NM Jazz Workshop's Digital Technology Project
In the Digital Technology Project (DTP), incarcerated youth and/or young people on probation receive instruction in creative writing and digital technology. Classes are held at the Youth Diagnostic and Development Center and Warehouse 508. Students learn music theory and music production. Professional musicians mentor the students in creative writing and creative expression. Instruction in songwriting, beat making, performance techniques and recording technology provide students the music production tools they need to give voice to their experience. DTP provides access to needed tools and positive mentoring and serves to relay the message that different life paths are possible.
Generation Justice interview: Generation Justice's mission is to inspire youth to become media makers committed to social transformation... The youth participants are trained in radio broadcasting, blogging, video blogging, and digital story telling." The young people of Generation Justice interviewed the instructors of NMJW's Digital Technology Project: a youth outreach program that provides access to music education to underserved young people. Two of the Digital Technology Project teachers, Alyson Steinman and Audra Blea, were interviewed by the young people of Generation Justice. Click here to hear the interview that aired on KUNM FM 89.9 on April 13, 2014.
Digital Technology Project Bios