(DURHAM) I’m very happy to announce the kickoff of Creative Coding in North East Schools (CCiNES), my new educational outreach initiative based here at Durham University. This AHRC funded project offers participating schools a no-cost, high-impact series of workshops and study days for Key Stage 3 students to learn the basics of Sonic Pi, a fun, kid-friendly programming language for digital music composition developed by Dr Sam Aaron. CCiNES is about exposing students to the basics of computer programming by engaging their interest in music, whilst simultaneously developing their composition, listening, and performance skills outside traditional acoustic composition approaches. My primary aim with the CCiNES initiative is to widen horizons and broaden perspectives by introducing as many children as possible to the pleasure and creative richness offered by making music via creative coding.
So, all you secondary music teachers here in the County Durham/Tyne and Wear area: get in touch if you want to find out more – I would love to visit your school and work with your students!
Download an information flyer here.