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Continuing Education Courses


Audio Recording & Editing Techniques for the Music Educator


June 6-July 31, 2022

Course Code



3 Graduate Credits


$1,065, due in full with registration


‘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!


Chat Session

TBD with participants once the course has commenced.


Working knowledge of a current pro-level DAW

Required Text(s)


Software/Hardware Requirements

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 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

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).


DSC01430 Matt Ingelson

Matt Ingelson

Matt was born in Calgary, Alberta and was raised in Palm Springs, California. He graduated from VanderCook College of Music (B.Med ’14) and from Berklee College of Music (M.Mus ’20). Matt’s experience in music spans education, performance, and music production. He has been a band director in Southern California since 2015, applied trumpet instructor at College of the Desert since 2016, and a MECA instructor for VanderCook since 2020. His performance credits include the Redlands Symphony Orchestra, Paul McDonald Big Band, Jewel of the Seas Orchestra, and many others. His production can be heard on roughly 75 published recordings spanning from worship music to hip-hop and rap. Sean Slade (producer of ‘Creep’ [Radiohead]) writes of Matt’s production “…Pop-tastic… with a sequence to match; ingenious songs and production!”.
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