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News February 15, 2022

Conferences: Shepp Music Week launches, EMC announces masterclass

Conferences: Shepp Music Week launches, EMC announces masterclass

Image: Shepp Music Week presenters

The agenda for Shepparton’s inaugural music conference has been revealed, while the Electronic Music Conference (EMC) has also unveiled details of a masterclass for EDM talent.

Shepp Music Week is based in Shepparton, the multicultural and First Nations music capital of regional Victoria.

It is held on Kaieltheban land in Yorta Yorta country from Monday March 7 to Saturday 12.

The week-long event coincides with The Push’s All-Ages Tour, with performances from Kaiit, KIAN, Aprilis, Vince The Kid and Mistykid, on Friday March 11.

It closes with a live event, Baiyiya Yapaneyepuk (‘Song Together’) on the next day with Yorta Yorta talent Bricky B, DJVM, Isaiah Firebrace, Lillie Walker and Shanikwa AJ.

You can find the full agenda for Shepp Music Week below.

Nina Las Vegas

Nina Las Vegas (pic by Michelle Tran)

EMC’s Masterclass program, meanwhile, sees Nina Las Vegas, Human Movement and Setwun each hosting an all-day Masterclass as part of EMC’s April 5 one-day conference, The Reboot.

Each will spend a full day with 25 participants, with three 90-minute sessions across three pillars Create (music-making), Perform (live performance development and DJing) and Amplify (marketing, branding, promoting, engaging with fans, brands and media, online and offline).

For $50 + fees, delegates get a choice of host for the day plus lunch, sunset drinks, and access to the conference’s Sanctuary Social space, all at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney.

Shepp Music Week

Monday March 7
Developing Music Environments on Indigenous Land

Bricky B and Neil Morris of Still Here Arts & Culture on the leadership and the increasing participation of First Nations people within contemporary music and the growing awareness of the value and place of First Nations and other marginalised groups within music.

Tuesday March 8
Artist Development Intensive

An Artist Development Intensive workshop by creative mentor Syrene Favero and award-winning photographer Lilah Benetti advising emerging artists on kick-starting careers and setting up bios and photos to market themselves.

Wednesday March 9
Event Life – An Industry Discussion about Festivals in Regional Vic

Discussion on starting festivals in regional Victoria with Arti Desai (The Push, All Ages Tour, FReeZA), Adam Palmer (The Euroa Music Festival), Jamie Lea (The Dookie Quarry, Secret Garden), Richard Moffat (Groovin’ The Moo) and moderated by Shaun Adams (OK Motels).

Thursday March 10
Finding Community & Creating Platforms

Workshop on finding and creating a music community, connecting with like-minded souls and sourcing financial resources with artists Titan Debirioun, NOMAD, Kush Kuiy and Ree.

Saturday March 12
Isaiah Firebrace: Beyond Workshop

Yorta Yorta/Gunditjamara, artist Isaiah Firebrace’s 60-minute workshop looks at his rise to recognition through winning X Factor and representing Australia at Eurovision.

Shepp Music Week is part of the Victorian Government’s Regional Music Development Program, and curated by Jamie Lea, director of JL Productions & Hire; Anita Larkin, senior projects advisor of MAV; Neil Morris of Drmngnow and Still Here Arts & Culture; and Ree Peric, regional music coordinator at Music Victoria.

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