Domremy again secures place on national music mentoring program
8th May 2017
For the fourth consecutive year, Domremy College has been chosen to take part in a national program about contemporary music.
On 3 and 4 May 2017, sixteen music students were invited to take part in the SongMakers program - creating and recording original “radio-ready" songs in a two day intensive workshop. Students had the opportunity to collaborate with some of Australia’s most successful musicians and producers as part of SongMakers, which is a national mentoring program run by APRA AMCOS with support from The Australian Government.
This is the fourth time Domremy has been chosen for the program (the only school in NSW to be selected 4 years in a row!) and we were thrilled to have the amazing Megan Washington and Robert Conley as our mentors.
The team from APRA and the mentors were so impressed with the calibre of our students and their songs, that they invited Domremy to ‘go live’ on radio with Megan Washington on 5 May 2017. Ivy (Yr 11) was invited to speak about the program and her experiences within SongMakers.
You can read and hear all about it on the links below and be sure to tune in to the podcast and hear Megan Washington and the Domremy musicians perform their compilation “Sail Away”:
- APRA AMCOS SongMakers Media Release dated 3 May 2017
- ABC’s Radio National Breakfast Release on 5 May 2017, SongMakers encourages school students into songwriting http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/songmakers-encourages-school-students-into-songwriting/8499574
- ABC’s Radio National Breakfast podcast http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2017/05/bst_20170505_0844.mp3