Foundry Folk Ensemble at Concerts at McKee

Jul 21, 2014

Foundry Folk Ensemble at Concerts at McKee

Today the Foundry Folk Ensemble is performing its first performance at Concerts at McKee opening for Count This Penny. First of all we'd like to thank Concerts at McKee for giving our students this incredible opportunity!

Second of all we'd like to share with you opportunities available to students interested in folk music.

At Madison Music Foundry we have several ways that we educate about and promote traditional and roots music:

In addition to having multiple instructors who teach folk instruments, we provide performance opportunities as an integral part of taking lessons. We hold Student Jams several times a year where students perform live at a local music venue. We also host several Student Recitals at our recording studio Blast House Studios and at other locations. Plus the group performing at Concerts at McKee, the Foundry Folk Ensemble, is comprised of lesson students at the Foundry.

Click here to learn more about lessons at Madison Music Foundry

Open to the public and to youth and adults, this program places students into a band based on age, ability, and musical interestes. They rehearse for eight weeks with an instructor and complete the program with a public show at  a local music venue. 

This workshop is new for us, so here are some things people have said about one of our other programs Jazz Workshop:

"[Instructor Chris Vincent] was very focused on the students and their development individually as well as part of the overall group. He really taught my son about how jazz works and what each individual musicians role in a group should be. "

--Parent of a Jazz Workshop Student

"It was just as great as I thought it was going to be because I learned tons of very valuable information and I had a lot of fun."
--Youth Student of Jazz Workshop

"The staff was outstanding, The gig was in a very good place, the overall experience was so helpful, and i learn a lot!!!!!"
--Adult Student of Jazz Workshop

"I had a blast and totally enjoyed all the people in my group. I would definitely do it again. Would be fun to reunite the group and see how much further we could go. We improved leaps and bounds the last several weeks."
--Adult Student of Jazz Workshop

Click here for more info about Traditional and Roots Music Workshop

We are in the process of launching our Fall Classes. The complete schedule will be up by the end of July and will include classes on songwriting, hand drumming, vocal technique, drum set technique, improvisation, music theory, live sound, recording, music business, and there are more....please check back soon.

Click here for more info on classes at the Foundry