Music production

Local youth to get hands-on music production experience through new partnership

Through a new partnership between the city, Dynamo Studios and professional hip-hop collective TheHouse, select local middle and high school students will have the opportunity to work with and learn from some of hip-hop’s hottest artists and producers. talent from Chattanooga. during a two-day master class.

Scheduled for July 25-26 at the Chattanooga Library’s world-class recording studio, the masterclass will allow young musicians to work alongside top artists to create and record their own music in a true experience. practice.

“I want to thank Dynamo Studios and all of the talented artists at TheHouse who have come together to create a unique and inspiring opportunity for young and up-and-coming musicians in our community,” said Mayor Tim Kelly. “Partnerships like these are key to reaching young people where they are at to help them develop the skills, relationships and healthy values ​​they need for long-term success.”

Made up of Chattanooga artists and producers YGTUT, Isaiah Rashad, Michael Da Vinci, Chris P and Shoey Russell, TheHouse is a leader in the local and national hip-hop community, landing contracts for its artists with some of the record labels the most acclaimed in the world. Under their leadership and direction, masterclass participants will receive training in music production, audio engineering, songwriting, and musicianship, ultimately leaving with new skills and original recorded music they can bring to their lives. the community.

“I’m very grateful to have the opportunity to work with the young people of Chattanooga,” said YGTUT. “Going forward, there weren’t many opportunities for us to meet the people we looked up to or work with the people we aspire to be like. I just want to be able to give the kids something we never had. My goal for this program is to leave a positive impact on our youth and show them that if I can do it, then you can do it too.

Dynamo Studios, a local non-profit organization that empowers students through innovative and educational experiences in music production and the arts, selected the 10 students who participate in the masterclass based on their passion and talent. distinct for musical creation.

Earlier this month, Mayor Tim Kelly announced plans to invest $200,000 of US bailout funds in a companion initiative led by Dynamo Studios, which would create a mobile music production lab to provide programming quality music and multimedia production for several community centers and a community of trust. the spaces. Funding is subject to City Council approval.

“We’re thrilled to be able to help invest in our city’s youth by teaching them creative skills they’ll keep throughout their lives,” said Kessler Cuffman, executive director of Dynamo Studios. “I am honored to have the privilege of igniting the love of learning in students in our community, and I am grateful to Mayor Kelly, our supporters and our Board of Directors for their unwavering support.”

Media wishing to obtain a Master Class B-roll should submit a request to Ellis Smith at [email protected] before July 25.