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Students Compose their Own Music with New Software

Using recently acquired Soundtrap software, Barker Road Middle School students composed their own music by using loops, original sounds and recordings along with a sound bite from their favorite movie, television show or video game.

Middle school music teacher Michael Wahl describes the software as a “music studio in a box” that is “inspiring our highest musicians and our ‘creative listeners’ equally.” It appeals to the diverse interests of his students and allows them to collaborate in new ways. “A student who has aspirations of being a professional oboist is collaborating and creating music with another student who thinks it might be cool to be a professional DJ,” he said.

To listen to student compositions, visit Mr. Wahl’s webpage on the District website at: