About Us

Welcome to the Slam Academy community!

We’re all passionate about music. In the end that’s what brings the people in this group together. Electronic music is probably the most complex and multifaceted genre of music in history; what other genre could encompass musicians as diverse as the Beatles, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Enya, Aphex Twin and Burial? Because the tradition is so holistic and encompassing, it tends to reach a lot of people.

Each of the founders of Slam Academy comes from a different background and we all have our favorites. Some of us live for House and Techno, some like Minimal music or avant garde Classical, some mostly listen to the weird stuff (ok, we pretty much all like the weird stuff). We started this company to share that passion and we’re thrilled that you decided to join us today.

Our students also come from different paths and have many interests and backgrounds; any given class contains many different visions of creativity and style. We want to help you explore those interests, expose you to new artists and ideas and if you’ve got a vision for new music we want to help you create it. We’re unified by that desire and love that’s common to all of these…the incomparable feeling of finishing a great track, and knowing that whether you play it for 5 people or 50,000, you are enriching the world with creativity and in your own way, making it a better place.

Thanks for joining us!
Slam Fam

The Black Box

The Black Box, a refuge from the everyday, a home for experimentation and heart felt emotion. Our .mission is simple, we are here to move people thru sound. We host a wide range of genres, allowing patrons from all walks to experience the power of music on a proper sound system. The dual room venue is fully equipped with the powerful, state-of-the-art Basscouch Sound consisting of a Tannoy, Funktion-One, and Othorn combination. A haven for artists, audiophiles, and partygoers alike, The Black Box is headquarters for Colorado’s underground music community.


Slam Academy’s primary focus will always be on the development of the student’s potential. We value the worth and dignity of every person, the acquisition of knowledge, and the nurturing of democratic citizenship. Essential to the achievement of these standards are the freedom to learn and to teach and the guarantee of equal opportunity for all.

Fundraisers and Donations

Slam Academy is an education company committed to making the world a better place, in whatever ways we can.

Throughout Slam Academy’s relatively short history, we have welcomed many opportunities to use our brand, our facilities, and our community to help spread the word for causes that we believe in. We feel that getting involved in our community is not only good for society, but it helps to set an important example for our students.

Grants & Scholarships

If there is one thing Slam Academy sets out to do, it is to make electronic music accessible to everyone.
Through extraordinary acts of goodwill, we’ve been able to partner with some organizations and individuals to offer partial-funding scholarships in a few different areas.


Slam Academy instructors are pulled from the leading industry professional producers, DJs, and educators. Whether they are teaching a class, or just hanging out, Slam Academy is the destination spot for the best electronic music talent in the Twin Cities and beyond.

Staff, Advisory Board, & Contact

Slam Academy thrives on the resources of friends and the wider electronic music community. A lot of our internal work is aided by interns, students, and friends of the Academy. We also draw heavily on our faculty, who often help with administrative work when needed.

Frequently Asked Questions

You have questions? We have answers!
Everything from “Mac or PC?” to “What forms of payment do you accept?” Find it here.

Don’t see an answer to the question you have, visit the bottom of the Home page to Ask Us Anything!