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Introduction to Electronic Music Production

This course will provide an introduction to techniques and technology of computer-based music. Participants will learn how to create beats, program synthesizers, manipulate samples, and sequence MIDI data to compose electronic music tracks. After completing this course, participants will have a basic understanding music production software and resources for future learning.

Requirements: Participants must have their own laptop and will need to download required software.


Classes: April 4, 5, 6 (3:00pm-5:00pm)

Final presentation: April 8 at 3:00pm

This course is taught by Matthew Nelson, an English Language Fellow in Pokhara, Nepal. Originally from California, Matthew has lived in over a dozen cities in the U.S. and abroad. He has taught English as a Second Language in a variety of contexts, including at public schools and adult education programs in the U.S., at a program for military officers in Lithuania, and as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Russia. He has an M.A. in Applied Linguistics from Georgia State University and a B.A. in Foreign Languages from Lewis and Clark College. In addition to teaching English, Matthew produces electronic music and does freelance video editing. 

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Limited seats. Selected participants will be notified. Participants are expected to attend all sessions and participate fully. Those who successfully complete the course will be awarded a certificate of accomplishment from the U.S. Embassy.

Earlier Event: March 30
Movie Night
Later Event: April 6
IELTS Mock Test