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  • Writer's pictureElizabeth Kramer

Be Heard. Unleash Your Voice in June's Audio Storytelling Program


Teens in Earshot, Arts Angle Vantage’s summer audio storytelling program, capture sound that conveys the energy and atmosphere of people experimenting, creating and performing. Then they use that sound to produce true audio stories that take listeners to the scene where art happens.

This opportunity made possible by Metro Louisville and the University of Louisville Department of Communications and Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning

Designed to elevate new and diverse youth voices, Earshot culminates with teens producing their own audio stories that they voice and premiere them at a special listening event. No broadcasting or journalism experience required.


Program mentors, journalists with extensive experience in audio production, guide participants in recording, editing, sound collection, interviewing, writing and storytelling for audio. Participants will use professional audio equipment provided by Arts Angle Vantage and the University of Louisville.


Register below before the May 18 deadline. There are limited available spots for rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. This free program includes eight sessions.


WHY REGISTER NOW?:  Slots are limited. Up to 20 youth can participate. If more register, finalists will be chosen by lottery.



Where:  University of Louisville

Time:  Sessions meet 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Dates:  Tuesday, June 4 • Wednesday, June 5 • Thursday, June 6  • Tuesday, June 11 • Wednesday, June 12 • Thursday, June 13

Listening Event: Friday, June 21, 6 to 8 p.m.



The program provides participants with

• recording equipment and other related materials

• audio editing software

• computers on loan to those who cannot bring a laptop to use for the program



• attendance at all sessions

• completion of work during the program including some outside of session hours


Elizabeth Kramer, a multimedia journalist who has worked for newspapers and National Public Radio stations in Kentucky, New York and Ohio, co-founded Arts Angle Vantage. She has worked for The Courier Journal as fine arts reporter and critic, and her work as appeared on NPR and in national publications. She was a Fellow at the 2016 National Critics Institute at Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, and has taught high school as a Peace Corps volunteer and college as an adjunct.

Claire McInerny is a podcast producer and writer living in Louisville. She is the producer and co-creator of the podcast Refamulating. She also produces podcasts for Feelings and Co., including It's Going To Be Okay and Terrible, Thanks For Asking. Before podcasting, she was a reporter for National Public Radio stations in Indiana and Austin, Texas covering public schools in both places. Her work has appeared on NPR. You can see more of her work here.


ABOUT US: Our FREE program for young writers has presented opportunities to teens to see and write about the arts and artists including Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts, The Speed Art Museum’s “Promise, Witness, Remembrance” exhibit featuring Amy  Sherald's portrait of Breonna Taylor,, many dance and theatrical performances and educational endeavors focusing on artmaking. We strive to prepare youth from diverse backgrounds for success by providing access to the arts and empowering them to use their voices to create arts journalism that reaches a wider public.



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