We Believe in Equal Access to Music Technology

We Are

AFRORACK® is the audio arts organization with a goal of helping the community develop and thrive through technology resources.

We are committed to providing children and young adults of color access to modular synthesizers and sound design tools.

Our Vision

We are focused on diverse community access via a collection of workshops, seminars, and ambitious programming centered around STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education.

GET INVOLVED

SUPPORT OUR YOUTH WORKSHOPS EVERY MONTH

Give as little as $5 a month to support our mobile STEM education workshops.

100% of the contributions we raise online go toward supporting our audio-focused STEM education programming.


Join + Support

Please support our community-driven programming through donations, sponsorships, or resources. Your contribution will help sustain the traveling workshops and cultural programming.

OUR IMPACT


By the Numbers

40+

PARTNERS

1,673

STUDENTS SERVED

300%

GROWTH

2,721

HOURS VOLUNTEERED

OUR FOCUS

We empower youths to become the problem solvers of the future, impacting how they engage in school and their communities.

Our Philosophy

THINK MODULAR™

Discover the truth and power of your imagination. Investigate and become absorbed in a "state of connectivity" that expands forward thinking and inspires problem-solving. Generate a space—a whole new universe of possibilities. To THINK MODULAR™ gives us a key, unlocking our potential as creative beings and helping bridge the divide that separates our humanity.

Our Workshops

Make Sound. Shape Sound. Move Sound®

Feel the power of modular synthesis as you control the flow; create sounds and tell stories. Explore all things modular—how we shape it, what it feels like, and how we learn from it. Experiment with real professional audio equipment to design your own robust sonic creations. Our open-ended activities allow you to tap into your imagination and explore your creative self. AFRORACK® is STEM brought to life.


Why We Use Modular Synthesizers.

Imagine a chef who can only add spices in the same order every time. This would limit the possibilities, right? With a modular synthesizer, all of the building blocks we need to make synthesized sounds are separate, and you can put them together in any way that you want. These blocks are linked together using special cables, which allow signals to travel between them—creating something like a voltage highway. By linking modules, you can make these signal paths into complex sounds and patterns. There's no end to what we can do!

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Donate to AFRORACK® and help us continue providing children with access to hands-on educational opportunities!

The Team

Aaron Guice
Hardware Developer | Sound Designer | Educator

Aaron Guice, a celebrated member of the global sound community for over 15 years, founded AFRORACK® to give talented young students—regardless of socioeconomic background—an opportunity to learn modular synthesis, without financial barriers.

Fess Grandiose
AFRORACK® Instructor

Ali The Architect 
AFRORACK® Instructor


Will Mitchell 
AFRORACK® Instructor

soundsketch™ Lead Engineer

support@afrorack.org | 1245 South Michigan Ave UNIT #325 | Chicago, Illinois 60605 | United States


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OUR SUPPORTERS

AFRORACK® is incredibly grateful for all of our partners. We've joined forces with over 40 brands that are deeply committed to advancing equitable education within African American communities.

Want to help transform our neighborhoods into a STEM powerhouse? Join us—say  hello@afrorack.org 


AFRORACK, SOUNDSKETCH, and THINK MODULAR are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of AFRORACK, LLC

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