Workshop: Creating Podcasts with GarageBand

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Workshop Time:  10:00 AM  (PST)



Art Brownlow, MM, DMA
Senior Fellow for Academic Innovation and Professor of Music, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (see biography below)

Moderator: Laureen Turner, EdD, RN
Caritas Coach™, Founding Director, MSN: Clinical Leadership Education, Assistant Professor, Samuel Merritt University


This hands-on workshop aims to equip participants with the skills to create their own podcasts using only iPad and the GarageBand app.


Podcasting is a valuable tool for educators, especially in the post-pandemic era where online delivery methods have gained significance. Although podcasting in higher education is not new, its relevance and popularity have increased even more. Instructors can use podcasts to provide class information, develop listening skills, give student feedback, and deliver course content (Koppelman, 2013). Some argue that podcasting is preferable to reading or instructional videos due to its ease of use and the perception that students have longer attention spans for listening (Gray, 2017;, 2020; Wen, 2015). However, the true value of podcasts lies in student-generated assignments that encourage creativity, evaluation, and analysis. Podcasting is included as an activity verb in the creativity category of Bloom's Digital Taxonomy, highlighting its potential for promoting high-order thinking skills (TeachThought, 2016; McNulty, 2017; Churches, 2012). Student-created podcasts have tremendous potential, such as conducting interviews with experts in their fields, regardless of geographical barriers, using networking software like FaceTime. In this hands-on workshop, participants will be guided through the process of audio production using GarageBand. They will learn how to create podcasts in both single-presenter and interview formats, incorporate theme music, and publish their final creations.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply the basic skills of audio production using iPad and GarageBand.
  2. Create podcasts in both single-presenter and interview formats.
  3. Teach students to create their own podcasts as course projects.

Workshop Tags

iPad Basics, Specialty Apps, Clinical Applications, Art and Wellness


Novice (limited experience)


Demonstration, Interactive Exercise, Discussion

Required Devices


Required pre-installed apps


Presenter Biography

Art Brownlow is Senior Fellow for Academic Innovation and Professor of Music at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, where he teaches music history. He is a Fellow in the University of Texas System Academy of Distinguished Teachers and an Apple Distinguished Educator. He has received the UT System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, the College Music Society Instructional Technology Initiative Award, and certification from Flipped Learning Global Initiative. Dr. Brownlow's research includes brass instrument history, nineteenth-century orchestral music, educational technology, and flipped learning. Scholarly work includes the books The Last Trumpet: A History of the English Slide Trumpet and Teaching Music History with iPad, articles in journals and proceedings, and many presentations at conferences and symposia. Previously, Dr. Brownlow was an active performer, having played for thirty years as Principal Trumpet in the Valley Symphony Orchestra, and with orchestras in Illinois, Texas, Georgia, the Carolinas and the Spoleto Festival USA and Italy. In addition to a Doctor of Musical Arts in Trumpet Performance from the University of Texas at Austin, he received degrees in trumpet performance from Northwestern University and music education from Furman University, with additional studies in musicology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.