When campers complete their BeatKNOCKS experience, they’ll have gotten a taste of what it takes to be a studio professional in the music business. They’ll be working on top equipment, learning from pros, and gaining valuable creative media skills.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 28, 2014
SAE Institute’s Atlanta campus will present Camp BeatKNOCKS, an interactive music production summer camp for teens. The camp will run from June 2 through 6, and will introduce participating youngsters to the excitement of audio engineering, songwriting, and music production.
“When our campers complete their week-long Camp BeatKNOCKS experience, they’ll have gotten a brief yet comprehensive taste of what it takes to be a studio professional in the music business,” says Ty Woods, co-founder of Artportunity Knocks, which runs the Camp BeatKNOCKS program as well as other arts education programs for youths. “They’ll be working on industry standard equipment, learning from the pros, and gaining valuable insights, tips, and knowledge that will provide them with valuable lifelong creative media skills.”
The daily classes, sessions, workshops, and presentations at Camp BeatKNOCKS will include:
- An introduction to digital audio workstations (DAWs), including Logic, Protools, Ableton, and Maschine softwares
- Music business education
- Studio collaborations with fellow campers
- One-on-one instruction from professional faculty
- Presentations from a variety of top producers, including Bridgetown (Mary J.Blige, Beyoncé, K. Michelle), French Spencer (Keri Hilson, Jay Holiday, Ciara, OMG Girlz), and The Fr3shmen (Twista, Nick Lauren, Ron Lawrence, Def Jeff, Syleena Johnson)
Along with the education they’ll receive, campers will also compete in a hip hop beatmaking competition, which will be judged by J.Hatch, who has worked with 50 Cent, Diddy, and Rick Ross, and is founder of iStandardProducers, a music production networking organization. Campers will team up through the week in beatmaking production sessions, and will present their creations at a final listening party event on Friday, June 6. Producers of the winning beat will be awarded VIP entry to the popular iStandard Producers Beat Camp, which will be held at SAE Atlanta, June 6 through 8. iStandard Beat Camp will offer intensive studio instruction from such superstars as V12 The Hitman (Rick Ross, Miguel, Chris Brown), The Fr3Shmen (Fabolous, Cassie), and M16 Beats (Jay Z, Young Jeezy, Lil’ Wayne).
“BeatKNOCKS campers will gain essential studio experience and make great connections with other teens who share their passion for music production,” says SAE Atlanta Campus Director Charlene Purtlebaugh. “They’ll also leave with cool swag from SAE, Ableton, and other BeatKNOCKS sponsors.”
Camp BeatKNOCKS will be held at SAE Institute’s Atlanta campus, located at 215 Peachtree Street, NE #300. The week-long session will begin on Monday, June 2, and run through Friday, June 6. Daily camp sessions will take place from 9:30AM to 4:30PM. Prior studio experience isn’t required, but campers should be passionate fans of the beatmaking, recording, engineering, and production process. The cost for the one-week Camp BeatKNOCKS program is $379. Scholarships for talented teen producers are available. Sign-up can be done online. For more information, contact Artportunity Knocks at 855-371-4698.