Brooklyn High School of the Arts
The Red Curtain Project hosts virtual workshops introducing students to our Story Library along with the creative process used to produce the digital story performances. Junior and senior high school students in The Select Choir at Brooklyn High School of the Arts reinterpreted RCP's stories, composing unique lyrics and musical scores using Soundtrap software. Explore their compositions below.
Behind the Scenes
Student Composition Gallery
"When we started the project, a lot of students were fearful about songwriting. For most, this is their first time writing a full fledged piece, building everything from text to accompaniment, and creating melodies that all combine into a song that tells a story. It was surely a huge task, but broken up into parts, the students ran with their idea and imagination. I think in the end not only were they able to connect with the stories on a cultural aspect, but grew to become better musicians and story-tellers."
In partnership with Brooklyn High School of the Arts, a dual-mission public high school dedicated to providing aspiring artists and scholars with an academically rigorous pre-college course of study and a comprehensive, four-year pre-conservatory arts program.