Passing on the torch: Master Mix Academy teaches kids DJ craft @ 3YB House Fesst

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This Saturday, we’re not just partying, but passing on the torch!

3YB-MMA logo-blackFor our inaugural 3YB House Fest on August 22, 2015, we’re excited to partner with Master Mix Academy to offer hands-on activities for the next generation of house music DJs, dancers and fans!

From 4 PM to 6 PM in the Kids Corral area, kids and teens can learn digital DJ and virtual studio music production techniques. The DJ booth will be led by Dave Maze, founder and executive director of Master Mix Academy.

Just what is Master Mix Academy? It is a STEM-focused (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), not-for-profit DJ and music production for youth development program based in Chicago. Launched in 2009 to counter the lack of music programs that focused on urban arts and technology education, its mission is to introduce children and young adults–through hands on educational opportunities–to the urban Disc Jockey tradition and art form.3YB-MMA photo-3 girls

Academy programs enhance core educational skills, including critical and analytical thinking, in relationship to science and technology in the electronic music industry. Since its inception, Master Mix has provided DJ, performing arts and virtual studio technology educational programming to more than 10,000 students in the Chicago area.

So, bring the kiddies with you to the 3YB House Fest, and share the music–and the party–you love with them! Kids 12 and under are free, and teens and seniors are only $5! Advance sale adult tickets (from $10 + fee for General Admission, to $30 + fee for VIP) are available right here.

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