Music Production Boot Camp

The Music for All Music Production Boot Camp curriculum is an immersive music production experience for high school students. Participants will study with award-winning recording engineers and producers in a state-of-the art facility. The Production Boot Camp experience is total immersion and hands-on production. Work with professional musicians and recording engineers as they record, mix, and master a production. Learn the music theory behind some of your favorite hits and hone your own songwriting skills.

In a 10,000 square feet, state-of-the-art facility, students learn acoustics and recording techniques for electric and acoustic instruments. You will gain production skills for multiple genres such as Hip Hop, RnB, Rock, Jazz, and classical recordings. Make your own beats and produce your own mixes with professional guidance. Learn the basics of the industry standard Pro-Tools at an AVID certified institution.

Learn Pop and Rock theory from University-level songwriting and theory instructors. Learn the social media and marketing skills that will give you the edge in promoting your projects.

This is a no-compromise, immersive experience. You will have an unparalleled amount of practical experience and studio time.

  • Gain production skills
  • Produce your own beats
  • Work side by side with professionals
  • Do hands-on recording sessions with pro musicians
  • Learn to record and mix
  • Work with the finest gear available

Participant Expectations/Preliminary Selection
This is the summer experience for you if you have strong ambitions in music production and recording. You should already have done some home recording with your computer and know the basics of producing your music on your DAW. If you write songs, you should have some recordings of them and ideally know how to write them out in a lead sheet form.

Songwriting Placement
On the first day we will ask you to either perform or play back one of your songs in front of the instructors. This is to place you into the right level of songwriting and production classes, so that you can make the most out of your summer camp experience.

Final Concert
If you placed into the Level 2 songwriting class then the instructor will work with you one-on-one to get your song performance ready, and the professional MFA band will perform your song at the final concert.

To apply, register at When you select Music Production Boot Camp division, you’ll be asked to submit:

1. Samples of previous recordings and productions
2. A brief description of your work and ambitions
3. A completed questionnaire

Since we want to ensure ample studio time for every student, the total number of participants is limited.

Apply as early as possible to ensure a spot.

Join us at the Music for All Summer Symposium

June 24-29, 2019

Leadership Weekend: June 22-23

Ball State University

Music Production Boot Camp Faculty

Chuck Ainlay

Award-winning music producer, Yamaha Artist,
and recording engineer-in-residence

Claudia Armbruster

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