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At the week–long Mc­gre­gor sum­mer mu­sic pro­gram, mu­si­cians of all ages and vary­ing ex­pe­ri­ence will be guided on their jour­ney to be­com­ing the mu­si­cian they want to be.

Par­tic­i­pat­ing mu­si­cians will choose a mu­sic ma­jor, then par­tic­i­pate in group in­stru­men­tal lessons, en­sem­bles, in­dus­try work­shops and per­for­mance op­por­tu­ni­ties de­signed to help the mu­si­cians em­brace mu­sic fun­da­men­tals and cre­ate their own tune.

The ma­jors will be led by tu­tors who are all well con­nected, pro­lific pro­fes­sional mu­si­cians and ed­u­ca­tors, in a vi­brant, col­lab­o­ra­tive at­mos­phere.

VO­CALS WITH RE­NAE SUTTIE

Mu­si­cians will fo­cus on de­vel­op­ing their voice and learn­ing a range of vi­tal tech­niques, cov­er­ing es­sen­tial vo­cal el­e­ments like warm­ing up, breath­ing ex­er­cises, con­tem­po­rary vo­cal har­mony, im­pro­vi­sa­tion, and more.

Hav­ing stud­ied mu­sic at the Queens­land Con­ser­va­to­rium of Mu­sic and the Univer­sity of Queens­land, Re­nae also amassed 25 years’ per­for­mance ex­pe­ri­ence all over the world, in­clud­ing per­for­mances in Japan, China, Fiji and Van­u­atu.

STRINGS WITH SALLIANA CAMP­BELL

This will be a per­for­mance–fo­cussed work­shop wherein mu­si­cians will work on a set of pop­u­lar songs to broaden their per­for­mance op­tions.

Cov­er­ing broad con­cepts like rhyth­mic ac­com­pa­ni­ment and im­pro­vi­sa­tions, mu­si­cians will be in­tro­duced to a va­ri­ety of string styles, in­clud­ing rock, pop, coun­try, gypsy, Ir­ish, and blue­grass.

Salliana reg­u­larly per­forms at the Woodford Folk Fes­ti­val, Splen­dour in the Grass, By­ron Bay Blues, and many other fes­ti­vals and has cred­its with fa­mous names like Bernard Fan­ning, Pow­derfin­ger, and Grant Mclen­nan.

GUI­TAR WITH JAMES SHER­LOCK

From fin­ger and plec­trum tech­niques, play­ing all chords, read­ing no­ta­tion and learn­ing by ear, to ac­com­pa­ny­ing vo­cal­ists and play­ing solo, stu­dents will learn a va­ri­ety of tech­niques to be­come bet­ter gui­tarists.

The Mel­bourne–based jazz mu­si­cian, James Sher­lock, is well known for his per­for­mances with a range of jazz artists like James Mor­ri­son, Kate

Ce­ber­ano, Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts, and Sheila Jor­dan.

PI­ANO WITH NATHAN SEILER

Stu­dents will take a look at the pian­ist’s role in con­tem­po­rary gen­res like jazz, blues, coun­try, pop, RNB, and reg­gae.

Nathan is a free­lance port­fo­lio mu­si­cian based in Bris­bane and will share over 26 years of pro­fes­sional com­po­si­tion, teach­ing and per­form­ing ex­per­tise with par­tic­i­pat­ing mu­si­cians.

BRASS AND WIND WITH AN­DREW MC­NAUGHTON

Mu­si­cians will cover the nuts and bolts of brass and wind with Aus­tralian–based multi–in­stru­men­tal­ist, mu­sic di­rec­tor, com­poser and song­writer, An­drew Mc­naughton.

Un­der An­drew’s tute­lage, stu­dents will ex­pand their in­di­vid­ual sound from a base in jazz the­ory, cov­er­ing phys­i­cal tech­niques like sound pro­duc­tion, breath­ing, em­bouchure and ar­tic­u­la­tion.

BASS WITH AJ HALL

Ap­pro­pri­ate for both elec­tric and dou­ble bass, this work­shop will cover ev­ery­thing from groove to gear, time and tone.

AJ ma­jored in jazz bass at the Queens­land Con­ser­va­to­rium and worked ex­ten­sively through­out Aus­tralia, Europe, the USA and Asia as an elec­tric and dou­ble bass player.

DRUMS WITH JOHN PARKER

John is an award-win­ning Bris­bane–based mu­si­cian, com­poser and ed­u­ca­tor with an eclec­tic per­for­mance and writ­ing style show­cased through­out his ex­ten­sive ca­reer.

In a class de­voted to all things groove, John will help mu­si­cians an­a­lyse var­i­ous play­ing tech­niques and in­cor­po­rate these into their own play­ing, and will teach them how to cre­ate ad­dic­tive grooves.

SONG­WRIT­ING WITH PAT PAT­TI­SON

Pat is a pro­fes­sor at Berklee Col­lege of Mu­sic in the USA, where he teaches writ­ing and po­etry.

Among his stu­dents you will find three–time Grammy Award win­ner Gil­lian Welch, and singer–song­writer John Mayer.

In this work­shop, stu­dents will ex­plore lyric writ­ing in a hands–on en­vi­ron­ment, de­signed to de­velop and re­fine their song­writ­ing process.

In ad­di­tion to the stan­dard mu­sic ma­jors, there will also be an in­ten­sive song­writ­ing work­shop hosted by Pat Pat­ti­son and a vo­cal mas­ter­class by Jean­nette Lovetri.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the re­treat, ac­com­mo­da­tion, age re­stric­tions and so on, go to the USQ Artsworx web­site at www.artsworx.usq.edu.au

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