• Screen Shot 2015-01-30 at 4.16.32 PMTHE WORLD'S BEST INTERACTIVE ONLINE CLASSES

    Study Ableton Live with the world's best teachers and creators from anywhere. Our Interactive Online Classes include: 6 Months of classes, participate in class discussions in private forums, up to 3 hours of custom course videos, 2 hours of available lab time with the instructor using video chat per week, 1 homework assignment every week, and much more.
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  • Ableton ProgramAll-inclusive training with today's best program.

    Ableton Live is the premier production and performance software on the market. Our Ableton Live Expert Program is a six-month plan designed to give students a comprehensive understanding of this powerful and versatile tool. Every student leaves with the ability to produce music in any genre, and under any circumstances.

  • Sound Design ProgramA Sound Design program that breaks that mold.

    In this program, you will be guided through everything you need to know to create incredible sounds from scratch. The course begins at the heart of sound creation with an in-depth study of the nature of both acoustic and electronic sound through analog and modular subtractive synthesis. 

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Latest Slam Videos

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Education, Community, & Culture

Slam Academy of Electronic Arts is an educational program dedicated to creative excellence in digital music and media. With classes in Ableton Live, Sound Design, Synthesis, Beatmaking, DJing and more, our curriculum is uniquely tailored to meet the needs of students with a desire to be on the cutting edge of electronic music and art.

Upcoming Minneapolis Classes

Slam Academy has a host of classes designed for the beginner - we call them our Intro Classes. Whether you want a fun night out, or the start of a new adventure, this is the place to start. Enroll Now!

   Production Program
Our new production program is designed and taught by Spencer Wirth-Davis (Big Cats), who is quickly becoming one of the most celebrated producers in the Midwest.
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   Ableton Program
Our Ableton Live Program is a six-month plan designed to give students a comprehensive understanding of this powerful and versatile tool.
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   Sound Design Program
At the end of this program, students will leave with a complete portfolio of sound design work: tracks, projects, synthesizer patches, and more.
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One of our missions is to bring the fun of making electronic music to everyone, so we're very proud and…
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In this course, you will be walked, step by step, through the creation process of a world class trap or…
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DJ Program    DJ Program
Learn to DJ with Slam Academy. With our brand new six-week DJ program you can learn to harness the power…
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Mic Technique. Production. Songwriting. Beatmaking. All in one class. A lot of people have written a few bars of lyrics…
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Learn the tricks and practice of working with visual media for film, games, television, and more.   In this 4…
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Events At Slam Academy

Get inside the mind of Richard Devine - renowned sound designer, electronic musician, and pioneer in the development of analog and digital synthesis technologies - with this 4 hour intensive modular synthesis class at Slam Academy.

Class participants will explore Devine’s custom Eurorack modular synthesizer as he demonstrates building patches from the ground up. Get a virtual tour of his studio and music making techniques, while hearing first-hand about life experiences along his illustrious career.
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Electronic Music Community News

P r o c e s s Radio Show

Check out our new feature series “Process” which is Slam Academy's spotlight on producers. In each issue we look into the inspiration, creative process and unique approaches that drive our favorite producers.

Process Issue 2    Process, Issue 02: Swimming TV
In our second episode of "Process," we feature German producer Swimming TV. We had the opportunity to ask Cyril a few questions about his work. Download his guest mix after the interview.
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Process Issue 01-2    Process, Issue 01: Timid Soul
Our first edition features Michigan Producer Timid Soul. We had the opportunity to ask Joey a few questions about his work. Download his guest mix and check out the tracklist below the interview.
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Questions? Ask Us Anything!

Ask us anything on your mind here. We will be more than happy to answer your questions about Slam Academy, classes, gear, ideas, what to have for lunch, or anything else. Ask away!

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