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Dr. Bob's Sounds School

Dr.Bob’s Sound School Summer Camp

Interested in a half day camp exploring the “Science of Sound” or “Science of Synthesis”? The Moog Foundation will be sparking curiosity this summer with their summer camps hosted at the Asheville Museum of Science.

 

Science of Sound (Ages 7-10)

August 7th-11th or August 14th-18th

Join us as we explore the basic physics of sound through a fun, engaging, and experiential journey. Campers will learn the fundamental concepts of how sound  is made, how it travels, and how it is heard. We will delve into the cool concepts of vibrations, waveforms, pitch, amplitude, frequency, and more all using musical instruments, including one of the earliest electronic musical instruments, the theremin (which you play without touching it!). We’ll also be using oscilloscopes and other tools to bring these concepts alive.

Science of Synthesis (Ages 11-13)

July 10th-14th or July 17th-21st

Campers will explore how synthesizers work, and how they enable us to sculpt sound!  In this one-of- a-kind camp, we will explore the fundamentals of synthesis including day-long explorations of the oscillator, filter, envelope, amplifier, and more. We’ll be using small synthesizer modules created by our friends at Little Bits, and we’ll work our way up to exploring the principles through theremins, synthesizers, cymatics and more.