‘Hear Me’ is a summer series of sound production workshops for girls aged from 11 to 16 years hosted by The University of Huddersfield.
Each day is from 10am to 3pm and held in the University Music Department under the supervision of senior music technology lecturer Dr Liz Dobson.
The workshops build from DJing through a range composition and performance practices to a final performance. Click on these links below to find out more about each workshop.
- July 25th : DJing – DJ Miss Melodie
- July 29th : Ableton Live – Aja Ireland
- August 1st: Sound recording and composition – Caro C
- October 27th 2017 Algoraving: computer coding beats with Liz Dobson
- November 25th 2017: Creating your performance – Susie Green
This offers an incredible range of training in different technologies, composition and sound art practices, and performance strategies.
As part of a supportive learning community you will explore different technologies and choose the ones that you like the most to create a new short piece. If you are curious about music technology, but not really done anything like this before, this is the perfect pick-n-mix opportunity. Also, because we find that it helps to have a creative goal, we have invited Marlo DeLara to help you prepare a short performance.
We therefore encourage you to attend as many of the workshops as possible (if not all). Between workshops you will be able to share ideas and ask questions with the other students and with Dr Liz Dobson, who is a music technology tutor in the university.
How to register
If you are interested in participating please talk with your guardians/parents and then sign up using the following Eventbrite links:
- DJing registration
- Ableton registration
- Sound composition registration
- Computer coding beats registration
- Creating a performance registration
- Performance registration
Please write directly to Liz Dobson directly if you have questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration deadline: 2 working days before the advertised workshop. There are still spaces available on all workshops.
Commitment This summer school is free, however, this can mean that sometimes people book on to workshops and pull out later, sometimes without contacting us. If you register and later find that you can’t attend you can email (above), but please don’t delay as there may be a waiting list for your place and we want to make sure that all events are full.
Usually music technology initiatives are predominantly attractive to boys, so in support of a broader STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) initiative to encourage girls into technology via the arts, this particular week is for girls only. It is important to add that The University of Huddersfield offers workshops in these disciplines for all young people. These include music technology Taster Days and workshops with schools and colleges. If you are interested in this please contact us and we will provide information on upcoming music technology opportunities: email@example.com
These workshops and the associated research is supported by MuGI, The Centre for Gender, Music and Identity, and the Department of Music and Drama at The University of Huddersfield. Participants will automatically gain access to the Yorkshire Sound Women Network which is a wider community of learners and experts in music technology.