*FREE* Music Production Workshop 6/21-6/25 | Now accepting applications!

Do you work with students/youth who are interested in music? Would you like to be able to offer a class where they can learn the technical and critical skills to produce their own music? The Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) is offering a FREE teacher training workshop where you can learn what you need to know to start your own music production program.
Who is invited?
Community-based organizations, teachers, after-school programming providers, and anyone interested in offering a digital music production class for youth. Instructors with regular access to a computer lab are especially encouraged to apply. Any experience with music is helpful, but not required we’ll teach you what you need to know!
What exactly will we be doing?
Working from BAVC’s BUMP Beats curriculum, we will be covering the basics of computer-based music production using the Reason software program. Technical topics will include drum programming, working with samplers and synthesizers, basic keyboarding and music theory. In addition, we will discuss best practices, such as critical listening exercises, efficient troubleshooting, and using web-based materials to enhance instruction. We will also be offering several supplemental workshops around classroom management, artistic responsibility and program funding/sustainability. Click here for more information (www.bavc.org/bumptraining).
Why should I be interested?
Many youth are craving the opportunity to learn about music and become creators, but don’t have access to the training and equipment to make this possible. Offering this opportunity can be a powerful draw to your program. From an educator’s perspective, music can be an excellent catalyst for teaching technology skills, media literacy and critical thinking. We will work with participants on how to begin building their programs within their budgets and provide advice around fundraising and sustainability.
Where/when will the training happen?
June 21-25, 2010 at BAVC’s Townsend St. training facility in San Francisco.
How much will it cost?
The training is FREE, but we are asking for a $100 deposit to hold a spot in the class. Deposits will be refunded at the end of the class.
For more information, please contact Chris Runde (crunde@bavc.org) at 415-558-2181.