Composing Music for Video & Games

This camp is for teens going into grades 9-12 (fall 2016). Using a digital audio workstation, students will learn how to create and score music. Activities will include ear training, theme writing, scoring and mixing audio and sound effects along with discussions about music theory and composition aesthetics. Participants should have some basic skills on an instrument or the ability to sing. Camp teacher is composer and guitarist Steve Kirk.
drop off and pick up information
What time do I drop my camper off or pick them up? Camp starts at 10 am. You may drop off your camper anytime from 9:45-10. On the first morning of camp, please accompany him or her to sign in to confirm your emergency contact information and specify who will be picking him or her up. Please be on time to pick up your camper at the end of the day at 3 pm. You will need to come into the school to sign him/her out. We do not release kids to wait for you in front of the building unless you’ve specifically authorized us to do so on the first day of camp. We do not have adequate staffing to watch over your child immediately following the camp.
How to prepare
What do campers need to bring with them? Guitarists and bassists should bring your instrument, a patch cord, a tuner, and a strap, with all items labeled with your name. We have amps. Drummers should bring sticks. Keyboard players do not need to bring anything (unless you have a really cool keyboard you like playing). Singers don’t need to bring any equipment. All students should bring: Earplugs (if you have them). If you don’t, we’ll provide them! We strongly suggest that campers wear earplugs for the band sections of the camp. A song you’d like to do in camp on your phone or music player. If you bring an iPod, please label it with your name. A lunch, or money to purchase takeout food from one of two places nearby in Fort Mason. There is a microwave on the premises.

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