All About The Music At Sunshine Coast TAFE

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Electronic Music Production has been added to the the already impressive music ofering from TAFE Qld (East Coast).

From 2015, the campus will offer Australia's first Diploma of Music specialising in Electronic Music Production. “This skillset differs from what traditional musicians produce as our relationship is more with the computer and composition than with instruments and the audience,” TAFE Queensland East Coast Music Teacher Ben Rynderman said

“Our electronic music production diploma builds on the basics people have already established in their own time, and introduces deeper concepts of electronic composition, complex synthesis, in-the-box engineering and writing for specific cinematic and commercial situations,” he said.

HeadphonesElectronic music production is about making music from the ground up and with expert tuition at TAFE Queensland East Coast graduates could be writing music for cinema, advertising, television, professional sound production, studio production, DJ opportunities and more.

This cutting-edge diploma was introduced as growth of these popular genres is booming all over Australia, leading to genuine employment outcomes.

“The last few years in electronic music have witnessed incredible growth and we’ve seen the popular mainstream really embrace a broad range of new genres,” Ben said.

“With the cutting edge technology and software we have available to us at TAFE, we’re in an amazing position to teach the specific skills required to make these new sounds,” he said.

TAFE Queensland East Coast has been delivering training in music, music business and sound production for over ten years producing many successful graduates who are achieving success locally, nationally and internationally.

A snapshot of graduates includes an impressive array of working professionals such as Taylor Moss, Owen Van Larkins (Van Larkins), Ayla Scanlan (AYLA), Jade Frieser (Agnes J Walker), Kate O'Malley Jones, Cohan Brew, Andrew Kirwin, David Dean and Elliott Heinrich. They have undertaken courses as varied as:
• Diploma Music
• Diploma Music Business
• Diploma Sound Production
• Bachelor Music
• Phil Emmanuel Guitar Master Class
• Certificate III in Music Business

Macey Cherry (main pic) who graduated from the Diploma of Sound Production in 2013, is a great example of how music education changes lives.

“TAFE put me on the right path and taught me the knowledge physically and mentally to do this work – I still rely on it throughout my career and where it’s taking me.”

“I didn’t have much knowledge before I started, so comparing that to what I know now is just amazing,” she said.

Being a DJ is one thing Macey said, but actually being able to produce a song herself, takes music to a whole other level. “Throughout my TAFE experience I met different, yet always talented teachers, for each module – I can really recommend studying there if you’re serious about making a great career in music,” she said.

“I took a particular interest in the classes where we learned how to construct our own tracks all  from a computer program,” she said. “The first time I created an electronic music track was one of the biggest standout moments I’ve had, it was such a buzz!”

For more information on these courses, visit TAFE East Coast.



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