For students grades 8 - 12
The Music Technology program caters to high school students with a creative ear and a passion for making music with digital audio software. This program will increase fluency with contemporary music software and help prepare students for college coursework in audio recording, production, and creative sound design. Students will work in the U of I computer-assisted music lab and complete creative exercises in recording, electro-acoustic composition, and audio programming/live coding.
Classes are held in state-of-the-art computer labs (CAMIL) with all the latest software. Software used in the program will include Sonic Pi, Logic, Garage band and Audacity.
Qualifications: Some experience with at least one digital audio workstation (DAW) and a basic fluency with macOS is helpful, but not required.
All neccesary hardware and software will be provided, however, students may wish to bring their own high-quality over the ear headphones.
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Program Faculty Artists
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.