Carver students explore the music business through their CD development project

Students from The New Schools at Carver- School of the Arts are putting their talent and skills to work. Instead of hosting a car wash or a bake sale, the students at Carver decided to take their fundraiser to the next level by raising money and gaining valuable real world experience at the same time.

The students, in conjunction with Music Technology Instructor Dr. William Hagans, developed the Carver CD Project. Students are utilizing their musical talents including engineering, playing instruments, singing, rapping, and producing to create a CD full of entertaining music and sounds. Through this project the students are learning how to create a CD and experiencing the time and effort it takes to complete such a major task.

“At Carver you learn a lot about working with music in the studio,” Erionn Porter, an 11th grader at Carver School of the Arts, explained. “It’s a learning experience, and it helps you determine what you want to do in the industry.”

Additionally, the students will also devise marketing plans and develop ways to sell and market their final product in order to raise money for arts programs at Carver.

Dr. Hagans is very proud of the work his talented students are putting into the project, and he knows the students are gaining valuable experience that will help them develop their music portfolios.

 “This school provides everything we need such as the studio, computers, and programs,” said Jahmori Simmons, a student at Carver School of the Arts. “I love this school. It’s great.”

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