|Groove Theory w/ Mumukshu (Thursday Night Edition)||Event||The Music District||Free|
Join us at the Music District every 3rd Wednesday of the month for Groove Theory: Producer Meetup. This month features a production masterclass from Mumukshu.
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.
More about Mumukshu:
Mumukshu is the moniker of Los Angeles based producer Jacob Penn. Creative technologist by day and psychedelic glitch expert by night, his work has been featured in various blogs and publications including XLR8R, The Verge, Create Digital Music, IGN, Gamespot, and more.
Jacob Penn is an American electronic musician and creative technologist. Focused on the intersection of art, technology, & engaging experience, his work takes on many forms including electronic music composition, custom A/V software, and interactive art experiences.
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|Saja Spectacular presents: Beginner Ensemble||Event||The Music District|
Saja Spectacular presents:
|Musician’s Help Desk Office Hours||Event||The Music District||Free|
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!
|Saja Spectacular's Spring Forward Jam||Event||The Music District||Free|
Join us for an open jam where we bring together musicians from the community to celebrate the inception of spring. Hosted by Saja “Spectacular” Butler on the banjo. Expect a lot of jamming, laughing and celebrating!
All levels welcome, beginners encouraged. Bring your own instrument. See you Thursday, April 4th from 6pm-8pm!
|Songwriters Meetup: April 2019||Event||The Music District||Free|
Join us at the Music District from 7pm-10pm every 2nd Tuesday of the month for the Songwriters 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.
|AfroPop Ensemble Workshop (& Lessons)||Event||The Music District|
Join Zivanai Masango and ZiMBiRA for a 12-2pm workshop learning and playing Afropop music. All levels, instruments and singers welcome.
30 min. Guitar, Mbira and Marimba private lessons are also available at 10am, 10:30am and 11am, just prior to the Afropop Ensemble Workshop.
Tickets available here.
|The Banjo Summit 2019||Event||The Music District|
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.”