The music technology program, taught by Debbie Lewis, is a “hands-on” experience that provides students with opportunities to create original compositions and arrangements in the Performing Arts Center’s music technology lab. ThelLab’s state-of-the-art synthesizers and computers inspire young people, as they compose original music using multi-track editing programs. The accessibility of this equipment allows even the beginning student to excel in music technology. No previous experience is necessary.
Grades 5 - 6
"Introduction to Music Technology" is a course in which all fifth and sixth grade students participate. Students learn to use the synthesizers and software programs as they explore the key elements of music in order to create their own arrangements.
Grades 7 - 9
"Music Technology," a trimester arts elective for students in grades 7-9, offers musicians and non-musicians an exciting term of composing and arranging original music and soundtracks using state-of-the-art synthesizers and computers. Upper School students enjoy the journey into this exciting world of electronic sounds as they create imaginative music for their iTunes playlists, learning the principles of multi-track recording. These include techniques that allow the young composers to record, edit, playback, store, and print out their pieces. No prior keyboard, synthesizer, or Mac computer skills required.
Music Technology Lab
Country Day’s music technology lab is equipped with the latest software and hardware, including state-of-the-art multi-track programs for versatile composing, arranging, and editing.