Masterclasses

Our Masterclasses are opportunities for young musicians to:

  • meet the people that are working hard to ensure live music thrives in the Bradford district
  • visit a range of venues that support and promote live music
  • learn from experienced performers and musicians
  • learn about all the things that support the work of musicians and a live music scene (e.g. publicity, promotion, filming, etc)

Under 18?

If you are under 18, we need the consent of whoever looks after you (a parent/guardian) before you can attend. Fill in this consent form and get it to us as soon as possible.

Upcoming Events…

PLEASE NOTE ALL MASTERCLASS EVENTS ARE POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Masterclass 6 – Kicking up a SoRM
Sunday April 5th (Date to be re-arranged)
Venue: School of Rock and Media (SoRM)

We’re going to have an afternoon at SoRM studios.

A massive part of the Bradford music scene for many years, and big supporters of young musicians throughout that time, SoRM is a place that you need to know more about.

Come along to find out about all they have to offer, and gain some insights from their tales of the music industry. We’ll also have a look at film making, and lyric writing with a couple of the tutors.

At the end of the day we’ll also get a chance to make music using the stage(s) and the gear.

Past Events…

Masterclass 5 – Play at Prospect
Sunday, 1st March 2020, 2pm – 5pm
Venue: Prospect Studios
Book: Masterclass 5 on Eventbrite

Prospect Studios is a professional recording studio & rehearsal facility located in Allerton, Bradford.

We’re hiring out the whole space so that we can get together and play again. There are 3 decent sized spaces for us to use, with some great equipment.

Bring your instruments and effects, but you can leave your amps and drum kits at home. If you’re not sure what to bring or need to borrow and instrument, check with us first.

We’ll also find out what it takes to run a professional rehearsal and recording space in Bradford.

Masterclass 4 – The Big Jam at the Kala Sangam
Sunday, 2nd February 2020, 2pm – 5pm
Venue: Kala Sangam

Come along to Kala Sangam for our first masterclass of 2020.

We’re going to have a big ol’ jam using the big stage at the venue. Bring your instruments and your gear and make some noise. We’ll provide drums, the venue has the PA, so bring instruments, amps, etc. Check with us if not sure.

We’ll also take a look at the art of lighting the stage, and you’ll be able to have a go at lighting when you’re not playing.

We’ll also have Suggy, coming to show us how to take photos at a gig. He might even take some promo photos for you.

Masterclass 3
Saturday 7th December 2019
Venue: Digital Exchange, Little Germany

SEE ALSO: Blog – Computer Music – Masterclass 3

We’re going to focus on electronic music, and making music using computers and midi controllers. Should be useful even if you’re ‘just a guitarist’, but should also suit DJ’s, Producers, songwriters.

If you already do this kind of thing, bring your skills and share them with others.

We’ll provide all the equipment, but bring your own if you like. If you have a laptop we can show you how to set that up with the software we will use on the day.

We’ll also incorporate something specifically around songwriting as this a request that we keep hearing from participants.

The people at the Design Exchange will also tell us a little about their ideas for supporting young talented people in district.

We’ll end the event by playing and performing whatever we have created in the day.

Masterclass 2
Sunday 3rd November 2019 2pm – 6pm
Performing in a smaller space
Venue: Brick Box Rooms

SEE ALSO: Blog – Performing in a small space – Masterclass 2

The Brick Box Rooms in Bradford City Centre has a capacity of 60 people, with a small area that can function as stage. We’ll be looking at the ways you can create a great performance at a venue like this.

We’ve got Kirsty Taylor, to share her expert advice on performance and the use of words, and Dom Sheard, who, as well as knowing about all “the tech stuff”, can tell us about his background in DIY grassroots gigs and putting on great nights out around Bradford.

With input from the venue owners, a sound technician and well known Bradford artists, this is a great opportunity for any performing musician/poet/DJ.

Masterclass 1
Do It Yourself – Recording, touring, promoting yourself as a musician
Sunday 6th October 2019
2pm – 6pm
Venue: Fuse Arts Space

SEE ALSO: Blog – Do It Yourself -Masterclass 1

Find out how FUSE Art Space supports young musicians, learn some new performance skills, and find out about making a living as a musician.

Fuse Art Space is a gallery, art space, performance venue and shop in Bradford city centre. It hosts exhibitions, artist talks, film screenings, workshops and performances.

Bradford based Dean McPhee will join us to perform and talk about his life as a musician. He has experience of touring at home and abroad, releasing records, and performing with a range of well known artists.

With input from the venue owners, and local, experienced musicians and artists, this is a great opportunity for any performing musician.

We’ll round out the day with a performance. Feel free to bring your instruments to join in.

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