Conestoga news

November 26, 2013 9:42 AM

Conestoga to provide training in modern audio arts production

Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning will offer music and audio production courses beginning in January 2014.

The new courses are designed for individuals seeking careers in music and audio production in the digital age, as well as for those who are looking to improve their skills in recording, mixing and business.

“The digital revolution has fundamentally changed the way music is produced and consumed,” said Mark Derro, dean of Conestoga’s School of Media and Design. “It has also changed the entire business model for the music industry. These courses are designed to ‘teach to the future’ and help our students navigate this brave new world.”

People interested in learning more about the new modern audio arts courses and potential careers in today’s music industry are invited to attend an upcoming Information Session and Open House to be held at the Kitchener Studio Project at 44 Gaukel Street in downtown Kitchener, across from the bus depot.

Local musician Bob Egan and veteran producer, musician and professor Dave Gray will discuss their Conestoga courses related to careers in music and audio production, cutting edge techniques and technology, and the skills needed to produce content for the modern marketplace.

Sessions will be held on Saturday, November 30 from 12:00 noon - 3:00 p.m., and on Tuesday, December 3 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Admission to the information sessions is free. For more information or to register for one of the sessions, visit Conestoga Modern Audio Arts on Facebook.

Registration for the new Audio Arts courses is now open. Visit Continuing Education on the Conestoga website for more details or to register online.

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