Since 2013, the Upbeat Academy has provided underprivileged, at-risk students with an opportunity to produce and preform hip hop and EDM music. Falon Brown sat down with executive director of Upbeat Academy, Matt Zarba, and two grad students, Ian Macinnis (middle) and Troye Shelton (right) to discuss how Upbeat Academy gives back to the community. For every ticket sold to the BUKU Music + Art Project, $1 goes to the academy.