This class is for high school students at Winnebago Lutheran Academy who want to learn how to make music on computers. We use Audacity and Garageband as our main tools, and we have fun almost every single day figuring out how to make music using audio and MIDI, but we also learn how to record vocals and instruments and even play guitar and drums if we need to.
We keep personal blogs (look on the right column of this page and click on our names) to help us remember what we've been working on, keep track of the all the decisions that we've made on our projects, and to share with our family and friends the music that we've created.
It's time to pick a pastor or teacher at WLA and get our hymns "out there" and used in chapel. Below is the schedule of performance. Students, your job is too talk to these pastors and teachers TODAY (March 28) and report back to class TOMORROW (Block 8) and WEDNESDAY (Block 3) if they accepted your hymn suggestion, or if they would like to have you program a different hymn. Remember, it is their choice if your hymn fits their chapel message or not. By showing them what you can do, you might be able to "sell yourself" and your musical abilites to them and have them put their trust in you to deliver a good product for their chapel service.
Dale Witte is the choir director and music technology teacher at Winnebago Lutheran Academy, Fond du Lac, WI. He has been teaching since January 1990 and really enjoys teaching students how God's gift of music works. Dale is also a church organist, piano player, violinist, and church music composer.