DJ-U is workshop series and mentorship program, by and for Trans/Femme/Non-binary Women of Color, that teaches participants the basics of vinyl & digital DJing. DJing is an art form that creates the soundtracks for our lives. Whether for live performances and events, or digital media and online platforms, DJ artists blend musical history and theory, performance, and technical theatrical skills (eg. sound and light engineering).
Historically (and still today) DJing has been dominated by men. DJ-U will expand the network of high-quality, diverse local DJs through workshops & 1:1 coaching. Course material will include: history, style, beat-matching, building a library, scratching, looping, preparing for performance, and other specialized personal instruction (eg. DJing for podcasts, live dance, or family events).