July 15 – 19, 2024 | Eastman School of Music

Dive in to the mix of music, tech, and AI

1 week of music and tech for high school age

This 5-day summer camp is for Rochester (NY) area students entering grades 9-12 and interested in:

  • music production
  • audio engineering
  • electronic music
  • digital composition

This camp is made free, thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Hands-on experience with music technology fundamentals

  • Experience and training with:
    • sound synthesis
    • digital audio workstations (DAWs)
    • MIDI sequencing
    • audio recording techniques
  • One month’s subscription to BandLab
  • Free website domain through WIX*

*awarded to the first 20 registered attendees


Benjamin Guerrero
Assistant Professor of Music
Eastern Mennonite University
Parker Callister
Music Composition PhD
Eastman School of Music

Program Schedule

Future Leaders of Music Technology

Monday, July 15 – Friday, July 19, 2024
8:30 am – 4:00 pm, daily
Eastman School of Music
Day 1: Introduction to Music Technology
  • Overview of music production equipment and software
  • Basics of sound waves and digital audio
  • Hands-on activities with synthesizers and MIDI controllers
Day 2: Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) and MIDI Sequencing
  • Introduction to popular DAWs such as Ableton Live, Logic Pro, and BandLab
  • MIDI sequencing and programming techniques
  • Building beats and rhythms using software instruments and drum machines
Day 3: Audio Recording and Editing
  • Principles of microphone placement and recording techniques
  • Editing and processing audio recordings
  • Multitrack recording and mixing exercises
Day 4: Electronic Music Production
  • Exploring synthesizers, samplers, and electronic effects
  • Creating original electronic music compositions
  • Introduction to live performance, DJing techniques, and artificial intelligence
Day 5: Final Projects and Showcase
  • Collaborative project work based on students’ interests and skills
  • Rehearsals and preparation for the final showcase
  • Presentation and performance of student compositions and projects

Are You Ready?

Sign Up Requirements

  • Parent/Guardian and Campers contact information
  • 1 page essay about why you are interested in attending this camp


  • June 15: Early applicant deadline; applications submitted afterward will be accepted depending on space availability
  • July 1: Final application deadline; all waitlisted applicants will be notified of final decision
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More questions?

Email Camp Director Ben Guerrero