midi composition editing software

Music Production Classes

Music Production: Creating Today’s Top Hits

Level I

Whether you are new to using audio software or a pro, this class is designed to bring you into the world of professional audio engineering and producing.  In this session, we will cover the following:

  • How to produce a basic beat
  • Record vocals
  • Add effects
  • The basics of mixing and mastering

By the end of this 2 hour session, you will be able to begin your journey into the world of pro audio production.

Level I is a prerequisite to Level II


Level II

A Deeper Dive into modern production and mixing. Create a track from start to finish, applying industry-standard tricks and techniques. With a focus on production, vocal recording, and intermediate mixing, this class will offer an intimate look into the world of professional song creation.

Attendees will have the opportunity to work hands-on and apply their skills immediately. Group discussion and review of personal productions and mixes welcome!


Fall 2022 Class dates: TBA

Joe Grasso Bio

Joe Grasso has earned his place in the industry as a multi-platinum, Grammy nominated mix engineer. Upon graduation from Five Towns College in 2010, Joe worked at the legendary Daddy’s House Recording Studio, then-owned by Sean “Diddy” Combs. His time at the studio exposed him to a wealth of major label clients.

Currently, Joe works as the mix engineer for Columbia Records. In addition to recording and mixing for Columbia’s roster, he coordinates studio sessions and asset deliveries for the label. He maintains working relationships with many recording studios in the NYC area.

Notably, Joe has worked with Lil Nas X, The Kid Laroi, Polo G, John Legend, The Chainsmokers, Mumford & Sons, Lil Peep, Fall Out Boy, Noah Cyrus, and more.

*Please note: you need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and be able to provide proof of vaccination before class time by showing your Covid vaccination card, a photo of your vaccination card, or an official app such as Docket, Excelsior or Clear.

Back to Extension Division Page