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DJ Camp 2015

29 Jun 20153 Jul 2015


Marfa, Texas

Summer Shake Up

DJ Bigface

In 2015 we joined forces with Summer Shake Up, offered by Marfa Independent School District (MISD) in collaboration with other community partner organizations. The summer camp was free with breakfast, lunch, and transportation provided. All students were invited to participate.

For our sixth annual DJ Camp, DJ Bigface returned to the Big Bend to offer essential guidance in real-live party-rocking skills. Students learned directly on DJ equipment and experimented with mixing songs and sampling music. The classes were designed to engage the imagination of students from all musical backgrounds, and throughout the week DJ Bigface highlighted other aspects of DJ culture, such as dance and visual art. While getting practical experience on the equipment was a core component of the camp, Bigface also presented DJing as an art form with a rich culture and history, with portions of each class covering the history of the DJ and basic music theory.

Classes took place over the course of four days and the camp concluded with a free public performance by the student DJs at Padre’s Marfa on Friday, July 3.