Music Recording and Production Camp (Remote)

July 20-24, 2020  CANCELED

An online summer camp experience for high school students who want to learn how to use technology to make music. Real-time virtual instruction from music production experts and synchronous, collaborative, peer-led activities will be balanced with independent self-paced instruction in songwriting, composition, sound design, post production, and critical listening. Students will work both independently and collaboratively to create and modify sound, make beats, mix and master music with audio software. The week will culminate in a showcase of student work.

Necessary Equipment

All participants will need computer and internet access for the duration of the camp. In addition, students will need an email account with access to Google Drive (for file upload).

Registration and Fees


  • Camp tuition: $300  (Includes 5 day of instruction from 9:00am - 5:00pm)

All application materials are due by July 10, 2020. Please note: we are not able to provide refunds for cancellations requested after July 1.

Showcase Concert

The OSU Music Recording and Production Camp culminates in a live stream showcase concert of student work on Friday, July 24.

Sample Daily Schedule (subject to change)

  • 8:50 am: Check in
  • 9:00 am: Digital Audio Sequencing / Critical Listening
  • 10:00 am: Morning break
  • 10:15 am: Software Lessons (Mixing, Editing, Synthesis)
  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Lunch
  • 12:30 - 1:15 pm: Special Presentations
  • 1:15 pm: Songwriting/Composition
  • 2:00 pm: Collaborative Music Making
  • 3:00 pm: Afternoon break
  • 3:15 pm: Software Lessons (Editing, Beat Making, Mixing)
  • 4:00 pm: Open Lab/ Project Critiques
  • 5:00 pm: Check Out


  • Dr. Jason Fick - Coordinator of music technology & assistant professor at Oregon State University
  • Aaron Barnhart - Instructor of music technology at Oregon State University



In order to have assure a safe and secure online camp experience, all Oregon State University employees who work with youth are required to have criminal background checks and training in crime prevention and sensible behavior. 

Accommodations for disabilities:

Accommodations for disabilities may be made by calling 541-737-5592, preferably at least one month in advance.