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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  • 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 

     

  • Once again almost every student that saw Brent's show thought it was the BEST assembly he/she had ever seen. Here are some student comments from 6th graders at Renner MS. All of these are the kids words. I did fix some spelling errors and added commas -sorry it's the English teacher in me!

    “Brent Daniels is a good musician, and he inspired me to practice piano. I have been doing it for 6-7 years, and it has been a pain. Now, I want to practice! He is so COOL!”
    “I found myself smiling and laughing throughout the show. His music was amazing! I would love to see him perform again!”
    “His performance was awesome! He kept us on the edge of our seats with his music and sound effects. He is a musical genius!”
    “Brent Daniels was amazing. He influenced us to try to follow in his footsteps. His performance was spectacular.”
    “This is a type of music I never heard before, but I enjoyed him very much.
    "I think it was a great experience. I hope to see him next year. He’s the best!"
    Thanks for working with our schedule. Please let me know if he is coming to Texas next year, so I can book the show again!

    Kristy Leon
    Renner Middle School
    Plano, Texas

  • This assembly was one of the best assemblies we have had at our school.  Brent Daniels captivated an audience of 600+ students showing them how music technology is fun and can be easily done by anyone.  He shared apps that are accessible for students and families.  Brent sent an important message to students relating music technology to science, math, reading, etc.  At the end of the show Brent involved everyone in the audience so the entire student body felt as though they had a part in making the song.  Thanks again!  We hope to have the Music Technology show back at our school in the future.
    Linda Lane - Teacher
    Jack Jackter IM
    Colchester, CT

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