Philadelphia public high school Hill-Freedman World Academy and World Cafe Live have been in partnership since 2016, committed to in-depth music education and lifting student voices through the school’s record label, Hill-Freedman Records. Hill-Freedman Records has produced 6 albums of original student music, all co-produced with World Cafe Live, and each the culmination of the year-long music technology curriculum that is integral to the school’s International Baccalaureate program. Music Technology teacher Ezechial Thurman leads the program, which involves all 10th grade students in the album-making, together with other students, some of whom serve as student producers. A team of World Cafe Live teaching artists is in-residence throughout the year, mentoring students in songwriting, production, recording and performance. The school draws students from across the city, and their music has been honored in Philadelphia City Council.