Ableton University Tour

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Are you looking to use Live for your degree? Or maybe you'd just like to explore music between classes? Get hands-on with Live 9 and Push during the Ableton University Tour.

Throughout April and May the Tour will be visiting dozens of schools around the world. At each stop Ableton Certified Trainers and artists will present a fun and informative demonstration of Ableton Live and Push – with a specific focus on opening the world of music creation to students. These presentations are open to students, faculty and staff as well as to the general public. All events are free to attend.

See if the Ableton University Tour is coming to your school (or one near you) below:

United States
United Kingdom
South Africa


United States

Chicago, IL
Date: April 8
School: University of St. Francis
Time: 2:00-5:00p.m. : Break-out sessions and workshops in the DARA studio
6:30-8.30p.m. : Artist performance and presentation in the Turk Theatre in Tower hall with Ableton Certified Trainer Orville Kline and Thomas Faulds (Ableton)
Presenter(s): Thomas Faulds (Ableton) and Orville Kline (ACT)
Venue: University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL 60435
RSVP: RSVP at or call if you have questions 815/740-3529
More Info: Eventbrite

Manhattan, NYC
Date: April 8
School: New York University- Tisch School for the Arts
Time: 10:30am (break-out sessions - student only) 12:00pm (break-out sessions - student only) 2pm (Public Event)
Presenter(s):  Erin Barra (Artist), Huston Singletary (Ableton), Adriano Clemente (ACT),
Venue: New York University, 194 Mercer Street Room 503, New York, NY 10012
RSVP: RSVP on event page (link coming soon - please check back)

Cincinnati, OH
Date: April 10
School: University of Cincinnati
Time: 1:00 - 8:30pm
Presenter(s): Orville Kline (ACT)
Venue: University of Cincinnati, 2600 Clifton Ave., Cincinnati OH 45221
1:00 - 4:00pm | Corbett 3735: student workshops with Orville Kline (students, faculty and invitees only).
6:30 - 8:30pm | Mary Emery 3250: Public presentation and Performance (Free and open to the public)
RSVP: No RSVP needed
More Info: Eventbrite

Ann Arbor, MI
Date: April 11
School: University of Michigan Performing Arts and Technology Department
Time: 11:00-12:00 | key faculty presentation - Music Technology Lab, 2057 Moore Building, University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance 1100 Baits Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
2:00-5:00 | Kiosk setup In the Atrium of the Duderstadt Center 2281 Bonisteel Blvd., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2094
6:00-7:30 | Student/public workshop - Design Lab 1 in the Duderstadt Center.
Presenter(s): Thomas Faulds (Ableton)
Venue: Duderstadt Center 2281 Bonisteel Blvd., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2094
RSVP: No RSVP needed
More Info:Eventbrite

Miami, FL
Date: April 17
School: University of Miami/Frost School of Music
Time: 5pm 
Presenter(s): Wyatt Meagher (ACT) and Joey Paranoia (ACT)
Venue: University of Miami Frost School of Music, Coral Gables, FL 33124-7610
Main event: Volpe Bldg. Room 103.
Breakout sessions: "Austin Weeks Center for Recording and Performance" AKA The Weeks Studio
RSVP: No RSVP needed
More Info: Eventbrite

Boston, MA
Date: April 19
School: Harvard University
Time: 5pm to 6:15PM (break-out session), (Public Event @ 6:30-8pm)
Presenter(s) Dan Freeman (ACT)
Venue: Holden Chapel, Harvard Yard, Harvard University, Cambridge MA, 02138
RSVP: No RSVP needed

Salt Lake City, UT
Date: April 21
School: Salt Lake Community College
Time: 11am (faculty meet), 2pm (break-out sessions - student only), (Public Event @ 6:30pm)
Presenter(s): Lenny Kiser (ACT), Dave Hillel (Ableton),
Venue: Salt Lake Community College, School of Music, Multi-Purpose room (1-030 and 1-032), 1575 South State Street, SLC, UT 84115
RSVP: No RSVP needed
More Info:Eventbrite

Nashville, TN
Date: April 24
School: Middle Tennessee State University
Time: 4:30pm (break-out sessions - student only) 6pm (break-out sessions - student only) 6:30pm (Public Event)
Presenter(s): Scott Dugan (ACT),Huston Singletary (Ableton)
Venue: Mass Comm Building (next to Homecoming Dr.) MTSU 1301 E Main St, Murfreesboro, TN 37130  
RSVP: Eventbrite

Boulder, CO
Date: April 24
School: University of Colorado, Boulder
Time: 11am (faculty meet), 2pm (break-out sessions - student only), (Public Event @ 6:30pm)
Presenter(s): Mark Mosher (Artist), Ben Samples (Artist), Dave Hillel (Ableton)
Venue: University of Colorado at Boulder, College of Music, Room# N1B46, 18th & Euclid, Boulder, CO 80309-0301
RSVP: No RSVP needed
More Info: Eventbrite

Phoenix, AZ
Date: April 25
School: Arizona State University
Time: 11am (faculty meet), 2pm (break-out sessions - student only), (Public Event @ 6:30pm)
Presenter(s): Yeuda Ben-Atar (ACT/Sidebrain), Ken Porter (ACT), Dave Hillel (Ableton)
Venue: Arizon State University, School of Arts, Media and Engineering, Stauffer Communication Arts B Wing, Room 125, 950 S. Forest Mall Drive, Tempe, AZ 85281
RSVP: No RSVP needed
More Info: Eventbrite

San Diego, CA
Date: April 29
School: University of California, San Diego
Time: 11am (faculty meet), 2pm (break-out sessions - student only), (Public Event @ 6:30pm)
Presenter(s): Paul Dateh (Artist), Yeuda Ben-Atar (ACT/Sidebrain), Dave Hillel (Ableton)
Venue: University of California, San Diego, Department of Music Recital Hall
Located in the Conrad Prebys Music Center (CPMC) Room 127
Park in "Gilman Parking Structure" (searchable on Google maps)
RSVP: Eventbrite

Corvallis, OR
Date: April 30
School: Oregon State University
Time: 11am (faculty meet), 2pm (break-out sessions - student only), (Public Event @ 6:30pm)
Presenter(s): Jeremy Highhouse (ACT), Joseph Cerimeli (ACT), Nathan Asman (Artist)
Venue: School of Arts and Communication: Music, Oregon State University : 305 Benton Hall , Corvallis, OR 97332 USA
RSVP: No RSVP needed
More Info: Eventbrite

Minneapolis, MN
Date: May 1
School: University of Minnesota
Time: Public evening workshop @7pm in Ferguson Hall 225, the kiosks will be in Ferguson 259 (School of Music Computer Lab) from 2-5pm and the faculty session will be 11am in Ferguson 215 (STRUM Electronic Music Studio).
Presenter(s): Thomas Faulds (Ableton), Leon Jawolski (ACT)
Venue: School of Music, University of Minnesota 113 Ferguson Hall
RSVP: No RSVP needed

Fullerton, CA
Date: May 12
School: Fullerton Community College
Time: 2pm (break-out sessions - Public allowed), (Public Event @ 6:30pm)
Presenter(s): Aaron Zilch (ACT), Ryan Kull (ACT), Dave Hillel (Ableton)
Venue: Fullerton College, School of Music, 321 E Chapman Avenue, Fullerton CA 92832
RSVP: No RSVP needed
More Info: Eventbrite



Date: April 9
School: D'Drive Friesland College
Time: 13.00 pm
Presenter(s): Menno Keij (ACT), D'Drive Student contribution
Venue: Jupiterweg 21, LEEUWARDEN
RSVP: for non-university guests, limited capacity, contact:

Date: April 16
School: Conservatorium Amsterdam
Time: 16.00 pm
Presenter(s): Menno Keij (ACT), Nico Brandsen, Wiboud Burkens
Venue: Oosterdokskade 151, AMSTERDAM
RSVP: for non-university guests, limited capacity, contact:

Date: April 23
School: Music Academy Conservatorium Haarlem (In Holland)
Time: 18.00 pm
Presenter(s): Menno Keij (ACT), Coen Molenaar + Studentband
Venue: Bijdorplaan 15, HAARLEM
RSVP: for non-university guests, limited capacity, contact:

Date: April 25
School: Herman Brood Academy
Time: 11.00 am
Presenter(s): Menno Keij (ACT), Student contribution
Venue: Bontekoelaan 1, UTRECHT
RSVP: for non-university guests, limited capacity, contact:

Date: May 8
School: Codarts Rotterdam (University for the Arts)
Time: 11.00 am
Presenter(s): Menno Keij (ACT), Codarts Student contribution
Venue: Pieter de Hoochweg 125, ROTTERDAM
RSVP: for non-university guests, limited capacity, contact:

Date: May 17
School: ArtEZ PopAcademie & MediaMusic
Time: 12pm
Presenter(s):Menno Keij (ACT), Nanko Huisman
Venue: ArtEZ - van Essengaarde 10, Enschede
RSVP: All guests from outside ArtEZ are welcome, but please RSVP due to limited capacity, contact:
More info:Boost Festival



Date: May 12
School: Hogeschool PXL Music
Time: 11.00 am
Presenter(s)Menno Keij (ACT), Arne van Petegem
Venue: Bootstraat 11, HASSELT
RSVP: for non-university guests, limited capacity, contact:



Date: May 3
School: M&R Rockhal Luxemburg
Time: 14.00 pm
Presenter(s): Menno Keij (ACT), Artist Performance
Venue: Rockhal, Ave. du Rock'n Roll 5, ESCH/ALZETTE
RSVP: email for registration and find more information on


United Kingdom

Date: April 2
School: Birmingham City University
Time: 2pm
Presenter(s)Mark Towers (ACT)
Venue: City North Campus, Birmingham B42 2SU
RSVP: RSVP required - more info coming soon

Date: April 10
School: Edinburgh Napier University
Time: 11am
Presenter(s): Simon Stokes (ACT), Timo Preece (ACT)
Venue: School of Arts and Creative Industries, Room G17, Merchiston Campus, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh EH10 5DT
RSVP: No RSVP necessary

Date: April 30
School: University of Westminster
Time: 2pm
Presenter(s): Michael Greig (ACT)Sie Medway-Smith
Venue: Area 51, University of Westminster, Northwick Park, Watford Road, Harrow, HA1 3TP
RSVP: No RSVP necessary

Date: May 1
School: Tech Music School, Rooms G02 & 209
Time: 6pm
Presenter(s)Michael Greig (ACT), Adrian Pickard (Ableton)
Venue: Tech Music School, Barclay House, Effie Road, London SW6 1EN 
RSVPEmail Tech Music School. Places are limited!

Date: May 17
School: UCLAN
Time: 2pm
Presenter(s): Tom Lonsbrough (ACT), Simon Lyon (ACT)
Venue: University of Central Lancashire, UCLAN Media Factory, Preston , Lancs
RSVP: Register here

Date: May 22
School: dBs Music
Time: 6pm
Presenter(s): Chris Pratt (ACT), Max Wheeler (Anushka)
Venue: The Station, Silver Street, Bristol, BS1 2AG
RSVP:dBs Music

: June 7
School: Northbrook College Sussex
Time: 11.30 - 12.00pm: Introduction to Ableton Push
12:00 – 1:00pm:
Making a track from scratch with Push and Live 9
Max For Live Workshop – interacting with Live's API
Push Playground
1.00 – 2.00pm:
Alex Banks Masterclass
Max For Live Workshop – designing custom processing tools
Push Playground
Presenter(s): Max Wheeler (Anushka), Mick Feltham, Adrian Pickard, Alex Banks (Monkey Town Records), Ed Chivers 
Venue: Northbrook College Sussex
Broadwater Campus
West Sussex. 
BN14 8HJ
RSVP:Mick Feltham Curriculum Leader in Music for Creative Industries


Date: 30th April
School: CIT - Cork School of Music
Time: 7pm
Presenter(s): Gav Timlin (ACT)
Venue: Cork School of Music, Union Quay, Cork
RSVP: No RSVP necessary



Date: May 5
School: Conservatorio Frosinone
Time: 10am and 1pm
Presenter(s): Valerio Murat, Fabrizio Bianco, Giancarlo Lanza (ACT)
Venue: Viale Michelangelo, 03100 Frosinone
RSVP: No RSVP necessary

Date: May 6
School: IED - Istituto Europeo di Design
Time: 5pm
Presenter(s): Fabrizio Bianco, Giovanni Cospito and Giona Vinti
Venue: Via A. Sciesa 4, 20135 Milano
RSVP: No RSVP necessary

Date: May 7
School: Conservatorio G. Verdi
Time: 10am
Presenter(s): Dario Piana (ACT), Fabrizio Bianco, Giona Vinti (ACT)
Venue: Via Conservatorio, 12, Milano
RSVP: No RSVP necessary



Date: April 11
School: ATLA
Time: 6:30pm
Presenter(s): Vincent Le Bartz (ACT) and David Bergot
Venue: 12 Villa de Guelma 75018 Paris
RSVP: required -

Date: May 15
School: Ecole des Gobelins
Time: 3:00pm
Presenter(s): David Bergot
Venue: 73, boulevard Saint Marcel
RSVP: required -



Date: May 15
School: WAAPA - Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
Time: 1pm - 4pm
Presenter(s): Josh Hogan (ACT), Laura Jane Lowther (Kučka), Katie Campbell (Catlips), Ben Collins (Black Swan Theatre), WAAPA students
Venue: WAAPA Music Auditorium , ECU Mount Lawley Campus, 2 Bradford Street, Mount Lawley, Perth, Western Australia
RSVP: No RSVP necessary

Date: May 16
School: UTS (University of Technology Sydney)
Time: 6pm
Presenter(s): Jon Drummond, Sina Djavadkhani, Adam Grace (ACT)Adam Maggs (ACT)
Hosted by James Hurley
Venue: University of Technology, Sydney
Bon Marche Studio
Buildng CB03, 755 Harris St Ultimo see map at
RSVP: for non-university guests, limited capacity: Sign up here 

Date: May 24
School: University of Sydney
Time: 11am
Presenter(s):Adam Maggs (ACT), Anthony Garvin (ACT), Steffan Ianigro, Aengus Martin, Oliver Brown, Sebastian Tomczak
Venue: The University of Sydney
148 City Road
Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning
Wilkinson Building Room ALT2
Darlington NSW 2008, Australia
A beginners hands-on session with Ableton Live and Push 
Max For Live for beginners
Ableton + x : artists demonstrating the interaction between Ableton Live and any number of other interesting pieces of software and hardware.


Date: May 26
School: University of Newcastle - Conservatorium of Music
Time: 6pm
Presenter(s): Adam Maggs (ACT), Tracey Redhead, Adam Manning, Steven Wooster & Adam Morris, Mathieu Valton (ACT)
Hosted by Danielo Pati
University of Newcastle – Conservatorium of Music
Cnr Auckland & Laman Street Newcastle, NSW, 2300
More Info:Eventbrite

Date: June 3
School: Queensland University of Technology
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Presenter(s)Grand PavilionUmbraAukistra
Venue: The Kelvin Grove Guild Bar, The Grove, Victoria Park Road, Kelvin Grove, QLD 4059



Date: April 3
School: Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM) Vortragsraum
Time: 6pm
Presenter(s): Jesse Abayomi (Ableton)
Venue: ZKM Vortragsraum, Lorenzstr. 19, D-76135 Karlsruhe
RSVP: No RSVP necessary

Date: April 12
School: Hochschule der populären Künste HdpK
Time: 8pm
Presenter(s): Jesse Abayomi (Ableton)
Venue: JAMES JUNE, Karl-Marx-Allee 93, D-10243 Berlin
RSVP: No RSVP necessary
More Info:Facebook Event
Note: this event is part of a larger festival, with a four-Euro entry fee.



Date: April 8
School: Ars Electronica Linz GmbH
Time: 6pm
Presenter(s): Jesse Abayomi (Ableton)
Venue: Ars Electronica, Straße 1, 4040 Linz, Österreich
RSVP: No RSVP necessary


South Africa

Cape Town
Date: May 17
School: South African College of Music
Time: 11:30 to 14:30
Presenter(s):Thomas Glendinning (ACT) and Fletcher Beadon
Venue: C07, the Chisholm Recital Room at the South African College of Music, Woolsack Drive
Lower Campus of the University of Cape Town (behind the Baxter Theatre)
More Info: Facebook Event
RSVP: No RSVP necessary 



Mexico City
Date: May 13
School: Escuela de Musica G Martell 
Time: 12:00-2:00pm student sessions. Public Presentation 3:00-5:00pm. Where: Escuela de Musica G Martell 
Presenter(s)Joaquin Jimenez (ACT), Eduardo Dominguez (ACT)
Venue: Cerro de Tlapacoyan #7, Col. Del., Copilco Universidad, Coyoacán, 04318 Distrito Federal, Mexico
RSVP: No RSVP necessary 

Date: May 15
School: Fermatta Academia de Musica, Guadalajara
Time: 2:00-5:00pm student break-out sessions, 6:30-8:00pm Public Presentation
Presenter(s): Joaquin Jimenez (ACT), Camilo Carrero
Venue: Foro Fermatta, en la Glorieta de la Estampida, López Mateos Sur 730, Chapalita Sur, 45040 Guadalajara, Jalisco
RSVP: No RSVP necessary 

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