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May 27, 2011

Syracuse University Offers Summer Course for High School Students with Disabilities

By Madhubanti Rudra, TMCnet Contributor



Syracuse University has announced the beginning of a new and unique summer course named “Studio Recording/The Inclusive Recording Studio: Summer @SUbCat.”

 

The new undergraduate/graduate course will give SU students the opportunity to teach Syracuse high school students with disabilities about the art of music production and recording engineering in a professional recording studio, according to a release.

 

The course is designed for SU students studying music education, music industry and other related disciplines. The two-week course, beginning in August, will give SU students the opportunity to teach and mentor high school music technology students with disabilities at the newly opened, state-of-the-art SubCat Studios, located in the newly-completed 219 West multi-arts complex in Syracuse.

 

“Summer @SUbCat” is sponsored by Syracuse’s Burton Blatt Institute (BBI); University College; and the Rose, Jules R. and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music in the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA). The entire initiative is a part of the Music Technology Access Project (MTAP), a collaborative effort to bring music education technology and instruction to students with disabilities.

 

The course is based on the popular music industry course “Studio Recording,” which is currently being taught in the Setnor School of Music.

 

The chair of the Setnor School’s music education program Abbott and John Coggiola are going to jointly teach the “SUmmer @SUbCat”. The studios staff will also participate in the teaching.

 

“This course is completely unique, and the amalgam of music, recording technology and disability studies is cutting edge,” says James Abbott, music technology administrator and instructor in the Setnor School. “The collaboration between VPA, BBI and SubCat is unprecedented and will highlight the interdisciplinary approach at SU."

 

“This is exactly the type of inclusive arts and educational program that importantly engages BBI, VPA and the University with the Syracuse community,” said Peter Blanck, University Professor and chairman of BBI. “We hope this one-of-a-kind program will inspire high school students with and without disabilities to pursue careers in music engineering and sound production.”

 

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Madhubanti Rudra is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by John Lahtinen


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