The Regional Sessions, a locally-themed event series dedicated to the art, craft, connection and business of songwriting, will take place this June at five musical hubs around Victoria – Geelong, Bendigo, Wangaratta, Dandenong Ranges and Gippsland.
Early bird discounted tickets are on sale now to the sessions, which are presented by music rights management organisation APRA AMCOS, with support from Creative Victoria. The Regional Sessions are a spin-off of the successful Melbourne Sessions, which took place in 2018 and 2019 with the support of the Victorian Government and featured sold-out one-day events that drew songwriters from the metropolitan are and beyond.
The full-day program is tailored to each localare, featuring a keynote ‘In Conversation’, a songwriter panel and small group workshops. The program will culminate with a curated performance and post-event networking at a nearby venue. Beginner, emerging and mid-career songwriters and musicians are encouraged to come along.
Attendees will gain valuable insight from confirmed keynote speakers, in morning sessions. In afternoon workshop sessions, participants have the opportunity to share their work,collaborate in groups and get feedback from artists at the top of their game.
Minister for Creative Industries Danny Pearson said, “Victoria’s established and emerging contemporary artists hail from right across the state and the Victorian Government is proud to support The Regional Sessions as part of the On The Road Again live music initiative. On The Road Again is bringing music back to our local stages, investing in local talent and ensuring our industry reactivates and recovers.”
Initially scheduled to take place in October 2021, The Regional Sessions have been created as a high-impact day to foster creativity, connections and industry knowledge at a crucial time for anyone pursuing music and eager to develope their songwriting skills and get back ‘on the road again’.
Limited early bird discounted tickets are available until 10 May at The Regional Sessions website. Don’t miss out!
For more information visit https://www.apraamcos.com.au/regionalsessionsvic