We’ve been itching to tell you about our BIG plans – and the day has finally come!
We are proud to announce the newest SONG program, SONGtech, made possible through funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
SONGtech uses music and video production technology to connect youth with their peers, help them write, edit and produce their own music, and allow them to express and explore their identity through music-making. SONGtech also builds leadership skills, as the youth in the program will become the experts, teaching our younger students how to use the technology as well.
In addition to the mental health and resilience-building benefits, SONGtech students will gain valuable skills that will benefit them in post-secondary education and the job market.
Matt Azzarello, part of the SONGtech team, remembers his own introduction to music technology in high school. It changed the course of his life. “All I needed was to see what was possible. That opportunity opened the door for me, and now this is my career.”