Your Voice Is Power
Explore how music, coding
and entrepreneurship can
effect positive change
Make beats. Learn code. Promote equity.
Your Voice is Power is a project-based curriculum that introduces the fundamentals of computer science to students through an exploration of music and social change. Across five learning modules, students engage in fun activities and thought-provoking discussions to learn how these topics intersect.
Music Technologist Chalece DeLaCoudray and Audio Engineer Mike Larson code sound layers in EarSketch. Mike Larson has worked with Pharrell as his Recording Engineer for over 10 years. Chalece was the first African American to receive a Masters in Music Technology from Georgia Tech.
Dr. Joycelyn Wilson, Assistant Professor of Hip Hop Studies and Digital Media at Georgia Tech, teachers us about the messaging in music and how to decode it with her groundbreaking method, The O.U.T.K.A.S.T Imagination.
Music Technologist Chalece DeLaCoudray and Audio Engineer Mike Larson code song structure in EarSketch using functions.
Beatrice Dixon, Co-Founder and CEO of The Honey Pot Company shares her Top 6 Tips for entrepreneurs and the importance of entrepreneurship and equity.
What is the recommended age range for participation?
What materials (hardware/software) are required?
All curriculum materials can be used digitally or can be printed out. No other equipment is required.
Who created the Your Voice is Power Curriculum and Competition?
Sabrina Grossman, Program Director, CEISMC, Georgia Tech
Chalece DeLaCoudray, Innovator in Residence, CEISMC, Georgia Tech, chaleced.com
Joycelyn Wilson, PhD, Assistant Professor of Hip Hop Studies and DM, HipHop2020 Innovation Archive, Georgia Tech
Roxanne Moore, PhD, Senior Research Engineer, Georgia Tech
Stephanie Walters, YELLOW Foundation
Justin Funiliar, YELLOW Foundation
Mike Galliard, YELLOW Foundation
Krystal Hardy Allen, CEO, K. Allen Consulting
Jaritza Alecon, Associate Consultant, K. Allen Consulting
Tekquiree Spencer, Executive Producer, Spencers4Hire
Jermaine R. Spencer, Executive Producer, Spencers4Hire
Beatrice Dixon, Featured Entrepreneur, Co-Founder of the Honey Pot Company
Mike Larson, Sound Engineer and Music Producer
Kass Escalera, Design Education Diversity, Amazon
Ashley Glover, UX Designer, Amazon Fire TV
Jimin Kim, UX Visual Designer, Amazon
Matt Giuliari, UX Designer, Amazon Devices Design & Services Group ,
Rina King, UX Visual Designer, Amazon Devices Design & Services Group
Jason Freeman, Chair, School of Music, Georgia Tech
Luke Heerman, Application Developer Lead, School of Music, Georgia Tech
Love Park, Education Outreach Coordinator, CEISMC, Georgia Tech
What is the role of Amazon, BCS, RocketJudge and Georgia Tech in this competition?
Amazon will provide employees to initially judge competition entries to create a shortlist and will also provide the prizes.
RocketJudge will enable competition entries to be collected and sent to Amazon employees for judging.
Georgia Tech provide the Earsketch platform, where entrants will remix songs through their code and create their entry for the competition.