Spring Short Courses at DIME Detroit!
Class is in session Tuesday nights from May 9th-June 13th. Space is limited, so sign up today!
Instructor: Liz Gray
Can you sing different musical styles with authenticity and authority? Each week of this vocal short course focuses on a different genre of music, allowing singers to take steps towards being a versatile professional, stretching outside of their comfort zones and better preparing them to perform in any situation. Styles include Rock, Pop, Soul, Jazz, and Blues. DIME’s amazing Vocal Instructor, Liz Gray, has coached vocal students who have appeared on VH1, The Disney Channel, Billboard, and stages across the world. Liz will help expand your musical horizons and guide you towards a final-week performance for friends and family on our incredible Underground stage! Click here to register now!
LYRICS & LINES
Instructor: Audra Kubat
This course will help hone your skills as a wordsmith, with topics including methods used to write a song, dissecting imagery, metaphor, and simile within lyrics, analyzing traditional lyrical devices found in both contemporary hit songs as well as indie classics, and exercises designed to work through writer’s block, allowing songwriters to jump start their creative process even when the well seems dry. Audra Kubat, an award-winning and prolific songwriter who has recorded and performed her own original compositions for major labels, prestigious venues, and alongside national artists, will encourage students to create their own songs and perform in a showcase concert in DIME’s Underground venue at the end of the course.
Instructor: Angela Watson
How does an artist forge a path from the local clubs to the top of the charts? This informative course will examine the basics of managing an artist’s career including branding, booking, building a business model, negotiating contracts, and more. Angela Watson, a label operator / manager / festival organizer / artistic director will share her experience from years of working with artists and events including Carl Craig, Movement / DEMF, and the J. Dilla Foundation. Whether you are an artist hoping to guide your own projects to success, or an entrepreneur interested in working within the business side of music, this course will help to create a strong foundation of industry knowledge and understanding. Click here to register now!
The Art of the Emcee
Instructor: Mahogany Jones
This progressive course will help teach MCs how to feel comfortable freestyling and improvising lyrics on any subject, learning patterns to help spark creativity, understanding punchlines to add power and wit to your words, and lyrical devices including imagery, metaphor, and flow. This course will be taught by Mahogany Jones, an award-winning MC who has recorded and performed with artists including KEM, Gil Scott Heron, Talib Kweli, The Roots, and India.Arie. Mahogany is a four-time consecutive winner of BET’s 106 & Park Freestyle Fridays, and has toured the world as a United Nations Cultural Ambassador with American Music Abroad. This course will culminate in a student performance in DIME’s Underground venue!
If you have any questions about the above courses, feel free to give us a call at 313-223-1600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org