Together with Saif and Brandon, we executed a Capstone Project to establish a music production program tailored for high school students. This project was designed to equip the students with the necessary skills to either venture into music industry careers or broaden their musical interests. Our initial plan to teach music theory was recalibrated as we found our participants were already versed in it. Thus, we moved directly to practical applications on a Digital Audio Workstation, FL Studio. The curriculum also exposed the students to various music genres through special sessions with guest producers. In the face of challenges like equipment breakdowns and time constraints, our team maintained steady progress through effective communication and adaptable scheduling. As the Capstone Project draws to a close, we’ve recorded a song and are presently filming a video for its presentation. This experience has bestowed us with invaluable competencies such as project management, efficient communication, and problem-solving. The project’s successful realization, in spite of significant plan alterations, demonstrates our team’s adaptability and the potential for continued growth in music production.
When I first began to think about my capstone project, editing/creating the yearbook wasn’t a thought, but when I came across the idea of it I knew it was something I had to do. During this process I collected photos from 9th-12th grade from our graduating class for all the different sections of the yearbook, had meetings to discuss upcoming deadlines, themes, categories, and formatting, and created Google forms for senior quotes, etc. Within this project, I learned more about myself and my creativity and being able to hold the responsibility of creating this yearbook for the class of 2023. Being able to help design this yearbook was an honor, to be a part of something people will never forget, and is something I’d do again. What I’d hoped to accomplish from this project was to create a memorable book for CO '2023, something heartwarming to have forever and be able to look back at in 10 years and reminisce. Now they’ll be able to take and carry these experiences and memories with them forever, which is a great thing to have, and also maintain a connection to the school and the SLA Beeber community after they graduate. Relevant information for someone trying to understand the Capstone process is you’re creating something or doing something that is beneficial not only to you but to the community and that’ll be memorable.