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Gary Valenciano takes part in the Elements National Singing and Songwriting Camp

Gary Valenciano, Ryan Cayabyab, and other local musicians to train aspiring singers and songwriters.

BY NAPOLEON QUINTOS

FRESH SCOOPS

8/26/2011 11:20 PM
Gary Valenciano takes part in the Elements National Singing and Songwriting Camp


082711-gary-main.jpgIt’s the final call for entries for 7101 Music Nation’s 2nd ELEMENTS National Singing and Songwriting Camp. The event is organized by 7101 Music Nation, a brainchild of three music aficionados namely its Artistic Director, Maestro Ryan Cayabyab; its Chief Executive Officer, established businessman Julio D. Sy, Jr.; and its Chief Operating Officer, music industry maven Twinky Lagdameo. The goal of the company is to build platforms that will gather Filipino artists and musicians and promote the sharing of ideas and talents to further uplift Filipino musicality and artistry.

The ELEMENTS National Songwriting Camp was the group’s pilot project and after successfully hosting the Camp for songwriters last year, a new track has been added this time to include singers. The camp is an opportunity for aspiring singers and songwriters to bond and learn from the mentors. The camp is open to all aspiring singers aged 18 to 25 and all aspiring songwriters aged 18 to 35 who are citizens and residents of the Philippines.

There is a limited number of slots for each track and a select group of established and highly respected singers and songwriters shall screen and audition the participants for the singing and songwriting slots. A total of 30 singers and 30 songwriters will be chosen to join this year’s Camp which takes place in Dumaguete, Negros Oriental from Nov 6 to 10, 2011. The application process is solely online and interested applicants may visit www.7101musicnation.com.ph. Deadline for application is August 31.

The five-day camp will include workshops, lectures, talks, one-on-one consultations, group collaborations, and presentations, among others, under the tutelage of some of the country’s top artists including Ryan Cayabyab, Joey Ayala, Gary Valenciano, Jett Pangan, Noel Cabangon, Jim Paredes, Gabby Alipe of Urbandub, Ebe Dancel, Jungee Marcelo, Raimund Marasigan, Gary Granada, Jed Madela, Dulce, Jimmy Antiporda, Angeli Valenciano, Jay Durias, among many others.

Applicants for the songwriting track must submit an .mp3 of an original composition, its lyrics, and a two-minute video answering the question why they should be accepted to the Camp. The video should also include footage of the song being performed by applicants themselves or with a guest singer.

Applicants for the singing track, on the other hand, must submit a video of themselves singing an original Filipino song plus a two-minute video answering the question why they should be accepted to the Camp. The song must be performed a capella. No entries with instrumentation or a band will be considered.

The videos must be 5-10mb and in any one of these formats: .mp4, .avi, or .mov. Each applicant can only apply once as either as a singer or as a songwriter.