Alan T. Sugiyama High School

Alan T. Sugiyama
High School

Arts and Entertainment Courses

Arts and Entertainment Courses at Alan T. Sugiyama

Arts and Entertainment Pathways

Arts Ed Solutions

About: Love acting, film, TV, theater? Gaining access to careers in the arts are commonly non-traditional, and usually involve, “who you know”. Learn from professionals who have made careers in the arts.

Working Arts professionals can teach you the current industry standards and practices and most importantly, become a connection.

ATS is partnering with industry professionals to be more relevant in today’s world. This program will focus on students of Color and giving them needed exposure and access in an industry needing their creativity and diversity. These institutions are looking to be more inclusive in arts leadership, administration, production and stage crafts.

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Steve Sneed, Arts and Entertainment Pathways Instructor at ATS

Steve Sneed is a longtime Seattle Resident and Performing artist. He is the Lead Creative of Education Solutions and is currently teaching Arts and Entertainment as an Instructor at Alan T. Sugiyama High School at South Lake, he is a Race and Social Justice Consultant for Pacific Northwest Ballet, and performs professionally as a commercial actor.

The Art of Sound (Music Production)

Music Producer Vitamin D

Derrick Brown (Vitamin D)
Derrick Brown (Vitamin D)

Derrick Brown, aka Vitamin D, is a Record Producer, DJ, and Audio Engineer raised in Seattle. He is widely acknowledged as one of the most important contributors to the Seattle hip-hop scene and beyond. Vitamin D has composed, produced, engineered and mixed countless classics in the music industry throughout his 27 year career.

He has worked with such artists as Macklemore, 50 Cent, Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar, Nas, and Snoop Dog to name a few. You can hear a sample of Vitamin D’s production on the television series Power’s opening theme song, Big Rich Town by 50 Cent. Vitamin D continues to support the community by whole-heartedly mentoring many up and coming artists in the Pacific Northwest music scene.

What activities will the students do?
Students will program beats, feature a vocalist and record a vocal performance, as well as learn a brief history of the art of DJ’ing and how it influences modern day music production

What skills will they learn?
Students will learn basic recording, midi-production, mixing fundamentals, song structure, and arrangements.

How will the student be a better person?
After this course, students will be able to express their self through music, building confidence and enhancing their social and networking skills.

What opportunities will they be exposed to?
Students will learn the essential skills to be in the music industry and build a career from a seasoned veteran. Students will also have the opportunity to meet like-minded students and build their network.

Here are examples of various audio careers:

  • Audio Production Services
  • Music Producer/Arranger
  • Recording Engineering
  • Mix Engineering
  • Mastering Services
  • Live Concert Recording Engineering
  • Live Concert Engineering
  • Music for Film
  • Analog to Digital Transfers

My goal is to ultimately build skills and passion for the music industry and culture.