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Ages 15-18

Crafted for budding journalists aged 15-18, this course is a gateway to the dynamic world of music reporting. Students dive into the essentials of music journalism, learning the art of album reviews, artist interviews, and concert critiques. Develop your unique voice and perspective as you explore the diverse landscape of music genres. Students unravel the techniques of effective storytelling in the realm of music.


Music Journalism 

Essentials 1A

Enrollment Age: 15-18

Prerequisites: None

 We provide students with real-world experience through project-based learning by actively participating in the publication of The YMU Collective. Students apply the skills and knowledge learned in the course to produce a comprehensive music journalism project, such as an album review, artist profile, or writing feature stories. Students gain insight into what it takes to design, interview, write articles, and publish a digital magazine.

Music Journalism Essentials Curriculum Includes

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Skills Students Learn

Students participating in The YMU Collective can apply to become official "Press" members of YMU. They attend local shows and concerts, interview artists, and help with the publication of The YMU Collective.

Ages: 7-18

Writing and Communication Skills

By writing articles and working with their peers, students develop their writing skills and learn how to communicate their ideas effectively.

Research Skills

Students learn how to conduct research and gather information from a variety of sources, including books, articles, and interviews. They can also learn how to evaluate the reliability and credibility of the information they find.

Digital Skills

Students learn how to navigate and use digital tools for content creation, and understand the basics of multimedia content. 


Students gain leadership skills, such as delegation, decision-making, and organization. By learning about running an online magazine, develop their leadership skills and learn how to lead a team effectively.

Elementary (Coming Soon!)

Introduction to Journalism

  • Overview of what journalism is

  • Why is journalism important

Different Types of Journalism and Basic Principles

  • Investigative journalism

  • News journalism 

  • Opinion writing

  • Understanding objectivity, accuracy, and fairness

Basic Writing Skills

  • How to edit and revise your own writing

  • How to give and receive feedback 

  • Common grammar and punctuation errors to avoid

  • Strategies for conducting interviews and gathering information

Writing Headlines

  • Understanding the importance of writing attention-grabbing headlines

  • Techniques to capture the reader's attention

Multimedia Journalism

  • Introduction to multimedia journalism, including photography, video, and podcasting

  • The importance of multimedia storytelling

These are just some of the elements your child can experience in this course!

Empowering Tomorrow's Musician’s Today

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