Celebrity Song Remix

Learn to Code by Making Music

EarSketch is a free program that helps students learn to code through music. Grammy-award winning artists Ciara and Common have both provided studio-quality music tracks you can remix from home using code.

Learn More
EarSketch is a free program developed by Georgia Tech to help students learn to code through music. Watch video above to see how you can participate in a fun weekly challenge to win prizes, make music, and learn to code.
Ciara's Songs
Students will have access to the all the tracks (vocal, bass etc.) to Ciara's new songs "Melanin" and "SET". What will you create in your remix?
Common's Songs
For the first time, students will have access to Common's new uplifiting song "God is Love". A new world premiere video that Common shot with high school students will be coming soon!

Example Songs & Code from real students!

This past spring we ran a remix competition with students across the US. Click here to see our grand prize winners' songs, their story, and their code. What will you create?

Weekly Challenges & Prizes

The first weekly challenge, "Remix with Mood", is live until April 12th. Sign Up Below.

Share Your Creation to Win!

Follow these directions inside EarSketch to enter the weekly challenge:
1. Select "Share" from the Script Menu
2. Share on "SoundCloud" tab
3. Click "Upload"
4. Pop Up window prompts for SoundCloud login
Frequently Asked Questions
  • Who can participate?
    Any student, anywhere, with an internet connection and device. Any prizes offered as part of weekly challenges are provided through event sponsor Georgia Tech.
  • I am a teacher - Can I do this as a class activity?
    Absolutely, but students must submit on their own song (please do not submit on their behalf). Curriculum can be found here, a ~2 hour primer aimed at competition entries, or of course, use our longer programming curriculum here.
  • What's an example of a good song?
    (LINK TO BE ADDED) Here are some examples of great songs already coded by high schoolers across the US [GT to add good songs from competition]
  • What is Amazon Future Engineer?
    Amazon Future Engineer is a four-part, childhood-to-career program aimed at inspiring and educating 10 million students from underrepresented and underserved communities each year to try computer science and coding.
  • What is EarSketch?
    EarSketch is a free educational platform developed by Georgia Tech that helps students learn to code by making music. It has been used by over 375,000 students in all 50 states in the US and in over 100 countries around the world. It has been used in summer camps, after school programs, and academic courses such as Computer Science Principles. While EarSketch is most often used in high-school, it has been successfully used in elementary, middle, high-school, and college courses and activities.