What It Is (Normally)
The Student Jam is a way for students to take what they've learned in lessons and apply it in the real world. You learn your respective part to a song and then get on stage and perform it! This happens on the fly without a group rehearsal (hence it's a "jam"). The shows always take place at professional venues where touring bands play regularly. Student Jams are free to anyone taking lessons at the Foundry.
What It Is (Temporarily, Socially Distant)
We're excited to announce details for the next Student Jam because we're improving on the virtual model and this time students will get to record their parts at a professional recording studio, Blast House Studios! Blast House is a fully equipped and professional recording studio (not to mention award-winning), and it's also a safe environment to be in during these times. You can check out our COVID-19 protocols here.
Theme: In-Studio Edition
November 12-15 (recording sessions)
Blast House Studios
Since we'll be at Blast House we thought it would be fun to pick songs that have connections to famous studios, esteemed producers, or would just be fun studio projects. This Jam's songs are as follows (you can click here to be taken to the Foundry's YouTube page where you can hear them all):
- Only Happy When It Rains by Garbage
- With a Little Help from My Friends by the Beatles
- Love is a Losing Game by Amy Winehouse
- Wake Up by Arcade Fire
- Why Didn't You Call Me by Macy Gray
- Riverside by Agnes Obel
- My God Is the Sun by Queens of the Stone Age
1-2 songs may be cut from the final list if there's insufficient student interest
The Recording Sessions
Each participant of the Student Jam* will sign up for a private 30-minute time slot (no other students will be in the session) between November 12-15. The student will get to record multiple takes with the assistance of a recording engineer. We'll also capture the session on video and, in December, will release a professionally edited final version featuring all the students performing the song "together."
If you're interested in participating, ask your instructor to put in a request for your top 3 song choices no later than Sunday, September 27. We will be finalizing and announcing part assignments on Monday, September 28. Once you've got your part you can get to work learning it. Soon after you can expect someone from the Foundry to contact you to schedule the recording session.
Thank you for your help in making this a fun, new adventure in MMF Student Jamming!
*The Student Jam is offered for free exclusively to current lesson students. Not a student? Sign up here.