$450 – $600

Music Performance, Songwriting + Production Short Course (JMC Melbourne)

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JMC Academy

171 Bank St

South Melbourne, VIC 3206

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CONTEMPORARY MUSIC PERFORMANCE, SONGWRITING AND PRODUCTION


4 Day Course
9:30am - 4:30pm
Monday 21st, Tuesday 22nd, Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th January 2019
General Admission ticket price: $600
Bundle ticket price: $450 (25% discount) - valid when you purchase 2 or more tickets


In this 4 day workshop, participants will work through a series of specialised sessions covering aspects of contemporary music including ensemble performance, group instrument/vocal tuition, songwriting & composition strategies, music industry principles, music technology and studio recording.

Be mentored by music industry professionals from the JMC Academy Melbourne faculty in a course that provides a hands-on collaborative experience using the extensive facilities in the Melbourne campus. Whether you play Pop, Rock, Jazz, Country, EDM, RnB or any other contemporary music style, this course is focused on creative music making using practical techniques.


DAY 1
Session 1

  • All in Introductory session

  • Songwriter/Electronic music/Composer session - Working with harmony and melody writing tools

  • Instrumentalists/singers - Ensemble workshop

Session 2

  • Instrumentalists/Vocalists - Group sessions

  • Songwriters - Lyric writing techniques

  • Electronic musicians/composers - Your 21st century workstation - composing & technology tools

Session 3

  • Instrumentalists/Vocalists/Electronic musicians/Composers - Band rehearsal sessions

  • Songwriters -Analysis of hit songs

  • Electronic musicians/composers - Working with MIDI controllers to create music


DAY 2

Session 1 - Elective - Choose your focus:

  • Music Theory in contemporary music - making it work!

  • Music Technology - Ableton & Garageband in writing and performance

  • Music Marketing - digital music, marketing and the press

Session 2

  • Instrumentalists/vocalists - Group sessions on

  • Songwriters - Lyric writing techniques

  • Electronic musicians/composers - Composing to a brief

Session 3

  • Instrumentalists/vocalists/Electronic musicians/Composers - Band rehearsal sessions

  • Songwriters - Co-writing workshop - create new music in songwriting teams

  • Electronic musicians/composers - Recording - how to do it with live instruments & software


DAY 3

Session 1 - Electives - Choose your focus:

  • Keyboard skills - basic keyboard skills for understanding modern chord progressions on the piano using Garageband

  • Music Technology - Ableton & Garageband in writing and performance

  • Songwriting - Rhythm and groove in popular music

  • Live Production - Parts of the stage, microphones, speakers, cables… how it all works

Session 2

  • Instrumentalists/vocalists - Group sessions

  • Songwriters - Lyric writing techniques

  • Electronic musicians/composers - Ableton Live intensive

Session 3

  • Instrumentalists/vocalists - Band rehearsal sessions

  • Songwriters/Electronic musicians/Composers - Arranging your song - filling up the parts, choosing your instruments and layering sounds


DAY 4

Session 1&2 - Recording

  • Instrumentalists/Vocalists - Band rehearsal/recording sessions

  • Songwriters/Electronic musicians/Composers - Recording/producing original music mentoring sessions

Session 3

  • Instrumentalists/vocalists - Group sessions

  • Final live performance rehearsal - stage techniques & audience communication

  • Course wrap up - how do I take my skills further?

4:30pm - Final Performance for friends and family - JMC Auditorium: A final performance by all bands and playing of new compositions, songs, and recordings.


Faculty:

Chris Pickering – Guitar/Drums/Composition/Ensemble/Music Industry

Brooke Russell - Songwriting/Ensemble/Vocals/Music Industry

John Dallimore - Guitar/Ensemble

Nik Pringadi – Keyboard/Ensemble/Music Technology

James O’Brien - Songwriting/Ensemble/Music industry

Jacinta Caruana - Vocals/Ensemble/Songwriting

Ben Murphy – Music Technology/Production

Josh Jones - Bass/Ensemble

Steve Pope - Drums/Ensemble


FAQs

Do I need to bring an instrument?
YES! If you’re a guitarist, bassist, wind or string player, please bring your instrument. Drummers – we have drum kits but you are welcome to bring cymbals (and sticks please!). Vocalists – we have microphones, and Keyboard players - there are a variety of keyboards and pianos for sure. Laptop musicians/Composers – please bring your laptop.

What else do I need to bring?
Some headphones would be handy, plus something to write notes on – ie a notebook or laptop/tablet. A USB stick will be needed to save files.

What level of musicianship is expected?
This is a short course for musicians in the early stages of their career. You may be at high school, or just out of high school, or an emerging artist. All participants will be required to make music to a confident level on their instrument. We’re not expecting you to be Ed Sheeran or Adele, but you need to have some experience making music.



Short Course requirements and details:


- All participants must be a minimum of 15 years of age.

- All Short Courses will be held at JMC Academy Melbourne: 171 Bank St, South Melbourne, VIC, 3206.

- Short Courses will run during January 2019.

- Price of Short Course includes lunch and light snacks for each participant.

- All participants will receive a Certificate of Participation featuring details of the Short Course they have completed. This Certificate can be included in the participants resume as Professional Development.

- JMC Academy reserves the right to cancel any course. In the event of cancellation, participants will receive a minimum of 24 hours notice and a full refund will be given.

- Content presented in the courses may slightly vary from the descriptions included above.

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