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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The Launchpad - The Workout: Songwriting for Sync MasterclassEventFacebook Live
  • 6:00pm
  • Tuesday May 18
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Join us for a masterclass in writing for sync licensing with Dr. Erin Barra. An authoritative voice in music, tech, and education, Barra is the Director of Popular Music at Arizona State University, Executive Director of Beats By Girlz, course developer for Berklee Online, and former Associate Professor at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Specializing in composition, performance, and creative music technology applications, she has worked with and represented companies such as Ableton, ROLI, MusicTech, Moog, Splice, The Record Co, and iZotope. She has presented at Loop, NAMM, SXSW, Moogfest, Gearfest, KIEM, Future of Music Coalition, Yale’s EXPOL, and Re-Mixed Media Festival.

This Launchpad is also presented in partnership with The Workout, the Music District’s 9-week intensive program for musicians interested in furthering their careers in sync. Learn more at themusicdistrict.org/theworkout.

About Erin: 

With a wide-ranging skillset as a music and tech educator, songwriter, producer, instrumentalist, entrepreneur, and activist, Erin has been a key player in many projects.
An authoritative voice in music, tech, and education, Barra is the Director of Popular Music at Arizona State University, Executive Director of Beats By Girlz, course developer for Berklee Online, and former Associate Professor at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. She has a wide breadth of experience developing and teaching curriculums at the open-source, K-12, and collegiate levels, several of which are the most popular and highest rated courses on their respective platforms.

As a community organizer, she has the ability to mobilize and build from the ground level up, creating and funding several organizations and efforts at the intersection of art, technology, education, and equity. She currently sits on the Advisory Board of Women in Music and has spearheaded award-winning research regarding women in the music industry in partnership with Berklee’s Institute of Creative Entrepreneurship, The Recording Academy, and Arizona State University.

Specializing in composition, performance, and creative music technology applications, she has worked with and represented companies such as Ableton, ROLI, MusicTech, Moog, Splice, The Record Co, and iZotope. She has presented at Loop, NAMM, SXSW, Moogfest, Gearfest, KIEM, Future of Music Coalition, Yale’s EXPOL, and Re-Mixed Media Festival. Check out Barra’s work as an artist on all platforms, and catch her live electronic performances on YouTube.

Learn more at mammabarra.com

Groove Theory MeetupEventZoom
  • 7:00pm
  • Wednesday May 19

Groove Theory is a program series and community for music producers, audio engineers, and recording artists of all genres and abilities to connect, collaborate, and level up their craft. If you are a DIY musician, home recording enthusiast, bedroom producer, professional studio engineer, or just someone interested in recording music, then join us for our monthly Groove Theory Meetup.

Meetup participants are invited to share original works-in-progress to get constructive and supportive feedback from their peers. Meetups are virtual, take place on Zoom, and are FREE to attend.

Here is the Zoom link for this month’s Meetup: https://bit.ly/3thGalk

This month’s music production challenge is to create a new work by sampling this track here: https://bit.ly/3nKEFLl

Share it with us on May 19 at the Meetup!

Groundwaves 2021: MayEventTwitch
  • 6:30pm
  • Thursday May 20

Groundwaves, the Music District’s monthly hip-hop open mic kicks off on Thursday, May 20th with an exciting, interactive, FREE, virtual event for Rocky Mountain MCs.

Created and hosted by legendary West Coast rapper Murs, and inspired by historical hip-hop open mics such as New York’s Lyricist Lounge and Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe, and the Good Life Cafe and Project Blowed in Los Angeles, Groundwaves aims to develop and amplify the already strong Rocky Mountain hip-hop scene and artists through a vital, authentic, and critical format. Once a month, emerging hip-hop artists from across Colorado and beyond come together to showcase their skills and abilities, where Murs and an audience of peers are the judges. Artists are invited to submit original videos ranging from live performances, to freestyle flows, to fully produced music videos to participate in Groundwaves events which take place third Thursdays from May-October on Twitch.tv/Murs

Murs, his team, and the Music District use their expertise, resources, and industry connections to mentor and maximize the potential of the artists. Ultimately, it’s the hip-hop community at large that benefits most from the collective energy and inspiration of Groundwaves.

Submit your video for the next Groundwaves.

Click here for tips, tricks, and resources to help you create your Groundwaves submission.

All Groundwaves events are streamed live on Murs’ Twitch Channel at 6:30 pm MT

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