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 the D.C.-based international hip hop artist, singer, and 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 will form a small group focused on 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 20 hours of music production and career development experiences between January and April 2022. 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

SchoolTalk’s Music Production & Career Development Program will be conducted using a hybrid model of in person sessions and virtual sessions. Most sessions will be in person, and the location will be shared with the accepted group of students. SchoolTalk is following D.C. government guidance for Covid-19  and Mayor Bowser’s Covid-19 vaccination requirements.

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 20 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 20 hours of music production and career development programming between January and April 2022.

Applications for SY 2022-23

Check back in late fall 2022 for the SY 2022-23 application information.