Coding for Kids

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The Coding for Kids Initiative is one dedicated to exposing youth to the intersection between technology and music.  This intersection is explored through hands-on experimentation with live electronics and experimental music.  Through this initiative, youth have the opportunity to participate in a semester-long curriculum that facilitates the design of new live electronic instruments, through mapping and re-programming existing electronic equipment and connecting it to coding programs like MaxMSP and SuperCollider.

Young composers project

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The Young Composers Project is a collaborative project between the North Carolina NewMusic Initiative, ECU Lab School, and Pitt County Public Schools.  This project implements a 6-week curriculum that synthesizes basic music skills, teamwork, critical thinking, and creative and conceptual thought to yield an original piece of music.  Designed for 3-6 grade students, the project helps students learn music through creation.

bucket drumming

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Bucket Drumming Clinics occur in 1-hour and 6-week sessions.  These clinics are designed to teach basic music skills, basic percussion techniques, performance skills, discipline, and teamwork skills through ensemble drumming.  Over the course of each session, students learn to play several pieces (one short piece for 1-hour sessions).  6-week sessions conclude with a performance.

private lessons

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Private lessons for students 6 and older are available for the following:

  • Composition (Acoustic and Electronic)
  • Music Theory
  • Clarinet
  • Saxophone
  • Euphonium
  • Piano