JMC Academy launches Songwriting course

Applications are now open for JMC Academy's new music course, specialising in songwriting, commencing nationally in February 2015.

songwriting_colour2.jpgJMC Academy Songwriting and Contemporary Music Performance lecturer, Shannon Brown, explains ... “song writing is a skill that is rarely taught and whether you're a relative beginner or an experienced musician, it’s important that artists learn the practice of brainstorming ideas, overcoming writer's block and expressing themselves more effectively in words as well as through music”.

As technology continues to evolve in the music industry, it is also important to be technically savvy with industry standard computer software to further your career as a songwriter in today’s digital age. Music Technology and Music Production Analysis in the Songwriting curriculum will enhance your knowledge of the latest digital score writing programs like Sibelius and refine your recording skills when recording in Avid Pro Tools. This course also offers invaluable one-on-one weekly tutorial sessions with an experienced professional tutor and your instrument of choice in the Instrument Studies program.

What Career will this Course prepare me for?

Songwriters hold a vital place in the musical marketplace, even amongst the competing agendas of contemporary rock, indie and teen pop. The field of song writing has grown exponentially over the past few years, providing a promotional launching pad (as well as a potentially lucrative income stream) for song writers. This course will explore the fundamental song writing techniques and uncover the essential writing tolls for music that will appeal specifically to music supervisors, music publishers, record labels and producers, across any number of different genres. 

With the tools you acquire in this degree, you will be able to make the most of your passion and talent, become a more competent musician and be confident in having a successful career in the music industry as a consummate artist. 

Essentially, work may be found as:
  • Performing Songwriter 
  • Lyricist
  • Freelance Songwriter
  • Composer
  • Resident/In-house writer
  • Advertising creative (jingle writer)
  • Music Producer
  • Music Publisher
  • Music Teacher