Our fourth graders took a field trip up to the 4th floor of our building and visited with Dan from WCSB. Who is Dan and WCSB? This is an excerpt taken from their website:
WCSB is the student-run radio station of Cleveland State University, which has been broadcasting at 89.3FM since 1976. Our mission is to provide an alternative source of news and entertainment to our listening community.
WCSB features a wide variety of music programming. Our Djs play music that is not easily found anywhere else.
We are also committed to programming news and information for the numerous ethnic communities represented by the Greater Cleveland area.
We feature Latin, Hispanic, German, Hungarian, Polish, Irish, Macedonian, Arabic, and Slovenian programs. We also feature weekly public affairs programs ranging in subject matter from social justice to space exploration.
Dan took our explorers on a top rated tour of the radio station, all the while discussing the various jobs involved in broadcasting. It was an eye opener for our kids and expanded their concept of musician from simply a performer to countless possibilities in the music industry. Before the tour, I asked them what careers are possible in music? Besides a music teacher, the only ones they could name were musicians. Now, after an hour with Dan, they understand a much broader idea of the music industry. Here is their new list!
Broadcasting – Television & Radio: Program Director, Creative Director, Research Director, Music Director, Disc Jockey, Video Jockey Composing, Arranging, & Orchestrating: Film & TV Music Composer, Music Supervisor for Film & TV, Post-Production Scoring, Educational Films, Educational Band & Orchestra Music, Production Music Library, Computer Multimedia & Game Music composer, Jingles & Advertising Music, Musical Theater (Song Writer),Music Arranging & Orchestration, Music Editing,Music Copyist, Music Transcriber Computer Technology: Music Software Programmer, Multimedia Development: Sound & Music, Web Page Design: Audio & Music, Website Marketing Manager, Website Content Producer, Conducting: Orchestra / Symphony Conductor, Community Orchestra or Band, Music Director for Theater / Musicals, Youth Symphony, Choir Conductor, Opera Music Director, Ballet Company Music Director, Music Director/Conductor for TV or Film Instrument Repair & Design: Piano Tuner-Technician, Wind or String Instrument Repair & Restoration, Bow Rehairer & Restorer, Electronic Instrument Technician, Facilities (Resident) Audio-Visual Technician, Instrument Manufacturing, Electronic Instrument Design & Research, Legal Services: Entertainment Business Lawyer, Copyright Lawyer, Copyright Researcher, Paralegal, Music License Administrator, Copyright / Clearance Administrator……….to name a FEW!
Fourth Grade Careers in Music
The recording studio at WCSB.
One day’s delivery of CD’s to radio station.