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Spring 2024 MECA

Continuing Education Courses


Logic Pro: The Next Step After GarageBand


February 12-May 3, 2024

Course Code



3 Graduate Credits


$1,125 is due in full with registration. A $15 Early Bird Discount will be applied until January 14.


The course is for GarageBand users who are ready to take their digital recording skills to the next level and anyone wanting to learn Logic Pro on a Mac computer. The expanded tool set offered in Logic Pro offers more power and flexibility for recording, editing and mixing. You will create tracks with acoustic and virtual software instruments including Logic’s Drum Kit and Drum Machine Designers. Learn to edit the timing and pitch of tracks using Flex Time and Flex Pitch, then apply effects to your tracks to create a finished mix. 

By the end of this course, students will be able to: 

  • Import files from GarageBand into Logic Pro 
  • Record and edit MIDI and audio data 
  • Create and edit drum tracks using Logic’s Drum Kit and Drum Machine Designers
  • Import and edit loops 
  • Use built-in software instruments 
  • Learn to mix using Logic Pro’s built-in effect.


Software Requirement
Logic Pro 10.5 or higher (Logic Express is not supported in this course)

Hardware Requirements

  • At least 40 GB storage space to install all optional Logic content (large content packages
    can be installed on a separate disk)
  • MIDI keyboard 2


  • XLR microphone
  • Audio interface with at least one mic input and stereo output


Chat Session

Weekly meetings TBD by the participants once the class has commenced.


Familiarity with Apple GarageBand on a Mac computer or other DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) software.

Required Text(s)

Logic Pro X 10.5 – Apple Pro Training Series: Professional Music Production 1st Edition
by David Nahmani

Learning Platform Information (Online Courses Only)

Schoology is a learning management system that allows you to interact directly with your instructors, fellow students, and members of the greater VanderCook community.

The evening  before your class begins, 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

Please see specific software/hardware requirements in the course description.

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).


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Vince Leonard

Adjunct MECA Faculty

Producer and composer Vincent A. Leonard Jr. has had works premiered nationally and internationally. He is published by Arrangers Publishing Company, Educational Programs Network, and National Music Works. He co-authored Recording in the Digital World; Finale: An Easy Guide to Music Notation; Sibelius: A Comprehensive Guide to Music Notation; and Musical iPad. In 1996, he and fellow producer and engineer Jack Klotz Jr. formed Invincible Entertainment and 3 IPS Studio, and have released two CDs, Magic Up Our Sleeve and On the Brink of Tomorrow. Compositional credits include the feature film Running On Empty Dreams, theme and episode music for the Captain Courteous radio series, and numerous theater pieces and industrials. Leonard has provided orchestrations for world premiere productions of Redwall for Opera Delaware, Elliot and the Magic Bed, Isabelle and the Pretty-Ugly Spell and The Little Princess for Upper Darby Summer Stage. Also widely known as a copyist and arranger, he has worked on projects with Peter Nero, the Philly Pops Orchestra, Doc Severinsen, the London Symphony Orchestra, Chuck Mangione and Leslie Burrs, and in musicals by Duke Ellington, Alan Menken, Kurt Weill and Mitch Leigh. Leonard is a member of NARAS and ASCAP, and is active as a clinician and music software beta-tester for Apple computers. 

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