Create. Collaborate. Connect.
Along with your practical skills as a musician, singer or songwriter, 21st century musicians need to be creative, collaborative and sustainable. Here at the McGregor Music Retreat, we hope to provide you with the tools required to become all of these things. Our 5-day summer music program is built on a framework that can facilitate musicians of varying experiences and ages. You’ll pick your ‘music major’ and then through group instrument lessons, ensembles, industry workshops and performance opportunities you’ll embrace music fundamentals, create your own tune and be guided on your journey to become the musician you want to be!
Create your own tune
Our music industry is ever evolving and so are we. Along with your practical skills as a musician, singer or song writer; 21st century musicians need to be creative, collaborative, sustainable and flexible. Here at the McGregor Summer Retreat you will experience and discover multiple career pathways such as solo or ensemble performance, studio recording, music technology, teaching, songwriting, music as therapy or perhaps you are just passionate about music, want to have fun and be inspired by industry professionals.
The music retreat is a recreational 5-day music program built into a framework that can facilitate musicians of varying experiences and ages through group instrument lessons, performing in ensembles and participating in inspirational workshops. No matter your age or experience, our tutors will guide you to embrace the fundamentals of music and inspire you to create your own tune in a safe and encouraging environment which is essential to achieving the goals of each musician and artist.
Core Studies of the McGregor Music Retreat
- development of instrumental and musicianship skills
- development of song writing skills
- ensemble and performance skills
- experience with music technology and recording
- get to know and learn from music industry professionals
- learn all the other skills needed apart from your chosen instrument.
We will support, teach and encourage you in individual lessons with specialist sectional tutors. You will experience and learn ensemble performance, gain an introductory understanding of recording and music production techniques and in addition to your principal area of interest have an opportunity to choose from electives in improvisation and music theory, composition and arranging, song writing, performance or music technology.
This intimate setting will ensure you receive maximum time with specialist teachers learning through the making of music and achieving core goals. Tutors are well connected, highly prolific professional musicians and educators, creating a vibrant collaborative atmosphere that allows students to achieve their goals.
In this highly competitive industry it’s essential to stand out from your peers and colleagues. Our tutors will mentor you to connect, collaborate and create. Whether you want to take the next step before studying creative arts or just want to have fun we welcome you to the McGregor Music Retreat.
What you will get out of McGregor?
Apart from learning with specialists in your instrument, voice or song writing, you will create with musicians that regularly ‘gig’, record, tour, teach privately and at tertiary institutions and work daily in the music industry. They are well connected in the industry, talented artists and are ready to mentor you. You will gain an introductory experience of recording and music production techniques and in addition to your principal area of interest, you can choose an elective to help you reach your goals.As well as working with your music industry mentors daily, you will have access to USQ Creative Arts Music lecturers, who will be available to discuss the degree programs as well as a broad mix of sustainable career paths in the music industry. They may inspire you with career options that you haven’t before considered. There are so many amazing opportunities out there. Create your own tune at McGregor Music in 2020.