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Colorful Noise Afterschool Music Masterclass Series

  • About This Program

    The Colorful Noise MasterClass is an introductory audio engineering and music production class. Students will develop an understanding of the process of making professional quality music from their laptop/computer. The classes provide techniques and training on how to use industry-standard music software and hardware. Various guest speakers will share their music industry experience and provide hands-on training examples when applicable. Each class allows time for sharing work and collaboration to simulate real-world networking. During the last masterclass in the series, "Demo Tape", students will demonstrate their final project and retain ownership of creations made during the classes.

  • About The Teaching Artist

    Nigel Malone, also known as NXGXL, is a multi-talented artist, producer, and audio engineer. He is the founder of Colorful Noise, a music production company founded in 2020. Nigel made a name for himself in the Charlotte music scene during his Mallard Creek High School years, performing at renowned venues such as the Fillmore and the AMCS Bodega. Seeking to expand his musical knowledge, he attended "SAE," a professional audio engineering school in Atlanta, where he worked in major studios alongside renowned musical professionals such as Mike Will Made It, Big K.R.I.T., and Schoolboy Q. In 2019, Nigel returned to Charlotte and is currently hosting an introduction to audio engineering master class for middle schoolers at Wilson STEM academy. With his expertise in music production and audio engineering, Nigel is making a mark in the growing music scene of the Queen City.

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