2020 Summer Music Camps
The Millikin School of Music Preparatory Department is excited to announce a series of online programs for students who wish to learn more about music and music making this summer with guidance from experienced teachers and musicians. Programs will all be delivered through Zoom video conferencing software and Google Classroom. Each course will include a daily one hour Zoom meeting with opportunities and resources provided to learn about various ways to make music and bring each student's creative vision alive. All courses will be taught by Millikin faculty with years of experience making, studying, and teaching music.
Also available this summer is a series of free workshops for young rock and pop musicians through Rock University: Millikin and First Gig Rock and Roll Camps. These workshops will are offered to any interested students on Monday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 – 6:30pm through Zoom and will include sessions on marketing, arranging gigs, recording demos, setting-up equipment, listening sessions and much more. Presenters we will be faculty from the Rock University: Millikin and First Gig Rock and Roll Camp as well as experienced industry professionals.
For more details about the Rock U/First Gig Summer Series visit their website at millikin.edu/rock-u.
Summer Jams Schedule
June 29-July 10
July 13-July 24
July 27-July 31
Digital Music Making Basics
Instructor: Dr. Steve Weimer
Dates: June 29 - July 10
Time: Monday – Friday at 1–2pm
Students will explore the creative side of making music in a standard digital audio workstation. We will use FL Studio or Garage band (iPad version) to learn about elements like digital instrument tracks, synthesizers, making beats, loops, sampling, and basic effects. Our learning will incorporate oscillators, filters, envelopes, LFOs, arpeggiators, panning, delay, equalization, and other elements. Students will create their own musical projects and find ways to better facilitate their creative ideas.
Students will need: Computer, Zoom video conferencing software, GarageBand or FL Studio, microphones and keyboards are highly recommended
Nuts and Bolts Music Theory I
Instructors: Amy Catron and Dr. Samuel Gingher
Dates: June 29 - July 10
Time: Monday – Friday at 11-12am
Nuts & Bolts Music Theory I is a two-week crash-course in music theory fundamentals. Gain confidence with reading treble and bass clefs, intervals and triads. Understand basic chord progressions, master key signatures and simple rhythms. Original, creative work will be assigned to reinforce concepts covered. Video tutorials and homework assignments will be easily accessible on Google Classroom, with two weekly asynchronous meetings with Prof. Catron and Prof. Gingher. While not required, access to a keyboard or piano is strongly recommended.
Students will need: Computer, Zoom video conferencing software, access to a piano keyboard is highly recommended
Instructor: Kaream Williams
Dates: July 13 - July 24
Time: Monday – Friday at 1-2pm