Workshops brought to you by Buffalo Music Club
WITH CHUCKIE CAMPBELL
Hallwalls Cinema @ 2:00PM
Get ready for the road with a pro hip-hop recording artist (Automatic Records, NYC), poet, fiction writer, editor, publisher, and educator.
During this workshop, Chuckie Campbell covers a wide range of DIY touring topics, including naming and routing your tour, writing booking emails, how to handle different types of booking (house show, promoters, clubs, shows with other artists), getting audience to your shows, hotels, food, packing, mental and physical health on the road, contracts, and getting paid. Workshop topics also include creating a tour tracking spreadsheet, putting together an effective EPK and one-sheet, how to create an ad mat for image consistency.
MUSIC JOURNALISM (TITLE TBD)
WITH JEFF MIERS
Hallwalls Cinema @ 3:00PM
VIDEO LIGHTING (TITLE TBD)
WITH OMERI MONROE
Hallwalls Cinema @ 4:00PM
THE SONG PYRAMID
WITH DAVID CLOYD
Hallwalls Cinema @ 5:00PM
Explore songwriting—the inside, the outside, and the mystery in the middle—with an award-winning indie singer/songwriter & recording artist (ECR Music Group, NYC), founder of Hook & Ladder Records, and co-founder of Buffalo Music Club.
During this workshop, David Cloyd breaks down his brand-new unified songwriting theory, and how its style-agnostic, customizable, and non-formulaic approach can help all artists strive to become their best, continue to evolve, and connect with audiences by writing songs that feel inevitable.
TURNING CHAOS INTO COLLABORATION
WITH SARA ELIZABETH, ERIC CRITTENDEN, & DAVID CLOYD
The 9th Ward @ 2:00PM
Unleash your most powerful artistic self AND be a part of the change you want to see in your local music scene by relentlessly pursuing creative collaboration—both on and off the stage.
During this panel discussion and open forum, the program director of Music Is Art and the co-founders of Buffalo Music Club discuss how their personal experiences as artists has allowed them to develop innovative ways to collaborate in every aspect of their careers, using their creative superpowers to benefit themselves, their fellow artists, and the world around them.
DIVERSIFYING YOUR MUSICAL INCOME
WITH WALTER KEMP 3, JACOB JAY, & ERIC CRITTENDEN (?)
The 9th Ward @ 3:00PM
Necessity may be the mother of invention. But as most musicians know, creativity is one of the best possible tools for turning a need into an opportunity.
During this workshop and panel discussion, three career musicians from Buffalo’s music scene talk about the many ways they have made their living—and how their creative processes help them constantly develop new income streams out of their art and artistry.
HIP-HOP WORKSHOP (TITLE TBD)
WITH ELIJAH HOOKS
The 9th Ward @ 4:00PM
CONFIDENT DRUMMING (GIVE THE DRUMMERS SOME)
WITH GRIFFIN BRADY, JOE GORETTI, & DAMONE JACKSON
The 9th Ward @ 5:00PM
Take a rhythmic trip around the world with three of Buffalo’s top drummers and percussionists—and learn how playing with confidence helps them keep their musical careers moving.
During this masterclass performance clinic and panel discussion, Griffin Brady, Joe Goretti, and Damone Jackson will first explore drumming with confidence together across a variety of styles, then discuss the state of session drumming (and session playing in general) in the Buffalo scene, and beyond and how their performance confidence translates into artistic success.