New "Audio Bootcamp" track for 2016

You may participate if you are a music enthusiast and you are interested in recording, mixing and live sound reinforcement.  There is no prior experience needed for the Audio Bootcamp track. 
The National Jazz Workshop has set a standard of excellence for students, educators and performers who are serious about learning and mastering the language of the definitive American art form, Jazz. Held on the campus of Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA, the National Jazz Workshop offers an intensive, fully comprehensive curriculum for jazz studies to include improvisation, big band and small-group performance, composition, arranging, music recording and production, and instrumental master classes. This workshop is inspired by the legendary Stan Kenton Jazz Camp model, first held in 1959 at Indiana University, where, as Kenton would say, students would "take a bath in jazz."

The National Jazz Workshop faculty represents the best jazz educators and performers from Washington, DC, an area known worldwide as one of the nation’s most prestigious and innovative centers for jazz performance. Throughout the week students will receive instruction and coaching from National Jazz Workshop staff that is focused on raising the level of performance of each participant. The main goal of the workshop is to provide participants with the resources and direction to further develop and expand their individual skills throughout the year.
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National Jazz Workshop - Audio Boot Camp:
Audio Boot Camp students will take classes specifically designed for recording and music production, sound reinforcement, and MIDI. This track provides hands-on learning experience in a recording studio and live performance venue. Students will participate in sound reinforcement setup for performances and record each performance during the week. General topics covered are multi-track recording, signal path, microphones, microphone placement, plus hands on experience of Digital Audio Workstations (i.e. Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase etc.).  

All participants will have opportunity to record live musicians and will individually edit and mix a recorded session.  You do not have to be a musician to participate in the Audio Boot Camp, all you need is the desire to support the art of music!
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National Jazz Workshop

Who May Participate?

You may participate if you are a music enthusiast and you are interested in recording, mixing and live sound reinforcement. There is no prior experience needed for the Audio Bootcamp track.

The National Jazz Workshop is designed for students, educators, professionals and jazz enthusiasts of all levels and abilities, but you must be a rising 9th grader or older to attend the overnight camp at Shenandoah University. For those not attending the "Audio Bootcamp Track" you must be able to read music to participate in the ensembles.
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Shenandoah Conservatory Jazz Ensemble being recording in Ruebush Studio at Shenandoah University
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Audio Bootcamp Schedule

  • Audio Bootcamp Schedule
  • PDF of Audio Bootcamp Schedule
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Click here to download a PDF of the schedule.
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There are two tracks for those interested in music production, The "Recording and Production Track" is a nice blend of playing in ensembles and the "Audio Bootcamp Track" requires no prior playing or music skill to enroll in and will focus one recording, mixing and live sound.
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