Grenadian vocalists benefit from 20 years of experience
St. George’s Grenada, February 28, 2018: Music & Beyond continues to extend golden opportunities to musical talent across Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. The most recent accomplishment under the development and training umbrella of the non-profit’s mandate is the intensive one day vocal training course facilitated by Vanessa Briggs on Saturday 24th February, 2018.
The Gospel Recording Artiste, Songwriter, Actress and Vocal Coach tapped into her 20 years plus experience in the business, to offer a foundational course in voice knowledge and technique for both aspiring and practicing singers.
The extensive programme covered numerous elements critical to harnessing voice and style including, but not limited to, mastering vocal techniques, understanding vocal placement, linguistics voice care, ear training, mastering riffs and runs, merging breathing and diction and expression.
Participants were in high praise for the training received in areas of both quality and content. Music & Beyond has since received requests for continued courses over a longer period and the suggestion to establish a school. The non-profit organisation committed to providing opportunity for musicians in Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique confirms they are encouraged by the growing interest and engagement in the programmes offered over the last three years and also the feedback received.
Other development opportunities provided under the auspices of Music & Beyond and Pure Grenada Music Festival include the Ready for The Stage initiative – a great platform for singers and bands to hone their performance capabilities, which earlier this year showcased a wealth of emerging Grenadian talent via its LIVE …in the Park event. In addition, Pure Grenada Music Festival 2018 offers a mentorship programme with renowned Swiss producer Adrian Stern for a special collaboration with 5 Grenadian artistes.
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Sound Engineering Workshop a huge success
St. George’s Grenada, February 3, 2017: The seminar room at Le Phare Bleu proved to be fertile ground for keen musical minds on January 24th and February 3rd, 2018.
Over 30 individuals participated in a two day development course on sound engineering facilitated by the Grenadian non-profit, Music & Beyond. The course was designed for individuals working with small or large sound systems, both in front and or behind the stage.
It also covered the extensive range of skills and knowledge involved in live audio recording and music production in such a way, that a participatory experience was created for all levels from novice to more advanced industry practicioners.
Participants were in high praise for the course with the majority noting that all of the content was useful and the knowledge gained current, relevant and applicable to industry engagement. Requests were overwhelmingly in favour extending the time
According to Burkhalter, – workshop facilitator and Chair of the Pure Grenada Music Festival Steering Committee – ”It is thrilling to watch the vision of Music & Beyond come to life in this very tangible way. These exchanges began at the inception of the festival and they have grown from strength to strength every year.” He maintains that evolution and continuous improvement of the festival relies heavily on sustainable, added value, participatory involvement with the community it seeks to benefit. “This workshop is one such opportunity”.
Other development opportunities provided under the of Music & Beyond and Pure Grenada Music Festival include the Ready for The Stage initiative – a great platform for singers and bands to hone their performance capabilities, which earlier this year showcased a wealth of emerging Grenadian talent via its LIVE …in the Park event. In addition, Pure Grenada Music Festival 2018 offers a mentorship programme with renowned Swiss producer Adrian Stern and a Vocal Training Workshop with gospel recording artiste, songwriter, actress and vocal coach, Vanessa Briggs.
Music & Beyond remains committed to providing opportunity for musicians in Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique to achieve their fullest potential and participate in, and contribute to, the music industry globally. If you wish to support these efforts please become a Friend of The Festival.
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