New date for free youth song-writ­ing camp

Mansfield Courier - - Opinions / People -

YOUNG peo­ple aged 1218 years old with an in­ter­est in song-writ­ing and ex­pe­ri­ence on an in­stru­ment, vo­cals or pro­duc­ing, have the op­por­tu­nity to par­tic­i­pate in Mans­field Shire Youth Ser­vices’ first ever song­writ­ers’ camp.

The Mans­field FReeZA team will de­liver the ‘Emerg­ing Sounds’ song-writ­ers’ and pro­duc­ers’ camp for youth at Mer­ri­jig Lodge from Fe­bru­ary 15-16 in 2020.

Mans­field Shire Coun­cil’s FReeZA pro­gram of­fi­cer Kylie Peel said the camp is de­signed specif­i­cally for 12 to 18 year olds with an ex­ist­ing in­ter­est in song-writ­ing or pro­duc­ing.

“We have so many tal­ented emerg­ing artists in Mans­field,” Ms Peel said.

“This camp is an in­cred­i­ble op­por­tu­nity for them to learn from in­dus­try pro­fes­sion­als and build their skill lev­els for the fu­ture.

“If you know some­one who would ben­e­fit from this ex­pe­ri­ence, please spread the word.

“Par­tic­i­pants will walk away with their own orig­i­nal piece of mu­sic that we can help them en­ter into Triple J’s ‘Un­earthed High’ com­pe­ti­tion for 2020,” she said.

‘Emerg­ing Sounds’ will of­fer work­shops that teach writ­ing and per­form­ing a song within a band, cre­at­ing lyrics, melodies and en­hanc­ing chords, as well as spe­cialised train­ing on pro­duc­ing, mix­ing, sam­pling and record­ing, from a cer­ti­fied Able­ton trainer on soft­ware Able­ton Live.

There will also be a question and answer ses­sion with in­dus­try pro­fes­sion­als and mentors, cov­er­ing topics such as cre­at­ing songs, record­ing, ap­proach­ing la­bels, book­ing venues, and fu­ture op­por­tu­ni­ties within the mu­sic in­dus­try.

‘Emerg­ing Sounds’ has only 20 spa­ces avail­able.

Ap­pli­ca­tions close on Fri­day, Jan­uary 17, 2020, so get in quick.

To ap­ply visit the web­site link pro­vided at www.mans­field.vic.

‘Emerg­ing Sounds’ is a fully su­per­vised, al­co­hol, smoke and drug free event.

FReeZA is an ini­tia­tive of the Vic­to­rian Gov­ern­ment and pro­vides young peo­ple the op­por­tu­nity to build skills and ex­pe­ri­ence by or­gan­is­ing youth mu­sic and cul­tural events.

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact the youth team on 5775 8619 or youth.ser­[email protected]­field.vic.

HAPPY 90TH: It was dou­ble cel­e­bra­tions at the Mans­field Ma­sonic Lodge last week when mem­bers held their an­nual Christ­mas party but also ac­knowl­edged the 90th birth­day of long-stand­ing mem­ber Brother Ron Roberts. A birth­day cake was pre­sented to Bro Roberts with all singing the happy birth­day song to him. He was also pre­sented with a Ma­sonic Lodge t-shirt which was then signed on the back by all mem­bers. Pic­tured is Bro Ron Roberts with his cake with Bethany Har­ris watch­ing on. PHOTO: Pam ZierkMa­honey

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