About First Sound Institute
Launched in 2013, First Sound is a partnership between Youth Speaks and the School of Education at the University of San Francisco. First Sound gives educators a unique set of arts education-based teaching tools designed to cultivate their students’ critical and creative thinking skills while increasing classroom engagement.
This year, First Sound will include a special #RethinkHighSchool town hall featuring spoken word performances and a panel of youth leaders and educators.
All First Sound participants are invited to Brave New Teachers happening this summer at the 20th Annual Brave New Festival! Saturday, July 22nd. Location TBD. This includes free tickets to Grand Slam Finals.
Fifth Annual First Sound Institute
June 20th – 23rd, 2017
Early Bird Deadline – May 15th, 2017 : $100
Summer Registration Deadline – July 1st, 2017: $125
Onsite Registration Deadline – August 1: $150
Returning Participants – $100 if registered before June 15th
Have you attended the first sound institute before?
Previous attendees are eligible for a discounted registration rate of $100. In addition to the discounted rate, we will feature a new workshop track tailored for participants that have previously attended First Sound Institute.