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WAMA News 090905 Jam 4Flood Relief - And Much More News -Pt2

Postby askmike » Sat Sep 10, 2005 7:42 pm

Workshops and Conferences
Making Music While Making a Life
Workshop to Feature Michael Bowers and Siobhán Quinn

The Songwriters' Association of Washington (SAW) will present
Making Music While Making a Life: 30 Minutes or 8 Hours a Day. The workshop
will take place on Saturday, October 1, 2005, from 10:00am-12:45pm at Jammin'
Java (227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, VA 22180). Cost for the workshop is $25 SAW and
WAMA members and $35 non-members. After the postmark deadline date of September 16,
the cost increases to $35/$45. Please check SAW website (www.saw.org) for
updates and more details.

Face it—most musicians have to manage their creative life with the demands
of MANY other things—making money to eat (the day job), family
responsibilities, and then the major facets of music itself: writing,
practicing, booking, performing, and recording. How do you keep it all in
perspective, make progress with your music, and still have a life that's fun
and full? This workshop will help you dissect the different segments of the
typical musician's life, and present tools to use for every aspect of managing
a music career and a life. It doesn't matter if your music career is part time
and mostly a hobby, whether you are trying to make a transition to a more full
time music career, or have already surrendered the day job—there will be
useful tools for you!

Key Components of this workshop include:

•Balance: Thinking about it, how to build it into where you are
•Family: Issues that will make or break it, and how to create supports
•Music: Segmenting the parts of a music career for success in 30 minutes a
day or 8 hours a day.
•Technical: Your questions answered about the things that challenge you
most–from keeping your voice alive and staying healthy on the road, to how
to get that recording done, and where to look for those next bookings on your
career ladder.

Michael Bowers is a nationally touring singer/songwriter who has a day job. He
is trained as a family therapist, and is uniquely qualified to look at
personal and relational aspects of a music career, day job responsibilities,
and family. Siobhán Quinn is an internationally touring songwriter and
vocalist. She has assisted individual artists with
programmatic/artist-as-product business plans, booking, and has nearly two
decades of experience developing program proposals for arts grant

For more information about the Songwriters' Association of Washington, visit
www.saw.org or call (301) 654-8434. SAW is a non-profit organization assisting
songwriters in the Washington D.C. area. SAW sponsors the Mid-Atlantic Song
Contest, as well as workshops and seminars featuring songwriters, musicians,
producers, and other music professionals.

Baltimore Songwriters
The BSA will have a performance space at this year’s Baltimore Book Festival - www.bop.org/resources/up182.aspx .
Performance slots are open to all dues-paid BSA members who are willing to painlessly volunteer at the BSA info table
for the hour and a half before performing- if you are not able to volunteer, please don’t sign up to perform.

The Book Fest happens in Mount Vernon Place:
Fri Sep 23, 5 - 9 pm
Sat Sep 24, 11 am - 7 pm
Sun Sep 25, 11 am - 7 pm

Due to space/volume limitations, only solo or duo acts will be able to perform.

If you are interested in volunteering and performing, please email Ken Gutberlet by September 12
at ken@baltimoresongwriters.org . Please include preferential times for performing/volunteering- this will be first-come

BSA HELPS WITH WTMD FUND DRIVE- BSA members will be answering phones to help WTMD with their Fall Fund Drive.
We’ll be gathering at the WTMD studio at Towson University (www.wtmd.org) on Thurs September 15 for a 3:00 - 6:30 pm shift.
This is a great chance to promote the BSA! The more musicians, the merrier! If you’d like to volunteer, please email Ken
Gutberlet at ken@baltimoresongwriters.org and tell him so.

ADVANCED SONG CRITIQUE- Mon Oct 3, 7:30 pm at the Patterson Arts Center, 3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD; $5, open
to dues-paid BSA members only. Ready to step it up a notch? Experienced songwriters are welcome to join this advanced
critique group. The atmosphere is friendly, but critical – an important opportunity for those who are serious about their craft.
Info: 410-813-4039 or info@baltimoresongwriters.org.

MUSIC PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP- Thu Oct 6 at the Patterson Arts Center, 3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD. In
conjunction with the Creative Alliance, the BSA will present “Take the Stage: Music Performance Workshop”. Advance
registration (by Thu Sep 30) $20, $15 for BSA, CA, and WAMA members; late reg $25, $20 for BSA, CA, and WAMA
members. Experienced performers know it takes more than good material to grab an audience. First, we review and discuss
the qualities of a great performance, and then ask each participant to perform a song onstage. Our panel of performer/
musicians- Paul Iwancio, Sahffi and Karyn Oliver- offers individual feedback, and participants perform their piece a second
time, applying the suggested changes and ideas.

BASIC RECORDING WORKSHOP- Wed Nov 9, 7:30-9:30 pm at the Patterson Arts Center, 3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD. In conjunction with the Creative Alliance, the BSA will present “Basic Recording for the Singer/Songwriter with Ty Ford”. Advance registration (by Wed, Nov 2) $20, $15 for BSA, CA, and WAMA members; late reg $25, $20 for BSA, CA, and WAMA members. Learn the basics of how a music studio functions, or how to start up your own home studio. Whether you aim to record songs-in-progress, a demo, or your own CD, this workshop will answer questions about basic recording, mixing, and mastering, analog & digital options; microphones and connection types. Ty Ford is the principal of Ty Ford Audio (www.tyford.com), a digital audio studio.

Dewey Beach Music Conference & Festival
September 29 - October 2
Dewey Beach Music Conference & Festival offers an opportunity for artists and music industry professionals
to come together for a weekend of teaching, learning, listening, performing and meeting others in the business
that share their knowledge and expertise in the music business.

Full Registration gives you:
- Full acess to panels/mentoring sessions/demo listening sessions
- Full access to trade show exhibit
- Conference directory
- Goodie bag
- VIP parties & receptions
- Sunday “Last Chance to Schmooze Brunch”
- Compilation CD


WAMA Booth Volunteers
WAMA will have a booth at the conference. If you would like to volunteer to work at the booth for a few hours,
contact: dcmusic@wamadc.com

WAMA Pumps Up the Volume on Music Careers

By David T. Boddie

Music industry professionals at Strathmore on August 23rd advanced their careers and identified topics for
future WAMA ‘Speed Networking for the Music Industry’ workshops.

The 90-minute session at The Mansion at Strathmore and reception at Timpano’s Italian Chophouse in Rockville
enabled a cross section of 40 music industry professionals to make introductions, express ideas and seek advice
from industry experts. Also, demo CDs played and audience roundtable discussions yielded positive and helpful tips
for identified and unidentified recording artists there.

Eric Townsend, Creative Director, 9davine, provides creative services to Cue Recording’s Sam Johnson, Memphis
Gold, Bobby Parker, Brandon Krueger, JP Hyland, Moms on the Edge and has sung on demos at Jeff Severson
Productions in Arlington, VA. “It put me in front of many potential clients. It gave me a clearer sense of their needs.
The reception allowed me to have more in-depth conversations with a few folks with immediate needs that 9davine
can address.”

Caryn Fox, Vocalist with Dead Men’s Hollow plays out regularly, at places like State Theatre, Strathmore, and has
just booked a show at the Kennedy Center. “It was a wonderful way to meet other folks in the DC-area music community.
The reception was a nice ‘unstructured’ compliment to the structured event. Perfect combination.”

“I heard a lot of great things and would like to do it again!” said Danielle Weymouth of D Management.

Event co-hosts Blake Althen, Senior Producer and Paula Bellenoit, Manager of Human Factor facilitated audience
participation during the 90-minute session. Several participants received sponsored prizes. A reception at Timpano’s
offered WAMA members the opportunity for more discussion, complete with free drinks and Hors d’oeuvres.

Table discussion leaders were Bellenoit; Jennifer Cutting, Composer, Ocean Orchestra; Laura E. Jordan, Esq.,
Law Offices/Laura Jordan; Chris Murphy, Engineer, RHL Audio; and Carl H. Settlemyer, Esq., Lutzker & Lutzker LLP
& Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts.

WAMA appreciates the co-sponsorship and assistance of the following organizations that enabled the entire event to be
free of charge to WAMA members: Strathmore, Songwriters Association of Washington, Baltimore Songwriters Association,
Maryland Commerce Solutions, Human Factor, and Timpano’s Italian Chophouse, volunteers and the Washington media.
Individuals and organizations wishing to co-sponsor WAMA workshops and receptions should contact sponsor@wamadc.com
for more information. Individuals wishing to help develop and volunteer at future events should contact comments@wamadc.com.

Facts and Fiction of the Music Industry
Music's tremendous impact on all of us cannot be denied, no matter the race, age, or sex of the person. Join Marcus
Johnson, President of Three Keys Music, as he delves into the facts and fiction of the Music Industry. You will learn
from him the basics of what it takes to do business in the Music Business.

Topics covered in the seminar will range from how to be a knowledgeable recording artist in a quickly changing music
industry, to how to develop a strategic plan that creates a most professional presentation and growth as an artist and
aspiring CEO.

If you are serious about a career in the Music Business, do not miss out on a chance to hear from Mr. Johnson himself
what strategies he used in building Three Keys Music from ground up.

Date: September 10, 2005
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Place: AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center - Silver Spring, MD
Cost: FREE
Register Now--Space is Limited!
http://visitor.constantcontact.com/emai ... 1056054291

National Heritage Fellowships in Traditional Arts

Deadline: October 01, 2005. To honor and preserve our nation's diverse cultural heritage, the National Endowment for
the Arts annually awards one-time-only NEA National Heritage Fellowships to master folk and traditional artists. These
fellowships recognize lifetime achievement, artistic excellence and contributions to our nation's traditional arts heritage.
Nominees should be worthy of national recognition and have a record of continuing artistic accomplishment. They must
be actively participating in their art form, either as practitioners or as teachers. Fellows are selected according to criteria
of authenticity, excellence, and significance within the particular artistic tradition. Each year, the National Endowment for
the Arts awards a NEA National Heritage Fellowship to an individual who has made major contributions to the excellence,
vitality, and public appreciation of the folk and traditional arts. Named after the influential advocate, educator, and producer
of the folk and traditional arts, Bess Lomax Hawes. This fellowship, called the Bess Lomax Hawes NEA National Heritage

Award recognizes: Artists whose contributions, primarily through teaching, advocacy, organizing, and preserving important repertoires, have greatly benefited their artistic tradition. Individuals such as producers and activists whose efforts have
significantly increased opportunities for and public visibility of traditional arts and artists. For the Bess Lomax Hawes NEA
National Heritage Award, nominees will be considered based on their achievements in fostering excellence, ensuring vitality,
and promoting public appreciation of the folk and traditional arts. Nominees should be worthy of national recognition and must
be actively engaged in preserving the folk and traditional arts. Contact: National Endowment for the Arts, 1100 Pennsylvania
Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20506; Phone: 202/682-5400; Website: http://www.arts.gov

5th Annual Vocal Jazz Competition Has Begun

Be a part of our 5th annual international competition for jazz vocalists:
The 2005 Jazzconnect.com Jazz Competition

Vocalists from around the world are invited to participate by submitting a
recorded performance of their work which will be placed on our Internet
stage. The international jazz community will then be invited to listen and
cast their vote! The competition and voting is done entirely on-line from
the www.Jazzconnect.com website.

This years grand prize includes performing main stage at the 15th Annual
East Coast Jazz Festival in Rockville MD, President's Day Weekend on
February 17, 2006 and recorded live! Travel expenses and accommodations at
the Four Seasons Hotel are included.

October 21-23, 2005
Crowne Plaza Times Square
New York City

*Buy tickets before September 30th and receive
a 3-day pass for $35
Please visit www.musicplayerlive.com for more details.

Music Player Network is bringing New York City the first annual Music Player Live! consumer music summit this fall. This
event promises to be a thrilling, totally over-the-top extravaganza for everyone interested in making music.

Don’t miss your chance to hang with stars and professional musicians, see the latest gear, participate in panel discussions,
attend master classes and attend impromptu music performances. The event also includes a concert at the Roseland Ballroom honoring the legendary Les Paul!

World-renowned artists—among them the legendary Les Paul, who will also be acting as Keynote Speaker, prominent guitarists
Pat Metheny and Larry Carlton and Soulive’s drummer, Eric Krasno –will be on hand to answer questions, swap gig stories, talk about gear, shake hands, and pose for photos. Also making appearances are: Lisa Loeb, Johnny A, BT, Pepper’s Ghost, Jon
Brion, David Ellefson, Ric Fienbracci, Ron Carter, Gerald Veasley, Rob Balducci, Francis Preve, Tom Brislin, Jeff Rona, Peter
Kirn, Bruce Gertz, Jimmy Douglass (The Neptunes), and many more.

Hundreds of guitar, bass, keyboard, amp, software, and music accessory companies will be exhibiting at the show, and every
one of them will have gear that you can touch, play, goof with, or just drool over. See the exhibitor list at www.musicplayerlive.com
for a full list of who is attending!

Performances, Clinics and Seminars
Seminars designed to educate and excite will be offered by stars, professional musicians, manufacturer representatives, and the editors of Bass Player, Drum, EQ, Frets, Guitar Player, Keyboard, and the Drum and Bass Collective. Music performances will
also be presented throughout the event. You will discover all kinds of new players, new musical styles, and hear some of your favorites play in an up-close and intimate setting.

Some of the clinics and performances you will be able to enjoy are:

* Session with Lisa Loeb
* Mixing for Maximum Stun with Grammy-winning engineer, Jimmy Douglass
* Larry Carleton: Q&A LIVE with Michael Molenda
* Grooving Through Jazz with Gerald Veasley
* BT Remixes Live
* Power Tools for Apple GarageBand by Francis Preve
* Re-Versioning for the Future, Presented by Adobe, Featuring The Recording Academy®’s Producer & Engineer Wing
* All-Star Guitar Licks by GP Associate Editor, Jude Gold

For more information, or to buy tickets, please go to www.musicplayerlive.com


Sax/flute legend JAMES MOODY (2:20 - 3:40pm), 5-Time Grammy-nominated vocalist NNENNA FREELON (4:00 - 5:20pm),
and iconic pianist AHMAD JAMAL (5:40 – 7pm) will be the ‘crystal anniversary’ headliners at the 15th Annual ROSSLYN JAZZ FESTIVAL, on SATURDAY (1:00 – 7:00pm), SEPTEMBER 10, 2005, in Rosslyn’s GATEWAY PARK, located at North Lynn
Street and Lee Highway, Arlington, Virginia.

FREE and open to the Public, the event opens with Virginia’s own Robert Jospe and Inner Rhythm (1:00 - 2:00pm). Co-sponsored
by the Arlington Cultural Affairs, Rosslyn Renaissance, and the Rosslyn Business Improvement District (BID), this year’s event
will again be BROADCAST LIVE by jazz station WPFW 89.3 FM, and hosted by several on-air personalities!

As always, the ROSSLYN JAZZ FESTIVAL also will offer a range of fantastic foods from finer local restaurants & vendors
including: Big Daddy’s BBQ; Hyatt Arlington’s Mezza 9; Key Bridge Marriott and the Spice of Life Café. Gateway Park
(N. Lynn St. and Lee Hwy) is two blocks from the Rosslyn Metro Station (Blue/Orange line). For info, call Arlington Cultural Affairs at (703) 228-1850 or visit www.arlingtonarts.org or www.RosslynVA.org

Workshops in the Outer Banks
October 8th-14th, 2005
Upcoming week-long guitar workshop with Steve Baughman and Robin Bullock.
The camp is a wonderful opportunity for twenty intermediate to advanced adult guitarists to spend a week working with these
two master teachers and performers in a relaxing, informal environment on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Three other music camps will be held during the same week in the Outer Banks.
They are:
The Harmonica Intensive with Howard Levy:
The Frame Drum and Rhythm Voice Intensive with Glen Velez and Lori Cotler:
The Weekend String Workshop w/ Eugene Friesen:

For more info, please visit: www.classactsontour.com,
or contact us at (410) 374-9059 and mtfarmer@classactsontour.com

Other News

Wade Matthews Blog
Bill Holland and Marianne LaRoche have posted a blog humorous stories from Wade's friends.

Maria Villafana Leaves washingtonpost.com

Dear Friends:

After 10 years at washingtonpost.com covering lots of wonderful local-music shows, I’ve accepted a position as
senior editor/writer with Aspen Systems Corporation. Aspen is an information management firm; my masters is in
information systems – so, it’s a good match. Though my day gig is no longer music related, my nights still belong to

You can reach me through the WAMA office or at my home email

If you have questions related to the washingtonpost.com/MP3 music site contact Rhome.Anderson@washingtonpost.com.

Pat McGee on New Label

Pat moved from Warner Brothers to Kirtland Records earlier this year. In June Kirtland re-released an enhanced SAVE ME
which includes the new “Must Have Been Love” music video and five new acoustic versions of the original tunes. Things are
going very well with Kirtland. “Must Have Been Love” is doing well on radio, and the band is touring all over, as usual.
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