A major component of our teen program, Sound Scholars, is the creation of experimental audio projects. The theme in Spring 2014 was Philly Music History! And what a fascinating history it is! From Sister Rosetta Tharpe to Sun Ra to American Bandstand to the Dead Milkmen- the group discussed both familiar and lesser known artists while also exploring the stories that we’ve never been told. Sound Scholars took out A LOT of books from the library, went to a Sun Ra concert, learned about Gamble + Huff, interviewed punk musicians from the 80s, and in the end students chose one artist that resonated with them for their experimental audio project.