Live performances by Independent Music Production students at The Drake Hotel tomorrow night
Toronto, May 5, 2009 – Seneca Independent Music Production graduates will launch a double-CD compilation with a concert on May 6, 2009 at the Drake Hotel (1150 Queen Street West). The ninth graduating class of the Independent Music Production (IMP) program will present 22 performances that will span the musical spectrum, with doors opening at 7 p.m. and the show staring at 8 p.m.
“This year’s graduates offer an incredible diversity of sounds and styles,” said Independent Music Production program coordinator John Switzer. “The program has trained these talented students in the art, technology and business of being independent musicians, and now they are ready to take that knowledge and begin to forge their careers.”
Musical performances will span pop, minimalist electro, folk, hip hop, candy jazz, soul-funk-rock, folk-rock, pop-punk alternative, rock n’ roll, rap, punk/ska, spoken word and more.
The IMP program is a one-of-a-kind eight month certificate program that educates independent musicians of all genres in the craft of music, performance skills, music production and the business of being an independent musician. Each term students learn about performance psychology, audio engineering, music theory, business practices, grant writing, marketing and publicity, music copyrights, merchandising, songwriting, and musical collaboration. For more information on the program, please visit http://www.senecac.on.ca/fulltime/IMP.html.
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