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December, 15, 2021
12:15 PM - 01:15 PM


W 187


Music Technology 101: The Basics of Music Recording, Creating, and Production

Clinic Synopsis:

This clinic will present practical and easy-to-understand information, resources, and advice to anyone interested in adding a music technology and recording program in their school. Topics will include basic and advanced studio set-ups, basics of recording small and large groups, working with DAWs, and sharing recordings. Teach students the basics of music technology and recording to create recording engineers and music producers to capture concerts and other performances in your school.

Heath Jones - Biographical Information

Heath Jones currently teaches Music Technology at McConnell Middle School in the Gwinnett County Public Schools system in Lawrenceville, GA. He serves as the Lead Teacher for Middle Grades Music Technology for Gwinnett County Public Schools and is the Music Technology Chair for the Georgia Music Educators Association. He organized and established the first GMEA Music Technology Student Showcase in 2020 to recognize the most outstanding music technology students and their teachers in Georgia. Heath began his career as a high school band director and has 25 years of teaching experience. As part of his development as a music technology teacher, he has been a part of working committees for Gwinnett County Public Schools and the Georgia Department of Education in developing curriculum, performance standards, and assessments at both the state and local level. He is in demand as a guest lecturer having presented sessions at the NAfME National Conference, the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic, and several state level conferences on topics of music technology and curriculum. He is an Apple Educator and a certified Soundtrap and Noteflight Educator. Heath is the author of Music Technology 101 published by Hal Leonard and the founder of a website that supports and encourages an international audience of music technology educators and enthusiasts. He is passionate in his work to support and encourage his own students while advocating for the continued growth of music technology programs in his state, region, and country.