Multimedia & Rock Camp
Educators are turning to unusual ways to get young people interested in school music programs once again. One way is by ‘modernizing’ programs through the use of computers as well as popular music, like rock and roll. University Beat on WUSF TV shows you how USF’s School of Music Education tried this method out with a pair of summer camps that gave middle and high school students the chance to write and perform music, as well as shoot their own music videos.
Electric guitars and video cameras are replacing arts and crafts and nature hikes at a pair of USF Summer Camps. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 pays a visit to the USF Multimedia and Rock & Roll Summer Camps to find out how they help young film and music makers hone their skills.
USF Music Education Assistant Professor Clint Randles talks about how the USF Rock & Roll Summer Camp welcomed students of all skill levels.
Clearwater High School senior Alyssa Long, who plays eight different musical instruments, talks about why she’s considering attending USF to study music. Then, USF Music Education Assistant Professor Clint Randles speaks about the strength of the USF School of Music, particularly its Music Education section and how the summer camps fit into it.
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Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.