Electronic Music Production: From Idea to Practice

Course Description

This course combines the theoretical and practical components of electronic music creation. Starting with the field’s pioneers, we will trace the history of electronic music up through current artists. We will look at existing musical conventions and examine what influenced them. At the same time, we will work on honing practical skills from forming a musical idea to creating a final product using musical software. Topics covered will include shaping a convincing musical idea, recording (with phones, laptops, any recording equipment you may have), sound synthesis, and sound editing.

Attentive and critical listening, creating, reading, and collaboration are the main forms of work in this course. The course will culminate in a creative audio final project that could be in any style of your choice (musical track, podcast, sound art, or film music).

The aim of this course is to discover what lies behind aesthetic preferences and develop or deepen practical skills in audio production.

You will be able to:

• Form your artistic aesthetic • Explore practical skills in creating audio using Digital Audio Workstation DAW • Gain knowledge of history and context of musical practices • Understand critical approaches to existing practices After completing this course, you will be prepared for various introductory college-level music technology classes or music creation experiences.


Personal computer and ability to install software.


One Section Available to Choose From:

Online sections of Pre-College courses are offered in one of the following modalities: Asynchronous, Mostly asynchronous, or Blended. Please review full information regarding the experience here.

Dates: July 18, 2022 - August 05, 2022
Duration: 3 Weeks
Meeting Times: M-F 8:30A-11:20A
Status: Closed
Format: On-Campus
Instructor(s): Inga Chinilina
Course Number: 10209