New Date for Free Youth Songwriting Camp

Friday, 13 December, 2019 - 09:15

Young people aged 12 to 18 years with an interest in song-writing and experience on an instrument, vocals or producing, have the opportunity to participate in Mansfield Shire Youth Services’ first ever songwriters’ camp.

The Mansfield FReeZA team will deliver the ‘Emerging Sounds’ song-writers’ and producers’ camp for youth at Merrijig Lodge over two days; 15 to 16 February 2020.

Mansfield Shire Councils FReeZA program officer Kylie Peel said the camp is designed specifically for 12 to18 year olds with an existing interest in song-writing or producing.

“We have so many talented emerging artists in Mansfield,” Ms Peel said.

“This camp is an incredible opportunity for them to learn from industry professionals and build their skill levels for the future.  If you know someone who would benefit from this experience, please spread the word.

“Participants will walk away with their own original piece of music that we can help them enter into Triple J's 'Unearthed High' Competition for 2020.” she said.

‘Emerging Sounds’ will offer workshops that teach writing and performing a song within a band, creating lyrics, melodies and enhancing chords, as well as specialised training on producing, mixing, sampling and recording, from a certified Ableton trainer on software Ableton Live.

There will also be a question and answer session with industry professionals and mentors, covering topics such as creating songs, recording, approaching labels, booking venues, and future opportunities within the music industry.

‘Emerging Sounds’ has only 20 spaces available. Applications close Friday, 17 January 2020, so get in quick! To apply visit the website link provided -

‘Emerging Sounds’ is a fully supervised, alcohol, smoke and drug free event. FReeZA is an initiative of the Victorian Government and provides young people the opportunity to build skills and experience by organising youth music and cultural events.

For more information contact the youth team on 5775 8619 or



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Last Updated: Friday, 13 December, 2019 - 09:19