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Music SA is absolutely delighted to present Girls To The Front, a two day music workshop for South Australian girls aged 14-18, interested in a career in music performance and music business. 

Over the course of two fun filled days within the April School Holidays and National Youth Week, a group of South Australian female music industry mentors (musicians and industry practitioners) will guide 25 young girls through all facets of the industry including live performance, basic home recording techniques, song writing, music business and understanding music career pathways. 

The entire master class will take place in the St Paul's Creative centre, with lunch included on both days. 

The 25 GTTF participants will break off into five groups of 5 to explore the music business in order to keep groups focussed and intimate.

Live Performance
Using the stage in the St Pauls Training Room, we will explore using a stage and instruments in a very real live music setting. There will be a selection of guitars, drums, amps, keyboards and other instrumentation for exploration and discovery. The aim here is to have fun with instruments in a non-judgemental and comfortable setting and with the support of a local female musician to show you the ropes. Basic information on the equipment will be provided at the beginning of the session, then its up to you to make some noise! 
Mentors: Annie Siegmann, MIO


You will learn basic recording techniques in an intimate recording space located upstairs at St Pauls Creative Centre. You will get an introduction to the basics of using digital recording software as well as an introduction to recording live instrumentation. This session will give you enough insight and experience to take home and start recording your own music.
Mentor: Emily Bettinson, Girls In The Mix/Sound Engineer 

Song Writing
A walk through song writing with two local female song writers in one of St Pauls song writing/recording studios. In a short 90 minute workshop, we will discuss and explore the elements that make a great song. There will be some time to work on some song writing ideas and both a guitar and keyboard will be available to use to gain insight into song writing practice.
Mentors: Skye Lockwood & Naomi Keyte, SA singer/song writers 

Music Business Basics
Using one of the Music SA training rooms, you will receive an overview of the elements that come together to create an event, particularly how to go about putting on a gig or live performance. This workshop will equip you with the knowledge on how to get out there and start booking your shows!
Mentors: Jessi Tilbrook, Music SA Umbrella Festival Coordinator & Alana Jagt, APRA AMCOS Writer Services Representative 

Career Pathways
In this master class you will get an introduction to music business career options. We will discuss the music industry as a sector and talk about roles within the industry and potential career pathways. Then we will share information on where to go to gain further education, including sourcing volunteering & work experience opportunities. 
Mentor: Lisa Bishop, Music SA General Manager

At the end of day two, parents and teachers are welcome to join us on a small social celebration at St Pauls Creative Centre from 3.00PM.

Once your registration and payment is complete via Eventbrite, we will email you an enrolment form to complete. 

For questions or more information, please contact Jessi Tilbrook: jessi@musicsa.com.au or (08) 7320 3301