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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. 

  • 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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Ken Jordan (The Crystal Method) visits us for a discussion…
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Ableton Certified Trainer and Slam Academy Instructor Leon J shows…
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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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In this course, you will be walked, step by step, through the creation process of a world class trap or…
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Professional, polished tracks at your fingertips. Learn to master your recordings with Slam Academy’s own Leon J. This class will…
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Screen Shot 2015-03-25 at 7.55.59 PM    Analog Modular Synthesis with Richard Devine
Get inside the mind of Richard Devine - renowned sound designer, electronic musician, and pioneer in the development of analog…
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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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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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Screen Shot 2014-12-08 at 9.20.35 AM    Scoring to Visual Media with Ableton Live
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

If you are interested in learning more about Slam Academy, getting a feel for what we are all about, or just getting to know some of the teachers and students, come down to our April Open House!

This month James Patrick - Artist will be showing off the power of software developed by our friends at U-HE and Madrona Labs! This will give you a great taste of what our quickly approaching Sound Design Program and Ableton Live Program have to offer.

Plus, we have these fantastic deals lined up for you!!
Register for a Program on or before 4/5 and you will become eligible for early purchase (VIP ticket) for the Richard Devine Event!

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 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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