Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

SongMakers Lithgow and Parkes

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Mon 16 & Tues 17 January in Lithgow. Weds 18 & Thurs 19 January in Parkes. The search is on for aspiring musos to be part of a new music industry mentoring program touring regional NSW this summer.

The SongMakers Holiday Sessions are presented by national music organisation, APRA AMCOS, as part of the Office for Regional Youth Holiday Break program in partnership with Create NSW.

FREE places are being provided to 16 locals, aged 16-21, to participate in the program. They will spend 2 days writing and recording songs and learning about music careers from some of Australia’s most inspiring creators.

HOW TO APPLY:

LITHGOW:

DATES:  Mon 16 & Tues 17 January (10am-4pm & 10am-5pm)

HOST VENUE:    Mitchell Conservatorium, Lithgow

Mentors include platinum producer/artist and triple j favourite, Taka Perry, whose credits include Ruel, Denzel Curry, Max Frost, and A.GIRL, and Sydney producer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Chelsea Warner. Taka is forging a path as a go-to global collaborator, making regular writing trips to Europe and Asia. Chelsea has just returned from the Bali Invitational international songwriting camp, where she worked alongside global writers like MNEK (Dua Lipa, Beyoncé) and Smoko Ono (Chance The Rapper, Kanye West). Taka and Chelsea will be joined by popular Central West musician, Abby Smith (Smith & Jones).

Interested creatives are invited to email Phil Braithwaite, at Mitchell Conservatorium at phil.braithwaite@mitchellconservatorium.edu.au for details about securing a place.

PARKES:

DATES: Weds 18 & Thurs 19 January (10am-4pm & 10am-5pm)

HOST VENUE: Marramarra Makerspace, Parkes

Parkes workshop mentors include platinum producer/artist and triple j favourite, Taka Perry, whose credits include Ruel, Denzel Curry, Max Frost, and A.GIRL and Sydney producer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Chelsea Warner. A recent finalist the Hip Hop/Rap/R&B/Soul category of the APRA AMCOS Professional Development Awards, Chelsea has just returned from the Bali Invitational international songwriting camp, where she worked alongside global writers like MNEK (Dua Lipa, Beyoncé) and Smoko Ono (Chance The Rapper, Kanye West).

Interested creatives are invited to email Roxanne.Gallacher@parkes.nsw.gov.au or tina@songmakers.com.au or message @gosongmakers on Instagram for details about securing a place at the workshop.

Tina Broad, SongMakers Project Lead, APRA AMCOS: Collaboration and connection makes the global industry tick: just about every great song has been written in a team process. And connection through music is also a powerful part of how we’ve all coped through the trials of the past couple of years. We can’t wait to meet some budding new musos through these sessions and keep the connections going as we match them with some really inspiring mentors.”

Roxanne Gallacher, Creative Learning Programs Coordinator, Parkes Shire Council: “We’re pleased to support the SongMakers Summer Sessions in Parkes and can’t wait to hear the songs that come out of this workshop. Tying in with our broader commitment to providing creative opportunities for our young people, programs like this also help spotlight just how much talent there is in our region.”

Phil Braithwaite, Associate Director, Mitchell Conservatorium: “We’re pleased to collaborate as a partner on the SongMakers Summer Sessions in Lithgow. It ties in with our broader commitment to providing creative opportunities for our local young people and helps spotlight just how much talent there is in our region.”