Universal Sound

Learn from Universal Sound music professionals (Nate Barnes and Marcus Allen) who love to produce music! More importantly, they love to teach others how to produce music using technology. Using digital music programs such as Soundation, Nate and Marcus transform a classroom into a virtual sound studio, helping students lay down beats and create lyrics to produce their songs from a concept to a CD.

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About the Artist

Nate Barnes is a music industry professional who is well known for his skills as a musician, professional producer and music programmer. He is a graduate of Berklee College of Music and has a degree in Professional Music and Music Business Management. He has played with many Grammy Award winning artists such as Andre Crouch, Bishop Hezekiah Walker and the Winans. He was profiled in the book “Teens with Physical Disabilities” written by Glenn Cheney. November 12,2011 was declared Nate Barnes Day by the City of Bridgeport for Nate’s dedicated service to the young people of that city. Marcus Allen has received various awards, including a Grammy, for his work in the music industry. In addition to his extensive work in the field of music production, Marcus has toured with superstar Ne-Yo as a keyboard player. He has taught piano at Neighborhood Studios in Bridgeport, where he has also taught Music Production and Jazz Ensemble. Universal Sound (Nate Barnes and Marcus Allen) love to produce music! More importantly, they love to teach others how to produce music. Using digital music programs such as Soundation, Nate and Marcus transform a classroom into a virtual sound studio, helping students lay down beats and create lyrics to produce their songs from a concept to a cd. In addition to music production, students will learn what talent representatives for major record labels look for in new music artists. Nate and Marcus will lead students through a series of exercises in critical listening skills and help them to better identify what qualities are necessary to become a star in the music industry today.

Universal Sound Workshop (Grades 5-12)

The goals are:

  • To teach students each facet of studio music production.
  • To teach students how to use digital recording programs.
  • To teach students a respect for various types of music and the complexities of various styles of music.
  • To teach students how to formulate a value system for music quality and how to be able to speak about it.

4 Workshops $1145
2-8 Day Residency $500 per day

Program Guide: Universal Sound

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