COMPASS Audio Production Program

Audio Production Summer Immersion Program

The Audio Production program is designed to provide a hands-on experience in music production. With popular music production software, students will use real and virtual instruments to record, produce, and mix songs. Capstone projects involve the production of new original songs, and creative sound design for film/TV!

COMPASS 2021 will be held June 20-25 and June 27-July 2, 2021. The program will be facilitated by Montreat College Music Business Professor Pete Buchwald.

What You’ll Experience

Topics

  • Audio Acoustics 
  • Basic Music Theory (for commercial music)
  • Analog Synthesis
  • Sound for Film/TV
  • Ableton – Live 
  • Apple – Logic Pro X

Hands-On Experience

  • Tour the Moog Factory in Asheville 
  • Work with Virtual Instruments 
  • Produce Your Own Track

A Day in the Life

  • 7:30-8:30 a.m.: Breakfast  
  • 8:45-10:15 a.m.: Session 1 – Skill Assessment  
  • 10:15-10:30 a.m.: Break  
  • 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.: Session 2 – Tips/Tricks Using Mac OS  
  • 12-1 p.m.: Lunch  
  • 1:15-2:45 p.m.: Session 3 – Crash Course in Audio Acoustics
  • 2:45-3 p.m.: Break  
  • 3-4:30 p.m.: Session 4 – Logic Pro X  
  • 4:30-5:30 p.m.: Free Time  
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m.: Dinner  
  • 10 p.m.: Lights Out
  • 7:30-8:30 a.m.: Breakfast  
  • 8:45-10:15 a.m.: Session 1 – Skill Assessment  
  • 10:15-10:30 a.m.: Break  
  • 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.: Session 2 – Tips/Tricks Using Mac OS  
  • 12-1 p.m.: Lunch  
  • 1:15-2:45 p.m.: Session 3 – Crash Course in Audio Acoustics
  • 2:45-3 p.m.: Break  
  • 3-4:30 p.m.: Session 4 – Logic Pro X  
  • 4:30-5:30 p.m.: Free Time  
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m.: Dinner  
  • 6:30-10 p.m.: Evening Activity – Capture the Flag  
  • 10 p.m.: Lights Out
 

Where You’ll Be

Montreat College is part of the Asheville area’s vibrant cultural life. Explore the countless outdoor activities that make Western NC an international destination for adventure seekers.

Where You'll Stay

COMPASS attendees will stay in newly-renovated Anderson Residence Hall. Rooms include two twin beds, two dressers, two desks, two chairs, two closets, one or two bookcases, and a private restroom.

Where You'll Eat

COMPASS attendees will dine in Howerton Dining Hall, which features multiple dining options to accommodate individuals with dietary preferences and allergies.

FAQs for Students and Parents

Register for COMPASS

COMPASS 2020 will be held the week of June 21, 2020.