MFML Summer Programming

Ages : 12-18
Week 1: July 12 - 16
Week 2: July 19 - 23
Virtual Showcase on August 15th
Courses Held Online
All Time in CST


All courses will be held through Zoom, requiring a device & internet access.
All programming is led by acclaimed Artist Instructors with professional experience in their fields.
All final products will be hosted online by MFML and featured at our virtual showcase on August 15th, 2021.

Intensive & Core courses feature collaboration within and among programs
as well as with guest artists from MFML’s Festival of Performances & Panels.

Further program information will be provided upon enrollment.


^ Need-based scholarships are available upon request.


Types of Programs

Artist Intensive

Areas of focus
Songwriting & Composition
Schedule
Monday - Friday  
9 am - 4 pm
2 weeks
Price
$ 800 / Program^

For experienced and ambitious students


Creative Core

Areas of focus
Soundtracks & Arrangement
Schedule
Monday - Friday  
9 am - 2 pm
2 weeks
Price
$ 600 / Program^

For all levels of experience, from beginner to advanced

Single Classes


Areas of focus
Intro to Ableton Production
Schedule
3 hrs for 1 week*  
Intro to Ableton Production
T/TH 3:30 - 5 pm
Price
$ 100 / class per week^
$ 50 / class per week with purchase of either Artist Intensive or Creative Core^




Program Descriptions

Artist Intensive



Area of focus
Songwriting & Composition
Artist Instructors
Casie Luong
Daniel Fears
Wil Brookhart
Program Description
Explore and develop as writers, producers and collaborators in the digital ecosystem. This course is intended for songwriters and composers who want to go deeper with their writing and production. From inception to final song product, students will develop skills in applied & creative techniques including prose, theory, form and workflow.




Creative Core



Area of focus
Soundtracks & Arrangement
Artist Instructors
Sterling Steffen
Diana Burgess
Sam Pankey
Kenzie Slottow
Program Description
Express and enhance narratives through music! Participants will create soundscapes, score soundtracks with visual and aural stories, and orchestrate renditions of songs as members of a multi-instrumental ensemble. Program participation is possible with any instrument, including vocals and percussion, and will feature use of the free music software program Reaper.



Single Classes



Area of focus
Intro to Ableton Production
Artist Instructors
Sterling Steffen
Program Description
Learn the basics of Ableton production through sonic experiments.

We wil be using Ableton’s free 90 day trial.
Recommended 8GB of RAM




Program Final Products


Artist Intensive: Songwriting & Composition
    • fully produced musical piece
    • electronic press kit

Creative Core: Soundtracks & Arrangement
    • soundtracks to visual arts and podcasting content
    • arrangement of a guest artist piece


This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.