Entries by Mary Hoskins


Slam Academy visits Denver

Slam Academy hosted the Denver Ableton Live User Group at The Black Box on Sunday, December 2nd, 2018 with over 100 attendees present at the event, including music production demonstrations by Mr. Bill (Slam Academy Denver), Serafin Sanchez (Ableton), and James Patrick (JP; Slam Academy Minneapolis), with musical performance by DKO, Darren Kramer. This was Slam […]

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Master Package Graduate destined for great things

Miles Campbell presented the “Superstar” Award at Fall 2018 Graduation for being the first student to complete all eight programs It was a special day for 19 year old Miles Campbell as he walked up to the stage to accept a “Superstar” award for being the first student at Slam Academy to complete and graduate […]

Lazerbeak to teach Music Industry Program

Hip Hop Producer from Minneapolis joins Slam Academy Family Slam Academy is excited to announce an addition to the instructor roster.  Joining us this November is Lazerbeak, lead instructor for our upcoming Music Industry program.   Aaron Mader, known professionally as Lazerbeak, is a Minneapolis-based artist and hip hop producer. Aside from being a founding member of […]

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Spreading the word of Slam Academy and more; My role as Special Projects Manager

By Kyle Goodrich (Guest Blogger, Slam Academy Instructor / Staff / Alum) If you’ve ever spent time at our main campus in Minneapolis, it’s very likely that you don’t need a formal introduction to who I am, but for those of you who haven’t, I will gladly give you a quick one. My name is […]

David Birrow awarded Innovation in Music Education Award

Teacher, Clinician & Percussionist, David Birrow leads by example David Birrow has been named the first recipient of Slam Academy’s new annual Innovation in Music Education Award for being a leader in implementing technology in every class as a way to empower his students to create, learn and communicate. Birrow will receive the award during a […]

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Cool Stuff To Do This Hot Summer

Summer Camps, programs, and more begin in July and August We are feeling the heat now in Minneapolis, so here are some great opportunities to cool off with us inside. Youth Camps ~ Sound Design ~ Hip Hop Producer ~ Open House ~ Free Classes For the summer of 2018 we’ve expanded our summer offerings to include two camps: first, the Young Producer […]

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Slam Academy Founder Releases New Book

Dr. J Anthony Allen, Founder and ACT, writes book on music theory for electronic music producers Slam Academy Founder, Dr. J Anthony Allen has taught music theory and composition at many universities and private schools all over the world. Allen is known for spearheading the Music Theory Online Program at Slam Academy, which got enough attention […]

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Inside Look at Studio A @ Slam Academy

Classroom by Day… Performance Hall by Night Slam Academy is a multimedia art and music studio located in Minneapolis, and Studio A – Performance Hall gets a lot of use for various different events and training.  The space hosts events in many disciplines, including live music by national and international talents, classes, lessons, and open […]

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5 Great Reasons to Attend an Open House

… Even if you’re not ready to invest Pursuing the right school to attend can be stressful at times.  It can take a lot of research time to find that perfect place to learn, but before you dismiss that school you think is too expensive you owe it to yourself to take a look.  Why? […]