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Students in Amy Geiger's Music History & Theory and Music Technology classes at the high school spent the last week building their own MIDI controllers. MIDI stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface, and allows computers to communicate with electronic musical instruments and devices.
John Jay alumnus and visiting artist Adam November led students though the week of Arduino programming, circuit building, and music making. Adam graduated from NYU Steinhardt in 2014 where he studied Music Technology and Computer Science--a direct result of the Music History & Theory, Music Technology, and Advanced Music Technology classes he took while at John Jay School.
Students were thrilled to walk away with their very own hand-built controllers that can be used to make music with any digital audio workstation software including Ableton Live, GarageBand, and Logic Pro.