SCU Contemporary Music degree applications closing for 2021

Southern Cross University’s (SCU) 2021 student intake for the Bachelor of Contemporary Music is well underway, with auditions set to levitra kaufen conclude on 8 February.

SCU music students are spoilt for choice when it comes to peer connection and live performance opportunities. And it’s certainly hard to top the real world experience brought by their staff, particularly ARIA award-winning local generic cialis online musician Brad Hosking.

Among other things, Brad is a music director, producer and musician who has worked with countless local artists, and who has played in and toured with Amy Shark’s band.

As you would know, Amy Shark catapulted the international fame in 2016 with her hit single ‘Adore’ and has continued from strength to strength. Amy and her band recently won the 2020 ARIA Award for the ‘Best Live Act of the Year’. Brad talks about these experiences.

“I’ve been working with Amy since 2011, and this was such an incredible award to win where everyone in the wider team is able to take something out of it, from the band onstage to the lighting crew, audio crew, the monitor engineers, stage technicians and everything that goes into putting on the huge live show – and it’s the award Amy and her immediate team were really hoping for,” he says.

Brad teaches the specialist songwriting and production units in the Bachelor of Contemporary Music degree at Southern Cross University, working with students on crafting and recording their songs.

And when he’s not touring with Amy Shark as her guitar/bass/synth player and musical director for the three-piece band, Brad has a commercial recording studio, Blind Boy Studios, where he works with artists perfecting their original songs, then recording and producing them. He is honoured to be producing one of Amy’s songs set to be released in 2021.

Southern Cross University offers the Bachelor of Contemporary Music at its flagship Lismore campus close to Byron Bay, and Coomera Creative Campus on the Gold Coast.

Brad said Southern Cross has seen a massive increase in the number of students looking to pursue the Bachelor of Contemporary Music in 2021, with many talented musicians and aspiring songwriters and producers already auditioning and interviewing successfully.

He said Coomera Creative Campus would host its final round of online auditions in the last week of January with Lismore Campus auditions wrapping up on 8 February ahead of Session 1 in 2021.

“There are so many benefits these students gain from studying this course”

“One of the biggest things is all of the staff they’re learning from are industry professionals including technical staff, who are going on tour, playing at and producing events such as Bluesfest, and the things they’re going to be learning are all immediately industry current which is a real positive thing.”

“The facilities are also world-class, with Lismore’s iconic Studio One29, concert performance hall, dedicated bass, drum, vocals and ensemble studios for solo and ensemble tuition, and full live audio and video streaming and recording for concerts, seminars and guest artist workshops. Coomera campus boasts a 200-seat lecture theatre, an 80-seat 80 black box auditorium for teaching and performance, two large recording studios, and five other recording studios with rehearsal rooms and isolation booths, dedicated music computer labs and edit suites.”

For more information about studying the Bachelor of Contemporary Music in 2021 visit scu.edu.au/study-at-scu/music-and-creative-arts/ before this year’s applications close.

IMAGE is of artist Kate Stroud

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