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Music Tech Program Fosters Creativity

Bertrand Edwards

The CCHS music technology program, which has grown in popularity over the past few years, includes two classes during the day and one class after school. The CTE classes during the day are Introduction to Music Technology and Advanced Electronic Composition, which are both required in order for students to become CTE certified in music production.

A third and fourth year class will soon be added, serving as a production studio for students who want to continue producing music.

While the introduction class gives students a general knowledge of music production and includes more structured lessons, the advanced class has more independent work time and requires students to select a major. These include music production, which focuses on factors of making music such as composition and mastering; audio engineering, where students learn how to mix and master music; and media music, which focuses on composing music for visual mixed media. The media music major also has a seventh period AVPA class, where composition techniques are taught and students share scores they are working on with their peers.

Media music students also collaborate with AVPA Film for the department’s Sony Films that are created during second semester. Other collaborations the music production program is involved in are with the video game design classes, CTE Film, and AVPA Dance.

The music production program also offers students the opportunity to participate in music production lab. This gives students time to produce music and to share their work with their peers.

“There’s so many talented musicians in the program that cover such a wide range of genres and styles of music,” said Tristan Russel, Junior Co-President of the Music Technology program.

This year, students in the program visited 1500 Sound Academy, an academy and professional recording studio. Additionally, certain seniors were given the opportunity to shadow industry professionals in audio engineering.

The first-ever music technology showcase will be on May 22nd at the Robert Frost Auditorium, where students from the program will share their music.

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Ariana Khan, Staff Writer
I'm a sophomore that enjoys reading, writing, and drawing.
Bertrand Edwards
Bertrand Edwards, Staff Photographer
Hi, I'm Bert and this is my senior year at CCHS. This is my first year as a photographer for The Centaurian. Outside of the Journalism club, I write for the Culver Chronicle and take photos for the yearbook. My interests include photography, as well as history, astrophysics, antiquing and baking.

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