I started the Open Music Initiative in the Music Department at Yale in 2014. The purpose of the initiative was to provide access to music programming, notation, electronics and more to faculty, students and staff outside the traditional course structure. Moreover, I wanted to do so using open source software and hardware so that the knowledge gained and projects produced therein were portable. Over the past four years the initiative has grown, moved to Computer Science when I started a teaching position there, and added incredible students and faculty to the team. This Spring (2018) we gave eight workshops on different music production techniques ranging from mixing and mastering to the design and use of analog and digital synthesizers.
To learn more about the initiative, please see the official Yale OMI website. I try to keep it up-to-date along with our Facebook page, but the most reliable way to ensure you know of upcoming events and workshops is to sign up for the mailing list here: https://mailman.yale.edu/mailman/listinfo/omi