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November 15, 2018

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Saint Mary’s Music Industry program participates in STEAM Summit

Saint Mary’s Music Industry program was featured in the 11th annual STEAM Summit in Rochester on Nov. 13. The STEAM Summit encourages middle and high school students to pursue science, technology, engineering, art, and math careers by connecting them to business and higher educational institutions which offer STEAM courses in a highly interactive, hands-on format.

Saint Mary’s had a booth showcasing our Music Industry program. The booth featured an interactive activity called “In the Loop” — an electronic music composition built out of audio samples collected throughout the day. Musical talent is not required to participate, although the project was originally designed for music education conferences and music department recruitment. The project highlights some of the technology taught in the Music Industry program, including Ableton Live and the digital audio. Examples of the project can be found on the Saint Mary’s Music Department SoundCloud page.

Read the KTTC story, which features a photo of the “In the Loop” technology.

Photo caption: A. Eric Heukeshoven, assistant professor of Music, interacts with participants using the “In the Loop” technology at the Music Industry program booth during an event this past spring.