Spend a week with professionals in a high-end studio recording bands, making beats, and designing game audio.
Music Production Boot Camp Student Will…
  • Do hands-on recording sessions with professional musicians
  • Take their beat production to the next level
  • Learn how sound works
  • Work with the finest gear available
  • Dive into Game Sound and design the sound effects for 3D games
  • Work in Ableton, Unreal Engine, and ProTools
  • Get a headstart on the skillset for college programs

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 Music Production Boot Camp is a totally immersive, hands-on production experience. Work with professionals as they record, mix, and master a live studio session.

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 including hip hop, R&B, rock, jazz, and classical. 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. In addition, students will do a deep dive into Ableton, a popular music creation and live performance software.

Brand new this year is Game Audio. Students will design their own sound effects for a 3D game and see it come to life. Participants will learn the basics of game engines and their audio functions. They will explore how to script for the audio part of game and create an amazing experience.

In this immersive experience, led by Ball State University’s Director of Music Media Production, Dr. Christoph Thompson, you’ll have ample practice time and studio time. Music Production Boot Camp is an integral part of the Summer Symposium – students participate in the same leadership programming and nightly concerts as outdoor division students.

Students do not need to prepare a placement hearing for Music Production Boot Camp.

Register Now for 2024!

2024 Music Production Boot Camp Faculty

Christoph Thompson

Division Coordinator
Ball State University Director of Music Media Production Program and Recording Engineer

Jeff Seitz

Ball State University School of Music Audio/Digital Systems Engineer

Ryan VanBibber

Music and Audio Production Teacher, Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center and Columbus State Community College, OH

Photos from Camp!

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