Audio SET (Sound Engineering for Teens) » Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington

Audio SET (Sound Engineering for Teens)

The Audio SET program includes Live Sound Engineering for Teens, Studio Sound Engineering for Teens, and Home Studio Sound Engineering for Teens.

These are exciting programs for high school aged students to get real-world training in the art and science of sound engineering taught by top professionals in the field.

Students attend a series of workshops on acoustics, gain, signal flow, setting up a PA system, and more— all with hands-on work with sound equipment. The series will culminate in a sound showcase where students run the sound for a performance or lead a recording session, depending on the program.

This is a one-of-a-kind chance for young musicians, music fans, engineers, technical artists and creative types of all kinds to learn a valuable, interesting and employable skill: how to make live music and amplified audio sound its best in performance settings.

Currently Available Courses


Home Studio SET (virtual program): Spring 2021

Who Should Participate

We recommend this course for 9th-12th grade students who have a desire to learn more about recording their own audio at home and have some background in creating music.

About the Program

Learn the art and science of sound engineering with top professionals in the field with a series of virtual workshops and individualized instruction. Student engineers will participate in a series of 6 group gatherings via Zoom that will explore signal flow, components of a home studio set including digital audio interfaces, microphones and acoustic set up. Students will also be introduced to mixing and mastering utilizing free Reaper software and will receive a stipend to build out their home studio set up.

Applications are now closed


Live SET @ Youth Music Project: Summer 2021

About the Program

Live SET at Youth Music Project and is part of the Teen Week summer camp. Learn the art and science of sound engineering with top professionals in the field! Over the course of teen week, students will explore how to manipulate sound and why sound systems work the way they do. Students will have hands-on practice connecting PA systems, running a mixing board, setting up a stage for a performance and sound checking fellow camper musicians. This is a one-of-a-kind chance for young musicians, music fans, engineers, technical artists, and creative types of all kinds to learn a valuable, interesting, and employable skill — how to make live music and amplified audio sound its best in performance settings.

This week of camp culminates with a Friday concert in Youth Music Project’s state of the art Meteor Lounge featuring the music of the Rock Band Experience and Songwriting Workshop students, fully mixed by Live SET students, with art and graphic design work by Design Rocks students. We’ll have a pizza party for students from 5 to 6 p.m. before the show begins at 6!

Program Schedule

August 2021

Class dates for August 2021 and registration coming soon

Other Courses


Live SET @ Mississippi Studios

About the Program

Young Audiences hopes to be able to continue in-person, small group Live SET courses during the 2021-2022 school year depending on current CDC recommendations.


More Information

If you would like more information about Audio SET or to be added to our email list, please let us know at liveset@ya-or.org.

Funding

Young Audiences is grateful to the following sponsors for their support of Live SET:

Biamp Systems

Mentor Graphics Foundation

Herbert A Templeton Foundation

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