July 6, 2022

Media Advisory: Wayne State University and Save The Music Foundation partner to advocate for the legacy of Detroit producer J Dilla in music education

WHAT: Join Save The Music Foundation (STM) and Wayne State University as they recognize the legacy of music producer, J Dilla, in a full-day intensive training program for area teachers about music technology. Teachers from public school districts in the metro Detroit area will receive an introduction to modern music production pedagogy, led by WSU music faculty and will use software and equipment in the J Dilla Music Tech Grant, provided by Save The Music.

WHEN: Friday, July 8, 2022, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. J Dilla's mother, Ma Dukes, will be visiting from noon to 1 p.m. Media are welcome to come anytime during the day, as well.
WHERE: Wayne State University, Old Main building, 4841 Cass Avenue, Detroit

ABOUT THE J DILLA MUSIC TECH PROGRAM: Developed in partnership with Pharrell Williams’ creative collective, i am OTHER, supported by Ma Dukes, and named after her son, legendary hip hop producer J Dilla, the STM J Dilla Music Technology Grant delivers the future of music education through innovative tech tools and curriculum to bring out students’ inner creativity, talent, and confidence by teaching the fundamentals of electronic music creation, recording, and production.

Learn more at https://www.savethemusic.org/how-we-work/explore-music-tech/


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The Save The Music Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that helps students, schools, and communities reach their full potential through the power of making music. For 25 years, Save The Music has addressed the systemic inequities in music education by investing in under-resourced communities across the US – donating school instruments and technology; working as a convener, expert, and catalyst; helping to train and support teachers; and starting and building thousands of new music programs in over 286 school districts nationwide. Learn more at https://www.savethemusic.org.

Zack Flores, Save The Music Foundation, zack.flores@savethemusic.org
Jessica Archer, Wayne State University, jarcher@wayne.edu

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