Let's make music change
Kealing Middle School
"Music production is one of the only classes where students from both the Academy and the Magnet come together on even footing." - Kenisha Coburn, Principal of Kealing Middle School.
Kealing Middle School sits in East Austin, a historic and low-income neighborhood in Austin, TX. Thanks to dual Academy and Magnet programs, local students go to school alongside kids from all over Austin. This gives Kealing Middle School a unique, diverse student body that reflects the city as a whole.
Music production is one of the most successful programs in getting kids across the school to create and collaborate together.
This SXSW, our Spotify House was situated in the zone for Kealing Middle School. We worked closely with the school to identify ways we could support their music programs.
Alongside great partners, we built Kealing Middle School a recording studio to empower students to explore their passion and encourage the whole school to come together within this space.
This is just the beginning. Spotify believes that every young person should have the opportunity to explore the world through music.
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Songs that inspire Kealing Middle School kids in Music Production
After SXSW was over, materials were donated from the Spotify House to create a recording studio within Kealing Middle School. Spotify provided financial, volunteer, and creative resources to create this space for their students.
We hope to continue our partnership with Kealing Middle School in the months to come. Stay tuned.
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