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DigiMusic Summer 2020 + Workshops

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BC high school students, take part in a FREE music challenge creating a music score for video games or animation film!

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DigiBC is proud to announce the launch of DigiMusic Summer 2020, a free music composition challenge for grades 7-12 students in British Columbia.

We invite young musicians and composers of all varieties to create a musical score that is based around one of the four clips featured on the DigiMusic website from world famous video games and animated films that have been created right here in British Columbia.

All students that submit a musical piece will be entered in a draw to win some cutting-edge music and recording equipment.

We are accepting music entries from now until July 31st, 11:59PM PDT.

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We have included materials and resources to help guide composers through building their music piece. All worksheets and instructional guides are available to download at no cost.

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We will also be holding educational workshops via Google Meetups throughout July to assist students with creating their compositions. Here are the dates and topics! Please note: all times are in Pacific.

07.07 @ 1:30pm: Getting Started & Technology - Get familiar with music technology and its history as you learn about DAWs and MIDI, the impact of music in video games, and an introduction into some of the tools you can use to create music!

07.09 @ 1:30pm: Rhythm & Tempo - Learn to create a wide variety of rhythms, from simple to complex, layered, and more, while thinking about the overall emotions you want to convey in your piece. Discover the importance of time signatures and experiment with changing tempos of your composition.

07.14 @ 1:30pm: Melody - Identify iconic motifs and learn what makes them memorable. Apply this to your own music, creating melodic phrases that lead the listener on a musical journey that tells a story.

07.16 @ 1:30pm: Harmony - Creating chord progressions and changing their sound can really affect how a scene is conveyed from an emotional standpoint! Learn how to build intensity, invoke calmness, or generate excitement when crafting harmonies.

07.21 @ 1:30pm: Texture/Timbre - Differentiate between texture and timbre and how they can affect the richness or temperature of music. Discover what instruments will create the sound you’re looking for!

There will also be an additional workshop about careers in video games and animation. We'll be announcing the date and time for that workshop soon.

Workshop attendance is completely optional but recommended - and free as well!

*You will be emailed the workshop meeting links the day of the event.*

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