Newbury College to hold Music Technology Guest Lecture Series in May

Monday, 10 April 2017 09:51
University of West London’s Nino Auricchio returns to Newbury College for music technology guest lecture in May University of West London’s Nino Auricchio returns to Newbury College for music technology guest lecture in May

Line-up includes PRS for Music, PPL, The University of West London, Roland UK, The Musician’s Union, Vox Choir, JAMES and Berkshire Maestros

Newbury College today announced details of its first Music Technology Guest Lecture Series. Over the course of six days in May, the College will host a series of music industry talks, free for local students, musicians and members of the general public to attend.

The lectures are designed to give a greater understanding of the organisations and roles that make up the UK music industry and will help those working freelance to understand how different income strands can be access and maximised.

The full programme includes:

  • Wednesday 03 May, 11am, PRS for Music, Copyright, licencing and royalties.
  • Wednesday 03 May, 13:15pm, PPL, Sound recording and licencing within the UK music industry.
  • Thursday 04 May, 11am, Nino Auricchio (senior lecturer at The University of West London), Sound design and synthesis: exploring sound synthesis using the virtual analogue synthesisers found in Apple's Logic.
  • Thursday 04 May, 13:15pm, Roland UK, The development of digital drum technology.
  • Wednesday 10 May, 13:15pm, The Musician’s Union, The UK music industry.
  • Friday 12 May, 13:15pm, The Vox Choir, Music: benefits to your health and well-being.
  • Friday 19 May, 13:15pm, JAMES (Joint Audio Media Education Support), How can creative industries support music and media education?
  • Friday 26 May, 13:15pm, Berkshire Maestros, Working as a peripatetic instrumental teacher in the music education sector.

Commenting on the Guest Lecture Series, Matthew Foster, Music Technology Course Leader at Newbury College, said: “We are really excited to be hosting this event. We’ve secured the support of some key organisations and are confident that their knowledge and experience will be of great benefit not only to our own students, but to local musicians, composers, producers and engineers working in the industry. We encourage them come along to augment their knowledge and make some new connections.”

The series is presented in partnership with Creative People, The Rock Academy and is sponsored by Hogan Music. The event takes place at Newbury College, Monks Lane, Newbury, RG14 7TD.

Book early to avoid disappointment. All attendees will be placed into a prize draw; the winner will receive a special musical prize from Hogan Music. Places can be booked by visiting:

Group bookings welcome.

Newbury College offers full-time Music Technology courses at Level 2 and 3 and is taking enrolments for September 2017. For more information, speak to Matthew Foster on 01635 845000.

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