Music Recording Camp | Webster University

Music Recording Camp

bright studio, students setting up audio equipment

Learn how to operate a recording studio, record a rock band and mix & master tracks!   

Monday - Friday, June 1-5, 2020

Collaborate with professionals as you learn how to operate a recording studio, record a rock band and mix and master tracks. Learn:

  • Proper workflow and setup for commercial audio production studios, including how to use a 48-channel Solid State Logic Duality mixing console
  • Recording techniques
  • How to troubleshoot during a tracking session
  • Various types of microphones (i.e. condenser, dynamic, ribbon), and microphone techniques for different instruments
  • Collaborate with artists to achieve their best performances
  • Mix tracks using common industry techniques as well as creativity to achieve a whole, cohesive finished product
  • Mastering techniques to polish a good mix and to meet radio standards
  • Advantages and disadvantages to analog and digital mixing techniques
  • Record and mix a guest rock band in a commercial audio studio
  • Audio editing techniques

Dates & Times

Music Recording Camp is a week long and runs from Monday through Friday, June 1 through 5, 2020. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. 

Location

Music Recording Camp will be held at Webster University's main campus in the Sverdrup Building, 8300 Big Bend Blvd., Webster Groves, Mo 63119.

Participation

If you are between the ages of 14 and 18 at the time of registration and enrolled in a high school or secondary-level homeschool program with an interest in how modern music recording is accomplished, then this program is for you. Musical ability is helpful but is not required or expected. No prior recording experience is necessary or expected.

Cost

The cost is $350 per camper, which can be paid in full or over two installments of $175. Register early to ensure your enrollment. If registering for multiple camps, each must be paid, and registration is confirmed only after full payment is received. 

Cancellation, Withdrawal, Attendance, and Refund Policies

  • $50 of the cost of registration will be nonrefundable for cancellations after May 8, 2020.
  • No refunds will be issued for cancellations within seven days of the start of camp.
  • Students must commit to attend full length of the camp.
  • The School of Communications reserves the right to cancel a camp with insufficient enrollment or for unforeseen circumstances. If a camp is cancelled, registered students or their parents will be notified using the contact information provided and any money paid will be refunded.
  • At this time we are planning to hold summer camps as scheduled. Should the Coronavirus situation require postponing or cancellation, we will communicate that information as soon as possible.

Summer Housing

University resident housing may be available for campers outside the metro area and their legal guardian. For information on amenities, rates, and housing options, please contact the Office of Housing and Residential Life about summer camps housing.

Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to use summer housing on campus.

Photos and Video from Previous Music Recording Camps




See photos from the 2016 Music Recording Summer Camp

See photos from the 2015 Music Recording Summer Camp.

Camp Registration and Payment Details

 

Additional Information

Please contact Martha Davis-Goldstein at marthadavis18@webster.edu or at 314-246-7735 if you have questions.