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Immersive Sound Design with Jeff Emtman (5-Week Workshop)

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Audio has the potential to be an incredibly visceral, experiential medium. But how do you move past the simple interview or two-way into more immersive sounds? 

In this five-week workshop, you'll learn how to listen deeper, record better, and turn your ideas into sounds. You will produce a short, sound-rich audio piece from start to finish, learning sound theory, recording best practices, and mixing techniques along the way.  

The workshop will take place on Saturdays from October 13 to November 10. Participants will gather at the PRX Podcast Garage from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m for each session.

We recommend this class for intermediate or advanced producers. Students should have a basic grasp of recording and editing beforehand.


"Jeff is a kind and welcoming facilitator who easily makes the room a comfortable space for people of any experience level."

"Highly informative and fun. It had a good mix of technical skills and theoretical approaches and would be useful for folks from a wide range of audio backgrounds who are making a wide range of projects."

"Jeff knows his s**t. Totally worthwhile." 


The cost of this workshop is $250 for non-members and $200 for members of the Podcast Garage or members of the Harvard Ed Portal (i.e. any Allston-Brighton resident). Sign up below!

We're offering scholarships for this workshop. Learn more here.


Instructor Jeff Emtman is the long-time editor of KCRW’s Here Be Monsters Podcast, a series of sound-rich audio documentaries about fear and the unknown. He’s lectured on sound and story at the Columbia University, CPH:DOX and the PRX Podcast Garage.


Our programming is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit