Modern Method for Writing, Recording, and Producing Music
Tuniversity, a project co-founded by Pharrell Williams, aims to “reinvigorate” music education by helping teachers use Apple’s Garageband in the classroom. Tuniversity’s first offering is a multitouch iBook with step-by-step tutorials on how students can reconstruct Williams’s song “Happy” within Garageband. The book includes background on the song, a breakdown of individual instruments used, lessons on rhythm, and a link to elements of the song that students can interact with in the app. Cost: $4.99
On August 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will occur in North America. Those in the path of totality-parts of Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and North and South Carolina—will see the moon completely eclipse the sun. Observers in the rest of the contiguous United States will see a partial solar eclipse. The solar eclipse is a perfect teachable moment for students. Whether you plan to watch live with your students or plan lessons around the eclipse, here are a few resources for teaching about the solar eclipse.
YoungArts, the NationalYoungArts Foundation’s signature program, is an application-based award for emerging artists, aged 15–18 or in grades 10–12, from across the United States. Youth who are US citizens or have permanent residency status in the US are eligible to apply.