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Three days of peace love and musical expertise at NMIT Greensborough

22 Jun 2012

Tomorrow's musicians, singers, songwriters and entrepreneurs will come together at NMIT's Greensborough campus next week to learn from some of the best in the business.

Students from NMIT's Certificate III, IV and Advanced Diploma of Music programs will listen, discuss and perform with music industry professionals during NMIT's annual 'Industry Days'.

The three days include a wide program of guest lectures and workshops designed to give the NMIT students valuable insights into the world of working musicians.

This year's international guest speaker is Pat Pattison from Boston's Berklee College of Music who will lecture on songwriting. Pattison is the author / inventor of Object Writing and has written numerous texts on the craft of songwriting including Songwriting: Essential Guide to Rhyming (1992), Songwriting: Essential Guide to Lyric Form and Structure (1992), Writing Better Lyrics (1995/2009), and Songwriting without Boundaries: A Lyricists Guide to Finding Your Voice (2012).

Among an extensive list of speakers will be local industry expert, Bill Page (Mushroom Records), who will speak to students about being an artist and repertoire consultant in a publishing company.

The three-day musical knowledge-fest will culminate with a performance by local professionals in an all expert / all star band including: Paul Williamson, James Black (Mondo Rock, Rockwiz), Jerry Pantazis (played with lots of artists including The Seekers), Shannon Bourne (Russell Morris), and Marcel Yamouni (Vanessa Amarosi band).

“NMIT's music program has been staging the Industry Days for over 20 years,” says NMIT Music staff member, Dave Wayman. “Past guests have included James Morrison, Clare Bowditch, Angie Hart, Kurt Ellings, Don Burrows, Wilbur Wilde, David Bridie, and Bruce Rolands.”

What: NMIT Music program Industry Days
Where: NMIT Greensborough Campus, Civic Drive, Greensborough.
When: 26 June to 28 June.

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Media enquiries should be directed to the NMIT Communications Officer, James Gardener, on (03) 92691579, 0413 483 182 or jamesgardener@nmit.vic.edu.au

NMIT (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE) - Situated on six campuses and six training centres throughout Melbourne's north plus a regional campus at Ararat, NMIT delivers vocational training, higher education and lifelong learning capabilities for a global workforce. NMIT forges partnerships with community, industry and government to produce practical, solution orientated graduates capable of making meaningful contributions to their chosen field of endeavour.