Music Technology
June 27-July 3, 2021

The Music Technology program is designed for students who have a creative ear and an interest in the ever-expanding world of electronic music, digital audio software, and audio-related technology. Students will work in the U of I Computer-Assisted Music Instruction Lab (CAMIL) and focus on an exercise-driven curriculum designed to introduce the fundamentals of audio recording, editing, creative processing, and electro-acoustic composition. All necessary equipment (computers, headphones, software, etc) will be provided by the university. Limited to the number of available lab computers.


• For students completing grades 8-12.
• For students interested in getting started with music technology.
• No prior experience necessary.

Advanced Music Technology
July 19-25

The Advanced Music Technology program is designed for students who have already been exploring creative audio software and technology on their own, and who are eager to learn about a broader range of tools and techniques. In addition to pursuing creative work with their preferred DAW, students in this program will share their progress with fellow students, and receive one-on-one feedback from the faculty instructor. Students will also participate in exercises designed to teach more advanced technical and creative skills, including an introduction to audio programming languages, such as SuperCollider and Sonic Pi.

Students interested in this program are expected be comfortable with at least one DAW, and have strong math/science skills. An interest in electronic music composition and computer programming is strongly encouraged. Students are also expected to have produced some creative work in the past (e.g. electronic compositions, songs, etc), which they should make shareable prior to camp (e.g. Soundcloud upload or other file-sharing service).


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More information on tuition

Pre- College Scholarship

Program Faculty Artist

fieldsteel-eli Dr. Eli Fieldsteel |The University of Illinois

Dr. Eli Fieldsteel, serving as Director of the University of Illinois Experimental Music Studios since 2016, is a composer specializing in music technology with a diverse history of cross-disciplinary collaboration. He is the recipient of the 2014 James E. Croft Grant for Young and Emerging Wind Band Composers, first prize in the 2012 ASCAP/SEAMUS Student Commission Competition, as well as awards and recognition from other organizations, including the Bandmasters’ Academic Society of Japan and the Frank Ticheli Competition. His music has been performed nationally and internationally by ensembles such as the Dallas Wind Symphony, the North Texas Symphony Orchestra, the Kawagoe Sohwa Wind Ensemble of Tokyo, and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Wind Ensemble. His music is published under Lovebird Music, and has been recorded on the SEAMUS and Aerocade Music record labels.