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MI COLLEGE OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC TOKYO

For Prospective International Students

  • The New Major Program,
    Effective 2019
  • Music Artist Department
    Major Area // Sound Creator〔2 Years〕Careers in Music
  • □ サウンドクリエイター □ ゲームサウンドクリエイター □ 作曲家・作詞家 □ シンガーソングライター □ アレンジャー □ レコーディングエンジニア □ トラックメイカー □ PAエンジニア

MI Tokyo’s Sound Creator Program provides the technical knowledge and professional skills you need to survive as an independent recording and performing artist in today’s music world. Experienced instructors guide you through the complete creative process from songwriting, arranging, recording and production to marketing and promotion.
Use your personal laptop audio workstation to record and mix live vocals, instruments, samples and loops into finished tracks, then showcase them on your self-designed website. Whether you are a singer, producer, composer, arranger or mastering engineer, MI Tokyo prepares you to take control of your future.

PROGRAM

  • Course
  • Course Descriptions
  • Course Descriptions
Computer Recording Course Descriptions:Music Production Using step-by-step project-based instruction, students will be guided through the basic techniques of using a computer for recording, editing, mixing, and mastering a musical composition. Upon seccessful completion of this course, students will be able to record and edit audio data, as well as produce, arrange, mix, and master their musical compositions.
Studio Recording/Studio Work shop Course Descriptions:Recording Technique DAW software has long been used for traditional beat-making and sequencing for MIDI. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to navigate through the software, including the various windows, route audio signal and MIDI, and create basic tracks.
Song Analysis/Songwriting Course Descriptions:Music Production Analysis Designed for aspiring music professionals, this course is the study of popular music composition devices and their foundation in basic music theory. This is accomplished through the analysis of popular harmonic structures, melodies, and various common rhythmic patterns. Basic harmony and theory will be covered, including the role of melody, harmony and rhythm, major vs. minor chord qualities, song form and the basics of chart creation.
Pro Tools 101&110 Course Descriptions:Pro Tools This course focuses on the basic concepts and theory involved in using a digital audio workstation. Students will be able to set-up an Avid Pro Tools session for recording, importing audio, editing, recording MIDI, backing-up data, and more.
Keyboard Proficiency Course Descriptions:Keyboard Proficiency Keyboard Proficiency serves as an introduction to contemporary keyboard technique. Through the study of physical posture, finger technique, diatonic scales & chord progressions, this course will enable students to develop the necessary motor skills require for using the keyboard both as a performing instrument and compositional tool.
Live Sound Production Course Descriptions:Console Operation: Venue Student will gain hands-on experience operating a console for a venue live sound production system. Student learn setup and configuration as well as mixing tips and tricks.
Project Advising Course Descriptions:Project Advising Working in close consultation with various project advisors, students begin planning and creating their final independent artist project.
Students are required to complete a culminating experience that serves as both a practicum and bridge to the professional world. The student will develop his/her unique project, set of compositions/arrangements, DIY marketing plan, website and album art, the goal of which is a professional outcome.
Harmony & Theory Course Descriptions:Music Theory This course is the study of popular music composition devices and their foundation in basic music theory. This is accomplished through the analysis of popular harmonic structures, melodies, and various common rhythmic patterns.
Ear Training Course Descriptions:Ear Training This course presents the essential reading fundamentals needed by professional-level drummers: lead sheet interpretation, drum set orchestration, sight-reading and ensemble figure set-up fill development. In ear training students are developing their inner ear, the ability to accurately hear and identify musical elements in their head while reading, listening to, and thinking about music.
Music Business Course Descriptions:Music Business This course will introduce aspiring artists to the business side of music. It covers the key areas and issues artists should be aware of when creating and marketing music, developing their careers, selecting artist-team members, seeking industry attention, and entering into contractual relationships. It will present, in a realistic way, what it takes to stand out, protect vital interests and ultimately be successful in the music business today.
English Communication Course Descriptions:English Communication Students will develop their fluency through a range of speaking activities.Aim to introduce related vocabulary related to music topics.
LPW(Live Playing Workshop) Course Descriptions:Live Performance Workshop Students perform in a variety of styles and settings.
Develop stage-ready live performing skills in contemporary styles from blues, jazz and fusion to rock, funk, R&B, soul, hard rock, heavy metal and J-Pop.
Elective Course Descriptions:Electives Electivies are meant to be fun and interesting. You can go in the other direction of what your major is or take classese that meld with your major. They can be an immense benefit to your professional career.
Open Counseling Course Descriptions:Personalized Open counseling connects you to the best counseling no matter what is your major or grade.
Small class sizes, private lessons and open counseling sessions mean you get personalized attention and guidance from a variety of instructors.

Time / period

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Time / period Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:30-10:15 Computer Recording Studio Recording Song Analysis/
Songwriting
Keyboard Proficiency Project Advising
10:15-11:00 Computer Recording Studio Recording Song Analysis/
Songwriting
Keyboard Proficiency Project Advising
11:15-12:00 Music Business Harmony & Theory English Communication Pro Tools 101&110 Harmony & Theory
12:00-12:45 Music Business Ear Training English Communication Pro Tools 101&110 Ear Training
12:45-13:30          
13:30-14:15 Elective Elective Live Sound Production Elective Elective
14:15-15:00 Elective Elective Live Sound Production Elective Elective
15:15-16:00 LPW-A LPW-B LPW-C LPW-D LPW-E
16:00-16:45 LPW-A LPW-B LPW-C LPW-D LPW-E
17:00-17:45 Open Counseling Open Counseling Open Counseling Open Counseling Open Counseling
18:00-18:45 Studio Rental
18:45-19:30

※The class timetables are subject to change.

PICK UP! ELECTIVE『Artists should be aware of music industry.DTM for business!!』

Fukuhara Yoshikatsu [Featured Faculty]

PROFILE▶︎ CREDITS: Hamasaki Ayumi, KinKi Kids etc.
Guitar: 「H∧L」
Scoring for commercials, T.V. game, animation and film.

What Do You Learn from the DTM for business course?
This course explores desktop music software for composing. Upon completion, students will understand how to use DTM for software instruments, arranging and mixing, automation and troubleshooting.
What Do You Do in the class?
【Practicing 10 different arrangement for the same chord progression】This course features in-depth melodic and harmonic analysis, along with instruction in applied sequencer skills and rudimentary mixing techniques. We will learn various melody approach methods to manipulate the song. In addition to experiencing professional production, we will also understand communication as a professional.As a final project, each student completes a studio recording of an arrangement for

Featured Faculty

Saita Takashi

Hello, Future Musicians! Keep on seeking, and you will find.
Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened.
【PROFILE】 Got to the sound engineer’s path from his childhood hobby.
The principal of Sound Human Inc.

Tanaka Toshimitsu

Listening to different kinds of music and styles can help an aspiring musician expand their horizons and find out new things about their art. Every musical style can show you different lessons about what it means to play. Check out different genres, expand your knowledge, and become a musical genius!
【PROFILE】 A composer, arranger, pianist and music producer.
Started a studio musician as soon as he finish Keio University.
Scorring for commercial, T.V., animation etc.
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