Music Producer Intro Camp

Student mixing songs at recording camp




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Have you ever wondered how your favorite songs are put together? Have you ever wanted to learn how to use computers and technology to make your own music? This camp will introduce you to the artistic and technical skills needed to produce professional-sounding music tracks. Working in a state-of-the-art facility, students will learn about Digital Audio Workstations, drum and synthesizer programming, vocal production, and arranging for different musical styles. At the end of the week, students will present a listening party showcasing the tracks they have produced!


Ages:  11 – 15
Dates:  June 28 – July 2, 2021
Times:  9:00 am – 4:00 pm (M-F)
Tuition:  $445
Location:  Mason Fairfax Campus, deLaski Performing Arts Building
*After Care not available for Summer 2021



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Robert Gillam, Music Technology classes
Instructor: Dr. Robert Gillam
Mason School of Music Professor
Read about Dr. Gillam

Dr. Robert W. Gillam directs the Music Technology program at George Mason University’s School of Music. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Theory and Composition from Azusa Pacific University, a master’s degree in Commercial Music from California State University Los Angeles, and a doctoral degree from the University of Arizona in Music Composition with a minor in Music Theory. He also holds a certificate in film scoring from the highly acclaimed UCLA extension program in Los Angeles. Dr. Gillam is an active educator, having taught at several higher education institutions across the United States. His primary areas of interest are in music technology, composition, sound design, commercial music, and music for media. While teaching at Lamar State College-Port Arthur, Robert helped develop and implement an innovative sound design curriculum.

As a composer, Dr. Gillam has written music for several independent films and his concert music has been performed in the U.S. and in Europe. He has received commissions from the Azusa Pacific University Wind Ensemble and his piece “American Fanfare” was chosen as a finalist in the 2013 Dallas Winds Call for Fanfares competition. His music’s wide range of influences includes 20/21st century concert music, jazz, film scores, folk music, popular song, and electronic dance music. Dr. Gillam is also active as a performer. He has played in groups across Southern California, Arizona, and Texas. Robert plays several different keyboard instruments including piano, Hammond organ, and his personal favorite: keytar. He is also a highly skilled synthesizer and drum machine programmer.




My favorite part of the camp is seeing everyone else’s work.”―Music Producer Intro Camp 2020 Participant

I like the professor teaching this camp.’”―Music Producer Intro Camp 219 Participant



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