Common Denominators is a highly innovative learning program through the Making Waves Education Program that deeply integrates STEM and music. Students progress through a design and discovery process, developing key Science, Technology, Engineering and Math skills through the lens and structure of music.
Students will explore acoustics and instrument-building via kits from South Bend Woodworks, then work towards a performance of their own composition. Along the way, students will learn about combined STEM/music properties such as pitch, vibration and timbre while participating in an ensemble environment promoting teamwork, social skills, and community engagement.
The program fosters creativity via an innovative, flexible curriculum with built-in evaluative tools.