Auburn, AL
Jun 14, 2021 - Jun 18, 2021
CSA4ALL-JR aims to inspire underserved/underrepresented middle school students to participate in Music and Computing through an authentic learning environment. Using Scratch, Melodics, Ev3 robots, and EarSketch learning tools, students will grasp excellent content knowledge and attitudes toward computing as a discipline that has a significant effect on ethnic and gender populations.
Provided by Cynthia and Auburn University

Program Dates & Times

Every day of the week between 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CST



  • Daily Schedule

9:00 am - 9:20 am

Exercise w/ Mr. Inde, Certified Personal Trainer

9:20 am -9:30 am


9:30 am -11:00 am

Computer Science & Music Program Intro Part 1

11:00 am -12:00 pm

Lunch & Socialization

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Computer Science & Music Part 2

Music Rhythm, Melody, and Harmony with EarSketch and Melodics educational learning tools

2:05 pm - 4:00 pm

Art w/ a Purpose


5th Grade
6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade


No fees.

More About the Program

CSA4ALL-JR program is a combination of an online and an in-campus project where students will learn about the basics of robotics, programming, and music composition. We have experts in Computer Science and Music fields working on maximizing the efficiency and quality of the materials. The main steps of the curriculum are:

(1) Introducing students to CS concepts and skills using Scratch music-related games.

(2) Introducing students to music-based storytelling using existing videos to teach melody, rhythm patterns.

(3) Teaching basics of music programming using EarSketch.

(4) Teaching students how to compose specific rhythm patterns and melody patterns using EarSketch.

(5) Introducing social robots and the features of Lego Ev3 robots.

(6) Teaching how to synchronize their social robots with their musical composition.

(7) Providing an opportunity for student presentations in a dancing robot competition.

To keep the camp engaging, we implemented class discussion sessions where each day students will present their work and discuss the weaknesses and strengths of each other’s projects. We also provide MIDI keyboards and Melodics software for the music portion of the camp where students will make their own beats and play keyboard in a fun and entertaining activities and games. To support different speeds issues, all the materials taught in the class are on the CSA4ALL-JR website and Auburn University is providing videos for each module. Students can use the hand-outs and replay the videos to fully understand the concept. Students will be asked to present their work based on their own skills.

For more information, contact Cynthia.


Monday, June 14

Day 1- Camp Orientation, Introduction to Computer Programming and music rhythm patterns using Scratch and EarSketch learning environments


Tuesday, June 15

Day 2- Introduction to Robotics and music melody


Wednesday, June 16

Day 3- Practicing computer programming concepts learned in block programming with python language using the EarSketch learning platform. Learning about music forms and functions in EarSketch


Thursday, June 17

Day 4- Finalizing and debugging the dancing robot utilizing the concepts learned in previous days.


Friday, June 18

Day 5- Graduation, Dancing robot competition


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