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Student Summer Project


Summer Project for CTC music students that have completed Theory I-III:

  • Composition/Recording of original work that demonstrates competence in song/part writing, harmony, and use of technology in creating music.

  • Any style or type of music is acceptable: choral, instrumental, classical, pop, rap, etc.

  • Project may be completed individually or in group of no more than 4 people.

In the virtual world. All materials should be tech based. Please try to refrain from using paper and pencil/pen.

  • Social media site such as Discord or Slack

  • NoteFlight, Musescore, Finale or other notation software

  • GarageBand, Audacity, ProTools, Ableton or other audio production software

  • Laptop, Tablet, or Smartphone

  • Internet connection


Create a possible timeline for yourself, working together if you have a group, and do your best to adhere to it. Submissions are due the week before classes begin in August. I would suggest being in the listening and editing stage by mid-July.




  • Set up a Discord (or other) channel for this project. 

  • Decide if you want to submit an individual composition or work as part of a group.

  • Brainstorm. Some of you will start with lyrics and some of you will start with chords.

  • Move to using a notation software early in process.

  • Record using an audio production software.

  • Listen. Evaluate. Edit. This is tedious, but this is where the magic happens. Don’t forget to make edits to your notation.

  • Upload your mp3 to YouTube or SoundCloud. Send links to the Discord channel and to me along with a copy of the sheet music.

  • Listen. Evaluate. Give feedback on each other’s work.

  • Discuss how this project has helped you to grow as a musician and as a collaborator.

  • Discuss the various music styles used within the projects. Practice using proper music verbiage. This discussion will continue during our first class back together.

  • Your project will be graded using the following:



See You in August!!!

Finally . . .

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