Music Recording Studio

Music Recording summer camp for teens

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Led by Mason School of Music professors and alum, the summer Music Recording Studio will focus on recording, mixing, and producing original music in a state-of-the-art recording studio. Students will learn how to record vocals and musical instruments, mix their own songs and assist others, use a pro-digital audio workstation, and identify, use and place microphone types. (Students with musical and/or audio engineering interests are all welcome!)

Music recording students may also be interested in our Singer / Songwriter Summer Workshop for Ages 13-18!


Ages:  13 – 18
Dates:  June 14 – 18, 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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Andrew Cote Music Composition Classes
Instructor: Andrew Cote
Mason School of Music Faculty
Read about Mr. Cote

As a composer of acoustic and electronic music, Andrew Cote’s compositions have been performed and recorded across three continents. His works have been featured at the 2017 Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium, the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic, the 2015 World Saxophone Congress, the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial National Conference, the Tutti New Music Festival, and many more. His latest album, Ulterior Motives: The Saxophone Music of Andrew Cote, was released in December 2016 and is available on Itunes, Amazon, and most other online retailers.

As a rock and popular music artist, Andrew has recorded with several groups including Aaron Tinjum and the Tangents, Winterstar, Marijke, The Double Yellow, The Dino Monkeys, Armaniche’s Architects, Famous Ladies, and several more. He is an active studio drummer, recording on several albums each year. Andrew currently teaches orchestration, aural skills, and popular music history at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. Andrew also is the Staff Arranger and Director of Choirs at Truro Anglican Church, also in Fairfax, VA.

Andrew earned a Doctorate in Music Composition from George Mason University, a Master’s degree in Music Composition from Central Michigan University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of New Hampshire. His former composition instructors include Mark Camphouse, David R. Gillingham, Andrew Boysen Jr., David Hollinden, Jay Batzner, and Michael Annicchiarico.




“I liked the handson experience although the computer programming can be difficult sometime!” – Summer Music Recording Camp 2019 Participant

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“I enjoyed the entire program because it was eye-opening, but I really liked recording my own song with a partner!” – Summer Music Recording Camp 2018 Participant

“My favorite part was the support from the college student helpers.” – Summer Music Recording Camp 2017 Participant




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