Grants from the Albany Fund for Education allowed two groups of students from Albany High School to broaden their horizons last week! On Wednesday, October 19, students from Kyle Albano’s music technology classes traveled to the Audio Engineering Society Conference in New York City, where they got hands-on experience with the latest in music production technology and mixed with industry pros. AFE funding helped support travel costs for this inspiring field trip. In the post-trip survey, one student wrote: “When I went to the AES conference, I got to talk to a lot of people that were in the industry and it helped inspire me and show me that my dreams are possible, and I’m able to really have a career in the music industry.”
And on Thursday, October 20, things got spooky for students studying Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible with teachers Katie Dring and Eric Lewis! The students traveled to Salem, MA to get their hands on history by visiting the site of the Salem Witch Hunts depicted in the play. Funding from AFE allowed students to visit the Salem Witch Museum and the Witch Dungeon Museum, where they experienced a live performance of a witch trial adapted and created from historical transcripts from 1692.