“I Learned A Lot About Recording With Different Mics For Different Sounds. I Also Learned To Compose A Song With Tracks.”
“I Finally Learned What Midi Tracks Are And How To Put Together A Song.”
July 9 @ 2:00 pm - July 14 @ 3:00 pm
For students completing grades 6-12; Adult Registration as commuter only and with instructor consent.
Final Concert-July 14, 2023
1:00pm Erica Quam Memorial Theatre
Music Production Camp is a week of hands-on music composition and creativity using digital technology. Students will learn both fundamental skills required for arranging, producing and recording with Abelton Live. Taught by our master teachers, this course explores all of the skills needed to work in a studio environment. Students can create their own original compositions as well as capture and integrate the sounds of others into their projects.
Whether you have experience or not, all levels of skill and ability are welcome! At the end of the program, students will leave with a copy of the recordings they made while at camp.
When our campers arrive in Shell Lake, they will meet with their instructor to map out their week-long journey. Students do not need to prepare anything for camp.
Students will explore topics in:
Music Production Techniques and Software: Students will learn about recording software, MIDI devices (controllers used to input musical data) and audio interfaces (the process of recording audio and manipulating it within the computer.) In a nutshell, this will show students what tools are needed to create original musical content using a computer.
Audio Recording : Students will learn how to capture sound in a live setting. This could be anything from recording a single instrument to recording an entire ensemble performance using multiple microphones and a computer. The recordings that students gather will then be edited and mixed using recording software.
REQUIRED MATERIALS: A working Gmail address and 1 USB flash drive or hard drive with a minimum of 64GB of storage. All other equipment provided!
7:15 Wake Up
10:30 Free work time
11:30 Review and Listening Time
2:30 Free Work Time
4:00 Free Time/Beach/Planned Camp Activities
7:00 Evening Concerts/Camp Activities
10:30 Lights Out
Questions? Feel free to contact us for any additional information.
Accommodations ~ Lodges are available for the duration of the camp session. They are supervised by a professional counseling staff on duty 24 hours each day and meals are prepared under the supervision of a state-approved dietitian.
Commuter students are expected to remain at camp until the day's activities are completed (Typically 9:am-8pm).
Registrations ~ Online registrations are accepted until the camp is full. Students may be placed on a waiting list if desired. A camp registration form is sent after payment is received. All cancellations must be made in writing and received 3 weeks in advance of the start of camp for a full refund. A $75.00 fee will be deducted from your refund. Refunds less than three weeks before camp will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
Residential Tuition~Our student tuition is $725 per student and includes instructional fees, room and board and a camp t shirt which will be worn at the final performance. Please refer to the registration materials found on our registration site at Ultracamp for complete details. A $100 down payment is due at the time of registration. The remaining balance can be paid at the time of registration or in equal monthly installments. All Tuition must be paid before arrival at camp.
Commuter Tuition~This option is for campers that want to attend our camps but not stay in our dorms, The $400 tuition covers instructional fees, a camp T-Shirt which will be worn at the final performance, meals, and evening activities. Commuters arrive for their first class by 9AM, and can be picked up any time after evening activities conclude (usually around 8pm).
Scholarships ~Each year, the Arts Center raises funds for the scholarship program. If you are interested in applying for an Arts Center scholarship, please visit our website
Check-in/Check-out~Check in begins at 2pm on Sunday of the week your camp begins. All medical, dietary, and consent forms must be completed in UltraCamp before arriving at camp. Additional information will be emailed to you approximately 4 weeks before camp begins.
Additional Information ~ To request disability accommodations, or other special requests, please contact the Arts Center at least two weeks in advance of camp. More information about camp and all of the opportunities available at the Shell Lake Arts Center can be found on our website.
Participants are admitted without regard to race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. The Shell Lake Arts Center is an inclusive organization, and we accept all artists and musicians.