Ithaca College Collaborates with ICSD Music Teachers to Design Virtual Music Projects

Eleven ICSD music teachers are partnering with 22 Ithaca College preservice music teachers to design virtual music projects using an online collaborative sound recording program, Soundtrap.

The music teachers participated in professional development workshops this fall, after the district procured subscriptions for students to access the online recording software. Beginning in February, ICSD music students will participate in songwriting activities, chamber music projects, and large virtual ensembles in cloud-based musical collaborations with their peers. Ithaca College students have been using Soundtrap since moving to fully-remote instruction in March 2020, producing both large-scale productions and smaller projects. Ithaca College Music Education students will draw on their experiences using Soundtrap to assist in ICSD projects in the spring, facilitating synchronous and asynchronous projects in general music, band, strings, and choral settings throughout the district.

Matthew Clauhs, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Music Education, Ithaca College