The Collective Sound

Summer Music Academy, Barcelona


The Collective Sound

Summer Music Academy, Orange County


The Collective Sound

Summer Music Academy, Barcelona

The Collective Sound Academy, Summer Music Camp has been an experience of a lifetime. Along with playing the music that YOU love to play, write, and record, you also get to spend the time meeting some of the coolest people that you will never forget.

Vince Gutierrez

Riccardo is very much enthusiastic about his experience at The Collective Sound. We want to thank you and your staff for creating such a great project and, specifically, for providing Riccardo with important, useful tools towards adulthood.

Aldo Cernuto


JULY 14, 2019 – AUGUST 2, 2019

Centrally located to Southern California, TCS is held in Long Beach, in the heart of Los Angeles County. Students tour and visit the local areas of Downtown LA, Hollywood, San Diego, and Orange County. California is home to vast portion of the music industry, historic recording studios, and has long been the home of The Collective Sound HQ and Studio.

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JUNE 30, 2019 – JULY 19, 2019

Barcelona is one of Spains most beautiful cities and the regional capital of Catalonia. With the historic Gothic Quarter, La Rambla, Castle, numerous festivals and Antoni Gaudí’s distinctive architecture it is an amazing place to attend The Collective Sound. The local music scene is lively and raw, rich with influences from local songwriters, poets, historic flamenco, and the urban life.

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JUNE 30, 2019 – AUGUST 2, 2019

A one of a kind opportunity to experience TCS Academy on opposite sides of the world all in one summer. Students will travel between both programs and have time for additional site seeing and the “Full Experience” of The Collective Sound Academy.

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Unique Program Features

  • Intensive Original Music Program
  •  5:1 Student To Staff Ratio (Boutique Camp)
  • Young Musicians From Around The World
  • Write Original Music In A Band
  • Attend Live Shows & Open Mics
  • Record In A Professional Studio
  • Plan & Shoot A Music Video
  • Perform Live Shows In A Variety Of Venues
  • Music Technology & Industry Workshops
  • Field Trips & Visit Local Points Of Interest


TCS is a 3 week Resident Summer Music Academy that provides young musicians, ages 12 – 18, with an intensive collaborative musical experience. Students are placed into bands where they are guided through the original songwriting process with other young musicians from around the world. Students then record in professional studio, shoot a music video, learn about music technology, discuss the current state of the music industry and perform on a multi-show regional tour.

Summer Music Camp Overview

California Music Video Example

Barcelona Music Video Example

Live Performance Video Example