Profiles: NTM Schools in Action

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This page profiles Non-Traditional Music (NTM) programs, their students and teachers.  Each profile has been submitted by a music educator in the field using music technology to reach NTM students.  The material receives only minor editing and used as submitted.  If you have a program to add to our running list, please use the "Submit NTM Profile" tab above.  We'd love to add you to our growing list.  


Dave Williams and Rick Dammers


Adrian High School (Adrian, MI)

  • Instructor:  Bradley Sharp
  • Location: Adrian MI
  • School Profile: Public HS, 9-12, approx: 1200 students
  • Class Title(s): Digital Music
  • Grades Levels Included: 9-12
  • Structure of NTM Class(es): One trimester class, 12 wks, 72 minutes per day, currently approximately 45 students

Apponequet Regional H.S. (Lakeville, MA)

  • Instructor: Ed Ledwith
  • Location: Lakeville, MA
  • School Profile: Public High School, 9-12, 900 students
  • Class Title(s): Music Technology
  • Grades Levels Included: 9-12
  • Structure of NTM Class(es): Course meets for one period (56 minutes) every day, for half the year.

Arcadia High School (Phoenix, AZ)

  • Instructor:  Richard Maxwell
  • Location: Phoenix, AZ
  • School Profile: public high school, grades 9-12, approx 1750 enrolled.
  • Class Title(s): Creative Musical Arts and Sciences (CMAS)
  • Grades Levels Included

Bergenfield High School (Bergenfield NJ) 2 2

  • Instructor: Brian Timmons and Kent Pennell
  • Class Title(s): Music Technology I
  • Grades Levels Included: 9-12
  • Structure of NTM Class(es): Full year course.  Five 41-minute classes per week. Three sections of 16 students offered in 2009-2010.

Berwick Academy (South Berwick, ME)

  • Instructor: Stephanie Sanders
  • Location: South Berwick, ME
  • School Profile: PK-12 Independent Day School;  600+/- total student enrollment
  • Class Title(s): Electronic Music I-V as well as Ukulele Ensemble, World Musics, Guitar, African Music

Bishop MacDonell CSS (Guelph, Ontario, Canada)

  • Instructor: Matt Teeter
  • Location: Guelph, Ontario, Canada
  • School Profile: Catholic High School,  grades 9-12 approximately 700 students, 2 semester system
  • Class Title(s): Electronic Music
  • Grades Levels Included

Brookwood High School (Snellville, GA)

  • Instructor:  Ken Simpson
  • Location: Snellville, GA (Atlanta Metro Area)
  • School Profile: Gwinnett County Public Schools, 9-12 , 3487 enrollment
  • Class Title(s): Beginning  & Advanced  Music Technology

Camden County High School (Camden, NC)

  • Instructor:  CHris Whitehurst
  • Location: Camden, NC
  • School Profile: Public HS, 9-12
  • Class Title(s): Digital Audio Recording
  • Grades Levels Included: 9-12
  • Structure of NTM Class(es):  1 semester, 90 minutes daily, grades 10-12

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.  …

Duxbury High School (Duxbury, MA)

  • Instructor: Joe Pondaco
  • Location: Duxbury, MA
  • School Profile: Public HS. 9-12, total 1200 enrollment
  • Class Title(s)Music Technology I, II & III, Piano Lab I & II, Music Business, Music Appreciation, Music Theory

East Brunswick High School (East Brunswick NJ)

  • Instructor: Marjorie LoPresti
  • Class Title(s): Beginning Piano, Piano Workshop, Musicianship Music, Technology and Composition, Advanced Music Studio
  • Grades Levels Included: 9-12
  • Structure of NTM Class(es)

Fort Hayes Career Center (Columbus, OH)

  • Instructor:  Ryan Van Bibber
  • Location: Columbus OH
  • School Profile: Public High School Career Center, Grades 11-12
  • Class Title(s): Audio Production I (11th Grade) and II (12th Grade)
  • Grades Levels Included

Greenwich High School (Greenwich CT)

  • Instructor: Barbara Freedman
  • Class Title(s): Intro to Electronic Music, Electronic Music 1, ElectronicMusic 2, Electronic Music 3/Honors
  • Grades Levels Included: High school
  • School Profile:  Public H.S.; enrollment 2700

Hoboken High School (Hoboken, NJ)

  • Instructor: David Stasiak
  • School: Hoboken High School
  • Location: Hoboken, NJ
  • School Profile: Public HS, 9-12, 450 total enrollment
  • Class Title(s): Electronic Music & Songwriting
  • Grade Levels Included:

Holy Cross Primary School (Glenwood Western Sydney, Australia)

  • Instructor: Phil Rooke
  • Class Title(s): Year 6
  • Grades Levels Included: Year 6, Elementary School
  • School Profile:  Catholic Elementary School in Diocese of Parramatta Western Sydney Australia

Howell High School (Farmingdale NJ)

  • Instructor: Joe Cantaffa
  • Class Title(s): Entertainment Technology II, Entertainment IV
  • Grades Levels Included: 10th and 12th
  • School Profile:  Public H.S., enrollment 2400
  • Structure of NTM Class(es)

Illinois State University (Music Education Program)

  • Instructor: Kim McCord
  • Grades Levels Included: undergraduate music education majors
  • School Profile:  Public University, enrollment of some 20,000 students
  • Class Title(s): Advanced General Music

Imagine Middle School West (Weston, FL)

  • Instructor: Cesar Taveras
  • Class Title(s): Music Production and Performance
  • Grades Levels Included: 6 - 8
  • School Profile:  Charter School
  • Structure of NTM Class(es): A typical class will be mostly made up of 6th grade students who meet daily for 50 minutes. …

J.P. Case Middle School (Flemington, NJ)

  • Instructors:  Daniel Schultz, Rose Nagy, Heather Faherty
  • Location: Flemington, NJ
  • School Profile: Public Middle School, Grades 7-8, 900 students
  • Class Title(s): General Music
  • Grades Levels Included

Kuna Middle School (Kuna, ID)

  • Instructor:  April Peterson
  • Location: Kuna, ID
  • School Profile: Public middle school, grades 7-8.  Enrollment of 750
  • Class Title(s): Digital Music 1, Digital Music 2
  • Grades Levels Included: 7th/8th grades

Ladue Horton Watkins High School (Ladue MO)

  • Instructor:  Rick Dammers (Rowan University)
  • Class Title(s): Music Through Technology
  • Grades Levels Included: 9-12
  • Structure of NTM Class(es): The class was designed as a hands-on, technology-based music appreciation class. …

Lake Forest Academy (Lake Forest, IL)

  • Instructors:  Adam Schlipmann and Grier Carson
  • Location: Lake Forest, IL
  • School Profile: Private 9-12 Day/Boarding School
  • Class Title(s):Freshman Foundation in the Arts, Electronic Music 1, Advanced Studies in Electronic Music, and Laptop Orchestra

Lawrenceville Elementary School (Lawrenceville, NJ)

  • Instructor:  Daniel Beal
  • Location: Lawrenceville Elementary School
  • School Profile: Public Elementary
  • Class Title(s): General Music, iPad Music Education, JamHub Music 
  • Grades Levels Included: Pre K-5th Grade 

Lebanon High School (Lebanon OH)

  • Instructor: Will Kuhn
  • Class Title(s): Music Technology 1, Music Technology 2, Recording Club
  • Grades Levels Included: 9-12
  • Structure of NTM Class(es): Length: semester; 22 seats; all grade levels at any time; a music prerequisites.

Lenape High School (Medford NJ)

  • Instructor: Leonard G. Nicholas
  • Class Title(s):  Music Technology I and II
  • Grades Levels Included: 9 thru 12
  • Structure of NTM Class(es): Full year, 5-day-a-week classes, 15 students per section, grades 9-12, two levels of music tech. …

McDonogh School (Owings Mills, MD)

  • Instructor:  Donald New
  • Location: Owings Mills, MD
  • School Profile: Private K-12
  • Class Title(s): Music Technology
  • Grades Levels Included: 9-12
  • Structure of NTM Class(es): Three (3) classes meet full school year, 5 times out of a 6 day rotation.  …

McKinley High School (Canton, OH)

  • Instructor: Brian Laakso
  • Location: Canton, OH
  • School Profile: Public HS /  9-12 /  total school enrollment approx 1700 
  • Class Title(s): Music Technology I - Fundamentals / Music Technology II - Creative Expressions

Mira Costa High School (Manhattan Beach, CA)

  • Instructor: Mark McCormick
  • Location: Manhattan Beach, CA
  • School Profile: 9-12 Public High School approx. 2300 students 
  • Class Title(s): Music Theory
  • Grades Levels Included: 9-12
  • Structure of NTM Class(es)

Mission Vista High School (Vista, CA)

  • Instructor: Anne Fennell
  • Class Title(s): Music Composition I, Music Composition II, Music Composition/Larger applications (the 3rd and 4th class will be approved next year)
  • Grades Levels Included

NYU and Montclair State University

  • Instructor:  Eithan Hein (adjunct professor at NYU and Montclair State U)
  • Location: Greater New York City Area
  • School Profile: Private (NYU) and State (Montclair) University 
  • Class Title(s): Beginning  & Advanced  Music Technology

Oak Hills High School (Cincinnati, OH)

  • Instructor: Grant Anderson
  • Location: Cincinnati, OH
  • School Profile: Public; HS; 9-12; 250+
  • Class Title(s): Music Technology I and II
  • Grades Levels Included: 9-12
  • Structure of NTM Class(es): 45 minute class; semester only; class size up to 24; includes students 9-12; Open to all students.  …

Oak Prairie Junior High School (Lockport IL)

  • Instructor: William Rank
  • Class Title(s):  Music Technology
  • Grades Levels Included: 7th and 8th
  • School Profile:  Public junior high school; enrollment 800.
  • Structure of NTM Class(es): Semester long general music class in music technology

Pacific Grove High School (Pacific Grove, CA )

  • Instructor: David Hoffman
  • School Profile:  Public H.S., grades 9-12, enrollment 550 students
  • Class Title(s): Introduction to Music Technology
  • Grades Levels Included: 10-12
  • Structure of NTM Class(es)

Peoria Notre Dame High School (Peoria, IL)

  • Instructor:  Wendy Strauss
  • Location: Peoria, IL
  • School Profile: Non-public Catholic
  • Class Title(s): Music Technology
  • Grades Levels Included: 9-12
  • Structure of NTM Class(es): Classes are daily, for 65 minutes each.  …

Princeton High School (Cincinnati, OH)

  • Instructor: Lesley Schultz
  • School Profile:  Public H.S., grades 9-12, enrollment 1700 students
  • Class Title(s): Music Technology and Production 1 and 2
  • Grades Levels Included: 9-12
  • Structure of NTM Class(es)

RHAM (Regional Hebron, Andover, and Marlborough) H.S. (Hebron, CT)

  • Instructor:  Eric Nunes
  • Location:  Hebron, CT U.S.A
  • School Profile: Public regional high school; rural; approximately 1,050 student
  • Class Title(s): Music Technology I & II, Sound Recording and Acoustics (tentatively scheduled)

River Hill High School (Clarksville, MD)

  • Instructor: Richard McCready
  • Location: Clarksville, Howard County, MD
  • School Profile: Public HS, grades 9-12 
  • Class Title(s): Music Technology
  • Grades Levels Included: 9-12
  • Structure of NTM Class(es)

Ronny Crownover Middle School (Corinth, TX) 2

  • Instructor:  Russ Callahan
  • Location: Corinth, TX
  • School Profile: Public 6-8 Middle School in Denton ISD (Denton, TX)
  • Class Title(s): RCMS Music Technology Club
  • Grades Levels Included: 6-8
  • Structure of NTM Class(es)

Rosemead High School (Pasadena, CA)

  • Instructor: Danielle Collins
  • Class Title(s): Music Technology and Performance Classes
  • Grades Levels Included: 9-12, Public H.S., urban, low-income school
  • Structure of NTM Class(es) and Class Activities

South Windsor High School (South Windsor, CT)

  • Instructor: Jeremiah Crowley
  • Location: South Windsor, CT
  • School Profile: Public High School, 9-12, Enrollment 1461
  • Class Title(s): Guitar, Digital Audio Editing, Music Theory
  • Grades Levels Included

St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Arts/Art Institute of Minnesota (St. Paul, MN)

  • Instructor: Brian Hallerman
  • School Profile: SPCPA: Public charter arts magnet school; AIM: Trade School
  • Class Title(s)SPCPA: Composition; AI: Audio Recording 1/2, Adv Recording 1/2, Digital Audio, Audio for Post, Music Theory, Live Sound

St. Pius X Catholic High School (Atlanta, GA)

  • Instructor: Gerel McIntosh
  • Class Title(s): Music Technology I and Music Technology II
  • Grades Levels Included: 9 - 12
  • School Profile:  Private High School
  • Structure of NTM Class(es): Classes are one semester in length with 10 students per class.  …

Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart (Princeton NJ)

  • Instructor: Nancy Graham
  • Class Title(s): Middle School Music; Upper School Music Theory, Appreciation, Honors Musicianship
  • Grades Levels Included: 6 through 12
  • School Profile:  Private school, grades 6-12, enrollment unknown

Torrington High School (Torrington CT)

  • Instructor: Wayne Splettstoeszer
  • Class Title(s): Music Technology I and Music Technology II
  • Grades Levels Included:
  • Structure of NTM Class(es): Music Technology I is an introductory course that exposes students to basic music concepts using the MIDI, digital audio and multi-media applications. …

Wahconah Regional High School (Dalton, Ma)

  • Instructor: Brian Rabuse
  • Location: Dalton, MA
  • School Profile: Public; HS; Gr9-12; 512 Enrolled
  • Class Title(s): Music Production, iPad Music, Music Technology Management
  • Grades Levels Included

Weedsport High School (Weedsport NY)

  • Instructor:  Brian Franco
  • Location: Weedsport, NY
  • School Profile: 9-12 Public High School
  • Class Title(s): Music Industry, Electronic Music, Songwriting and Recording, Artist and Event Management

Westlane Middle School (Indianapolis IN)

  • Instructor: Barb Keyes
  • Class Title(s): Music Tech 1 & 2
  • Grades Levels Included: 7 & 8
  • School Profile:  Public middle school grades 6-8; enrollment 900 students
  • Structure of NTM Class(es): One semester class, 24-27 students, 7th & 8th grade. 

Whitnall High School (Greenfield, WI) updated

  • Instructor:  Michael Hayden
  • Location: Greenfield, WI
  • School Profile: Public HS, 9-12 800 Total Enrollment 
  • Class Title(s): Music Production & Industry I & II , Rock Band I & II
  • Grades Levels Included

Woods Charter School(Chapel Hill NC )

  • Instructor: Matthew Etherington
  • School Profile: Public charter school, K-12, enrollment 500 students.
  • Class Title(s): Music Technology
  • Grades Levels Included: 10-12
  • Structure of NTM Class(es)


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