Songmakers Camp (Yr 10-11)

songwritersRun by the Songmakers organisation with APRA

A two day camp made possible through the support of the Yuin Folk Club and Cobargo Folk Festival.

Held midyear and organised with the help from music teachers at Narooma, Eden and Bega High Schools, the Songmakers camp is a chance for young people from SE NSW to learn more about song writing and production.  Some great musical tutors assist the students.  In 2017 we had Thelma Plum and JP Fung running the camp with the help of Narooma High’s Dan Efraemson.

The first version of this camp at The Crossing was started with the inspiration of Dave Crowden assisted by Daniel Champagne.  Other local songwriters such as Heath Cullen, Robin Martin, Michael Menager, Pete Wild, Melanie Horsnell, and David Ross MacDonald also helped build the momentum for youth music in South East NSW.  Early sessions included ‘recipe for a song’, ‘story to chorus’, ‘how to grow your voice’, ‘pushing through writers block’, ‘rythmn and groove’, ‘stagecraft and banter’, ‘bridging moods’, ‘local and catchy’, and  ‘plugging in your best sound’.

The songmakers camp is a great stepping stone to performance on the Crossing Youth Stage at the Cobargo Folk Festival and to the youth tent at the Candelo Village Festival.

All meals provided.

Venue Location
The Crossing Land Education Trust, 392 Nutleys Ck Rd Bermagui
See our What to Bring list on the Program Forms page

Upcoming Songmakers Camps (see your south east NSW school music teacher)