Matt Moon

Biography

“Recording Progress: (Teaching 21st Century Technologies Skills through Music)” Throughout Eastern Kentucky, there is a shortage of knowledgeable and trained professionals in the live sound and recording industry. Live sound and recording technology is a 21st Century technology skill that few students ever encounter in the traditional general music classroom. Additionally, many students who take general music courses at the high school level are not interested in traditional music history or theory. So, the task-at-hand is incorporating a real world music technology unit in the general music classroom to help students gain 21st century music industry skills. The Goal of Recording Progress” is designed to implement a hands-on and project based-unit where general music students become familiar with recording and live sound equipment, and utilize the equipment in real-life recording and live sound applications. Students will form small groups that will set up live sound systems for school events. Each group will also record projects for various school groups.