By Jaheim Jones
Out with the old and in with the new, is what music teacher Scott Weber said when looking at the old music equipment collecting dust in the back of the room. Since 2016, Mr. Weber has successfully run the class Intro to Music Technology in the “A” wing room A114.
In an interview, Mr. Weber stated, “I was looking for a new option for students who needed their art or music elective who had missed the opportunity to study music on an instrument or in an ensemble.” We have other unique ways to make music than the traditional instrument so why not explore the possibilities? Although Mr. Weber is the teacher, Mr. Graham and Dr. Meier also helped put the Intro to Music Technology class together, and now it is an elective for East Upper Students.
Mr. Weber, Mr. Graham, and Dr. Meier were so interested in getting scholars to engage in music, he had a vote on it based on the students' voice. With a majority of the votes of students wanting to have a modern approach to music, the Intro to Music Technology class was born. Even with the success the class is getting, Mr. Weber himself said, “Modifications are still being made to the curriculum.” Right now Mr. Weber is looking for a possible way to have more than 15 students in the intro to music technology class so more students can find their interest in modern music. This class isn't for everyone; this class is for the scholars that wants to pursue a career in recording and live sound, most importantly music production.