Music Technology - Camps

Music Technology Summer Camp Show

A unique blend of audience participation, high energy music, information, and humor. Brent creates an exciting, one-of-a-kind performance that will capture the imaginations of your audience (and your staff, too)!

Age Range
K-12

Music Technology Camp Show Program

Brent Daniels is an award-winning composer, producer, sound designer and recording artist who uses the latest in music technology to sculpt sound and create music.

Music Technology is a fantastic way to deliver various messages to your campers! Using a digital sampling keyboard workstation, master-level musicianship and a blend of high energy music, audience participation, information and humor, Brent Daniels create an exciting, one-of-a-kind performance that will capture the imaginations of your elementary, middle or high school audience (and your staff and counselors, too)!

Click here to listen to an audio review of Brent's show!

Music Technology with Brent Daniels shows campers the important relationship between the technology they have in their classrooms or at home and the creation of the music and sounds they hear on their iPods and on TV, in movies and video games. Youth volunteers will participate in the program to help Brent create unique on-the-spot sounds and by the end of the show, an original song that will raise the roof! You will be amazed at the way Brent relates to campers by bringing out the eager musician in each of them.

A passionate advocate for education, Brent uses his Music Technology program as a vehicle for delivering an important message: how important a student's education, great study habits, and positive decision-making are for his or her success in life and any career. Your camp staff will return after Brent's show with a wealth of material for discussion with their campers.

Music Technology Movie Trailer Workshops/Residencies

Brent Daniels brings the techniques and technology he uses to produce and compose music for some of Hollywood’s biggest movie trailers (such as Marvel’s Black Panther & Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time) to your music room.

Program content is variable depending on grade and experience level, making this workshop suitable for grades 3 - 12, accommodating campers with no musical background all the way up to experienced musicians, budding music producers or composers interested in a career in music. (K-2  workshop is a more intimate version of his regular presentation.)

In a typical workshop for kids with little or no musical training, Brent will:

  1. Show campers one or more of the trailers in which his music is used, and play the original music composed and produced for the trailer(s).
  2. Break down sonic and musical components from his music which are synced by trailer editors with the film’s visuals.
  3. Introduce the campers to (or expand upon*) the concepts in sound design, composition and music production necessary for trailer music production and allow them to participate in creating some of the elements typically used in movies and their trailers.
  4. Combine those elements to create a short example of a trailer-style music cue with student input.

*Having Brent’s Music Technology program at your camp prior to, or along with the workshops helps lay the groundwork for concepts discussed and applied in the workshops, and is not required, but recommended.

Middle and High School music student audiences with some experience in music technology and production may benefit from a more customized or in-depth form of the workshop, which Brent can provide. They also may have advanced questions about the process of music production or careers in the music industry. Brent’s workshops are an excellent place to find answers and insight.

Works best with a normal classroom size group (15-30 students), in the band or music room. Gymnasium is not ideal!

About

Brent Daniels’ music producer, composer and sound designer whose unique sonic signature is sought after for an ever-growing list of trailers for movies (Marvel’s Black Panther, Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time) TV (Hulu’s “Castle Rock,” Netflix’s “Narcos: Mexico”) and video games (Call Of Duty: Black Ops, Middle-earth: Shadow of War). A 25-year music industry veteran, Brent’s music can also be heard in TV shows such as “Shameless” and “Mad Men,” and feature films including The Lake House and Charlie’s Angels. A passionate advocate for education and a music technology evangelist, Brent has hosted his Music Technology program at thousands of schools across the United States, consistently garnering rave reviews from well over a million students, parents and faculty.

Music Technology Set-up Datasheet

Audience: PreK-12    Capacity: 400
Presentation Time: 50 minutes 
Set-Up Time: 10 minutes 
Take-Down Time: 10 minutes

Presentation Area: Any size area with access to an electrical outlet.

Arrival: Brent will arrive around 30 minutes prior to show time to allow for set up and accommodation to any last-minute details.

Assistance: If presentation area is not directly accessible, please provide 3 to 4 student assistants who can help carry-in and carry-out equipment.

Assembly Requirements: NO VIDEO RECORDING OF ENTIRE PROGRAM (small segments are acceptable with prior notification).  If two or more presentations are scheduled, please divide students by grade level for each presentations: K-3, 4-6, etc.

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Learn how music is composed in today’s entertainment industry.

Using his keyboard, recording microphone, and digital sampler, Brent will teach students how music is composed using computers and digital technology for albums, movie soundtracks, television shows, video games, and more, in the entertainment industry today. 

Create a unique song composition just like the professionals.

Students will participate in the program to help Brent create a one-of-a-kind, on-the-spot sound creation and song composition that will raise the roof!

Education and positive decision-making are important to success in every profession.

You will be amazed at the way Brent relates to students by bringing out the eager musician in each of them. Brent is an avid advocate for education and will demonstrate for students how education – even Math and English – and positive decision making are important contributors to success in every professional career.

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  • First off, booking was made simple via your excellent customer service department. Two different people helped me through phone and email. Responses were prompt and accurate, demeanor and language very professional. 

    Furthermore, the company sent emails to ensure both performer and camp were on track for a successful show prior to the actual date of performance.

    Finally, the performer was outstanding - professionally and artistically. He was punctual, polite, clean, and efficient. He required no assistance setting up. Ran his show without any difficulties, and had an incredible level of audience engagement and participation. He had our kids up on the "stage" numerous times throughout the show. The energy was high, he showcased his talents, educated our campers on sound design and the technology behind it, and left a lasting impression by showing them how they can do what he does with everyday, home-use technology.

    We loved Brent Daniels and Academic Entertainment. The whole experience was wonderful. Would recommend both to peers in my profession and we will be using them again for summers to come.

    Sincerely written,
    Paul Dedinsky - Assistant Director of Recreational Programs
    Diamond Gymnastics Academy Summer Camp
    Cranford, NJ

  • Brent has visited our camp twice now, and the second time around after a four year break was just as well received by our campers as the first time. In fact, some of the staff have been talking about the show since the first time he was here!  Brent is funny and engaging, and the campers and counselors were engrossed in his show - learning new things, participating and being entertained all at the same time. Campers definitely went home and told parents about it - and that's the kind of show we want!
    Joanne Browne - Director
    Pioneer Trails Day Camp
    Caldwell, NJ

  • Brent was great! The campers really enjoyed it!
    Melanie Schiavone - SACC Director
    Great South Bay YMCA
    Bay Shore, NY 

  • Several staff members came up to me saying this was the best Main Event they have seen at our program in 4 years. It was beyond anything we could have hoped for. All of the staff and students alike were up and dancing, participating, and engaged in the performance the entire time. Brent was great with the students on stage and had an appropriate sense of humor with them. He was kind and professional with me and the other staff members as well. I would definitely hire him again next summer. Thank you for the show!
    Rachael O'Neill - Director of Programming
    Explo at Wheaton
    Norton, MA

  • Brent was great! It's amazing what he can do with a simple noise from a spray bottle. Thank you for working with us as a non-profit with a limited budget.
    Angela Hunsinger - Program/Marketing Coor.
    Tunkhannock Public Library
    Tunkhannock, PA 

  • Our summer schools love Music Technology w/ Brent Daniels!
    Naomi Stark - Co-Director
    Apple Montessori Schools
    Riverdale, NJ 

  • Music Technology w/ Brent Daniels is absolutely amazing! Our audiences loved every minute, and were humming the songs they created on the way out of the theater. Thank you so much!
    Miranda Powell - Arts Education and Community Arts Program Coordinator
    Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts
    Camden, NJ

  • We enjoyed another summer of making music with Brent Daniels and hope to see him next summer!
    Maddie Sabin - Assistant to the Head
    Exploration School at Wheaton
    Norwood, MA

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