Berklee in Bogotá

2014 Berklee in Bogotá: The Art of the Songwriter and Producer

Note that the application period has passed for 2014.

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Presented by: Berklee College of Music and Escuela de Musica Moderna y Technologica (EMMAT) Sponsored by: City of Bogotá Chamber of Commerce and White Lemon Studios Location: Escuela de Musica Moderna y Technologica (EMMAT) Carrera 48 # 98-30 Bogotá, Colombia Dates: Monday, March 3 to Wednesday, March 5, 2014 Tuition: 50.00 USD, 100 COP What is the program like? Berklee College of Music is excited to announce its first official Berklee on the Road program in Colombia. Berklee in Bogotá: The Art of the Songwriter and Producer will guide the aspiring musician in a variety of aspects in songwriting, stage performance, production, and the business of music. Guided by Berklee's world-renowned faculty, students will work through the processes and techniques involved in writing, producing, and marketing a song from conception to completion. Lecture sessions will range from song form and lyric analysis to how to use various tools to facilitate the creative process, including introductions to music software and the fundamental procedures of a recording studio. Berklee’s Music Business/Management Department will tie it all up by introducing students to the business tools necessary to compete in today’s ever-changing music industry. The program will take place at Escuela de Musica Moderna y Technologica (EMMAT), (Chamber of Commerce location to be determined) and White Lemon Studios in Bogotá, Colombia. This program has a limited enrollment; we encourage you to apply early in order to secure a space. Who are the instructors? (Note: faculty members are subject to change.) The program will be taught by faculty members representing Berklee College of Music's Boston campus, its Valencia, Spain campus, and Berklee Online, including;

Peter Alhadeff, professor of music business/management

Bonnie Hayes, chair of Berklee's Songwriting Department

Stephen Webber, director of the Music Technology and Innovation master's degree program on Berklee's Valencia, Spain campus

What's the schedule?
(Note: Class topics and schedule are subject to change.)
Clinics generally will run from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Additionally, we will hold a faculty showcase and student open mic session in the evening.

Songwriting Production: Learn from our master teachers the craft and the art of creating and producing a song. Study song forms. Explore the various musical elements of melody, harmony, and rhythm. Learn how to make lyrics work with the melody of a song.  

Recording Techniques: Students will discuss a variety of topics that will familiarize them with the basic techniques of recording and production as they apply to the needs of the songwriter.

Performance Techniques: Vocalists and instrumentalists will develop their live performance skills, rehearsal techniques, and stage presence. Students will have the opportunity to perform for the class and receive feedback from faculty and peers.    

Music Business: Berklee’s Music Business/Management Department will present classes that focus on music business for bands and artists, including strategies for getting a record deal, the business and legal issues pertaining to record companies, music licensing and copyright, contracts, music promotion, and artist management.

Is it for me? Am I eligible?
You must be at least 15 years old by the start of the program, and have been playing your instrument (or singing) for a minimum of six months to attend the program.

How much are the tuition and fees?
Tuition fee is 50.00 USD, 100 COP, and will be payable to Escuela de Musica Moderna y Technologica (EMMAT).

How do I apply?
The application period has passed for 2014.

Application Requirements
Applicants will need to provide details about their musical studies and experience. Additionally, we will ask for links to online video and audio content (e.g. YouTube, Soundcloud, etc).

Application Deadline
Applications should be submitted no later than Friday, February 14, 2014.

When will I know if I've been accepted to the program?
Students will receive an email confirming enrollment within 7 to 10 business days. Acceptance packets containing detailed arrival and program information will be mailed one week after we have received confirmation of your tuition payment.

All program information will be sent by email. Please note that this program has a limited enrollment capacity. Interested candidates should apply early. Accepted applicants should pay as soon as possible upon receiving confirmation in order to secure a place in the program.