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!
Visit Our Facility
Monday – Friday, 2pm – 6pm (by appointment)
If you are interested in learning more about Slam Academy, getting a feel for what we are all about, or just getting to know some of the teachers and students, come down and let us give you a personal tour!
Slam Academy is devoted to creating a noncompetitive, experiential learning environment to anyone who seeks it. We believe that each of our students has something valuable to say, and our ultimate goal is to empower them with the ability to release it through music.
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 & 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.