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1500 Sound Academy Application Process

If you’re looking to expand your music industry knowledge, you’re in the right place. We offer music classes in Los Angeles for individuals interested in learning the ins & outs of music production, DJing, and vocal performance. A cutting-edge school for aspiring music engineers, artists, producers, and more, 1500 Sound Academy will supply you with all the tools to take your career to the next level.

The following steps detail the application process and items needed to complete the application for our Music & Industry Fundamentals, DJ Fundamentals, and Vocal Performance & Production Fundamentals programs.

Music & Industry Fundamentals (On-Campus and Live Online), DJ Fundamentals (On-Campus Only), Vocal Performance & Production Fundamentals (On-Campus Only)

  • Be at least 17 years of age
  • Complete and submit the online application
  • Pay a one-time non-refundable $50.00 application fee
  • Schedule an interview
  • Provide links to two pieces of work
  • Provide a copy of high school transcripts and diploma, or a GED

Music & Industry Fundamentals On-Demand Online Courses

  • Select All 6 Courses or Individual Course(s)
  • Complete the Purchase at Cart and start taking music classes in Los Angeles today.

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Select Your Courses. We offer on-campus courses for our Music & Industry Fundamentals program, DJ Fundamentals program, and Vocal Performance & Production Fundamentals program.

$50 non-refundable application fee required for on-campus and live online courses

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On-Campus Courses - Music & industry Fundamentals

Los Angeles
A 6-month on-campus program designed to develop and hone skills to a professional level in a short amount of time. Learn a wide range of critical skills required to thrive in the music industry.

There are two Enrollment Options

  • Full Program (6 Courses)
  • Individual Course(s)
  • $12,500 when enrolled in Full Program (6 Courses)
  • $2,250 per Course
Select Course
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On-Campus Courses - DJ Fundamentals

Los Angeles
A 6-month on-campus program designed to develop skills as a DJ. Learn a wide range of skills required to thrive as a DJ in the music industry.

There are two Enrollment Options

  • Full Program (6 Courses): $12,500
  • Individual Course: $2,250
Select Course
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On-Campus Courses - Vocal Performance & Production Fundamentals

Los Angeles
A 6-month on-campus program designed to develop and hone skills to a professional level in a short amount of time. Learn a wide range of critical skills required for a vocal career.

There are two Enrollment Options

  • Full Program (6 Courses)
  • Individual Course(s)
  • $12,500 when enrolled in Full Program (6 Courses)
  • $2,250 per Course
Select Course
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Live Online Courses - Music & Industry Fundamentals

Our Live Online Music & Industry Fundamentals Program is taught by an On-Campus Instructor in a virtual classroom setting — that means courses are in real-time virtually in the comfort of your home.

There are two Enrollment Options

  • Full Program (6 Courses)
  • Individual Course(s)
  • $8,640 when enrolled in Full Program (6 Courses)
  • $1,800 per Course
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On-Demand Online Courses - Music & Industry Fundamentals

On-Demand Online Courses are for you to learn at your own pace and hone your skills to a professional level at your convenience, globally anywhere. Each course contains pre-recorded video content that takes approximately 10 hours to complete and is designed with the flexibility to complete on your time. Upon successful completion you will earn a digital badge for each course.

There are two Enrollment Options

  • 6 course bundle
  • Individual Course(s)
  • $3,000 when purchasing All 6 Courses
  • $549.00 per Course
Select Course

Courses

Music & Industry Fundamentals Program

1500 Sound Academy is proud to offer a comprehensive Music & Industry Fundamentals Program that includes music production and everything you need to know to thrive in the music business. From production and engineering techniques to branding and marketing, our students graduate from our innovative program with the in-depth skills required to go from zero to a career. Here’s a look at our courses:

Music Production This course addresses all aspects of digital music production, including drum sequencing, music theory for producers, and studio etiquette. We teach production in Ableton Live.

EngineeringThe Engineering course in our music school is essential for aspiring music engineers. We discuss digital audio fundamentals, vocal recording techniques, and recording templates. This class is taught in Pro Tools.

Songwriting Covers song structure, lyric and melody writing, and song analysis. This class will also discuss more advanced aspects of music theory.

Mixing We cover the fundamentals of music mixing in this course, including vocal production, balancing levels, and creating space. We also address current mix delivery requirements. Mixing is taught in Pro Tools.

Music Business For a complete understanding of the complex business end of the music industry, this course covers the foundations of managing a music career, including publishing, copyright, contracts, and taxes.

Artist Branding In this course, we introduce aspiring music artists, producers, and other industry professionals to various aspects of the music industry, including branding, marketing, song distribution, and online presence.

DJ Fundamentals Program

1500 Sound Academy is proud to offer DJ classes in Los Angeles with a comprehensive curriculum encompassing everything to learn about being a DJ and the industry, including DJing basics, mixing, performance, and much more! Here is a look at our DJ courses:

DJ Essentials Learn the fundamentals of digital digging, music organization, mixing, equipment, and the history of DJing as an artform. We’ll go over the history of Disc Jockeys and two-turntable systems, DJ controllers, mixing fundamentals, Serato DJ Pro and digital crate digging.

CDJs and Mixers In this course you’ll learn DJ hardware configuration, Rekordbox, playlist preparation, hot cues, BPM and grid adjustment, performing from USB flash drives, sorting tracks, beat sync, master tempo and looping using Pioneer CDJ-3000s and Pioneer DJM-750MK2 DJ Mixers.

Art of Mixing Learn different methods of mixing to find your own style. We’ll explore beat matching, harmonic mixing, looping, remixing, tempo mixing, audio effects, scratching and utilizing song structures.

DJ Performance Learn how to prepare for different stages and lengths of performance, performance etiquette, mix pacing, streaming setups, recording, creating and editing mixes and releasing mixes.

DJ Music Business DJ Music Business will teach you the corporate structure of the DJ world. You’ll learn contracts, publishing licenses, streaming/distribution and synchronization licenses. The course will explore management, performance contracts, residencies, budgeting, streaming legalities, booking agents and music copyrights.

DJ Branding In this course you’ll learn how to maintain a image and brand that aligns with your values, aesthetics, taste and creativity as a professional DJ.

Vocal Performance & Production Fundamentals Program

1500 Sound Academy is proud to offer Vocal classes with a robust curriculum that dives explores vocal techniques. Students will learn pitch accuracy, performance tools, the recording process and more!

Intro To Vocal Techniques Intro to Vocal Techniques acquaints students with the fundamental concepts of singing that activate vocal freedom and a healthy voice. Students will learn the fundamentals of singing, including: breath support, phonation for pitch accuracy, resonance for tonal variety and articulation for clarity. This course provides singers with a foundation of the necessary concepts, terminology and techniques that result in a balanced voice with dynamic range and tone.

Advanced Vocal Techniques Advanced Vocal Techniques explores complex vocal concepts such as range, expression and vocal health. Students will learn methods that increase the vocal registers, blend the voice and express stylistic choices such as riffs while developing a consistent practice routine geared towards optimal vocal hygiene. Each week, the student will have opportunities to apply and perform the new techniques with coaching and feedback. By the end of the course, students will possess a deeper understanding of advanced vocal techniques and be able to seamlessly sing throughout their range.

Vocal Performance The Vocal Performance course combines the art of singing with elements of stage performance and collaboration. Storytelling through expressive singing, stage presence, body language and choreography is emphasized, in addition to stage awareness and collaborative techniques. Students are exposed to stage equipment, including microphones, backline and leading a band while learning necessary concepts, terminology and techniques for vocal performance in a modern environment.

Vocal Recording Vocal Recording focuses on recording technology to prepare a singer for a versatile career in the studio. This course provides singers with a foundation of the necessary concepts and terminology for recording vocals. Modern recording techniques will be explored and demonstrated, including the use of GarageBand, microphones, audio interfaces and best editing practices. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to record, edit and enhance their voice efficiently and effectively.

Advanced Vocal Recording Advanced Vocal Recording elaborates upon the concepts and techniques that are discussed and demonstrated in the Vocal Recording course. This course provides students with the ability to understand the studio recording process, troubleshoot vocal chains, select the proper microphone for a vocal recording session, arrange background vocals, build a vocal recording studio, create a rough mix of vocal tracks and deliver files to clients and collaborators.

The Business Of Singing The Business of Singing course prepares a singer for a professional career in music. In addition to performance skills, a professional singer must understand how to attain and manage work as a professional. This course lays the groundwork with an emphasis on audition techniques, business basics, branding and social media as a calling card.

To kickstart your music career, start taking music classes in Los Angeles when you sign up to learn with the professionals at 1500 Sound Academy. If you have questions about our programs, reach out to our friendly team, and we’ll be delighted to help you out.