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Summer Music Technology

Summer Program for High School Students

The 2015 SMT program ran from Monday, July 27th through Friday, July 31st. Applications opened in March and closed in early May. Accepted students were notified during the month of June. 

The Summer Music Technology (SMT) program at Drexel is an innovative educational experience for high school students. The goal of SMT is to introduce students to the technology of digital music to reveal the influence and importance of engineering, science, and mathematics in music performance, recording, and listening. Many high schoolers are already experienced users of music technology (to organize and share their music, to transfer them to their portable players, and even to re-mix or "mash-up" their music into new creative works). By engaging students' interests in music we hope to catalyze curiosity in science and technology. In particular, we wish to attract students from backgrounds under-represented in the fields of engineering, math, and science who may not have considered it previously.

There is no cost for participation in the SMT program. Students will participate in activities from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm daily in Drexel classrooms and laboratories. Lunch will be provided each day of the program. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from Drexel.

Included topics

  • Find out how music is recorded and produced.
  • Experiment with acoustic and electronic instruments.
  • Understand how sound stored in a computer.
  • Learn about how mp3 players (iPods) work.
  • Create new sounds and sound effects.
  • And many more...

External Coverage

Technically Philly on Summer Music Technology 2014

This year's Summer Music Technology will be from July 25 - July 29.

Applications for the 2016 SMT are now closed.