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Summer Recording Arts Workshop

July 6, 2015 @ 8:00 am - July 10, 2015 @ 8:00 pm MDT

Summer Recording Arts Workshop

Monday, July 6 – Friday, July 10
(Ages 8-adult)

This summer we are proud to offer a fun and informative Recording Arts Workshop that takes its inspiration from the popular year-round program. Youth and adults will learn the fundamentals of recording and engineering from industry professionals on state-of-the-art equipment.

The Conservatory Recording Arts Program was designed two years ago to prepare our students for the ever-changing demands of 21st Century music recording and production. Today, the industry often demands one person wears many hats. Singer-songwriters need the tools and training to distribute their original music through online media channels. The Recording Arts Program, exclusively offered by the Conservatory in the region, teaches the fundamentals of recording and producing and provides personal fulfillment for aspiring young artists.

  • Youth Beginner 9am – 12 noon   $150
  • Youth Intermediate 1pm – 4pm   $200
  • Adult 5:30pm – 8:30pm   $250

Beyond the professional scope, is the personal fulfillment experienced by our young creatives. Aspiring musicians want to bridge the gap between playing their instrument and sharing it with others. And, along with live performances, the best way to share music is to record it.

“When students have the power to record, it kick-starts their creativity,”

says Recording Arts mentor Jesse Pacheco. “It’s the birth of a creative idea that then exists. The end goal is being able to get a song out that you’ve had in your head.”

World-renowned mentors distinguish the program

The accomplished and world-renowned mentors of the Conservatory Recording Arts program distinguish it from all others. Program co-founder Thomas Dawson is a highly sought-after producer and engineer who has worked with JLo and Beyonce among many other luminaries. He is head of A&R for the Dream Gospel Music label and has been the music director and keyboard player for the legendary Commodores for 30 years. His advice to students, “Don’t be afraid to dream, and more importantly, don’t be afraid to follow your dream.”

Jesse Pacheco and Shane Groothof bring their varied talents and vision to the program as mentors.

State-of-the-art digital equipment

Students will learn to work with Logic, which has the capability of doing sophisticated projects including synching video and music, and adding sound effects.

Through the Eyes of a Student

His teachers call fifteen year old Josh Wilson is a clarinet virtuoso who has a healthy appreciation for classical and jazz music. Mentor Jesse wanted to challenge Josh, to push the boundaries. Together they penned a hip-hop song. “I really like this creation,” says Josh now embracing a more diverse musical repertoire.

“If there is something inside you that’s musical, if you’re frustrated because you can’t get it out, the Conservatory is the place for you.” – Jesse Pacheco, Recording Arts Program mentor.

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July 6, 2015 @ 8:00 am MDT
July 10, 2015 @ 8:00 pm MDT
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