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Wildermiss: Writing as a Band WorkshopEventThe Music DistrictFree
  • 6:00pm
  • Thursday April 25 (Today)

Wildermiss will break down the process by which their song “Keep It Simple” came into being– from looped vocals and a shaky demo– to the final arrangement and full-fledged recording. The band will demonstrate how they write, compose, create and make critical decisions in order to realize a song’s full potential. Audience members are encouraged to ask questions.

About the band:

Wildermiss has a lot to tell you. The Denver quartet quickly become a staple in their hometowns burgeoning and competitive music scene. Their individual brand of shimmering indie rock has quickly propelled them from basements to selling out theaters to touring all over the country. Frontwoman Emma Cole’s towering vocals rest on top of drummer Caleb Thoemke’s concrete rhythms, surrounded by the innovative dual guitar work of Seth Beamer and Joshua Hester. Their sound is honest and their energy is undeniable. Are you listening?

www.wildermiss.com

fanlink.to/fallin-wildermiss

Youtube : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfn5pOKedg3iOQ1a-m2-ZAQ
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wildermiss/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wildermiss/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/search?q=wildermiss&src=typd

Musician’s Help Desk: Office HoursEventThe Music DistrictFree
  • 5:00pm
  • Tuesday April 30

Musician’s Help Desk: Office Hours is here for you if you’re seeking advice on “plugging in” to Fort Collins music.

Drop in any Tuesday from 5-6 PM in the Media Library of the Music District with questions related to your music, and if we can’t answer them for you, we’ll help find someone who can. If you’re looking for learning opportunities, meet-ups, funding resources, collaborators, jams, open mics, like-minded artists, or advice related to your music career, we’ll be here to talk it through with you and help connect the dots between what you’re seeking and what’s possible!

The Banjo Summit 2019EventThe Music District
  • Thursday May 2
  • thru
  • Saturday May 4
Join us for this 3-day banjo workshop aimed at teaching accessible techniques to add color to your traditional playing or take you beyond bluegrass. Regardless of your favorite styles, the Banjo Summit will expand your expertise and inspire countless new ideas that will raise your playing to new heights.
 
MAY 2-4, 2019
The Music District
Fort Collins, Colorado, USA 
 
Learn more and RSVP at https://www.thebanjosummit.com/
Our esteemed faculty includes:   
Jayme Stone (2-time Juno award winner), Wes Corbett (former Berklee College of Music professor, plays with the IBMA award-winning Molly Tuttle Band), Adam Larrabee (faculty James Madison University, and founding member of Love Canon), Gina Furtado (Clowes) (IBMA-nominated Banjo Player of the Year with Chris Jones and the Night Drivers), Jake Schepps (Expedition Quartet, Round Window Radio, camp director), and resident guitarist Ross Martin(Matt Flinner Trio, Ron Miles, and Jeff Austin Band).  
 
TESTIMONIALS FROM 2018 CAMP
“The Banjo Summit was a deep dive into many topics that are rarely explored on the banjo. I came away with many new ideas and more excited than ever to work on the instrument. The quality of both the faculty and students was extremely high, which lead to productive and inspiring sessions.”
 
“A very intensive and ear-opening three days. I found myself smiling a lot at all the unusual musical phrases I was being bombarded with–from the instructors AND students.”
 
“I have been to a handful of camps in my years of playing but Banjo Summit has been the one where I have gotten the most out of experience. All the staff were incredibly knowledgeable and willing to share their banjo know how. The diverse classes taught meant that I could pick and choose what interested me most and the way the classes were set up meant that we could dive deep into the chosen topic.”
 
“By far and away this has been the most carefully thought out, constructed, and executed music camp I’ve ever been to. Not only were the instructors top notch teachers, they’re some of the best musicians I’ve ever encountered. I met many new friends, gained a lifetime’s worth of study material, and feel like I enriched my life in deeper ways of thinking not just musically. Truly a life changing experience.”
 
“I feel like the biggest benefit I gained from the camp was the motivating sensation of being around a very small community of dedicated people who are passionate about exploring new territory on the banjo and determined to take it to its limits.”
Musician’s Help Desk: Office Hours (Special May Edition with Think 360 Arts)EventThe Music DistrictFree
  • 5:00pm
  • Tuesday May 7

Musician’s Help Desk: Office Hours is here for you if you’re seeking advice on “plugging in” to Fort Collins music.

Drop in any Tuesday from 5-6 PM in the Media Library of the Music District with questions related to your music, and if we can’t answer them for you, we’ll help find someone who can. If you’re looking for learning opportunities, meet-ups, funding resources, collaborators, jams, open mics, like-minded artists, or advice related to your music career, we’ll be here to talk it through with you and help connect the dots between what you’re seeking and what’s possible!

In collaboration with Think 360 Arts, this month features a special initiative aimed at cultivating professional development opportunities for teaching artists. Think 360 Arts for Learning is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a 55 year history of serving K-12 schools and other community venues through teacher training, direct services to students and public awareness programs. They serve as a liaison between schools and teaching artists, and we are a clearinghouse of best practices and research in arts integration. The Denver-based organization is now taking on applications for teaching artists to join their roster.

The Music District is looking to help coach Northern Colorado musicians in the application process (application are due June 14th at 5pm). For a quick glance at how to join their team, click here.

Alia Goldfarb will be available for the May 6 and May 13 help desks, with the ability to reserve additional 1-on-1 consultations outside of this time as well. 

Alia’s bio:

Originally from Switzerland, Alia has lived, performed, and taught across the globe – she moved to Fort Collins in 2014 by way of New York City. Alia brings 10 years of stage and teaching experience to her lessons. She received a B.A. in Peace, Conflicts and Coexistence Studies with a focus on the Applied Performing Arts from Brandeis University and holds an M.A. in Theatre from the University of Colorado at Boulder. The foundation of her teaching lies with Western classical technique, incorporating contemporary styles and techniques with mindful movement, body, and breath work. Together, you will explore your voice holistically and healthily to find your unique sound and style. Alia also offers acting and movement lessons, is an applied theatre facilitator, and serves as a staff member at the Music District.

Honoring Creativity with SHELEventThe Music DistrictFree
  • 6:00pm
  • Friday May 10

No matter who you are, or what you do, your intuition and creative instincts are firing in response to your day to day life. Join us for a workshop about the importance of following daily inspiration and identifying the fears that hold you back from your destiny as a creative being.

The sisters of SHEL will guide an open conversation about being your own boss, knowing your ‘Why,’ establishing a space to create in, building an atmosphere of trust and innovation, navigating the industry, working through the challenges and joys of collaboration, and finding a unified purpose.

 

The sisters SHEL have been playing together for 15 years. We’ve released two full-length albums and we’re currently working on our third. We grow more every year as we become more unified and attract more camaraderie to our effort of creating an experience that inspires others to use their own gifts. We believe that every individual is given gifts for a reason, for the benefit of all, and that everyone should be encouraged to pursue and develop their own gifts.

Songs from Behind BarsEventLiving RoomFree
  • 6:00pm
  • Saturday May 11

Blues as a genre is about real life. One bluesman once said “Blues ain’t nothin’ but three chords and the truth.”

Blues Behind Bars has been running songwriting workshops with inmates at Larimer County Jail and Denver Women’s Correctional Facility for five years, where we’ve been writing “real” blues. This show gives a voice to these people and shares their story through the original songs they helped create. Performed by Colorado band Davey and the Blu Dog and guests, the music touches a range of blues styles from acoustic Delta Blues to electric Blues/Rock. Blues is a community thing: you get to sing, too!

Parents be advised, this event is recommended 13+.

The Band

DAVEY AND THE BLU DOG

The Band was founded by guitarist/singer/songwriter David Michael Boyd, who found his way to this musical genre by way of following family roots. Those roots go back to his grandfather who was a Dixieland jazz band radio performer in the 1920’s, two guitar-playing uncles and a mother who plays boogie woogie and barrelhouse piano. The band began to work together in February 2008, but in one connection or another, we have a history of playing together for up to twenty years. Individually the members of the band have credits that include Grammy nominated studio engineering, as well as running successful blues jams and performing internationally. Bottom line: guys who have some chops together and a few years of experience on stage.

Members of the band:

David Michael Boyd: guitar and vocals

Kirk Hutchinson: keyboards

Doug Murphy: drums and vocals

Jl Marsh: bass and vocals

Steve Stumbo: saxophones

Front Range Colorado Blues: www.daveyandthebludog.com

Songwriters Meetup: May 2019EventThe Music DistrictFree
  • 7:00pm
  • Tuesday May 14

Join us at the Music District every 2nd Tuesday of the month for the Songwriter’s Meetup!

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

Please bring your instrument (keyboard available on-site), or a demo recording of your song (stereo system also available for playback), as well as multiple copies of your lyrics for others to follow along to aid in the critique. Bringing snacks to share is optional, but appreciated.

The Songwriting meeting is hosted by Justin Roth, a nationally touring singer/songwriter and fingerstyle acoustic guitarist who combines an artful blend of hooks laid on a bed of brilliantly inventive guitar technique, bridging contemporary and indie/alt folk.

Musician’s Help Desk: Office Hours (Special May Edition with Think 360 Arts)EventThe Music DistrictFree
  • 5:00pm
  • Tuesday May 14

Musician’s Help Desk: Office Hours is here for you if you’re seeking advice on “plugging in” to Fort Collins music.

Drop in any Tuesday from 5-6 PM in the Media Library of the Music District with questions related to your music, and if we can’t answer them for you, we’ll help find someone who can. If you’re looking for learning opportunities, meet-ups, funding resources, collaborators, jams, open mics, like-minded artists, or advice related to your music career, we’ll be here to talk it through with you and help connect the dots between what you’re seeking and what’s possible!

In collaboration with Think 360 Arts, this month features a special initiative aimed at cultivating professional development opportunities for teaching artists. Think 360 Arts for Learning is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a 55 year history of serving K-12 schools and other community venues through teacher training, direct services to students and public awareness programs. They serve as a liaison between schools and teaching artists, and we are a clearinghouse of best practices and research in arts integration. The Denver-based organization is now taking on applications for teaching artists to join their roster.

The Music District is looking to help coach Northern Colorado musicians in the application process (application are due June 14th at 5pm). For a quick glance at how to join their team, click here.

Alia Goldfarb will be available for the May 6 and May 13 help desks, with the ability to reserve additional 1-on-1 consultations outside of this time as well. 

Alia’s bio:

Originally from Switzerland, Alia has lived, performed, and taught across the globe – she moved to Fort Collins in 2014 by way of New York City. Alia brings 10 years of stage and teaching experience to her lessons. She received a B.A. in Peace, Conflicts and Coexistence Studies with a focus on the Applied Performing Arts from Brandeis University and holds an M.A. in Theatre from the University of Colorado at Boulder. The foundation of her teaching lies with Western classical technique, incorporating contemporary styles and techniques with mindful movement, body, and breath work. Together, you will explore your voice holistically and healthily to find your unique sound and style. Alia also offers acting and movement lessons, is an applied theatre facilitator, and serves as a staff member at the Music District.

Groove Theory w/ Special GuestsEventThe Music DistrictFree
  • 7:00pm
  • Wednesday May 15

Join us at the Music District every 3rd Wednesday of the month for Groove Theory: Producer Meetup. Special guest TBA for the production masterclass.

Our mission is to provide a place and format for music producers 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 encourage bringing your laptop/DAW, or recordings of your tracks.

Producer meetup begins at 7pm.
The masterclass begins at 8pm.

Sensational Student ShowcaseEventThe Music DistrictFree
  • 5:30pm
  • Tuesday May 21
We are celebrating the many achievements of wonderful Music District Community Members. The Sensational Student Showcase features students of four Music District instructors:
Charity Chapman (voice), Jordan Pasquin (drums), Elvin Holderfield (piano), Shane Zweygardt (drums), and Alia Goldfarb (voice).
 
Join us Tuesday, May 21 for this family-friendly, all-ages event, and support your growing local music community.
Musician’s Help Desk: Office Hours (Special May Edition with Think 360 Arts)EventThe Music DistrictFree
  • 5:00pm
  • Tuesday May 21

Musician’s Help Desk: Office Hours is here for you if you’re seeking advice on “plugging in” to Fort Collins music.

Drop in any Tuesday from 5-6 PM in the Media Library of the Music District with questions related to your music, and if we can’t answer them for you, we’ll help find someone who can. If you’re looking for learning opportunities, meet-ups, funding resources, collaborators, jams, open mics, like-minded artists, or advice related to your music career, we’ll be here to talk it through with you and help connect the dots between what you’re seeking and what’s possible!

In collaboration with Think 360 Arts, this month features a special initiative aimed at cultivating professional development opportunities for teaching artists. Think 360 Arts for Learning is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a 55 year history of serving K-12 schools and other community venues through teacher training, direct services to students and public awareness programs. They serve as a liaison between schools and teaching artists, and we are a clearinghouse of best practices and research in arts integration. The Denver-based organization is now taking on applications for teaching artists to join their roster.

The Music District is looking to help coach Northern Colorado musicians in the application process (application are due June 14th at 5pm). For a quick glance at how to join their team, click here.

Alia Goldfarb will be available for the May 6 and May 13 help desks, with the ability to reserve additional 1-on-1 consultations outside of this time as well. 

Alia’s bio:

Originally from Switzerland, Alia has lived, performed, and taught across the globe – she moved to Fort Collins in 2014 by way of New York City. Alia brings 10 years of stage and teaching experience to her lessons. She received a B.A. in Peace, Conflicts and Coexistence Studies with a focus on the Applied Performing Arts from Brandeis University and holds an M.A. in Theatre from the University of Colorado at Boulder. The foundation of her teaching lies with Western classical technique, incorporating contemporary styles and techniques with mindful movement, body, and breath work. Together, you will explore your voice holistically and healthily to find your unique sound and style. Alia also offers acting and movement lessons, is an applied theatre facilitator, and serves as a staff member at the Music District.

Musician’s Help Desk: Office Hours (Special May Edition with Think 360 Arts)EventThe Music DistrictFree
  • 5:00pm
  • Tuesday May 28

Musician’s Help Desk: Office Hours is here for you if you’re seeking advice on “plugging in” to Fort Collins music.

Drop in any Tuesday from 5-6 PM in the Media Library of the Music District with questions related to your music, and if we can’t answer them for you, we’ll help find someone who can. If you’re looking for learning opportunities, meet-ups, funding resources, collaborators, jams, open mics, like-minded artists, or advice related to your music career, we’ll be here to talk it through with you and help connect the dots between what you’re seeking and what’s possible!

In collaboration with Think 360 Arts, this month features a special initiative aimed at cultivating professional development opportunities for teaching artists. Think 360 Arts for Learning is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a 55 year history of serving K-12 schools and other community venues through teacher training, direct services to students and public awareness programs. They serve as a liaison between schools and teaching artists, and we are a clearinghouse of best practices and research in arts integration. The Denver-based organization is now taking on applications for teaching artists to join their roster.

The Music District is looking to help coach Northern Colorado musicians in the application process (application are due June 14th at 5pm). For a quick glance at how to join their team, click here.

Alia Goldfarb will be available for the May 6 and May 13 help desks, with the ability to reserve additional 1-on-1 consultations outside of this time as well. 

Alia’s bio:

Originally from Switzerland, Alia has lived, performed, and taught across the globe – she moved to Fort Collins in 2014 by way of New York City. Alia brings 10 years of stage and teaching experience to her lessons. She received a B.A. in Peace, Conflicts and Coexistence Studies with a focus on the Applied Performing Arts from Brandeis University and holds an M.A. in Theatre from the University of Colorado at Boulder. The foundation of her teaching lies with Western classical technique, incorporating contemporary styles and techniques with mindful movement, body, and breath work. Together, you will explore your voice holistically and healthily to find your unique sound and style. Alia also offers acting and movement lessons, is an applied theatre facilitator, and serves as a staff member at the Music District.

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