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Digital Music Lab
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Digital Music Lab


1006 S Michigan Ave, Suite 300

Open Lab Hours - Spring 2013
Monday and Wednesday: 1:00-3:20 pm, 5:00-7:00 pm
Thursday: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday: 11:00 am-12:20 pm, 3:30-5:00 pm

Located along Michigan Avenue with a view overlooking Grant Park, the Digital Music Lab represents the leading edge of Columbia College Chicago's Music Center. The Lab provides students with a hands on environment in which they can learn the tools and techniques of the modern music performer, composer and producer. Students are offered a wide range of classes hosted in the Digital Music Lab which are all taught by faculty members who are actively engaged in Chicago’s music scene.

Equipment Highlights


  • Quadraphonic Speaker System w/ Subwoofer
  • Networked Audio & Video between all computers
  • Akai EIEpro Audio Interfaces
  • Mackie 1202-VLZ3 Mixers


  • Apple iMac
  • M-Audio Axiom 49 Keyboard Controllers
  • Ableton Live Suite
  • Logic
  • Pro Tools
  • Native Instrument Maschine
  • Reason
  • Max/MSP
  • Sibelius
  • Finale

Academic Offerings


C_LEns (Columbia College Chicago Laptop Ensemble)
Tim Edwards, director
Experimental Sound Ensemble
Daniel R. Dehaan, director



Digital Music Production I (32-1911) & II (32-2912)
Jeff Derringer, Instructor

Digital Music Composition I (32-3262) & II (32-2261)
Daniel R. Dehaan, Instructor
Francisco Castillo Trigueros, Instructor

Technology for Musicians I  (32-1915) & II (32-2925)
Rick Barnes, Instructor

Fundamentals of Arranging (32-2250)
Thomas Gunther, Instructor

Pop Arranging and Orchestration (32-3250)
Thomas Gunther, Instructor

Demo Production
Rick Barnes, Instructor


Contact Us

Daniel R. Dehaan, Digital Music Lab Coordinator
Francisco Castillo Trigueros, Digital Music Lab Technician