The Stetson Young Scholars Program offers Saturday classes to high-achieving students in grades 7-12. All classes are held on the DeLand campus.
Music Production Workshop
This course, instructed by multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated producer/engineer Jeff "Madjefmusic" Taylor, is designed to quickly immerse you in music technology and fast-forward your journey as a producer. You will spend time establishing a strong foundation in the fundamentals of music production and learn how to record vocalists, build your project, mix and sample, as well as sound design, composition and structure basics, demonstrated using industry-standard DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) Ableton Live, Logic Audio and Pro Tools.
Russian Language, History, Culture and Film
This course, taught by the faculty from Stetson's Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies Program, is designed to quickly immerse you in the history and culture of Russia. Participants will also learn basic Russian words and phrases. Explore the world of Slavic melody and dance, drink some Georgian teas, and learn how Walt Disney managed to capture major Russian cultural highlights. Don't miss this amazing learning experience.
Philosophy - Happiness to Harry Potter
Philosophy belongs in the lives of everyone. It helps us solve our problems -mundane or abstract, and it helps us make better decisions by developing our critical thinking. Take a philosophical tour of the Hogwarts or learn the best ways to live a happier life.
These immersive workshops encourage students to develop their writing skills through a variety of genres and creative approaches. The instructor will work closely with students as they explore poetic expression, learn effective revision strategies, and use creative writing to generate compelling personal narratives, craft their own fairy tale or post-apocalyptic story, and cultivate a stronger voice and writing process.