Sonic Spark Lab is a hands-on, arts-integrated program that teaches students to engage with their creativity, using curiosity to grow their imagination and to build an idea from a spark to an artistic realization. In a group setting, students are supported in the creation of original musical works rooted in their personal identity, lived experiences, and community history.
Creativity is ranked among the most in-demand skills for job preparedness. SSL uses music composition, performance, and improvisation as a vehicle for developing creative thinking and complex problem-solving. Students develop tools for approaching academic and professional life with a flexible, adaptable, creative mindset.
The program also encourages and supports students to create original musical works that pertain to their personal identity, lived experiences, and community history. Self-esteem and confidence are nurtured through said connection, as well as through creative collaboration, rooted in a recognition of each student’s unique talents, mindfulness, personal agency/empowerment, and collective decision making.
Program curricula is developed in collaboration with classroom teachers.
- Serves middle or high school students
- Programs run for 12 weeks to the full year
- 2 single class periods or 1 extended class period per week is ideal
- Full-year partnerships result in student projects designed for community-wide participation and impact