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24/03/2016

​Keebra Park State High earns place on national music mentoring program

 

Students at Keebra Park SHS will soon come together to collaborate with some of Australia’s most successful musicians and producers, as part of SongMakers - a national mentoring program run by APRA AMCOS.

The school has been chosen to take part in the program, which is offered to a select 50 Australian schools each year.

The school will transform into a kind of creative hothouse for sixteen budding songwriters and producers. They will work over two intensive days with Award-winning mentors: songwriter/publisher/producer, Robert Conley (Kiss, Beyonce, Ricky Martin, Santana, Thelma Plum); and performer/writer, Tom Busby (Busby Marou), to create and record new songs.
 
Run with support from the Australian Government, SongMakers is all about contemporary music and is aimed at nurturing the next generation of hitmakers – right there in the classroom.
 
Under the program, senior music students work closely with two high profile mentors - one artist and one producer - to create ‘market ready’ music, against the clock, from scratch. enior music students work closely with two high profile mentors - one artist and one producer - to create ‘market ready’ music, against the clock, from scratch.  The program is provided free to participating schools.
 
“We congratulate Keebra Park on securing a place on the program and can’t wait to hear the tracks that emerge from the workshop,” says Dean Ormston, APRA AMCOS Head of Member Services Group.
 
 “The great thing about this program is that it takes the real world into the classroom. For most of these students, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to collaborate with and learn from some of the biggest names in music. And because it’s so hands-on, it really fast-tracks students’ understanding of today’s contemporary music world and the steps needed for success.”
  
In addition to the 50 in-school workshops, SongMakers also provides free classroom support materials, aligned to the Australian Curriculum, to ALL Australian secondary schools. These can be accessed at www.songmakers.com.au/resources.