TORONTO, May 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Centennial College is launching a
three-year diploma program in Music Industry Arts and Performance
(MIAP), offering a unique opportunity for students who want to turn a
passion for popular music, world music or indigenous music into an
exciting and sustainable career.
Unlike other music programs rooted in classical or jazz training,
Centennial's program is more accessible and prepares students for a
wide variety of music-related careers. Graduates will be versatile,
culturally aware musicians and singers with the technological and
business savvy necessary to work in the music industry.
All candidates must have experience as instrumentalists or vocalists,
and must audition to enter the program. Coursework will nurture
musicality and creativity, raise awareness of a variety of music
cultures, build knowledge of music technologies, and develop business
and entrepreneurial skills.
Professional musicians will mentor students during private music lessons
and ensemble rehearsals. In the third year, students will choose
between the music creation and business stream, or the music creation
and technology stream. A six-week placement in the final semester will
provide real-world work experience.
"No other music program offers the same blend of performance, creative,
contextual, business and technology courses," says faculty member Jesse
Feyen. "There are very few resources out there geared to helping
musicians take control of their own careers and find a sustainable role
in the music industry."
Feyen, a 15-year veteran of the Canadian music scene, leads the MIAP
program. He has performed internationally as a soloist and in a variety
of popular music groups on drums, keyboards, guitar and vocals. He also
holds a PhD in ethnomusicology and is a leading expert on Black
Canadian sacred and gospel music.
The MIAP program is offered at Centennial's Centre for Creative
Communications in East York, which provides opportunities for
collaboration between students of the music, film, broadcasting,
journalism, advertising and other programs.
Graduates will be prepared to work in music-related fields such as
live/studio sound engineering, music management, concert/festival
promotion, music marketing and social media, music publishing, arts
organizations and more.
The MIAP program is accepting applications now for classes commencing
this fall. Go to www.centennialcollege.ca.
SOURCE: Centennial College
For further information:
Media contact: Mark Toljagic, Communications Officer, Centennial College, 416-289-5000, ext. firstname.lastname@example.org