CTE Music Production class from Huntington Beach visits SVHS CTE Music Production class.

Students from both schools performed original and cover songs. Student panel discussed approaches to songwriting, electronic music, production and goals for college and career in the music industry.

Music Production students get an education in recording arts engineering at Universal Audio.

Music Classes Offered at SVHS 2019-2020

Scotts Valley High School offers a variety of music classes on campus, including a pioneering CTE College and Career Pathways for Music Production and Recording Arts. SVHS is a GRAMMY Foundation Signature Enterprise Award School for music education. We hope you will consider one of our music classes for next year!

BAND and CHOIR classes:

Music students participate in a variety of concerts throughout the year, including festivals, winter and spring concerts and community and school events.

Both Band and Choir study music history and theory, in addition to performing.

Grade: 9-12 – 1 year / 10 credits

Meets: UC/CSU F requirement

CTE COLLEGE AND CAREER PATHWAYS AT SCOTTS VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC PRODUCTION-RECORDING ARTS

This is an introductory class to music production and the audio recording arts. It covers basic recording studio skills including analog audio theory, digital audio, signal flow, microphones, mic placement and tracking.

Students will be covering computer based sequencing, signal processing, recording and score editing using Apple’s Logic 10 digital software program.

Students will be learning about the careers available in the music industry and will become familiar with standard music industry business practices.

Students will be learning techniques relevant to composing in a commercial song format.

Grade: 9-12 – 1 year / 10 credits

Meets: UC/CSU F requirement

Currently articulated with Cabrillo College 57A

CTE Music Production Class CD Release Party Sunday, June 2nd at Bruno’s. 2PM. Introducing SPACE CRABS…with a show that will be out of this world!

ALBUM ART (1)

Student field trip to UNIVERSAL AUDIO. Learned about designing for Thunderbolt audio interfaces, analog recording hardware, and UAD audio plug-ins. Also got to see the UA recording studio and meet UA Founder, Bill Putnam. Pretty cool! Felt like we had the golden ticket to the Willy Wonka Factory!

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Students are interviewed about their experience recording on the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus.

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Lennon Bus video release of SVHS Music Production students. Original song written in class recorded.

ROP Music Production and Recording Arts Class 2016-2017 at Scotts Vally High School! Students will be performing original songs written in class at Don Quixote’s International Music Hall on Sunday, May 21st from 2-4 PM.

Recording Arts 2016-2017

Scotts Valley High ROP Music Production and Recording Arts Students get a visit from the John Lennon Educational Bus!

Students were able to record an original song written in class on the John Lennon Bus February 22nd.  Following the bus visit the NAMM Foundation held a SupportMusic Community Forum at the high school. Students, teachers, administrators and community leaders served on the panels. Santa Cruz County Superintendent of Schools, Michael Watkins, opened up the event moderated by Mary Luehrsen, Executive Director of the NAMM Foundation.  Closing the event were proclamations given to the John Lennon Foundation and the NAMM Foundation by County Supervisor, Bruce McPherson.

We all hope that the state will see the value and importance of music in our schools and designate funding for music education!

Former student, Kevin Broce, visits our Music Production and Recording Arts class to talk about his career in audio engineering in Los Angeles.