[Session Youth] Musical Scavenger Hunt

3 class sessions

Monday July 27th (3:30 – 4:30PM)

Wednesday July 29th (3:30 – 4:30PM)

Friday July 31st (3:30 – 4:30PM)

**Open to all youth ages 11-18!

Explore the space around you and open your ears to the musical possibilities inherent within. Draw inspiration from examples in history, create a sound bank, and use Loopify and Grainstorm to make soundscapes from your world!

This course is designed as a companion to Lo-fi Fo-li, where participants will continue working with found sounds and collage them into compositions using Reaper. The course will also feature a creative dialogue with the concurrent Animation course, sharing original visual and musical materials to trade inspiration and bring ideas to life!

Final Product: Sound bank of samples and loops

System requirements & Course Materials:

  • iPhone: Loopify & Grainstorm @ Apple App Store
  • Mac: Loopy (4.99) @ Apple App Store
  • Windows: Loopify (free or pro for 2.99), Grainstorm (free or 8.99 for pro) @ Google Play Store
  • Recommended Devices – 2 (1 device for Zoom on smartphone, computer, or tablet // 1 device for App on iPhone or tablet)

*If you need to run both Zoom and the App on the same device, the App may turn off Zoom video but not audio.

Meet your Artist Instructor:

Sterling Steffen is a multi-instrumentalist and composer who has arranged music for and performed with many of Austin’s premiere bands including: Mother Falcon, Wild Child, Los Coast, Dr. Joe, Sir Woman, and the Watters. He has been a member of the MFML team for 8 years and has run the recording and electronic music workshop at MFML for 3 years.

About MFML Virtual Summer experience:

The Mother Falcon Music Lab is excited to bring our programming online!

With so much to learn and share, we’re ensuring participants are able to stay in the moment and centered on content. Each Artist Instructor is supported by an additional instructor in the zoom room to monitor needs, helping to field questions and assist with technical issues. Also, we are offering a virtual Chill Room – a spot where you can play a game, relax from class or talk anything out with Mr. Michael!

The unique content of this course has been developed by experienced artists and instructors in a ground up, collaborative environment. We are passionate about what we do and the experiences we share with our community!

Sound & Technology Pathway: Musical Scavenger Hunt, Lo-Fi Fo-Li, Ableton

Discounts and Refund Policy:

Financial Assistance is available – Click this link to apply!

Refund Policy – Students can receive refunds up to 7 days before the course start date.

*Course Minimums – If the course minimum has not been met, the course will be canceled or rescheduled. Those who have pre-paid will be notified in advance and will receive a full refund.