TFS Presents at BOOST Conference

Today Dr. Gann and Mario Miranda (aka Asterix) had the opportunity to present at the BOOST (Best Out of School Time) Conference in Palm Springs on “Educational, Socioemotional, and Psychological Applications of Hip Hop and Electronic Music Production and DJ’ing in After School Programs” in front of a full house. TFS’ work engaging and empowering youth across international, socioeconomic and ethnic lines has proven to be highly effective, and Dr. Gann and Asterix were able to share both underlying theory and techniques with after school program managers, educators, and staff to empower their youth in culturally relevant ways.

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TFS’s workshop included a hands-on, interactive beat making demo in which audience members got to help make a collaborative beat, as pictured below, where Dr. Gann assists a program manager in using the Ableton Push.