Song Circle with The Vocal Muster
Southern Tablelands Arts are thrilled to announce that Song Circle – Reflection and Healing through Song is set to begin on 1 August.
Song Circle is a free 6 week song writing workshop for young people impacted by the 2019-2020 bushfires in the Wingecarribee region.
The Vocal Muster is a well-known local charitable organisation building confidence and self-esteem in young people through performance and mentoring.
Song Circle will deliver a series of song writing and performance workshops to young people affected by the 2019-2020 bushfires. Giving them an opportunity to voice their experiences, concerns and emotions around the challenging experiences.
Vocal Muster but would like to extend an invitation for others affected by the fires to apply for the Song Circle.
About Song Circle
The project has the support of many distinguished Australian singer songwriters including, Murray Cook, Midnight Oil; Nick Andrews; Jeff St John; Steve Cheers, Cowpoke (local award winning performer); John martin, Australian Composer and Ann Carr-Boyd, Australian Composer.
The workshops will focus on a way for the students to reflect safely on the 2019-2020 bushfires, to write lyrics and music and develop songs as a way of healing and communicating the strength of young people and the communities they belong to. Song are a power way to express emotions, feelings and thoughts and also a way to have explore difficult emotions and reactions to adversity.
The workshops will enable young people to give voice to their experiences and concerns while feeling protected in a supportive environment with creative industry professionals, psychologists and Vocal Muster mentors.
Song Circle will run over 6 weeks and encourage young people to express their experiences through song in the healing atmosphere. The participants will then be encouraged to perform the songs to affected communities in Balmoral, Penrose or Bundanoon. The songs and performances will be professionally recorded and streamed on music platforms with the young artists retaining full copyright protection for their work.
Funded by the Bushfire Recovery Fund the project will see the young songwriters teamed up with industry professionals to develop their song writing and performance skills culminating in a public performance.
About the Vocal Muster
Since its inception, The Vocal Muster has existed to support and encourage emerging vocal talent from high schools. Their goal is to allow students the opportunity to express their passion by performing, thereby gaining vital experience and confidence, plus pursuing their dreams of singing. They also assist with performing lessons, training in dealing with body image, stage fright and breathing techniques.