Digital Music Production is open to everyone. No prior experience creating music is required. This class is appropriate for those with interest in music other than or in addition to performing in a traditional band, orchestra, or choir. Conversely, those with musical training and experience find this class an ideal outlet for personal musical expression. Experienced and novice musicians alike gain an increased understanding of various musical styles, genres, traditions, and cultures; music theory; the psychology of music; and the art of recording and mixing.
The year starts with creating music using GarageBand, Soundtrap, and Logic and culminates in the recording, editing, producing, and "selling" of an album, video, or film featuring Pacific Ridge students. Students develop their musical knowledge as they learn practical, foundational skills that provide insight into careers in music performance, composition, entertainment business, recording business, live sound reinforcement, and audio engineering.