Bring the Beat Summer Program

Bring the Beat! is a songwriting and audio production program that explores social justice and anti-violence themes. The program seeks to engage students to create songs about the value of anti-violence, family, community, and wellness. Students will be working with our teaching artists in 2 modules (Summer and Fall). We base the modules on best research practices, lyric writing, song production, and recording. 

Students learn music theory fundamentals that will enable them to write the song and their group music lessons. Students in our first cohort worked in break-out sessions for lyric writing. The writing sessions allowed them to digest questions about what it means to live in a community that practices  Anti-violence. The practice of lyric writing is an exercise in making more significant concepts into prose for the song. 

Our Instructors met with students to develop skills in audio production, working with digital and live instrumentation.


Mariano Medina

Stephen Lorek

Cory Smith


Antoine Jackson

Jesiah Latorre

Nyla Latorre

Julia Navarro

Robert Navarro

Lianni Morales-Soto

lucia pena

Anthony Colon