2022 NJMEA Student Technology Expo

The 2022 NJMEA State Music Technology Expo will be held at Lakehouse Recording Studios in Asbury Park, NJ. The goal for this year’s expo is to ensure our innovative music makers are given the chance to immerse themselves in a creative environment that is authentic to their musical goals and curriculum. Students will have the opportunity to showcase their work and participate in a variety of workshops including:

  • Recording & production demonstrations in two world class recording studios
  • Presentations & performances with industry leaders and performers

Student work will be adjudicated by a professional panel in the following categories:

  • Loop Projects/Covers/Remixes
  • Original Songs & Compositions
  • Multimedia
  • Instrument Design
  • Mixing Competition

When?

Thursday, May 19, 2022
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Where?

Lakehouse Recording Studios
619 Lake Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Note: This is the only expo location this year. There are no separate locations per region. YOU MAY PARTICIPATE IN PERSON OR VIRTUAL.

Registration Information & Link

The link below will allow you to reserve a slot for your school and provide more details regarding the event itself. Upon registering, you will receive further information regarding payment details and ongoing reminders for deadlines. If you have any questions please contact the expo coordinator, Bill Grillo at: wgrillo86@gmail.com

Register Here

Attendance Cost

School District Registration Fee: $125.00
In-Person Student Fee: $25.00 (per student)
Virtual Student Fee: $5.00 (per student)

Project Submission Cost

Student Project Submission: $10.00 (per submission)

Important Deadlines

Registration Deadline: March 7th, 2022
Payment Deadline: April 1, 2022
Project Submission Deadline: April 25, 2022
Mixing Competition Deadline: May 7, 2022
EXPO: May 19th, 2022

Check out the 2021 NJMEA Student Tech Expo Projects

History

The first-ever Student Music Tech Expo was held on March 15, 2011. The goal was to provide a venue to showcase students’ creativity and accomplishments, starting with the premise of a “music tech science fair.” Due to the onset of COVID-19, the event was held virtually to continue the tradition and opportunities for students to present their works.

Project Categories for Submission

Please note that projects must represent the work of individuals or groups no larger than 4 students.

  1. Original Compositions

    Works created using technology including works for traditional and/or electronic instruments. Compositions should prominently illustrate creative use of technology. Projects incorporating use of prerecorded loops will not be considered in this category. All compositions, including those intended for live performance, should be rendered or synthesized in some digital manner (MP3, CD, laptop) as there will be no space provided for live performance.

  2. Covers, Remixes & Loop-Based Projects

    Works including arrangements/recordings of preexisting songs, song samples and projects incorporating a combination of original material and prerecorded loops. Projects should demonstrate originality in musical choices and creative use of technology. All projects should be rendered or synthesized in some digital manner (MP3, CD, laptop) as there will be no space provided for live performance.

  3. Multimedia

    Works demonstrating the convergence of music with more than one discipline, which may include art/photography, video, broadcast journalism, and digital storytelling. Works need not be original compositions but should reflect creative use of technology.

  4. Applied Technology

    Works encompassing distinctive projects that utilize technology for a specific purpose. Works may include the creation of new electronic musical instruments, interactive music systems, software projects to aid in composition, performance, and music instruction, and more. Projects should be self-contained for a simple demonstration. Submission must include a brief description of the design/development process and relevant photos or video.

  5. Production/Engineering

    Students entering this category will demonstrate their skills in production or engineering created within a digital audio workstation (DAW). Students will be provided pre-recorded tracks for a recording in advance of the Expo, and work must be completed and submitted by the deadline provided. Individuals and teams of up to 4 students may enter this category.

For additional information, please contact:

Dr. Andrew Lesser, NJMEA Technology Chair njmeatechexpo@gmail.com