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Songwriting camp with Cayabyab in Dgte


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For five days in November, more than two dozens respected and renowned artists and practitioners from the Philippine music industry will come to Dumaguete to share their talents and experiences through case studies, interactive outdoor sessions, music games, group activities, and one-on-one consultations. {{more}}

As its first offering, 7101 Music Nation presents “The 1st Elements National Songwriting Camp” to be held on 14-18 November 2010. Set against the City’s beaches and forests, Elements aims to gather aspiring and professional songwriters from various disciplines and provide them with a venue to learn, collaborate, interact, and create music in a natural setting.

A total of 60 aspirants will be accepted to be the first batch of Elements participants. Twenty slots each from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao will be made available. The process of selection will be through online application and live auditions. It will be handled and overseen by Maestro Ryan Cayabyab and his working team of distinguished songwriters.

The application period started 20 July until 22 August 2010. The final list of participants will be announced on 22 September 2010. All news, information, and updates can be accessed through the official camp website at

The five-day workshop will present modules on Musikang Pinoy: History 101, Basic Music Creation, Lyrics, Beyond Music and Words, Commercial Music Structures, The Music Producer, Publishing & New Business Trends, Music & Technology, Music Videos & Production, and Music & Inspiration.

Speakers, lecturers, and team facilitators include such luminaries as Jim Paredes, South Border’s Jay Durias, Side A’s Joey Benin, Joey Ayala, Noel Cabangon, Gary Granada, Gary Valenciano, Chito Miranda of Parokya ni Edgar, Gabby Alipe of Urbandub, Sponge Cola’s Yael Yuzon, Jonathan Manalo, Jungee Marcelo, and Trina Belamide.

7101 Music Nation is an organization dedicated to the development of programs and platforms that will serve to discover and enhance local artistry in music. Its aim is to highlight the Filipino artist through various educational/ entertainment activities and events that will be held annually in Dumaguete. It is under the auspices of the Taos-Puso Foundation. The company is the brainchild of three individuals who gathered together because of a shared passion for music–Julio D. Sy Jr, Ryan Cayabyab, and Twinky Lagdameo. (PR)

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