Music Production & Career Development Program

A student in SchoolTalk's Music Production & Career Development Program produces a song in our digital studio.

About the Program

Konshens the MC performs.Led by celebrated local hip hop artist, singer, songwriter Konshens the MC (www.konshens.com), SchoolTalk’s Music Production & Career Development Program engages D.C. youth in hands-on music production experiences. Accepted students form a small group learning the essentials of songwriting, audio and music production, and the music industry. Participants will receive career coaching in music production from Konshens and career development opportunities from SchoolTalk staff, including assistance creating employment portfolios, resumes, headshots, and more.

Time Commitment

Students participate in 40 hours of music production and career development experiences between November 2020 and February 2021. The program schedule will be created to best meet the needs of the accepted group of students for this cycle. All sessions will be scheduled outside of regular school hours.

Technology

All participants will need access to a computer or tablet for the duration of the program. Students who do not have access to technology will be loaned SchoolTalk devices. SchoolTalk will provide all appropriate software and teach participants how to use it.

Public Health & Safety Considerations

All required sessions of SchoolTalk’s Music Production & Career Development Program will be conducted virtually. For students who are comfortable, optional in-person, outdoor sessions will be scheduled in public D.C. spaces, weather permitting. Social distancing, mask usage, and other appropriate health recommendations will be in place for these optional outdoor sessions.

We Pay Youth

SchoolTalk’s Music Production & Career Development Program is FREE to participants!!! In fact, SchoolTalk will pay a stipend to students who complete at least 40 hours of programming!

Who is Eligible

Washington, D.C. high school students with individualized education programs (IEPs) who are interested in the music industry or the arts and are able to participate in at least 40 hours of music production and career development programming between November 2020 and February 2021.

Application Period for this Session is Now Closed

If you have any questions or would like to request accommodations in the application process, please contact Sarah Grime by email at sarah.grime@schooltalkdc.org or by phone at 202-487-1976.