The Music Crossroads Academy has opened up for applications from young aspiring musicians to enrol for a one-year professional music certificate education to begin in January next year.
The academy’s administrator Vincent Maluwa said registration has started and classes will equip students with knowledge to enable them participate in the competitive music industry.
He said: “The programme will give students the opportunity to learn how to play a bass guitar, drums, lead guitars, vocals, keyboards, rhythm and body percussion, choir and traditional dance ensemble with experienced teachers.”
Maluwa said the academy’s emphasis is on relevant contemporary styles of music, adding African and African-descendant styles of music form the core of the curriculum.
He said courses on offer include music theory, music practice, rhythmic reading and writing, harmony, keyboard harmony and music styles of Africa, adding the academy will also offer workshops and seminars in sound engineering, music management, stage performance and band management, among others.
“At the end of this course, Music Crossroads Academy trainees will acquire theoretical and practical knowledge which will help them to continue their studies at a higher level, to pursue a solid and lasting musical career and become music teachers,” added Maluwa.
He said the academy has musical instruments and state-of-the-art sound laboratories and uses top class keyboards and software such as Ableton and Reason to allow students to become real professionals. n