Celebrity Remix Weekly Challenge 

Week Eight Challenge: Remix Your Summer

Teacher Edition 

Every summer there is one song that explodes and is played everywhere. From the Macarena, to Call Me Maybe to last year’s Old Town Road, all of these songs were not just top hits on the radio but also upbeat with a catchy hook. Songs of the summer make you want to dance, sing, and most importantly  reflect a message of that year.  This summer of Coronavirus will be different—but how will this effect the song of the summer.   Be creative and use your knowledge of coding and EarSketch to create the “Song of the Summer 2020.”  

  • The remix must be a minimum of 30 seconds but less than 3 minutes

  • The song should demonstrate your knowledge of Earsketch through using loops, custom functions, fitMedia(), makeBeat(), setEffect(), and uploaded sounds

  • You can use conditionals (optionals) to allow for some user choice.

Virtual Help Sessions ​​

 Click on the session(s) below to join

How to get your students started?

1. Students should register at https://www.amazonfutureengineer.com/earsketch

2. Students will need to create an account on SoundCloud.  This will allow them to share       their music for a chance to win prizes.   

3. Go to EarSketch   (either create an account or get started coding)

EarSketch Curriculum Chapters 

Have your students review these EarSketch Chapters as they are working on their music 

1.3 Exploring the EarSketch Workspace

1.9 Creating a Script

1.10 Composing in EarSketch

9.1 Musical Form and Function 

38.1 Celebrity Song Remix

Videos to support student learning

Week 1: https://youtu.be/zIBzF5EiOPw

Week 2:  https://youtu.be/-_7zLwBAj24

Week 3: https://youtu.be/WctZmE8CH1M

Week 4https://youtu.be/An9owh47pls

Week 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYuDo89mhro

Week 6: https://youtu.be/E-TMT6HOBKo

Week 7: https://youtu.be/r27bEO0Y-eE


Sharing on SoundCloud 

All students will need a SoundCloud

Account.  SoundCloud is a music sharing site that 

will allow students share their EarSketch song with

greater audience.  See instructions below and the

GIF to help students share their music. 

1. Select "Share" from the Script Menu

2. Share on "SoundCloud" tab

3. Click "Upload"

4. Popup window prompts for SoundCloud login

Share on Social Media and Prizes

Students should share their  song to other social media to get more plays for the opportunity to win.  On the SoundCloud page for your song, students can use the icons for social media or paste the link to their track to any other social media outlet.  They can also share with their classmates and family members by sending the link. 

We will award Amazon Gift cards to the songs that receive the most amount of plays and fills the challenge requirements.  We will award prizes one week after the submission deadline. Students  will receive an email from escomp@gatech.edu if they have been selected as a winner.  We will also be awarding a judges choice award for best code/music.

Songs must be uploaded to SoundCloud by May 27th  at  12:00pm PST but can still receive plays for the competition through 2:00pm EST on Friday, May 29th, 2020


  • Engage Students in coding in EarSketch

  • Explore connections between music technology and programming

  • Navigate the EarSketch Digital Audio Workspace

  • Edit basic code with EarSketch specific functions such as makeBeat(), setEffect(), and fitMedia()

  • Code a for-loop to create repetition in their song  


CSP Standards

IT-CSP-2 . Create digital artifacts that foster creative expression including programs, digital music, videos, images, documents, and combinations of these such as infographics, presentations, and web pages.

AP CSP Essential Knowledge 

EK1.2.1A Creating digital effects , images, audio, video, animations has transformed industries​​

EK 5.2.1A Algorithms are implemented using program instructions that are processed during program execution.​

EK 5.3.1M Application program interfaces (APIs) and libraries simplify complex programming tasks..​

EK 5.3.1O APIs connect software components, allowing them to communicate