CJUC Audio Arts Immersion Program

Main page for the Audio Arts Immersion PROJECT mini site


Welcome to the CJUC Audio Arts Immersion Program page.

*Please Note There is no cost for this course, but please RSVP us to insure there is room for you. audioart@cjucfm.com

Use of a computer or laptop will be needed to complete the projects in this course.

Welcome to CJUC’s Audio Art Immersion! AAI is an eight-week course in which you will learn about sound recording, editing, structure, sound design, and techniques and practices for creating compelling audio work. Most importantly, you’ll be making two projects over the eight-week course, both of which will be aired on CJUC!

When: Thursday evenings from 7pm-8:30pm, from October 12th to November 30th

Where: Chambers House in Shipyards Park

Each session will consist of:

  • half hour lecture

  • half hour of hands-on work on the theme of the day

  • half hour work session (here’s where you can develop your two assignments in a supportive environment -- ask questions, get feedback, or just do focused work)

Bill and Chelsea will send out the next week’s course material each weekend so that you can browse through the list of articles, links and examples before each class.

The assignments:

  • One short piece

    • under three minutes long

    • soundscape or short story/doc

    • simple multitrack (consider including music, ambient sound, voice)

  • Final project

    • 5 to 15 minutes long

    • could be anything -- radio doc, audio collage, radio drama, sound art installation, first episode of a podcast, music piece, etc.

    • team project or solo project

Class schedule:

October 12 Fundamentals of sound / psychoacoustics / basic recording

October 19 Editing and mixing

October 26 Story structure / audio storytelling

(guest lecture from CBC The Doc Project’s Julia Pagel)

November 2 Voicing and miking

***present short pieces!

November 9 Field recording / deep listening

November 16 Sound design

November 23 Copyright / legal stuff

November 30 Audio art / experimental audio manipulation

***present long pieces!


Please RSVP us at the email below

Oct 12th - Nov 30th.

We are relaunching the CJUC Audio Art Immersion project! If you missed out over the summer, now is your chance to join us!

Audio Art Immersion 2.0 starts on Thursday October 12th and runs til November 30th -- every Thursday evening from 7-8:30pm.

During the eight week intensive, you’ll learn about the fundamentals of sound, sound recording, voicing and miking, field recording, audio storytelling and story structure, copyright, multitrack editing and sound design, and experimental audio manipulation.

You’ll learn through lectures and hands-on workshops, and you’ll produce real projects that will air on CJUC.





June 21 2017

What is Audio Arts Immersion?

Simply put Audio Arts Immersion is a basic introduction to the world of sound and how it is recorded and manipulated to create an artistic expression.

The program will consist of bi weekly workshops where we will learn about different aspects of sound, history, techniques, as well as allow participants to discuss and work on their own projects. On off weeks, we will concentrate on group and individual discussion of projects and one on one instruction.

Topics for discussion will be

  • What is Audio Art?
  • History of Audio Art
  • Listening and Recording
  • Theatre of the Mind
  • Documentary, Radio Drama, Film Sound Effects, Mash Ups, Storytelling
  • Tape and Digital editing

For this program CJUC will be broadcasting the projects as part of its programming as well as creating podcasts to be posted on the internet.

Participants are encouraged to download and install Audacity, a free to use and download, open-source editing and multitrack recording software. Individuals with more experience can use their own favorite or familiar software.

For more information drop by our studio in Shipyards park during the weekly Fireweed Market or email audioart<at>cjucfm.com.

Funding for this project is from the Community Radio Fund of Canada.



June 12 2017

CJUC receives funding to create community Audio Arts Program

Some exciting news from CJUC Radio. We have received funding from the Community Radio Fund of Canada, Radiometres program to create an Audio Art Immersion program.

Audio art includes a variety of practices including audio collage, radio drama, storytelling and documentary elements, mashups, soundscapes constructed from everyday environmental sounds and audio installations for specific spaces. Volunteers will be encouraged to produce pieces reflective of the Yukon and their personal and local histories but will be given the freedom to explore a variety of creative approaches and subject matter.

The main goal of this project is to instruct and support volunteers from the community in the production of ‘audio art’ to produce short form (2-5 minute) and long form (20-40 minute) audio pieces for broadcast and podcasting. Volunteers will include current CJUC radio programmers and open to any interested members of the community.

All interested should contact the station at 457-CJUC, email us at info@cjucfm.com or drop by The Chambers House in Shipyards Park Thursday from 3-8 during the Fireweed Market.