USF in Joliet to host unique summer camp for high school students

Campers will study the architecture of 21st century music

Any area high school student that’s interested in music, recording studios and audio engineering should attend a very special recording camp, according to University of St. Francis professor Alby Odum.

Digital Audio Recording Arts program at the university is offering the camp from 1 to 5 p.m. June 21 to June 25 at the University of St. Francis in Joliet.

Camp instructors are Odum and Jeff Jaskowiak, both professors in USF’s DARA program.

Students will study the architecture of 21st century music production. They will learn “audio loops, MIDI composition and traditional audio capturing utilizing excellent microphones, tracking room, booths, control room and editing suite,” according to the DARA website.

Moreover, students will create a recording project by using their newly acquired skills.

The recording camp is limited to students. Cost is $199. Attendance is limited to 10 students to maintain social distance.

For more information and to register, email Jaskowiak at or call/text: 815-641-0637 or visit

Denise M. Baran-Unland

Denise M. Baran-Unland is the features editor for The Herald-News in Joliet. She covers a variety of human interest stories. She also writes the long-time weekly tribute feature “An Extraordinary Life about local people who have died. She studied journalism at the College of St. Francis in Joliet, now the University of St. Francis.