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Technology and Applied Composition Immersive

Technology and Applied Composition Immersive

PC Summer Programs TAC immersive

In this week-long immersive program, students will take a deep dive into music technology, media composition, and state-of-the-art production techniques. Through fun and interactive workshops, students will learn hands-on about the evolving field of media composition and what’s possible with the latest and greatest software tools. With guidance from world-class faculty members and visiting industry professionals, students will practice scoring for various media while learning best practices and professional workflows. Throughout the immersive, students will work towards a culminating recording session of their own hybrid score, to add to their portfolio of works. In addition students will learn studio recording and sound design techniques, and will have the opportunity to implement their own sounds in a video game.

Ages: 15 - 18
When: Monday, June 17, 2024 - Friday, June 21, 2024 OR Monday, June 24 - Friday, June 28, 2024
Application Deadline: April 1, 2024
Application Fee: $50
Tuition: $795
Housing & Dining:
    Shared Bedroom: $650
    Single Bedroom: $1,010

Audition Information:
Designed for currently enrolled high school students, ages 15 - 18 with experience in music composition and electronic media or sound design. Applicants are required to submit links to two or three examples of their work that demonstrate their creativity with electronic media. Scores for traditional instruments, audio recordings, electronic music production, or video files with original music are all welcome.

Scholarship Opportunity:
The "Diversity in Media Composition Scholarship" promotes the engagement of students from underrepresented backgrounds in the fields of composition, music technology, and electronic music, including women, ethnic minorities, gender minorities, low-income, and 1st-generation students.

Sample Daily Schedule

8:00-9:30AM: Breakfast
10:00AM-12:00PM: Creative Briefing and Studio Time
12:00-1:00PM: Lunch
1:00-3:00PM: Digital Orchestration in Logic Pro X
3:00-5:00 PM: Sound Design and Synthesis
5:00-6:00PM: Dinner
6:00-7:00PM: Game Audio
7:00-9:00PM: Open Lab with TA or Group Social Activity



Guitar Workshop

Participants will study with SFCM guitar faculty and guest artists in this week-long immersive guitar workshop.

Vocal Academy

The Vocal Academy provides an enriching environment where young musicians can focus intensely and creatively to further their musical and theatrical skills and continue to develop their vocal health, technique, and performance abilities

Bass Clarinet Intensive

In this week-long intensive program, participants will work closely with members of the Sqwonk bass clarinet duo and the San Francisco Symphony to deepen and broaden their bass clarinet skills.

Harp Camp

Enrich your harp learning over the summer with SFCM’s Harp Camp for students aged 12-18. Hone your musical skills and connect with other young harpists from the Bay Area.

Introduction to Composition - ONLINE ONLY

Apply the principles of harmony to create beautiful chord progressions, compose amazing melodies and sticky rhythms to play them in your computer, at the piano, or in your preferred music instrument.