School of Music Technology & Creativity: Music Technology Lab
Knowing how to work creatively with music technology is an essential skill that every 21st century musician needs to own, to ensure that when it comes to writing, recording, or performing music, they are ahead of the curve, and are able to hit the ground running with whatever project or new opportunity comes along, and be successful. The Victoria Conservatory of Music’s School of Music Technology & Creativity, is now able to provide a more relevant and essential pathway to learning about the newest advances in music technology, by offering hands-on experience and working with professional faculty who are highly experienced in the field.
The VCM’s “Music Tech Lab” is located at the VCM’s downtown location, 900 Johnson Street, in what was formerly a more traditional theory/composition classroom. State-of-the-art computer workstations (iMacs) and audio equipment now await students, offering many of the industry standard professional software titles, including:
- Digital Notation Software – Finale, and Sibelius
- Virtual Instrument Library – Native Instruments Kontakt 11
- Digital Audio Workstation and Sequencing – Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Digital Performer, Reaper, Max 7, Audacity, and Ableton Live
In addition to the software, the room is outfitted with a multi-channel audio system, to allow students to hear their creations and discuss with their instructor and peers, and the traditional blackboard will be replaced by a large Smart TV that allows the VCM to connect live with industry professionals and mentors anywhere around the globe.
Students also have the opportunity to learn about performing live with electronic and virtual instruments, including polyphonic synthesizers, sequencing, Ableton Live PUSH, electric 4 and 5-string violins, and much more.
It is through the generosity of private donors that the VCM was able to realize this state-of-the-art Music Technology Lab, and we are so very grateful to them!
Learn ABLETON Live 10 & PUSH!
Explore the VCM’s new Music Technology Lab this summer with a 4-day intensive camp about Ableton Live 10 and PUSH!
Daily workshops from 10 am to 1 pm cover these modules :
- Field Recordings / Sample Import / Playing recorded samples with PUSH
- Sample Manipulation / Drum Creation / Drum Programming
- Synthesizer Programming / Writing Melodies and Bass Lines
- Effects / Mixing / Arrangement / Rendering Final Project
Taught by Ableton specialists Nathan Jonson and Danuel Tate, each day includes students sharing their progress and unique take on what they’ve learned, leading to each student creating their own piece of original electronic music.
For Ages 13 +
Downtown | Music Tech Lab (rm 319) | $168.00
Course Requirements: Headphones and a usb stick
Recording & Production Project Award offered for 2019-2020
Application Deadline is July 29 2019 (see application links below)
Rules and Criteria
Additional Application Requirements
For more information on Music Technology programs being offered at the VCM, please contact Dr. Jonathan Haek, Director of the School of Music Technology & Creativity: Dr. Jonathan Haek (Email)