

DIGITAL MUSIC PRODUCTION

Daniel Dehaan regularly creates and performs music designed to be site and system specific, crafting unique experiences for each performance. From the KROME Gallery in Berlin, the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., to the Centro Cultural de España in Costa Rica, Dehaan’s music has been performed at a variety of venues all over of the world. He has had the privilege of collaborating with many talented musicians, ensembles, and artists such as the International Contemporary Ensemble, Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, Dal Niente, GPS-Trans, Fonema Consort, and The Industry of the Ordinary. His work has been discussed in many publications including TIME Magazine, New Music Box, the Chicago Reader, BuzzFeed, and Business Insider. Dehaan is currently the Digital Music Lab Manager at Columbia College Chicago where he teaches classes and private lessons in digital music composition, production, and performance.