You've heard the Hamilton Mixtape! Now you have the chance to be featured in a special mixtape by Berkeley students--the Berkeley Revolution Mixtape. Submit your audition tape by November 17. The students whose songs are chosen for inclusion on the Berkeley Revolution Mixtape will win a series of workshops conducted by the RYSE Youth Center's Media, Arts & Culture Department, culminating in studio time so that you can record a professional-grade version of your song, which will then be featured on our final Mixtape.

What kinds of songs are we looking for? Songs that may be inspired by the revolutionary nature of Hamilton in some way, but which take your own form and direction. For instance, you might write a song (in any genre) about a period of social change other than the Revolutionary 

period, or a revolutionary (historical or contemporary) figure of your choice. The judges will be looking for evidence of your own originality and creativity. Humor is not a must, but it can be a plus.

The winners will be selected at the end of the fall term, and invited to participate in workshops (for instance, about song writing and beat making) and record in the RYSE studio in the spring term. Workshops and studio time will be in the early evening, Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00-6:00. In addition, each winner will receive a $500 Amazon gift card. To enter the contest, simply fill out this online form by November 17. You will be asked to submit a link to your audition tape. Your song should be in a compressed format (MP3 or similar internet stream-able compressed audio format).