ARTIST INVITATION

ATTENTION ARTISTS:

 

MSP: SONGWRITING/ RECORDING MUSICAL RETREAT # 2

RIVIERA MAYA

 

Dear Performers, Educators, and Songwriters/Arrangers,

 

JANUARY 24-28, Join musicians from various touring groups and educational institutions for a creative writing workshop retreat.   Improve your songwriting, arranging, and improvisation skills with workshops, performances, contests, and adventures geared towards getting musicians to write and record music with random other musicians selected by chance, and from the registered participants.  The event is hosted by Mikael Glago, an event promoter, producer, and composer from Virginia. Along with performing with his own ensemble, he teaches Concert Production and Promotion, Sound Reinforcement, and Multi-Track Recording at James Madison University. 

 

Musicians:

Write, perform music, record, and mingle with other like minded songwriters on an power weekend of creativity and recreation. Hosted by Spaghettifest Radio and Midnight Spaghetti and the Chocolate G Strings, all musicians and fans from anywhere are welcome to join the party. Performances, and specific event activities and times TBA.  

Friends and Fans:

Be a part of the exciting creative process.  Travel with the artists and musicians on cultural excursions as they seek inspiration for the music recordings and broadcast scheduled for the 4 day event.  The Back Beat Live Stream will be streaming live performances, recording/producing songs on location,and interviewing artists involved daily to document this unique adventure.  

 

A special land package is lined up for everyone to travel together at the most affordable prices. Call our agent today and reserve your spot.  We also have group flight options available. Remember, you have to make a deposit on a land package, and purchase a flight. Final payment for land package is DEC

LAND PACKAGE

(INCLUDES MEALS, DRINKS , AND AIRPORT Pickup and Drop off)

$1,326/ ROOM (2 people per room)

DEPOSIT DUE: Land Package: $100/person

(final payments DECEMBER 10, PROGRESSIVE PAYMENT ACCEPTED by agent)

FLIGHT IS NOT INCLUDED.  Reserve this amazing deal, and then purchase a JAN 24 flight to Cancun any time before the trip from anywhere to join the party.(ordering flights earlier reserves the best prices and options.

DC GROUP FLIGHT UNITED AIRLINES 411.70(UPDATED)

Payment 1:   $50 due September 28, 2018. (check only made out to Preferred Travel)

Final Payment : $361.70 due DEC 20 .  call 703-644-6844 for final payment w/ credit.

***Call or email our Spaghettifest Travel consultant

Michele @ PREFERRED TRAVEL

PH: 703-644-6844

michele@preferredtravelinc.com

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Michele will be collecting deposits and payments for our entire group, or if you need assistance booking a flight with other Spaghetti travelers.  If you book your flight with our agent, they will link your flight to your reservation for pickup/drop off. If you book your own flight, you must contact the agent to coordinate your transport with the hotel package.

2 people: $200 DEPOSIT (due now), $1126 BALANCE (DUE DEC 10)

Going with a friend, and want to pay separate or looking for a roommate?  Here is the break down:

1 PERSON: $663, $100 DEPOSIT (DUE NOW) $563 BALANCE (DUE DEC 10)

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A ROOMMATE CHOICE, YOU WILL BE ASSIGNED ANOTHER SOLO TRAVELER AVAILABLE TO MAINTAIN THE DISCOUNT, OR CAN PAY A DIFFERENCE TO HAVE THE ROOM ALONE.

***Call our Spaghettifest Travel consultant Michele @ PREFERRED TRAVEL

PH: 703-644-6844 to make deposits now, payments, and book flights.

michele@preferredtravelinc.com

 

INTERESTED IN TEACHING OUR GUESTS?

 

For the first time, we are offering a daily songwriting and ukulele camp for guests seeking to immerse themselves in the songwriting experience and the reward of playing music.  All ages and skill levels are welcome, including complete beginners! Ukuleles are affordable, fit in carry-on luggage, and are another way to connect to music. If you love music and want to learn how to jam with other musicians at this event and beyond, this class will start you down the path to a new form of artistic expression.

 

Position:  Group Music Teacher

Location:  Riviera Maya

Duration:  January 24-28, 2019

Application period: November 1-10, 2018

Compensation:  Applicant agrees to teach and participate in professional artists’ events in exchange for flight, meals, room, and board for four days

 

Class:  Intro to Ukulele and Songwriting

 

This class is an introduction to the ukulele and will provide instant access to making music for participants on the trip who are fans and friends of the professional musicians attending.  Class focus will include decoding chord charts and traditional notation, strumming patterns, and beginning songwriting. Students will use popular contemporary songs as well as folk songs already in their musical vernacular to help access fluency on the ukulele.  

 

Individuals in the class will have the opportunity to perform the songs (alone and/or in groups) they wrote on the final day of the event, as well as evening jam session opportunities with classmates and on-site professional musicians.

Instructor requirements:

  • Degree in Music Education and/or experience in private large group music instruction
  • Intermediate to professional ukulele proficiency, and professional proficiency on at least one additional instrument (string, brass, woodwind, piano, or voice)
  • Experience arranging and writing music and lyrics
  • Participate in performer and artist activities
  • Assist event host coordinating students as well as artist performances and activities
  • Willing to teach in an outdoor classroom setting
  • Communicate with registered students prior to the trip and provide them with resources and options for purchasing a ukulele of their choosing

Learning music as an adult can enhance our understanding of the world around us, provide opportunities to interact with people in new and meaningful ways, and improve our quality of life.

 

To apply for this position please send a cover letter and resume to Mickey Glago.

glagomj@jmu.edu