The Junior Academy
Applications for 2021 are CLOSED.
About The Junior Academy (incorporating the Parent course)
JUNIOR STUDENT COURSE
The Academy places emphasis on nurturing different creative styles within the broad definition of country music today. This course runs for seven days culminating in a Graduation concert in front of a live audience (Covid restrictions permitting). Students will receive intense tuition in every aspect of country music including performance, songwriting, musicianship, working in a group and harmony singing.
There are opportunities to co-write in one-on-one sessions with professional songwriters, co-write with fellow students, network with professional artists and get a first class foundation course in country music, as well as creating an extended friendship network that is unique in the music industry.
Topics for Junior Students include:
- Career building
- Working in a group environment
- Concert preparation
- Harmony singing
- Music tech
Parents and guardians also receive a unique foundation music business course suited to managing your child’s musical future.
As students in the Junior course are accompanied by a parent or guardian, a separate course especially designed for them is available while they are with their children in Tamworth at The Academy.
The course is aimed at helping parents/guardians understand the music industry and how best to help their talented children develop their skills.
For Junior students who want to develop a professional career, this course is invaluable for parents. The keynote talks and the networking with other parents helps to understand how to assist their children in developing a career path.
Topics for The Parent Course include:
• Managing your child’s career and expectations
• How to write a bio and a media release
• What a venue expects of an artist
• When is your child ready to record?
• Self management
The course is educational, informative and interactive. Parents are encouraged to contribute ideas, share experiences and develop a support network for the future.
This unique parent course at the CMAA Academy of Country Music has been universally acclaimed by parents as a hands-on, down to earth, common sense, eye-opening course for self management.
Fees include: 7 nights accommodation, for the student and a parent or guardian, all meals, tuition and master classes.
Location: Calrossy School Campus, 145 Brisbane Street, Tamworth NSW.
Dates: Arrive midday on the 26th June 2021 and depart 9.30am 3rd July 2021.
Fee: Junior Course: $3,300 inc GST
If you have any queries about the course please contact us HERE
After successful application, students will be required to pay a deposit on acceptance in order to hold your place. The balance will be payable prior to 01 June 2021.
Applications must include:
- Official Application Form
- A medium resolution .jpg colour photo. This cannot exceed 2 MB in file size. Please note that this photo will be used for all publicity and promotion throughout your academy journey
- At least 1 x MP3 files of your song, recording or live performance. Applicants should consider the quality of their recording as you will be assessed on these recordings. A good quality studio recording with acoustic guitar and vocal is often preferable to a ‘live’ recording
- YouTube URL and/or website URL for upload as per online instructions
- Songwriters will also need to have attached lyrics
- A reference from an existing country music practitioner (producer, songwriter, performer, festival organiser,teacher) is a valuable asset when applying
CLICK HERE for detailed information on How To Apply.