Planning began in early 2010 between V.J. Manzo and Rick Dammers. The original concept was to create a technology-based music camp in which the participants represented the non-traditional music student who either has had no formal music training or is not part of his school’s music program. The goal of the camp was to musical concepts that enabled original compositions and the performance of these works using interactive music software instead of traditional instruments.

Students would use music that is culturally familiar to them, such as popular music, learn about diatonic chord functions, chord progressions, harmonic ear-training, and harmonic direction tendencies and use this knowledge to compose original music in a similar style. Students would also learn to record their compositions as the performed them.

The project used original software created by Manzo from his EAMIR project as well as similar newly-created software by Manzo that could suit the specific needs of the camp. The "E00" line of EAMIR apps was created and is available on the Resources page.

Two undergraduate music education students from Montclair State University, Jamey Vavra and Matt Skouras, and two undergraduate music education students from Rowan University, Andy Bohn and Matt Ercolani assisted the research project. The camp was held at Rowan University in the music education classroom at Wilson Hall on August 9 - 13, 2010.

The music room had 10 iMacs (for 9 students), an instructor computer with a projector, 10 USB MIDI controllers (introduced on the 4th day). Some alternate controller interfaces were demonstrated on the 3rd day. Each computer used only the EAMIR software and GarageBand.