Fall 2020 MECA, Summer 2021 MECA, Summer 2022 MECA
Continuing Education Courses
Audio Recording & Editing Techniques for the Music Educator
‘Audio Recording and Editing Techniques for the Music Educator’ is intended to be the direct line path from “I (or my school, or my church) own(s) a couple mics, an interface, and a copy of a professional DAW- now what?” to “I am confident making decisions in a music production situation when it comes to mics, mic placement, and mixing decisions, and I know the next step in scaling up my own music production reality”. Students will work collaboratively on the planning, production, and post production phases of a song that addresses virtually every major instrument and vocal topic in commercial music production. Important topics will include how to scale your production set up in your classroom (from minimal to ideal setups), how to record a full ensemble (and what you need to do it), lesson plans to start your music production class, acoustics with DIY solutions, and mixing techniques. The goal is that at the end of this eight week course, students will be confident about not only recording their own music, but will have a solid foundation in the whole scope and sequence of how a song goes from an idea to a finished, commercially viable product so that you can train your students in music production- beyond the beat lab and into the litany of careers music production provides!
Schoology is a learning management system that allows you to interact directly with your instructors, fellow students, and members of the greater VanderCook community.
Soon after you register, be on the lookout for an email from Schoology with log-in instructions. Once you receive credentials, visit www.online.vandercook.edu to login.
Some courses have specific online chat meeting times (please see course descriptions), while others have a flexible meeting schedule. You can expect all courses to meet together in a live online chat. If a live meeting time doesn’t work, you can work with your instructor to make other arrangements.
More information about Schoology can be found at www.schoology.com
Online course grades are available within two weeks of the course(s) completion. If you need a transcript, please CLICK HERE to access the online transcript request form. For a faster turnaround time, please submit the transcript request to the registrar prior to the end of your course(s).