Music Technology Camp (Middle School)

June 15-19, 2020


Designed for middle school students with an interest in the intersections between music, engineering and computers, the Music Technology Camp introduces students to audio engineering and digital music composition through experiential learning.

Camp faculty will work closely with each student to learn concepts and skills in a variety of areas, including songwriting with digital audio workstations, audio engineering, acoustics, music theory and keyboard skills. In every class, students will work with hands-on, inquiry-based projects and experiments to develop an understanding of the concepts underlying modern music technology. Open to current sixth through eighth graders in middle school. A limited number of spaces are available so please register early.


$400 Day Camper | 8:30 a.m. drop off | pickup between 4:30-5:30 p.m. each day

Lunch included

Faculty & Staff

Coming soon

Sample Schedule

8:30 a.m.

Drop off

9:00-10:30 a.m.

Playing software instruments/making a beat using Ableton Live

10:40 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

DJ workshop

12:00-1:00 p.m.


1:00-2:30 p.m.

Fundamentals of recording; microphones and mixers

2:40-4:30 p.m.

Music theory

4:30-5:30 p.m.

Free time/Pick up

What Should I Bring?

Things to think about when packing for camp:

Raleigh is typically hot during the month of June (avg. high 89*F).  All North Carolina State University buildings will have air conditioning for the duration of camp.

  • Comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes for walking around campus
  • Light jacket/sweatshirt for cool weather
  • Rain gear for inclement weather
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses/hat
  • Water bottle
  • Pens/pencils and notebook
  • Backpack

*Due to the large number of camp participants, please make sure all of your belongings are marked with your name, address, and school.*