Beats to the Rhyme

Are you an up-and-coming or aspiring rapper, producer, or singer? FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW TO APPLY to Beats to the Rhyme. Space to this free program is limited so don’t wait! Application Deadline has passed. Check back January 2020 for the next registration period. 

Beats to the Rhyme helps young artists (suggested age range of 13-17, but each applicant will be considered individually) tap into the power of creative expressive as a tool for self-growth, professional development, and community empowerment. In a 12-week after-school program located in the Central District’s historic Washington Hall, ten students will have the opportunity to write, produce, and record original creative works in the state-of-the-art Emerald Street Studios. For three hours each week, veteran Hip Hop teaching artists Beloved1 and Orbitron will guide the cohort through sequencing, songwriting, composition, and the recording process. The program culminates in the production of a music video and final showcase at Washington Hall. Participants will also have many opportunities to build connections and take their work to a variety of audiences to grow their performance skills and gain important stage and event production experience.  

The goals for the program are to:
* Inspire youth to pursue their musical creativity
* Provide artist development training, education and experience
* Cultivate a safe, supportive space for youth to express themselves and their individuality
* Challenge youth to think critically and nurture forward thinking
* Expand practical knowledge in marketing, promotion, multimedia, and community building

Check out some of the work Beats to the Rhyme graduates have released below!

Beats to the Rhyme – Dedicated to the Town
Zulu Protégé – Mic Check

Beats to the Rhyme presents: Zulu Protégé EP 2017

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