Sound Engineering

Course Description and Faculty

Course Description

The RDAM Camp for Sound Engineers will consist of lectures, hands-on studio and concert recordings, live-streaming as well as various test recordings.

The course will be led by Associate Professor and Head of Sound Engineering, Jesper Andersen.  

During the week, you will get to work in world-class production facilities at The Royal Danish Academy of Music - a building that once housed the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR). 

You will also be invited to studio productions with high-level musicians and to carry out a concert recording in one of Copenhagen's best concert venues.  

In addition to this, you will work on research-based test recordings, including listening tests and training analytical skills. You will also experience a taste of the research and production environment in Denmark - one of the world's leading countries within this area of expertise.

Course Level

We welcome applicants with different levels of expertise - this includes both professionals, applicants who want to pursue a degree in Sound Engineering and other applicants with a general interest in sound engineering. 

Course Credits

A certificate of participation will be issued for all participants. Full attendance and satisfactory course participation at university/conservatory level will earn you 5 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). 


Jesper Andersen

Associate Professor and Head of Sound Engineer Studies
The Royal Danish Academy of Music

Jesper Andersen holds a tonmeister degree from The Royal Danish Academy of Music (RDAM). As a Grammy-nominated producer, he has produced, engineered and performed on more than 100 CD releases. Productions include music for radio, TV, commercials, theater, art installations and performances. He has also worked as Music Engineer/ Producer at the Danish Broadcasting Corporation and lectures at the Rhythmic Conservatory of Music and the Danish Technical University.

He works within a wide range of genres and has produced/engineered for the Danish Broadcast Concert Orchestra, Athelas Sinfonietta, Holland House, Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, Odense Symphony Orchestra, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Figura Ensemble, Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin, Under Byen, Efterklang, Tina Dickow, Choir of Young Believers, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Czeslaw Spiewa, and Mary Gauthier.
Besides his artistic work as a producer, Jesper Andersen has written and recorded music for TV commercials for companies like Lego, Coca-Cola and Carlsberg.

He has been a guest lecturer at Aalborg University, Royal College of Music, London (UK), Chopin Academy, University of Miami (US), Shanghai Conservatory of Music (China), Cleveland Institute of Music (US), Northwestern University (US), and Yale University (US). Since 2005, Mr. Andersen has been involved in around 1000 productions affiliated with RDAM.

Jesper Andersen also works extensively with the development of instrumental distance learning at RDAM - an area where RDAM is one of the leading academies in the world.