Students in the Songwriting class are developing tools to write songs and portfolios of songs they created. You are invited to comment on their Songwriting Showcase.
For senior projects, Ashley WIlley produced a CD with songwriter Cari Cambridge to raise money for her daughter's cancer treatments, Ken Lindsey created videos to show beginners how to record a band with a single microphone, Jordan Lewis compared analog and digital recording techniques for metal music, and Stuart Elmore produced a short film.
Having written a custom textbook for the class allowed me to flip the music industry class and use class time to work on projects to promote music in the Midwest, including collaborating with Indie on the Move to update their database, create promotional materials for bands, design websites about the music and entertainment scenes in 30 different cities, develop content for our Internet radio station and YouTube channel, and identify independent radio stations. Miller College of Business professor Eric Harvey connected us up with his students in MOOV Media who are helping promote Middletown Music through social media. Thanks to Jenn Blackmer and my colleagues in the Entrepreneurial Learning Academy for ideas on making the class more activity-oriented, and to Linda Nilson for her books on innovative teaching.