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Music Resource Center: not just an afterschool program

January is National Mentoring Month.

All month long we are featuring guest posts from many of our local nonprofits that work with youth and need volunteers to become mentors and tutors. On January 26, 2012, the United Way Volunteer Center invites you to our annual Mentor and Tutor Opportunity Fair from 11:00 - 2:00 at the Omni Hotel. There you will be able to meet in person with representatives from 17 local organizations and fit the right fit for you as a mentor or tutor.

Mentor. Tutor. Pass it on!

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If you’re familiar with the Music Resource Center (MRC), you probably know that we are an after-school music program where Charlottesville youth can explore their musical talents in our state-of-the-art studios.  But did you also know that the MRC teaches students during the school day? 

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Through theCharlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center (CATEC), the MRC offers a two-credit elective class to juniors and seniors in Charlottesville city and Albemarle county high schools. The goal of the class is to equip students with technical skills that will allow them to compete for jobs in the music industry after graduation. In the class, which meets for two hours every weekday, students learn aspects of recording engineering, live sound engineering, instrument maintenance and repair, beat production, music journalism and radio programming. 

The Music Industry Technology class was started in the 2008-2009 school year and is now in its fourth year. Approximately fifty students have taken part in the class over the course of four years. To learn more about the Music Industry Technology curriculum, visit the CATEC website.

 

Guest post by: Maria Gall, Music Resource Center

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