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Online Virtual Camp

2WK MUSIC BOOTCAMP ONLINE

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M-F 9:30-3p or 11-4:30p EST
Tuition:
$895
Ages:
14-17
Experience Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Instructor
Kelley McRae

Kelley McRae grew up in Mississippi but called Brooklyn home for years before teaming up with guitarist Matt Castelein in 2011, when the duo traded in their NYC apartment for a VW camper van and hit the road full time. Thousands of miles and hundreds of shows later, they have toured coast to coast in the US, played to packed rooms across Europe, sold-out the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, and continue to build a passionate and dedicated following on the strength of their live performances. Drawing comparisons to Lucinda Williams and Gillian Welch, the duo's music is wide ranging - comprising haunting ballads, tender love songs, and energetic guitar driven songs full of hope. Paste Magazine's 4 Star review raves "Kelley moves effortlessly from the mournful tones of the plantation to the celebratory swing of the saloon, from songs of loss and decay to hymns of love and grace." Acclaimed film director Wim Wenders told the San Francisco Chronicle that Kelley's songs move him to tears, and BBC Radio's Bob Harris calls the songs 'brilliant.'




Kelley McRae grew up in Mississippi but called Brooklyn home for years before teaming up with guitarist Matt Castelein in 2011, when the duo traded in their NYC apartment for a VW camper van and hit the road full time. Thousands of miles and hundreds of shows later, they have toured coast to coast in the US, played to packed rooms across Europe, sold-out the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, and continue to build a passionate and dedicated following on the strength of their live performances. Drawing comparisons to Lucinda Williams and Gillian Welch, the duo's music is wide ranging - comprising haunting ballads, tender love songs, and energetic guitar driven songs full of hope. Paste Magazine's 4 Star review raves "Kelley moves effortlessly from the mournful tones of the plantation to the celebratory swing of the saloon, from songs of loss and decay to hymns of love and grace." Acclaimed film director Wim Wenders told the San Francisco Chronicle that Kelley's songs move him to tears, and BBC Radio's Bob Harris calls the songs 'brilliant.'

 

Description

SOCAPA's Music Bootcamp is now online! While the rehearsal studio looks different... the instruction is the same. From songwriting roundtables, to listening to the greats, collaborative online song composing, peer-led critiques, and final showcase celebrations, SOCAPA's Music Bootcamp Online continues to emphasize the importance of building relationships with other young artists and facilitating creative collaboration.


SOCAPA's Music Boot Camp challenges Singer-Songwriters to write, arrange and perform multiple songs during their two weeks. In conjunction with Main Block classes in music history, theory, business, and recording, students receive private and group instruction in a variety of topics such as: song conception, arrangement, lyric composition, stage presence, and more. Students should expect to use one of the two Creative Blocks as a time to collaborate remotely with other artists, work on their songs, record a performance video to share with the group, or receive one-on-one instruction from the instructor.

Capacity: 12
Experience: Intermediate to Advanced
Length: Two Week
 

Example Projects

Songwriting
Write, arrange and perform your own songs! Build on your natural talent with professional instruction, fun and creative prompts and immediate peer and instructor feedback.
 

Recommended Gear - Introductory Home Recording Studio

All students are encouraged to have a condenser microphone, headphones (or ear buds), and a way to connect their instrument to their computer. For students who don't already have those tools, here are some introductory options that we would recommend.

For voice and acoustic guitar without a pickup
M-Audio Uber Mic (or any USB Condenser Microphone). The USB input allows direct connection to your computer. But be sure to test your setup prior to your first class! Who knows what firmware or the enabled settings your device requires.
Headphones
Samson SR550 Closed-back Studio Headphones are a great affordable choice.
For piano:
M-Audio Keystation Mini 32 MK3 32-key Keyboard Controller. Or any or any USB digital piano/MIDI controller.
For guitars with pickups and bass
Behringer Guitar2USB Guitar USB Interface or similar USB guitar cable.