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Trenton Makes Music Now! Music Technology

The Summer Academy for Music Technology

The Music Tech Academy is based on a current 300 level course IMM Trenton Makes Music. Music Tech focuses on the creative aspects within musical and technical disciplines through explorations of the rich musical legacy of New Jersey’s Capital City, providing an inspiring backstory for their own creative work. Students will use and learn a variety of resources for musical production in the Art & Interactive Multimedia Building, including our professional-quality Recording Studio and Computer Lab equipped with Logic Pro X and Ableton software.

Students will compose their own songs, learn to make beats, and layer tracks with signature sounds that they can share afterward. Students will learn to apply technical knowledge and skills to the composition, recording, synthesis, and performance of music. Students will learn new ways of thinking about themselves and their own creative possibilities.


Program Information

Academy Dates: July 7 – July 12, 2019
Daytime Program: Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 5:15pm
Residential Program: Sunday – Friday

Faculty Instructor

Dr. Teresa Marrin Nakra, Associate Professor of Music & Interactive Multimedia
Ph.D., Media Arts and Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Co-Director/Co-Founder of the Trenton Makes Music Project

Learn more about Dr. Teresa Marrin Nakra, Music Technology and Trenton Makes Music Project

Art and Interactive Multimedia Building

buildingOpened in 2010, TCNJ’s Art and Interactive Multimedia building features state-of-the-art facilities, including computer labs with a range of industry-standard software, a recording studio for hands-on experience with the latest audio production tools, and multipurpose studios for everything from video to building custom electronic hardware. The AIMM building hosts exhibitions, screenings, performances, guest workshops, student organizations, community groups and more.

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