Saturday, July 21, 2012

#Indienewz: The Ascend Music and Media Academy

The Ascend Music and Media Academy
at Afterhours Recording Studio Bowie, MD
Overview and Application

Date: July 30-August 3, 2012
Time: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Before and Aftercare available)
Location: After Hours Recording Studio – 14503 Dolbrook Lane, Bowie, MD 20721
Applicable Ages: 8-14 Camp Counselor Positions for Ages 15-17
Cost: $250 (add $75 for before and after care 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.)  -- Daily Rate for Students who want to attend one day or less than entire week is $75.

Scholarships are available for the Ascend Academy. To apply for a scholarship, please send the registration along with a one-page description written by applicant of why he/she should be selected for an Ascend Academy Scholarship to  Deadline: July 25, 2012. 

The Ascend Music and Media Academy at After Hours Recording Studio is designed to introduce and immerse youth in a world of music and the professions that make the music industry: music recording/engineering, music composition/songwriting, digital photography and disc jockeying (DJing). The professional staff at the Ascend Academy will lead hands-on instruction, theory, and workshops with students who will enjoy a fun and enriching camp experience. Students can concentrate on two areas or experience the total digital arts program by attending workshops and courses in various arts.

Music Recording/Engineering – Students learn recording, mixing and reproduction of sound and how to operate studio engineering equipment, how to work with recording artists and musical tracks and the appropriate industry-ready levels and sounds for professional distribution. This program will include hands-on instruction with engineers and producers from Interscope Records, Mideast Records and credited producers/engineers.

Music Composition/Songwriting – Students learn songwriting theory, creative writing techniques and get experience working with published singers/songwriters and producers who will help students develop songs with industry tracks and professional critiquing.

Digital Photography – While this course focuses on modern photography techniques and digital camera equipment, students will also learn photography theory and the evolution of the profession. Participants will enjoy hands-on challenges and workshops led by published fashion and entertainment photographers.

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