SAE Institute, a national creative media college, has partnered with Scratch DJ Academy to launch Scratch’s newest location at SAE’s Atlanta campus.
Scratch DJ Academy was co-founded in 2002 by Rob Principe and the late Jam Master Jay, a member of the pioneering rap group and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Run DMC. Scratch teaches over 50,000 people annually from all 50 states and 35 countries throughout its New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago and eight satellite locations.
“We’re very excited to launch Scratch DJ Academy at SAE in Atlanta,” says Principe. “This partnership will offer a comprehensive music education experience that’s unmatched in the industry.”
With its copyrighted curriculum, state of the art equipment, local celebrity instructors, and emphasis on mentorship and community, Scratch DJ Academy at SAE will offer introductory, intermediate, and advanced courses along with certification programs, giving aspiring mix masters and SAE students the opportunity to become performance-ready DJs.
“We’re thrilled to have Scratch DJ Academy join our campus in Atlanta,” says Charlene Purtelbaugh, Director of SAE Institute in Atlanta. “Our combined curriculums will give SAE Atlanta students a competitive edge when they graduate as well as a unique set of creative skills that will be extremely attractive to potential employers.”
Both SAE’s and Scratch’s education programs have been recognized by Vibe Magazine. SAE was cited as being “the world’s best of the best” audio recording and engineering school, and Scratch was selected as the “best bet” school for aspiring DJs.
Scratch DJ Academy classes will begin enrolling students for the 2014 Spring semester beginning in March 2014.