Electronic Music Recording Arts (EMRA)

Electronic Music Recording Arts at MacPhail

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EMRA’s approach is to provide students with the tools and techniques to help create, produce and realize musical ambitions.

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About EMRA

Offering electronic music options for all ages, beginner to advanced…

  • Multitrack recording
  • Electronic music production
  • Mixing
  • Mastering
  • Beat making
  • DJing
  • Remixing
  • Sound design
  • Hip Hop production
  • Mobile music making
  • Electroacoustic composition

EMRA offers one-on-one instruction online for all platforms, Mac to PC, and for desktop, laptop, and mobile devices. We will work within your technological means and customize a learning experience specific to you.

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Studio 209

Creative musicians need creative spaces. EMRA’s state-of-the-art studio along with world class instructors assist beginners to seasoned professionals in developing and expanding their music technology skills and creativity. Students are taught to use industry standard software, along with a host of other applications and technologies, to gain the knowledge and know-how to create their own music and better understand the practices that form the foundation of electronic music production.

Studio 209 features a Steinway L Grand Piano, Yamaha SY90 Keyboard, Allen & Heath Digital Mixer, and includes instruction in ProTools, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, FL Studio, Traktor Pro, and more.

How To Get Started

Complete our online placement form to begin the placement process!

Contact Michael Cain, EMRA program director, for more information.

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EMRA Faculty

Tommy Boynton holding a guitar with design behind

Welcome new faculty!

Tommy Boynton is a singer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist, residing in St Paul, MN. Since graduating from the New England Conservatory of Music in 2012, Tommy has been an active collaborator in the Midwest music scene, and an international touring musician with The Four Freshmen, The Mimzees (original song cycles by Tommy), The River Monks, Extravision, Field Division, and much more. He recently stepped away from his teaching position at the School for Music Vocations at Southwestern Community College in Creston, IA, to step back into his community and touring.

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