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Big Names in Music Donate Rarities to Raise Money for Studios in Low-Income Schools

Big Names in Music Donate Rarities to Raise Money for Studios in Low-Income Schools

Modest Mouse, The Black Keys and Ian MacKaye are just some of the big names in music who have donated rarities to a live auction that will raise money to build studios in low-income schools.

"Studio for Schools, a non-profit started by the Growlers drummer Scott Montoya and operated with his dad, seeks to design and build music and film production studios in low-income schools,” said Pitchfork.

"This foundation was created to give some professional-level studio experience to young filmmakers, music producers and engineers, as well as create an avenue for individuals and organizations to get involved,” said Montoya on the non-profit’s site.

"Access to these resources will allow the students to learn and develop creative and technical skills that they can utilize now and in their future. We are currently filing to become a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit. If you would like to contribute, or would like to try to get a studio started in your high school, let me know! The sky is the limit with this and I think we can get these whippersnappers off to a good start!”

Things are definitely off to a great start thanks to the publicity now surrounding the non-profit’s live auction due to the famous help. The auction is going on until tomorrow, May 17.

The first studio to inspire the project was the Santiago High School Studio in Garden Grove, CA.

"After a few months of work, the studio is up and running, featuring a green-screen studio, a sound-treated live room, and a 16 channel mixing desk running industry standard recording software. Now, the recording studio is used daily by students to create school news programs, film undertakings and more,” Montoya said.

Montoya hopes to build studios like the one in Santiago High in high schools around the country.

Read more about what’s up for auction and Studio for Schools here.

Nicole Gorman, Education World Contributor


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