Rock Band: Stage to Studio

Class Description

Rock Band: Stage to Studio is an exciting two-week camp where students form bands, write an original song, then go into the studio to make a professional recording. This one-of-a kind opportunity affords students a real-life recording experience with industry pros who work with Atlantic, Interscope and Sony records. We have a fun and contemporary approach to fundamental musical skills like ear training, interval studies, the ins and outs of chords and scales, composition, lyric writing and arrangement.

We’ll also delve into the studio and cover the basics of audio production like recording fundamentals, mics, hardware, software, mixing, multi-tracking and studio etiquette. Our Intensive concludes with each band performing their song on-stage and showcasing their recording in front of an audience of family and friends. Bands of all kinds are also encouraged to sign up as a well.

Who Should Enroll: Middle and high school students, who have played guitar, bass, drums and/or keyboards for six months or longer. Interested students who fall outside these guidelines may contact the program coordinator for permission to be admitted. Please email your inquiries to Michael Callaizakis,

Daily Schedule: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm with a break for lunch, and a concluding performance at the end of the week in PONCHO Concert Hall on the Cornish campus.

9:00am – Theory/Ear Training

9:45am – Group Instrument Lessons

10:30am – Small Ensemble Projects

12:30pm – Lunch

1:30pm – Jazz, Blues, Rock History/Guest Artists

2:30pm – Theory through Improvisation

3:30pm – Large Ensemble Projects


Scholarships Available: To apply for the Cornish College Extension Programs scholarship, please complete the form below. Only complete applications will be considered.

Cornish is committed to making our courses available for youth students who demonstrate artistic and academic promise, financial need, and interest in the program by offering modest scholarship assistance. Cornish College reserves the right to change any final scholarship award based on number of qualified applicants and available funding.

Scholarship Application

Program Summer At Cornish


Dates: July 20th to 31st

Times: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Ages 12-18

Discipline Music

Price $950.00; Early Bird - $870.00 (Register by March 1)

Dress Requirements

There are no dress requirements for this intensive.

Location: Main Cornish Campus, 1000 Leonora St, Seattle, WA, 98121

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