Spotlight on MPRA (Music Production and Recording Arts)
With the establishment of the MPRA
Academy at CATA in 2015, the opportunity exists for students to be able to
produce music and build the foundations needed to be successful in the
recording industry and higher level of institution. Exciting course offerings such as Recording
Arts I and II will be offered starting in the 2017-2018 school year. Students will have the opportunity to work in
the new recording studio and computer lab on top of the line technology and software. These new Mac computers will utilize
Pro-tools and other recording software.
In addition, a full-time Recording Arts teacher will be announced in the
near future. The new teacher will
provide more detailed curriculum and vision for the young academy.
Currently, our MPRA students are taking
prerequisite courses such as Music Theory and Piano classes. Ensemble requirements allow for students in
the academies to participate in both Chorus and Band as well as Jazz Class. The piano class performed on the Winter
Collaborative in December under the direction of Ms. Gregory and the Jazz Class
performed at the same event in addition to the Band Winter Concert under the
direction of Mr. Jay Bolder. Look for
more exciting information shortly!
Our new MPRA lab equipment. We are excited to create our new lab and are in the process of hiring qualified individuals to build a new and innovative program.