From June 16-22 this summer the TIMARA Department will host the Sonic Arts Workshop (SAW). The electronic music workshop, which has been offered for many decades, will continue this year with exciting recent facility upgrades. During summer 2017, the entire TIMARA studio complex was renovated, including the addition of two new studios. We are very happy in our new facilities and look forward to sharing them with SAW participants.

Dedicated to high school students ages 15 years and older, SAW provides broad exposure to the world of electroacoustic music and offers a variety of technical and creative resources. Topics will include field recording, real-time techniques, audio processing, and the repertoire of electronic music. The program is great for students headed towards conservatory studies, as well as those interested in experimenting with electronic and computer music. You can find more information, including the application, here (financial aid is available).

When I attended as a high-school student the program provided gave me a direction and a passion. I couldn’t recommend anything else if you are interested in exploring sound as a medium of creation. – Will Johnson (see Will’s work with Fawn featured on NPR’s First Watch