U-M Faculty Director: Professor Jason Corey
July 20 - August 2, 2014
Priority Deadline: March 14
Now in its 20th year, the PAT Institute gives high school students the opportunity to work in the U-M state-of-the-art music technology and audio recording studios. Through individualized creative projects, students learn the fundamentals of music technology and recording. During the first week, students create original compositions that use MIDI and digital audio. The second week focuses on advanced applications in music technology including sound design, film scoring, multi-track recording and production, and a collaboration with students in the Summer Dance Institute. Both weeks will include theory classes with MPulse students in other sessions. PAT student work is compiled, mastered, and presented on a website. The two weeks culminate in a performance of student works.
The application consists of three parts. (Applications are not complete until the application fee has been received.)
Please upload each of the following criteria in separate files.
(Optional) Ask at least one of your teachers (private music teacher, school music teacher, and/or technology teacher) to upload a confidential letter of recommendation for you. To invite a recommender, submit your recommender's email address, when prompted, on the audition upload link. Once you submit your audition (by selecting Final Submit), the recommender will receive a notification and link to use for sending your confidential recommendation. E-mailed submissions will not be accepted.
Priority deadline for all application/audition materials is March 14, 2014. Admission notifications for priority applicants will be e-mailed on March 28, 2014.
Late applications may be accepted while space is available, however priority will be given to applications received by the priority deadline. Admission and notification after the priority deadline will be on a rolling basis.
Decisions will not be given by phone.
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