Due to COVID-19, the Music District campus is currently closed. During this time we are working hard on developing programs we can deliver online to continue supporting and convening our creative community. Many of these programs will be announced with short notice, so make sure to follow us on Facebook to stay up to date!
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Groundwaves August 2020EventTwitch
  • 7:00pm
  • Tuesday August 18

With ambitions to keep Groundwaves going in 2020, and in response to COVID-19, Murs in partnership with the Music District has formulated an online format to continue our Hip-Hop open mic event.

Any MC from the Rocky Mountain region is eligible, as well as any previous Groundwaves participants, regardless of region… follow the link here to submit to Groundwaves 2020 and learn more: https://www.themusicdistrict.org/groundwaves/

**Submission deadline for Groundwaves August 2020 is Friday, August 14**

This year, Groundwaves will still be hosted by Murs and take place live on his Twitch channel!

Email groundwaveshiphop@gmail.com with any and all questions.

Groove Theory: Producer MeetupEventZoom
  • 7:00pm
  • Wednesday August 19

Join us online August 19 for a digital version of our Groove Theory: Producer Meetup.

Our mission is to provide a place and format for music producers and audio engineers of all levels to share new, original works-in-progress and to get constructive and supportive feedback from fellow producers so we can all improve our craft.

We will be using Zoom video conferencing for this meetup – please ensure that you have Zoom installed on whatever device you plan to use to connect during the event: https://zoom.us.

Keep an eye on this event the day of for links to the Zoom call.

Narrative and the Art of Songwriting: A Virtual Songwriting WorkshopEventZoom
  • 10:00am
  • Friday August 21

In “Narrative and the Art of Songwriting,” Nashville pals Rod Taylor and Brett Warren pair up to offer a virtual songwriting workshop that explores the art of telling stories through songs. It will begin with a look at the fundamental elements of narrative songwriting (including why this art form is so powerful), continue with an exploration of the creative options we have when it comes to how we tell those stories in songs, and ends with a look at how poetics can enhance the words and forms we use in narrative songwriting. It will also include a “Stories Behind the Songs” concert in the evening with Brett and Rod, which will feature some of the big hits written by the Warren Brothers and the stories behind how they were written.

This FREE workshop will take place on Zoom, and will require advance registration.

Click Here to Register!

About Rod:
Rod Taylor, Ph.D., is an award-winning educator, scholar, author, and musician who has been active in music, education, and the arts for over twenty-five years. He’s taught at Stanford, Indiana University, and the Honors College at Tennessee State University. He’s the CEO of Performance Learning Concepts, and has also served as a Design Fellow at the d. School in Paris, and an Artist-in-Residence at the Commercial Music program at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. Over the last decade, he’s traveled internationally, offering music education programs and workshops in England, Ireland, France, and the US.

Rod has long been involved in music—both as a performer and as an educator—and has been fortunate enough to play and/or record with a variety of great musicians, including Jenee Fleenor (Blake Shelton, Steve Tyler, The Voice), Leigh Nash (Six Pence None the Richer), Krista Detor, Chuck Rainey (Aretha Franklin, Steely Dan), Victor Wooten, Cindy Morgan, Artemis Robison. He has also written for a number of music magazines over the years, including Bass Player Magazine, Bass Guitar Magazine, and Bass Magazine. He currently lives with his wife in Nashville, TN.

About Brett:
Brett Warren is one half of “The Warren Brothers”—an American songwriting duo. He and his brother, Brad, have written major hits for a number of top country artist, including Tim McGraw, Toby Keith, Keith Urban, Faith Hill, and Martina McBride, Jason Aldean, and Little Big Town. Additionally, Brett’s written songs for rock bands, including Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hinder, Joss Stone and Boys Like Girls. More recent #1 hits include “Lights Come On” by Jason Aldean, “Every Time I Hear That Song,” Blake Shelton and “Sober Saturday Night” by Chris Young.

The Warren Brothers were celebrity judges on the 2nd season of “Nashville Star,” and, in 2005 and 2006, they had their own reality series on CMT called “Barely Famous: The Warren Brothers.” Their great sense of humor has landed them as part time radio personalities, and they’ve even had a few film cameos. The Warren Brothers were CMA nominees for Duo of the Year for 6 straight years and had Grammy nominations for Song of the Year (“If You’re Reading This”) and a CMA Song of the Year (“Anyway”). Brett lives with his family in Nashville, TN.

Groundwaves September 2020EventTwitch
  • 7:00pm
  • Tuesday September 15

With ambitions to keep Groundwaves going in 2020, and in response to COVID-19, Murs in partnership with the Music District has formulated an online format to continue our Hip-Hop open mic event.

Any MC from the Rocky Mountain region is eligible, as well as any previous Groundwaves participants, regardless of region… follow the link here to submit to Groundwaves 2020 and learn more: https://www.themusicdistrict.org/groundwaves/

**Submission deadline for Groundwaves September 2020 is Friday, September 11**

This year, Groundwaves will still be hosted by Murs and take place live on his Twitch channel!

Email groundwaveshiphop@gmail.com with any and all questions.

Groove Theory Producer Meetup: September 2020EventZoom
  • 7:00pm
  • Wednesday September 16

Join us online September 16 for a digital version of our Groove Theory: Producer Meetup.

Our mission is to provide a place and format for music producers and audio engineers of all levels to share new, original works-in-progress and to get constructive and supportive feedback from fellow producers so we can all improve our craft.

We will be using Zoom video conferencing for this meetup – please ensure that you have Zoom installed on whatever device you plan to use to connect during the event: https://zoom.us.

Keep an eye on this event the day of for links to the Zoom call.

Groundwaves 2020 FinaleEventTwitch
  • Tuesday October 13

With ambitions to keep Groundwaves going in 2020, and in response to COVID-19, Murs in partnership with the Music District has formulated an online format to continue our Hip-Hop open mic event.

Any MC from the Rocky Mountain region is eligible, as well as any previous Groundwaves participants, regardless of region… follow the link here to submit to Groundwaves 2020 and learn more: https://www.themusicdistrict.org/groundwaves/

**Submission deadline for the Groundwaves 2020 Finale is Friday, October 9**

This year, Groundwaves will still be hosted by Murs and take place live on his Twitch channel!

Email groundwaveshiphop@gmail.com with any and all questions.

Groove Theory Producer Meetup: October 2020EventZoom
  • 7:00pm
  • Wednesday October 21

Join us online October 21 for a digital version of our Groove Theory: Producer Meetup.

Our mission is to provide a place and format for music producers and audio engineers of all levels to share new, original works-in-progress and to get constructive and supportive feedback from fellow producers so we can all improve our craft.

We will be using Zoom video conferencing for this meetup – please ensure that you have Zoom installed on whatever device you plan to use to connect during the event: https://zoom.us.

Keep an eye on this event the day of for links to the Zoom call.

Click here to learn more about our ongoing program series!

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