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Spreading the word of Slam Academy and more; My role as Special Projects Manager

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By Kyle Goodrich (Guest Blogger, Slam Academy Instructor / Staff / Alum) If you’ve ever spent time at our main campus in Minneapolis, it’s very likely that you don’t need a formal introduction to who I am, but for those of you who haven’t, I will gladly give you a quick one. My name is […]

David Birrow awarded Innovation in Music Education Award

Teacher, Clinician & Percussionist, David Birrow leads by example David Birrow has been named the first recipient of Slam Academy’s new annual Innovation in Music Education Award for being a leader in implementing technology in every class as a way to empower his students to create, learn and communicate. Birrow will receive the award during a […]

Advisory Board Member Releases New Solo Album

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Gregory Taylor, longtime electronic musician and Madison radio host, releases new solo album, “Randstad” As a live improviser, Gregory Taylor has been recording electronic works since the late 1970s, but is also well known for his radio show, RTQE, on Madison’s WORT-FM since 1986. Currently, Taylor works for Cycling ’74, developer of the widely used […]

Cool Stuff To Do This Hot Summer

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Summer Camps, programs, and more begin in July and August We are feeling the heat now in Minneapolis, so here are some great opportunities to cool off with us inside. Youth Camps ~ Sound Design ~ Hip Hop Producer ~ Open House ~ Free Classes For the summer of 2018 we’ve expanded our summer offerings to include two camps: first, the Young Producer […]

A Day at SoundSet: How Music Affects Us

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By Grace Wethor (Guest Blogger, Slam Academy Student) For me personally, music wasn’t just something that I enjoyed; I truly believe it saved my life. As a 16 year old currently fighting a brain tumor, music is one of the only things that brings me relief. Mixing beats on my laptop and attending festivals quickly […]