For the 2nd time, 7101 Music Nation launches the 2011 ELEMENTS National Singing and Songwriting Camp. Led by Maestro Ryan Cayabyab as Artistic Director, together with businessman Julio D. Sy, Jr and music industry aficionado Twinky Lagdameo, 7101 Music Nation is a pet project with the goal of building platforms that will promote the sharing of ideas and talents to advance the Filipino musicality and artistry. With the most challenging task of getting this vision done by gathering Filipino artists and musicians all over the Philippines and even from foreign land, Ms. Lagdameo acts as the Chief Operating Officer who aims to replicate or even exceed last year’s accomplishments.
The success of the group’s first project hosted last year — The ELEMENTS National Songwriting Camp — led to a decision to include singers this time. The Camp is open to all aspiring singers who are 18 to 25 years old, and all aspiring songwriters between the ages of 18 to 35 years old. Applicants must be Filipino citizens and residents of the Philippines.
A total of 30 singers and 30 songwriters will be chosen to join this year. Screening and audition will be facilitated by a select group of reputable and highly-acclaimed singers and songwriters. The chosen participants will be flown to Dumaguete, Negros Oriental from November 6 to 10 where they will receive extensive training. All expenses are shouldered by 7101 Music Nation, all for the worthy cause of further uplifting Filipino music and talent.
I had the privilege to be invited in the press conference held at the Arts in the City at The Fort last June 29 where aside from Mr. C, famous personalities in the music scene graced the press conference. Composers and singers like Jungee Marcelo, Jimmy Antiporda and Noel Cabangun were present to support the project. Singer Jay Durias, who was one of the resource person last year performed at the event.
Some of the graduates of the 2010 ELEMENTS National Songwriting Camp were presented to the media and guests, including fashion designer Kate Torralba who proved that her talent goes beyond the sketch pad by singing her own composition while playing the keyboards.
|Q-York, Flava Matikz and Kate Torralba performed during the press conference
At the event, Mr. C shared that aside from music composition and singing, the training camp also includes a module on publishing and digital media which is considered a must in the Internet world we now live in. He further shared 7101 Music Nations’ vision to include actors and other forms of entertainment and may even bring this project into the international scene in the future.
Interested applicants may visit the website at www.7101musicnation.com.ph for more details. Application is from July 1st to August 31st and will be processed solely online. Be a part of the next wave of the Original Pilipino Music. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to receive free training and one-one-coaching from the experts in the industry. Join the 2011 ELEMENTS National Singing Songwriting Camp now!