The Underground Summer Session (Ages 8-18)

Summer Underground: Rock 101  (Ages 8-12)

There is no more gratifying musical experience than playing in a band, and during the week of June 25 your child will have that very opportunity! Underground faculty member Mike Verge will assemble and coach a group of musicians ages 8-12 and explore the inner workings/dynamics of playing as a unit, improvisation, and songwriting. This band isn't restricted to traditional rock instrumentation. All instruments (brass, strings, and horn) are encouraged! The week will wrap up with a live performance by the band on Friday at the school.

A conversation with the instructor is required prior to enrolling; please contact Mike Verge.

Dates:   June 25-29, 2018 (Monday-Friday)
Time:  1:00 - 3:30 pm (Monday-Friday)
Program Director:  Mike Verge
Tuition:  $360

   * to register, participants must be age 8-12 as of June 1, 2018

Summer Underground: The Art of Recording  (Ages 13-18)

Want to know what it’s REALLY like to be in the recording studio? Work with a producer? Experiment with tone and texture? Experience the Red Light Fever first hand? Come work with recording and producing professionals at our Art of Recording clinic.

The “session band” of musicians (ages 13–18) will go into the WCMS Recording Studio with veteran engineer Matt Beaudoin and producer Mike Verge to record an original song. The group will also work on arrangements, nailing a perfect rhythm track, layering, overdubs, harmony vocals, and production technique. The clinic is an intensive 2-day session on Monday and Tuesday, July 2-3 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Audition: An audition is required for the Art of Recording session; please contact Mike Verge to schedule.

Dates:  July 2-3, 2018 (Monday and Tuesday)
Time:  9:00 am - 4:00 pm (both days)
Program Director:  Mike Verge
Faculty: Mike Verge 
Tuition:  $360

  * to register, participants must be age 13-18 as of June 1, 2018