As the school year is starting and teachers get their school calendars in order, I wanted to remind Illinois high school teachers that a perfect early year unit might center on the remix.
And, if you’re going to have students create remixes, then why don’t you have them use digital files (“stems”) from platinum-selling recording artist, Moby?
AND, if you’re going to use the Moby tracks, then you should definitely enter your finished projects into the IMEA Remix Contest!
Like all of our composition contest categories, all entries will receive written feedback. Moby himself will be involved in the final selection of the winners for the remixes.
All of the information on how to get the tracks and what the contest is like can be found here.
Of course, the composition contest isn’t just about remixes. We have categories for arranging, vocal, popular, instrumental, electronic, and keyboard works. If ANY student in your high school is doing something cool with composition, they are eligible to enter.
Click HERE for additional information and the entry form! The deadline for entry is November 1.
I’ve got several neat things in the works and I look forward to sharing them with you in the coming weeks and months. Stay tuned!