Application deadline April 29, 2013. Interested students should apply online.
The Summer Music Technology (SMT) program at Drexel is an innovative educational experience for high school students. The goal of SMT is to introduce students to the technology of digital music to reveal the influence and importance of engineering, science, and mathematics in music performance, recording, and listening. Many high schoolers are already experienced users of music technology (to organize and share their music, to transfer them to their portable players, and even to re-mix or "mash-up" their music into new creative works). By engaging students' interests in music we hope to catalyze curiosity in science and technology. In particular, we wish to attract students from backgrounds under-represented in the fields of engineering, math, and science who may not have considered it previously.
Admission to the SMT program is not based entirely upon academic achievement. The program is designed to broaden participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, as mandated by the program's support from the National Science Foundation.
We carefully review every application, but resources and available equipment limit us to approximately 20 students each summer. Each year, we have to make difficult decisions to ensure a broad, enthusiastic, and diverse cohort of participants. In particular, priority is given to students entering 10th or 11th grade in Fall 2014 (rising sophomores and juniors). Prior music experience is not required, but applicants should demonstrate a particular enthusiasm for music.
The 2013 program will be held the week of July 8-12.
The program is one week in duration, and classes and activities run from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (Monday-Friday) on the campus of Drexel University.
Application deadline: April 29, 2013.
Prospective participants must submit an application, including a letter of recommendation from a teacher or school administrator. Applicants will be notified in May 2013.
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