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Hamline Partnership

Introduction to Music Technology for Creative Artists (2 credits) at Hamline University

A partnership with Walker West Music Academy Summer 2024

Supercharge your artistic voice this summer with hands-on Music Production instruction offered as part of the partnership between Walker West Music Academy and Hamline University.

This 2 week summer workshop intensive dives into music production skills, explaining and exploring: Beat making, in-the box songwriting workflow, MIDI and virtual instrument use, proper gain staging for vocal recording, and basic mixing principles. Whether you are a songwriter, a poet, instrumentalist, podcaster, music teacher, or simply looking to further develop your understanding of music technology, this opportunity is for you!

Age requirements: students entering 10th grade and older. No prerequisite knowledge required.


July 8-12, 2024, weeks (M-F), 9am-3pm. 6-hour daily sessions, to include 5 hours of instruction plus 1 hour for lunch (lunch provided).


Classes will meet in-person at Hamline University, in the basement of Bush Memorial Library (BML 18)


Jeff Bailey, Professor of Practice – Music; Director of Hamline University Certification in Music Production (CMP) program.

About Jeff Bailey

Jeff Bailey is Director of the Certificate in Music Production Program at Hamline University. His extensive and varied educational, clinician, gigging, touring, and recording background informs his approach to developing a program that aims to challenge young music makers to perform, explore, and invest in the tools of tomorrow.