The Transom Audio Narrative Short Course at Interlochen will provide a remarkably solid introduction to the basics and some advanced elements of radio story planning, structure, writing, fieldwork and digital audio editing.
Registration Fee: $700 (Upon acceptance to the course after April 1, 2014)
The Transom Audio Narrative Short Course is a traveling workshop that will return to Interlochen College for Creative Arts for a second year in 2014. This workshop provides participants not just an introduction to the basics, but it delves intensely into some advanced elements of radio story planning, structure and writing, fieldwork and digital audio editing. All participants in the program will produce a four minute profile of a creative resident of northern Michigan. Works completed during the workshop will be considered for airing on Interlochen Public Radio. Ideal for beginning producers, experienced podcasters, and anyone already familiar with digital audio editing and fieldwork, this workshop is perfect for those who have an interest in producing sound-rich stories with a strong narrative. While previous experience in radio storytelling or journalism isn't required, it is preferred. Workshop participants should be creative, dedicated storytellers or journalists with a strong set of entry-level skills. In order to participate, those interested must undergo a pre-screening process and be invited to register.
To apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief paragraph about your interest in the workshop, your background and skills, and a link (or attachment) to an mp3 or other audio recording you have produced. Review of applicants will begin in early January and the deadline for pre-screening is April 1. All applicants will be notified in mid April regarding their admissions status and those invited into the program will receive a direct link to complete their workshop registration online. Spots in the program will be limited and will only be available to invited participants on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Transom Audio Narrative Short Course at Interlochen is a collaboration between Transom.org, Interlochen College of Creative Arts and Interlochen Public Radio (IPR). Rob Rosenthal is the lead instructor. Rob will be assisted by IPR’s News Director, Peter Payette.
Tuition includes a copy of Hindenburg Journalist editing software and access to field recording gear. You will need to bring a laptop computer.
Additional costs include housing, food and transportation to and from the workshop as well as transportation during the workshop for fieldwork.
Registration and Cancellation
Interlochen College of Creative Arts offers a variety of education programs in the arts for adults 18 years or older. Participant must turn 18 years of age on or before the first day of the desired education program. Enrollment is limited to 10 participants who will be registered on a first-come, first served basis. Full tuition payment is required to be submitted with the completed registration. Registration confirmation will be sent via email once registration and payment have been received and processed. Please complete one registration per participant per program enrolled.
Tuition fees do not include housing, food and transportation. Please contact the Interlochen Stone Student Center for campus housing rates and cafeteria meal plan options at 231.276.7570. Inform the hotel reservation agent which adult education program you are a participant in to request your group rate lodging discount.
If you must withdraw prior to three weeks (21 days) before the workshop, contact us in writing and we will do our best to find a replacement. If we succeed, we will refund 50% of your registration. If we do not succeed, your tuition will not be refunded. Sorry, but our timeline is tight. A full tuition refund will be issued if the event is canceled.
Radio Story Workshop Faculty
News Director, Interlochen Public Radio
Faculty, Comparative Arts