Track Meet draft

Make Music Day
Illustration by Daniel Greenfeld, musicians collaborating on a track

This year for Make Music Day, composers, producers and songwriters from around the world joined together in a collaborative race against the clock.

Over the course of six hours, teams of four musicians – most of whom had never met before – created brand-new original tracks in a creative relay. Using the virtual audio workstation SoundTrap, each musician had 90 minutes to add their contribution before the next teammate took over.

Congratulations to our four Track Meet teams — check out their tracks below!

Track Meet Teams 2020

“90 Minute Trap”
jpMixo (Columbia, SC) – Bass guitar
Elyse Barnard (Boston, MA) – Vocals
John David Black (The Guitari$t) (Columbia, SC) – Electric Guitar
Aron Nelson (Honolulu, HI) – Keyboards


“Make Me Wanna Go Home”
Jenny Amanda Hurwitz (New York City, NY) – Rhythm Guitar
Sofia Villarreal (Austin, TX) – Bass
Chad Carrier (Los Angeles, CA) – Guitar and Vocals
Hannah Schdze (Boston, MA) – Violin


“In The Middle of Space”
Steve Housewright (St. Louis, MO) – Assorted Guitars, Banjo & Mandolin
Marcus Santos (Boston, MA) – Timbau and Caxixis
Gloria Hays (Weeki Wachee, FL) – Hammered Dulcimer, Mountain Dulcimer & Ukulele
Edgars Rakovskis (Riga, Latvia) – Guitar


“Swamp Jam” by United By Music North America
Amanda Gresham – UBMNA Producing Artistic Director
William Straub – Guitar
Tommy Cook – Drums
Polly O’Keary – Bass
Nick Baker – Keyboard