Intensives

Slam Academy is dedicated to helping students of all ages discover musical expression and creativity. Whether your child decides to pursue music as a life-long activity or not, learning music technology is an astounding way to teach younger students about technology, computers, collaboration, social skills, and countless other competencies.

For the summer of 2018 we’ve expanded our summer offerings to include two programs: first, the Young Producer Summer Camp, which has been successful for the last 5 years, and is ideal for students interested in learning how to make the music that they love listening to; and new this year: the Young DJ Summer Camp, for students who want to learn how to perform, beat-match, and get on stage.

Young Producer Summer Camp

Dates: TBD 2018
Times: 10am-2pm Monday-Friday
Cost: $499 (lunch Included)
Ages: 8th – 12th Grades
Location: Slam Academy Studios (NE Minneapolis: 1121 NE Jackson St, Suite 142, Minneapolis, MN 55413)

Students will be walked through all of the fundamental concepts and practices of the modern producer. Starting with beat and loop-making, students will be quickly acclimated to the simple and fun workflows within the celebrated Ableton Live software environment. Once the groove is assembled, we will build upon our rhythms with basslines, melodies, harmonies and effects. The class completes with several tunes and a lesson about distributing them to the public via Soundcloud, Bandcamp, and more!

Young DJ Summer Camp

Dates: TBD 2018
Times: 10am-2pm Monday-Friday
Cost: $499 (lunch Included)
Ages: 8th – 12th Grades
Location: Slam Academy Studios (NE Minneapolis: 1121 NE Jackson St, Suite 142, Minneapolis, MN 55413)

Students will be taken through every step of what it takes to become a pro, from the foundations of the genre to the most current and advanced techniques. You will learn to beat and key match, manage the elements of the musical arrangement, understand musical tension and release cycles, and combine the right track types to create effective and powerful sets. The class will use Traktor, one of today’s most cutting-edge DJ performance tools. By the end of the class, you will be harnessing the power of your favorite tracks and ready to perform them live.

This class is ideal for students in high school, but younger students are welcome as well.

Please feel free to call or email Slam Academy at any time if you have questions!

Phone: (612) 293-7526
Email: Mary@slamacademy.com

Music Unite Minneapolis

These workshops are dedicated to connecting refugees to the Twin Cities’ vibrant music scene. Our project will introduce them to the world of music production, enabling them to not only start creating their own tracks, but giving them the skills and knowledge to continue making their own music once the workshop has ended.

The goal of this program is to create opportunities for these students to share their own culture and creativity through music. With the help of the instructor, Syrian-born Zimo, participants in this program will be shown through example that not only is their artistic voice welcome in the Twin Cities, but their contribution to our musical landscape is a vital component to it.

Please feel free to call or email Slam Academy at any time if you have questions!

Phone: (612) 293-7526
Email: Mary@slamacademy.com

Programa para DJ

Todo el mundo sabe el efecto de la música en grandes multitudes. Los DJs de hoy son expertos en el poder de la música para mover a la gente, y con el conocimiento correcto de que el poder puede ser tuyo. Con nuestro DJ intensivo de seis semanas, puedes aprender a aprovechar el poder de tus canciones favoritas, creando tus propias actuaciones con el software de música de vanguardia de hoy en día. Esta clase utilizará Traktor como la principal plataforma creativa, cubriendo todo lo que necesitarás para crear un conjunto eficaz y potente, la sincronización de tonos y tonos, tensión musical y ciclos de lanzamiento, arreglos y mucho más.

Por favor, siéntase libre de llamar o enviar un correo electrónico a Slam Academy en cualquier momento si tiene preguntas!

Teléfono:(612) 986-6627
Email: Gustavo.Villegaz@gmail.com