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Music and performance taster days

Performance masterclass

To excel at popular music performance, most musicians find the 'devil is in the details'. Students spend an hour working on the finer points of musicianship and performance skills with Solent University lecturers with the aim of transforming a good rendition into a professional-quality performance.

Duration: 1 hour (can be combined with the recording and mixing masterclass)
Maximum number of students: four bands

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Performance demonstration

A great opportunity to hear our current music students perform and to ask questions about the music courses at Solent, and university life in general. Academic staff will also be available for advice and guidance.

Duration: 40 minutes
Maximum number of students: 15

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Working in the music business

This session provides practical advice on building a successful career in the music business, introducing the wide range of roles available in the sector. The session also includes interactive activities, which encourage students to generate creative responses to current industry challenges and opportunities.

Duration: 90 minutes
Maximum number of students: 50
Minimum number of students: 4

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Recording and mixing masterclass

This session offers hands-on experience in our industry standard recording studios. Work with Solent lecturers and students to create a professional-quality multi-track mix. Students will get to use the latest software and hardware, including Avid Pro Tools HD, an Avid S6 control surface, Neve and Empirical Labs outboard, Dynaudio monitors, Neumann microphones and Sonnox plug-ins.

If combined with the performance masterclass, students also get the experience of recording and mixing music performed by themselves and/or their peers.

Duration: 1 hour, or 2 hours if combined with the performance masterclass
Maximum number of students: 15 (plus bands)

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