Amazon, Georgia Tech, and Pharrell Williams' philanthropic organization, YELLOW, invite you to engage your students in the Your Voice is Power learning experience and coding competition. Students will learn entrepreneurship, computer science, and social justice by remixing Pharrell's new song, Entrepreneur, on Georgia Tech's EarSketch platform.
Are your students ready to become the next big music producer?
Do they want to use their voice to inspire change?
The Your Voice Is Power competition is their opportunity to remix beats from Pharrell while learning to code. Yes, code. Your students will have the opportunity to use EarSketch, a free online code editor, to compose a unique song as they are learning computer science. No experience is necessary to participate. Students can also participate in the curriculum experience to develop an understanding of social justice themes to include in their song.
I’m in... What do my students need to know to participate?
The competition runs from January 15 to June 4 with two rounds to submit a song entry. Student songs will be judged based on quality of music, code, and messaging by a panel of industry judges. Their song should be between 30 seconds and 3 minutes, include 5 unique music tracks, and a sound clip from Pharrell’s song “Entrepreneur”.
Opens January 15
Closes March 12
Opens March 15
Closes June 4
ANNOUNCED IN JUNE 2021
Awesome, we are so excited to participate. It’s a competition…..so what are the prizes?
Five students will win a $5000 grand prize for college or to start their own business.
Five teachers will receive $1000 for above and beyond instruction. Students will also compete for Amazon Gift Cards and some other awesome prizes.
HOW TO GET STARTED
I’m ready, how do I bring this to my classroom!
Sign up as a “Your Voice is Power” teacher. We’ll send you competition updates and training information.
This 5-module learning experience includes curriculum to teach how music, computer science, and entrepreneurship can be tools to fight for racial equity. Each module's learning experience includes a lesson plan, slides, student notes, and exit ticket, which are accessible below and also integrated into its respective webpage for you to follow along with your students as you teach.