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Virtual First Nations Suite April

Media Published Friday 23 April 2021

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music creators are invited to:

Submit an Expression of Interest for one of two virtual '3-2-1' (3 hours, 2 writers, 1 song) co-writing sessions with songwriter/producer Joel Quartermain (closes 28 April)

RSVP to this month's Composer Masterclass with composer Dale Cornelius (29 April)

RSVP to this month's Production Masterclass with producer Becki Whitton (30 April)


The monthly Virtual First Nations Suite for April, presented by the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music Office (NATSIMO) will host two online masterclasses next week for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music creators who want to learn more about music composition or production. Expressions of Interest are also open for two songwriters to take part in a virtual 3-2-1 Session (3 hours, two songwriters, 1 song) with acclaimed songwriter and producer Joel Quartermain.

The Composer Masterclass series will present the third and final session in screen composer Dale Cornelius’ ‘Evolution of a Cue’ masterclass series, a step by step guide to the process of screen composition, Thursday 29 April covering cue sheets, recording and delivery of the work and more. Producer/engineer/songwriter Becki Whitton will lead this month's Production Masterclass, presenting The Final Stage: Breaking down mastering’ on Friday 30 April, unlocking the mysteries of mastering - from the basics to the more nuanced side of that final step in the recording process.

These opportunities are open to all APRA AMCOS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members, with Masterclass sessions aimed specifically at those with some experience in composition and/or music production. RSVPs and Expressions of Interests now being accepted.

Virtual First Nations Suite is accessible from anywhere - all that is required to attend is intermediate knowledge, a keen interest in the topic and a reasonable internet connection. New opportunities as part of the monthly Virtual First Nations Suite will be announced and offered in May.

Composer Masterclass with Dale Cornelius

Continuing on from our February and March Composer Masterclasses, Australian screen composer Dale Cornelius will lead aspiring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander screen composers further into the world of music for the screen.

Using a feature film as a case study, Dale has been discussing key areas within the business of screen composition, from the start of the project to the end.

If you missed Session 1 or 2 in this series and would like to get caught up, please email us.

RSVP Required