Welcome to SANAA 2020
June 15-26, 2020
Private instruction — A half-hour lesson on your principal instrument.
Instrumental focus — Instrument-specific courses to develop instrumental craft, style, and technique.
Ensembles — Two hours each day, including instrumental and vocal groups performing in jazz, hip-hop, rock, funk, pop, fusion, R&B, country, and other contemporary styles such as bluegrass, Afro-Cuban, and world music.
Musicianship — This class will help develop your musical ear, performance, reading skills, and musicianship.
Performance essentials — You will study the rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic elements of music and how they relate to your instrument (including voice).
Performance perspectives — At least two hours a week; performances and clinics that will introduce important career and performance instruction, information, and insight from some of the finest performers and songwriters in the music industry.
Final concerts — All students will perform this week before members of the Sanaa Collective faculty, fellow students, and any guests you invite. Final week concerts are scheduled to begin at TBA on June 26, 2020 and conclude at TBA June 26, 2020. All of these concerts are open to the public; family and friends are welcome to attend.
Visiting artists — Lectures and demonstrations by performers, songwriters, film composers, music business experts, and music professionals from every sector of the industry. Visiting artist clinics are open to all students. The visiting artists are announced at the start of the program.
Music Business — This course will provide an introduction to the music business. Students will gain an understanding of how their creative works are protected by U.S. copyright law and promoted by publishers. The contractual relationship between artists and record labels will also be reviewed. Artists' management and their relationship with the recording artist will be explored. Students will also learn why touring is the holy grail of the music business, and how artists and promoters budget for a successful outcome.
Social Media Marketing — The success of today’s artists relies not only on their technique and talent but also on two other essential components: marketing and a social media presence. This class will explore and lead each student toward a solid branding image and a uniform and well-structured online profile, as well as provide an introduction to several critical marketing tools.