IllinoisHumanities

With options such as audio recording, music composition, beat composition, and DJ mixing, youth are exposed to a range of opportunities needed to acquire industry-standard skills and to further develop into careers in sound support, engineering and production.

Unit Plan Description

 UK Jazz Revolution
Audio production classes are focusing on the UK Jazz Revolution. Right now there is a group of artist in the United Kingdom who are creating music fusing hip-hop and jazz to make a fresh new renaissance. Youth in the Free Write program will be studying these artists and making music in a similar style. Students also learn emotional intelligence and self-expression as a way to cope with traumatic experiences. By the end of a 10-week course, each student will set goals and complete an original piece utilizing the skills learned throughout the course.

Teaching Artist: Tim Nickless