Composition Lab: Tracks and Field

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Field recordings are any sound recordings made outside of a studio: in your house, your backyard, a shady trail in the woods, a summery beach packed with tourists, a skatepark, a junkyard–it’s summer, let’s get outside! In this class you will build a sound library, learn basic recording and editing techniques in a DAW, study music that uses field recordings, and make field-recording-based music of your own. No music reading or instrumental ability is required.

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About Synthase Classes

Developed and taught by doctoral candidates at Yale and Duke, Synthase classes meet online in small groups (no more than eight) and follow an innovative pedagogical system that develops musical fluency while nurturing a love of music. All lessons and classes are open to students aged 13 and up.



June 26 – July 14, 2023


No class July 4

Class Meetings

Four days per week for 55 minutes over Zoom

Class Time

11:00am Pacific/2:00pm Eastern


USD $355

Registration opening soon!

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