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Music Technology for the Classroom with Mike Testa

This workshop introduces participants to music creation through technology using a variety of available tools such as Loop Labs, GarageBand, and Scratch. The participants will have hands-on workshops to design, create and perform with DIY instruments using Makey Makey prototyping boards. Discussions will talk about student equity regarding music technology and education, as well as strategic collaborations with the STEM subjects in order to acquire more resources and fulfill possible district-determined measures.

Mike Testa is a Boston area audio educator, producer, and composer. He holds a BM:SRT and an MM:SRT from The University of Massachusetts Lowell. He is currently an assistant professor at Salem State University where his research topics include music technology and education and developmental policy.

Previous to working in education, he has worked in a professional capacity in the industries of sports broadcasting and music production. Mike Testa spent 8 years at New England Sports Network covering Boston Red Sox Baseball and Boston Bruins Hockey where he was nominated for a New England Emmy in 2006 in Audio Achievement. He is currently working on his Doctorate in Education Leadership from U Mass Lowell.

$30 general
$20 non-Salem State students (must present valid student ID)

All Salem State affiliates are admitted free. Please email to reserve your spot using your Salem State email account.

PDP's are available. A minimum of 10 hours (4 workshops) is required to earn PDP's.

When 9:00pm
Classroom Building, Central Campus
71 Loring Avenue, Salem, MA 01970
Recital Hall
Karen A Gahagan

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