CDS summer courses / AIR stipend

One of few programs tailored for both beginning and mid-career/veteran producer types. I WILL attend one of these days! Details below. (Note, the travel stipend is for AIRsters only, so if you're not yet a member, now is a good time to join.) -Mia

Spring’s here and it’s time for the annual invitation to our weeklong intensives, aka “summer radio camp for grownups,” here in Durham, NC. Our pair of more-than-decade-old courses, one for relative beginners (Hearing is Believing, July 13-19) and the other for more advanced folk (Making It Sing, August 4-9), are on their way to filling up and we do often turn people away so don’t wait too long. Between those two on the calendar, our friends at Big Shed are again offering Digging In: An Artist’s Retreat (July 27-August 1), a chance to come and get work done on that favorite project of yours alongside other creative types. 

AIR is offering members a $100 travel stipend to attend our advanced course, Making it Sing. Five stipends are available, though I believe a couple have been claimed. To apply for the AIR stipend go here: If you know someone who's NOT an AIR member who might benefit from this opportunity, tell em to join AIR. 

We have a brilliant roster of guest instructors, all AIRsters. Lulu Miller, who’s made great work for Radiolab among others and is now with NPR, will be our guest teacher/presenter for Hearing is Believing (the intro-ish course). For Making it Sing it's veteran editor Loretta Williams, long with NPR and more recently working on indie projects like The DNA Files, Burn: An Energy Journal, and The Great War Project. And as always the inimitable Shea Shackelford of Big Shed will be here along with me for both Hearing is Believing and Making It Sing — and of course for Digging In.

To register or to read more about all these courses, and a few others offered by CDS in video, photo, and writing, go here:

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