The Mother Falcon Music Lab is a multimedia education program which highlights creativity as a means of self discovery, connection, and innovation.

 

Now in its 9th year, MFML is launching online programming offered for both youth and adults! These Virtual Summer courses provide up-to-date instruction on relevant topics as developed and led by a diverse collective of acclaimed Artist Instructors.

Share this Virtual Summer experience with the MFML community as we celebrate our voices, collaborate, and create our world!

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2020 Summer Course Catalogue

Filter the courses by focus and age range.

Youth Courses
Adult Courses
All Age Courses
Youth Courses
Multimedia Arts
Sound & Technology
Creative Technique
Arts & Activism
Private Mentorship
Multimedia Arts
[Session Youth] Stop Motion: Animated Stories

[Session Youth] Stop Motion: Animated Stories

Express your creativity through stop motion animation to create dynamic storytelling experiences!
[Session Youth] From Pen to Podbay

[Session Youth] From Pen to Podbay

Create an original podcast through a step-by-step collaborative process spanning from pre-production to polished product!
Sound & Technology
[Session Youth] Musical Scavenger Hunt

[Session Youth] Musical Scavenger Hunt

Explore the space around you and open your ears to the musical possibilities inherent within.
[Session Youth] Lo-Fi Fo-Li

[Session Youth] Lo-Fi Fo-Li

Craft imaginative sonic environments and textures while learning the basics of the DAW Reaper.
[Session Youth] Ableton World Builder

[Session Youth] Ableton World Builder

Learn the basic skills of production through sonic experiments, influenced by the pioneers of electronic music.
Creative Technique
[Session Youth] Creating Sound Worlds

[Session Youth] Creating Sound Worlds

Explore improvisation in a multi-instrumental ensemble!
[Session Youth] Improvisation

[Session Youth] Improvisation

An approachable and accessible class for musicians at any skill level to build confidence and enjoy the art of improv!
[Session Youth] Musical Theory

[Session Youth] Musical Theory

Get a feel for music theory in this introduction to harmony and melody!
Arts & Activism
Rise Up in Song : Music in Protest

Rise Up in Song : Music in Protest

Engage with music in contemporary protest movements worldwide!
[Session Youth] Protest Like An Artist

[Session Youth] Protest Like An Artist

Work together to build an original song from the ground up, learning music theory and songwriting techniques while developing skills for activist musicianship.
Private Mentorship
[Session Youth] Music Marketing : Branding, Networking & Promotion

[Session Youth] Music Marketing : Branding, Networking & Promotion

Introducing the world of self promotion and marketing in the music industry!
[Private Mentorship] Songwriting & Production in the Digital Age

[Private Mentorship] Songwriting & Production in the Digital Age

Mentorship for up-and-coming songwriters to thrive as writers, producers and collaborators in the digital musical ecosystem!
Adult Courses
Multimedia Arts
Sound & Technology
Creative Technique
Arts & Activism
Private Mentorship
Multimedia Arts
[Session Adult] From Pen to Podbay

[Session Adult] From Pen to Podbay

Create an original podcast through a step-by-step collaborative process spanning from pre-production to polished product!
Sound & Technology
[Session Adult] Musical Scavenger Hunt

[Session Adult] Musical Scavenger Hunt

Explore the space around you and open your ears to the musical possibilities inherent within.
[Session Adult] Ableton World Builder

[Session Adult] Ableton World Builder

Learn the basic skills of production through sonic experiments, influenced by the pioneers of electronic music.
Creative Technique
[Session Adult] Creating Sound Worlds

[Session Adult] Creating Sound Worlds

Explore improvisation in a multi-instrumental ensemble!
[Session Adult] Musical Theory

[Session Adult] Musical Theory

Get a feel for music theory in this introduction to harmony and melody!
Arts & Activism
Rise Up in Song : Music in Protest

Rise Up in Song : Music in Protest

Engage with music in contemporary protest movements worldwide!
Protest Like An Artist [Session Adult]

Protest Like An Artist [Session Adult]

Work together to build an original song from the ground up, learning music theory and songwriting techniques while developing skills for activist musicianship.
Decolonizing the Industry

Decolonizing the Industry

Shining a positive light on marginalized groups in the entertainment industry (womxn, non-binary, queer, BIPOC)
Private Mentorship
[Private Mentorship Adults 18+] “What Now?” : Radio Play & Insights

[Private Mentorship Adults 18+] “What Now?” : Radio Play & Insights

An individual mentorship for adults 18+ who are already recording musicians, looking to expand their fanbase and press coverage
All Age Courses
Multimedia Arts
Arts & Activism
Private Mentorship
Multimedia Arts
Art on Your Sleeve

Art on Your Sleeve

Everything you would want to know about Album Art! There are two classes a week for four weeks, starting July 20th. Open to all ages!
Arts & Activism
Rise Up in Song : Music in Protest

Rise Up in Song : Music in Protest

Engage with music in contemporary protest movements worldwide!
Private Mentorship
[Private Mentorship] Music Marketing : Branding, Networking & Promotion

[Private Mentorship] Music Marketing : Branding, Networking & Promotion

A personalized intro to the world of self promotion and marketing in the music industry! Mentorship held over 2 sessions (2 hrs & 1 hr).
All Courses
Art on Your Sleeve

Art on Your Sleeve

Everything you would want to know about Album Art! There are two classes a week for four weeks, starting July 20th. Open to all ages!
[Session Youth] Musical Scavenger Hunt

[Session Youth] Musical Scavenger Hunt

Explore the space around you and open your ears to the musical possibilities inherent within.
[Session Adult] Musical Scavenger Hunt

[Session Adult] Musical Scavenger Hunt

Explore the space around you and open your ears to the musical possibilities inherent within.
[Session Youth] Lo-Fi Fo-Li

[Session Youth] Lo-Fi Fo-Li

Craft imaginative sonic environments and textures while learning the basics of the DAW Reaper.
[Session Adult] Lo-Fi Fo-Li

[Session Adult] Lo-Fi Fo-Li

Craft imaginative sonic environments and textures while learning the basics of the DAW Reaper.
[Session Youth] Stop Motion: Animated Stories

[Session Youth] Stop Motion: Animated Stories

Express your creativity through stop motion animation to create dynamic storytelling experiences!
Rise Up in Song : Music in Protest

Rise Up in Song : Music in Protest

Engage with music in contemporary protest movements worldwide!
[Session Youth] Protest Like An Artist

[Session Youth] Protest Like An Artist

Work together to build an original song from the ground up, learning music theory and songwriting techniques while developing skills for activist musicianship.
Protest Like An Artist [Session Adult]

Protest Like An Artist [Session Adult]

Work together to build an original song from the ground up, learning music theory and songwriting techniques while developing skills for activist musicianship.
Decolonizing the Industry

Decolonizing the Industry

Shining a positive light on marginalized groups in the entertainment industry (womxn, non-binary, queer, BIPOC)
[Session Youth] Creating Sound Worlds

[Session Youth] Creating Sound Worlds

Explore improvisation in a multi-instrumental ensemble!
[Session Adult] Creating Sound Worlds

[Session Adult] Creating Sound Worlds

Explore improvisation in a multi-instrumental ensemble!
[Session 1 Youth] Livescoring

[Session 1 Youth] Livescoring

Express and enhance narratives through music!
[Session 2 Youth] Livescoring

[Session 2 Youth] Livescoring

Express and enhance narratives through music!
[Session 1 Adult] Livescoring

[Session 1 Adult] Livescoring

Express and enhance narratives through music!
[Session 2 Adult] Livescoring

[Session 2 Adult] Livescoring

Express and enhance narratives through music!
[Video Series] Business Basics

[Video Series] Business Basics

This mini video series is an essential and accessible how-to of business basics for musicians.
[Session Youth] Music Marketing : Branding, Networking & Promotion

[Session Youth] Music Marketing : Branding, Networking & Promotion

Introducing the world of self promotion and marketing in the music industry!
[Session Adult] Music Marketing : Branding, Networking & Promotion

[Session Adult] Music Marketing : Branding, Networking & Promotion

Introducing the world of self promotion and marketing in the music industry!
[Private Mentorship] Music Marketing : Branding, Networking & Promotion

[Private Mentorship] Music Marketing : Branding, Networking & Promotion

A personalized intro to the world of self promotion and marketing in the music industry! Mentorship held over 2 sessions (2 hrs & 1 hr).
[Private Mentorship Adults 18+] “What Now?” : Radio Play & Insights

[Private Mentorship Adults 18+] “What Now?” : Radio Play & Insights

An individual mentorship for adults 18+ who are already recording musicians, looking to expand their fanbase and press coverage
[Session Youth] From Pen to Podbay

[Session Youth] From Pen to Podbay

Create an original podcast through a step-by-step collaborative process spanning from pre-production to polished product!
[Session Adult] From Pen to Podbay

[Session Adult] From Pen to Podbay

Create an original podcast through a step-by-step collaborative process spanning from pre-production to polished product!
[Session Youth] Improvisation

[Session Youth] Improvisation

An approachable and accessible class for musicians at any skill level to build confidence and enjoy the art of improv!
[Private Mentorship] Songwriting & Production in the Digital Age

[Private Mentorship] Songwriting & Production in the Digital Age

Mentorship for up-and-coming songwriters to thrive as writers, producers and collaborators in the digital musical ecosystem!
[Session Youth] Musical Theory

[Session Youth] Musical Theory

Get a feel for music theory in this introduction to harmony and melody!
[Session Adult] Musical Theory

[Session Adult] Musical Theory

Get a feel for music theory in this introduction to harmony and melody!
[Session Youth] Ableton World Builder

[Session Youth] Ableton World Builder

Learn the basic skills of production through sonic experiments, influenced by the pioneers of electronic music.
[Session Adult] Ableton World Builder

[Session Adult] Ableton World Builder

Learn the basic skills of production through sonic experiments, influenced by the pioneers of electronic music.