Slam Academy thrives on the resources of friends and the wider electronic music community.

Contact

Slam Academy
1121 NE Jackson St, Suite 142
Minneapolis, MN. 55413
(612) 293-7526

Email

All informational inquiries should be sent to info@slamacademy.com

For information regarding programs, please email joinus@slamacademy.com
For information regarding private lessons, please email lessons@slamacademy.com
For information regarding community programs, please email info@slamacademy.com

Staff

Dr. J. Anthony Allen

Dr. J. Anthony Allen

CEO

J. Anthony Allen has worn the hats of composer, producer, songwriter, engineer, sound designer, DJ, remix artist, multi-media artist, performer, inventor, and entrepreneur.

James Patrick

James Patrick

CCO (Chief Content Officer)

15-year DJ/ music producer, curator of the International Spark Festival, owner of Timefog Recordings, and Ableton Certified Trainer; James Patrick is a sound artist who thrives on bringing together the creative energy and ideas of his community.

Mary Hoskins

Mary Hoskins

Director of Student Affairs

Mary Hoskins is a jack-of-all-trades since joining Slam Academy. Through her title as Director of Student Affairs, she engages with prospective students while representing Slam Academy at local music events throughout the Twin Cities.

Tanya Lano

Tanya Lano

Recruitment Specialist

Tanya Lano supports the students at Slam Academy as a Recruitment Specialist. Her primary goal is to inform and be a role model for students in helping them make educational decisions. She does this by being an active member in the electronic music community as a DJ, producer, label owner, and teacher.

Advisory Board

The Slam Academy Advisory Board is made up of industry professionals, producers, and educators. The Advisory Board provides input, advice, and information to all Slam Academy programs and projects.

Mary Ellen Childs

Mary Ellen Childs

Composer

Mary Ellen Childs was recently named a United States Artist Friends Fellow, awarded by nomination only to America’s “most innovative and influential artists in their fields.” She composes concert work, often with a strong visual element, for a variety of ensembles, including solo accordion, string quartets, chamber groups, and vocal works.

Spider J. Hamilton

Spider J. Hamilton

Minneapolis KFAI ‘Fresh Air Radio’ DJ

The”Original Ol’Skooler” (“Spider Hamilton00″) Dropped his first DJ mix in 1970. He has since DJ’d on the air and in clubs across the United States to now be a resident New Jack Swing radio DJ on Minneapolis’ KFAI Fresh Air Radio. Spider also holds the title as the Silky Smooth Golden Tone voice of your Dreams, an award-winning Diamond Top Pro DJ, and a master track selector representing black music culture, tradition, and heritage.

Noah Keesecker

Noah Keesecker

Program Director - Artist Development, Springboard for the Arts

Noah Keesecker is a multi-disciplinary artist with an extensive background in composition. His work expands into the realm of video, installation, text, interactive and performance art, and most recently animation. Coming from a background in music performance and composition, his work has evolved into a diverse blend of high-energy image-heavy works fused onto musical structures of his own creation.

C. Scott LeGere

C. Scott LeGere

McNally Smith College of Music, Music Business Chair

Over the past 15 years, Scott LeGere has played key roles in the ownership and operation of audio recording facilities, independent record labels, media schools, and commercial music production companies. During this time, he has engineered Grammy nominated albums, produced critically acclaimed independent projects, lectured economics classes of 75 students, and foolishly hauled both Yamaha CP-70s and Hammond B3s (concurrently) to gigs.

David T. Lewis

David T. Lewis

Sr. Manager, Marketing & Brand, Aalto University, Finland

After graduating from the School of The Art Institute of Chicago with a degree in Film & Video, David Lewis founded the PR company Riot Act Media handling public relations for a slew of indie artists including Minus The Bear, Maps & Atlases and David Bazan. In 2008 David moved into higher education and has since been featured on All Things Considered, PBS, Time Out Chicago and SXSW discussing the virtues of arts and music careers.

Gregory Taylor

Gregory Taylor

Senior Content Developer, Cycling ’74

Like Robert Henke, Keith Fullerton Whitman, or Christopher Willits, Gregory Taylor takes on the problem of developing new ways to originate pieces by setting aside typical compositional / improvisational techniques in favor of developing new technologies capable not only of generating sound, but of creating music.