June 29th, 2009 by Kristin
High School Summer Institute 2009 – Session One
Last week, high school students interested in Recording Arts from all over the Chicagoland area came to Flashpoint Academy to participate in Flashpoint’s first Summer Institute. The five-day session was designed to give high school juniors a taste of the intense media arts programs offered and experience firsthand how Flashpoint’s immersive learning environment can lead to a deeper and more meaningful education.
Recording Arts students began the week with an overview of recording audio within a high-resolution networked multi-channel system and the complex signal flow inherent in recording facilities with multiple studios. By Thursday, they were engaged in a tracking and overdub session with the local R & B act Sugar Pusher. The week culminated in a final day of mixing and mastering to produce a bona-fide Redbook CD.
The students really seemed to have a great time — even by the end of the first day, the kids appeared to have made great friends with one another, laughing and joking as they left class together. It was great to have them, and we can’t wait for many of them to return to campus in the fall as they begin their college search.
Flashpoint Academy’s Summer Institute: a terrific way to see [and hear] for yourself what our exciting media arts programs are all about.
Applications are now being accepted for the final 2009 Summer Institute. To register, CLICK HERE.
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