• Screenshot 2016-03-26 13.51.03SLAM ACADEMY IS TURNING 4. (And we love a party...)

    For the month of April, we are scheduling an unprecedented number of FREE classes in our Minneapolis studio. If you are in the area, sign up, come down, and make the first step with us.

    Signup for one of our amazing FREE classes today!

  • CRLI-BOX-SOLID-CMYKTO CELEBRATE THE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN SLAM ACADEMY AND CREATIVELIVE, We are OFFERING THREE AMAZING SCHOLARSHIPS TO OUR FLAGSHIP PROGRAMS.

    CreativeLive empowers you to unleash your potential by bringing the world’s greatest experts directly to you, live.

    See what this means for you!

  • AbletonTHE WORLD'S MOST COMPREHENSIVE ABLETON ONLINE PROGRAM

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

  • Screen Shot 2015-10-10 at 11.09.38 AMTHE NEW SLAM ACADEMY

    Our new location in the historic Waterbury building of the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District is fully equipped with 3 teaching studios, a mastering suite, a synth room, a student lounge, and our 4 channel sound system, DJ booth, and accomdations for a full concert.

    Book your tour today!

  • push_04_72dpi_rgbTHE 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.
    Get started today!

  • AbletonAll-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 DesignA 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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April 21, 2016: JNTHN STEIN videos released, and CreativeLive partnership announced: creativelive.com/slamacademy

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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

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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!

   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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With our 12-week DJ program you can learn to harness the power of your favorite tracks, creating your own performances with today’s cutting-edge music software.
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   Mixing & Mastering Program
In today’s competitive music industry, poorly mixed or mastered music gets lost in the fray. To stand out from the crowd, having the sonic clarity, punch and polish that is achieved through the processes of mixing and mastering is a must.
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Upcoming Program Start Dates

Next Ableton Program: April 19, 2016

Next Ableton Online Program: April 5, 2016

Next Sound Design Program: May 2, 2016

Next DJ Program: May 11

Next Music Theory for Electronic Musicians Interactive: May 16

Next Mixing & Mastering Program: June 13

Events At Slam Academy


Production Strategy Showcase: Deep Dubstep with Nicky Boy Floyd

THIS EVENT IS FREE.

In this third installment of Slam Academy's "Production Strategy Showcase" series, we are proud to bring you a workshop focused on creating Deep Dubstep. Hosted by Slam Academy's own Nicky Boy Floyd with DJ support from Alex Toffler, this event will highlight production techniques and strategies for creating music in one of today's most popular genres.

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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.

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Our sixth edition of our Process series focuses on Stone. We had a chance to sit down with Stone recently to talk about his creative process, influences, and gear.
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Issue 06    Process, Issue 06: Dreamcasts
Our sixth edition of Process features Minneapolis artist Dreamcasts. After premiering his latest single on Nest HQ with Noxinbox, We caught up with the producer for an interview. Enjoy!
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Issue 05    Process, Issue 05: Now You Must Climb Alone
Our fifth installment of Process features producer Now You Must Climb Alone from Antigua, Guatemala. We had an opportunity to chat with him recently about his creative process.
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Process Issue 04    Process, Issue 04: Diatonic
In our fourth episode of our feature series "Profess", we shine the light on Minneapolis producer Diatonic. We had the opportunity to ask Matt a few questions about his work and creative process.
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Process Issue 03    Process, Issue 03: Patchley
This month we feature Tennessee producer Patchley. We had the opportunity to ask Patrick a few questions about his work. Download his guest mix and check out the tracklist below the interview.
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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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