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Music & Sound

Instructor: Mr. Rob Hendrix, Email me! 317-259-5265 x44006

One or two year program, 2 hours per day

 music soundPrerequisite:  None

Related College or Technical School Major: Recording Arts,  Audio Engineering, Audio Production, Radio Production

Job Opportunities:  Music Recording Engineer, Production Assistant, Creative Producer, Audio Production, Sound Crew Technician, Radio DJ

Certification available: Pro Tools Software Certification

Dual Credit: 6 credits per year (3 in MCOM 101 & 3 in MDIA 120) from Vincennes University

Youth Organization: Indiana Association of School Broadcasters

This class combines the skills of digital audio recording and mixing with a student’s love for music.  Students will have an opportunity to help create music and mixes with instruments and software currently used in the recording industry.  Students will also learn techniques for engineering and mixing live music performances.

Projects will help students acquire skills in music recording, mixing, and mastering.  Using instruments, MIDI, and sampling, students will write and produce songs, and various audio creations for movies, phones and other multimedia platforms.  The class will also create music videos and podcasts featuring songs created by students in the class.

Students will also be given opportunities to DJ on WJEL Radio, along with  having a chance to take part as performers or audio crew members in public concerts produced and promoted by the class.

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JEL Media Students Win State Awards, March 2017

J. Everett Light Career Center media students captured six awards at the annual Indiana Association of School Broadcasters State Contest held at the University of Indianapolis on March 13th.

North Central High School student Nathan Price won a first place award in the Radio Spot Production category for his 60-second promotional announcement created for WJEL Radio.  The recording was “skillfully produced” cited the judges.  Nathan included sophisticated audio effects combined with a fun beat and rhythmic delivery. In the same category, Carmel student Anne Zachodni placed 2nd for her original WJEL promo that included great vocal delivery and harmony.

JEL students Lela Anthony, Zach Burton, Mya Tolliver and Truman Henderson combined their audio production skills to place 2nd in the Radio Imaging category.

Zach Burton, who hosts a weekly show on WJEL, placed 3rd in the Radio Air Personality competition.  Zach was one of six finalists chosen from entries from 30 schools in Indiana.  In the finals, Burton performed live on WICR, the voice of the University of Indianapolis.

Two other 3rd place awards were also brought home by JEL students.  Evan Hay, was the 3rd place winner in the Short Film category.  Hay produced a short titled “Peachy Nights,” a food-themed, humorous murder mystery.

The team of Malik Benberry, Taegrin Hughey and Abe Siaka put their skills together to place 3rd in the Sound Design category.  The threesome produced vocals, soundtrack and sound effects for a short segment from the film “Open Season.”

The Digital Media Arts Department at JEL houses three classes; Animation and Film Production, Music and Sound Production and Digital Media Arts.  The instructors are Mr. Tyler Hindman and Mr. Rob Hendrix.

Related Communications courses:


Animation & Film Production

Digital Media Arts

Upcoming Events:

May 12, 6:30pm - J-Fest, Concert in JEL Front Lawn
May 13 - TEC-TAC Competition
May 18 - Last Day for Sending Schools
May 24 - Last Day for NC students