Music Creators Camp

Music Creators Camp 2024

Two Sessions:  June 10-14 & June 17-21

North High School

From writing melodies and lyrics, to recording instruments and beats, Music Creators (MC) gives campers (students 13-16 years old) of all abilities a crash course in producing and crafting music of their own. Campers have a hands-on experience with the latest music technology, learning techniques for composition, recording and production shared by professional musicians, composers and educators from the local music community. MC embraces a growth and open mindset, allowing for experimentation while having a great time doing so. Each camper will finish the session with a portfolio of original digital music, and the tools to continue to explore their own musical journey. With instruction coming from the staff and faculty at the University of Denver's Lamont School of Music and the Newman Center for the Performing Arts, students can find their own unique voices as artists and music-makers. 

Register todayCamp is $475 with needs-based scholarships available. Questions?

June 10-14 (9am-3pm): Beginner level: Students with little or no experience using Digital Audio Workstations such as Ableton, Pro Tolls, Logic or Soundtrap. No musical experience necessary. 

June 17-21 (9am-3pm): Experienced level: Students with prior experience using Digital Audio Workstations. The camp will focus on the use of Ableton, but students with knowledge of the basic functions of any DAW are welcome. Formal music training encouraged but not required.

Feedback from 2023 campers and parents:

"My daughter's highest compliment, 'I found my people.'"

"Made lots of friends and memories."

"The instructors were kind to me and helped me to understand the lessons and take my learning to the next level."

"It was a great opportunity for our kid to explore music creation and music theory since our kid doesn't sing or play an instrument but loves music."

Listen to Luke Wachter's (Camp Director) April 2024 interview on KUVO discussing Music Creators.

group of students working with music production software

The camp features:

  • Differentiated instruction tailored to each student’s experience and ability 
  • Access to a professional music lab 
  • Instruction on Digital Audio Workstations including Ableton, Soundtrap, and Garage Band  
  • Workshops on the art of composition and finding your voice as a musician 
  • Tips for MIDI and recording voice and instruments 
  • Small group work and the chance to collaborate with peers 
  • One-on-one instruction with professional producers and composers 
  • Techniques and materials to help continue your musical journey beyond camp 
  • Culmination showcase and reception for families at the end of the week 

Music Creators Camp June 2023

  • campers getting ready for performances
  • learning music programming tools
  • Music Creators instructor
  • campers at keyboards
  • campers learning programming tools
  • sharing music
  • music technology
  • playing guitar
  • teacher and student
  • June 2023 campers