Soundshop

Soundshop is a hip-hop music education program for local high school students, encouraging them to cultivate independent thinking and celebrate their unique voices.

Held in a safe, dynamic learning environment, Soundshop provides students with opportunities to develop creative thinking, to take risks, and collaborate.

See a video of Soundshop in action

Soundshop Doris Duke May 2015

What to expect

The workshops feature seasoned local artists and award-winning musicians. One three-hour workshop comprises four main components:

1

Meet & Greet

Introductory performances by guest artists and senior administrators.

2

Discussion

Group discussions focusing on specific topics related to artist’s creative process, narrative construction, and social and cultural critical thinking.

3

Breakout Groups

Students break out into groups for lyric writing and beat-making led by artists and senior administrators

4

Student Performances

The workshop concludes with performances by the students that summarize the lessons learned.

Meet the leadership team

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