Digital Harbor High School (Baltimore, MD)

  • Instructor:  Alyson Covino
  • Location: Baltimore, MD
  • School Profile: Public High School
  • Class Title(s): Music Technology
  • Grades Levels Included: 10-12
  • Structure of NTM Class(es): Music Technology runs a semester long and meets each day for 90 minutes.  Students need no prior background, all they need is an interest in music and computers.  Students are exposed to the beginning levels of music technology (looping, sequencing, podcasting, Foley effects, soundscapes and basic film scoring.
  • Software Used: MixCraft, Reason, Audacity
  • Hardware Used: PC's
  • Class NTM Activities:  Sound exploration, electronic music, form (A-B-A), ringtones,  podcasting, lyric writing and recording (rapping), soundscapes (taking various images and setting them to music), video game music and game concept development, and basic film scoring.
  • History: Digital Harbor High School has been offering traditional music theory and composition to the "non-traditional" music student for 4 years. After attending a TI:ME Conference I realized what needed to be happening in my classroom.  In the summer of 2011 I contacted my principal and asked him if I could convert a music theory class to music technology.  Thus began our journey and so far it is thriving!
  • Success Stories: Visit our student song highlights page: https://sites.google.com/site/dhhsmusictechnology/
  • Advice to Others Starting NTM Project: Students need to learn through creativity and your excitement is infectious!
  • Date Profile Submitted: September 2012
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