The Collective Sound (TCS a 501c3) is a youth music nonprofit organization, founded in 1998, where students write, record, and perform original music. TCS nurtures tomorrow’s innovators and leaders by providing music resources, programs, and environments through summer academies and after school programs. TCS has successfully created programs with CSU Chico, St. Mary’s College, The Boys & Girls Club of Venice and Laguna Beach, Avalon High School, Calistoga High School, Chico High School, Vanguard University, Concordia University, LaNau Barcelona, Bournemouth University, and Ex’pression College for Digital Arts. The foundation of our program is guided creative collaboration.
Original Music (Featured in Recordings, Music Videos & Performances), Music Technology & Music Industry
The goal of The Collective Sound is to provide resources that empower young musicians to develop their creativity in a guided collaborative environment. The Collective Sound aims to challenge the boundaries of music education with a curriculum that includes musicology, songwriting, recording technology, video, photography, music industry guest lectures, band clinics, field trips, live performance and touring. We believe that it is important for our programs to utilize the current state of independent and popular music to connect with our students via culturally relevant artistic movements. Students not only grow in their musical proficiency, but they also develop their creative thinking, collaborative skills, and understanding of current technologies. The inherent character development carries through to many of life’s challenges facing youth. The ability to develop ideas, communicate them with others, and share them with the world is an invaluable practice. The Collective Sound is that confluence, nurturing tomorrow’s creative innovators and leaders.