LITTLE STEVEN’S BLUES SCHOOL
2017 Registration is open!
Don’t wait or hesitate, and don’t be late! Little Steven’s Blues School is limited to just 70 participants, so put your application together now.
Band Camp 1 (13 – 18 year olds) – May 31st
Band Camp 2 (19 – 26 year olds) – May 31st
Little Steven’s Blues School is creative melting pot of all rhythmic genres and builds upon the experiences and foundation of the Notodden Blues Festival Band Camp, a tradition in Norwegian music education since 1989.
At Little Steven’s Blues School, you will work with song writing, creative composition, arrangement, use of digital music tools and elements of the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation teaching methodology. Then, as part of the “Life in a Band” segment, you will record in the legendary Juke Joint Studio, learn organization, structure, cooperation, organizing a tour and will compete to perform at the Notodden Blues Festival.
Dates in 2017:
|Band Camp 1: For ages 13-18: July 31 – August 5
Band Camp 2: For ages 19-26: August 2017: July 29 – August 3
Number of Students:
|70 total (40 in the 13-18 age group, 30 in 19-26 age group)|
|Notodden Blues Festival and European Blues Center|
|Band Camp 1 (13-18 year olds) – Registration is opened!
Band Camp 2 (19-26 year olds) – Registration is opened!
Band Camp 1 (13 – 18 year olds)
|3,000 NOK (approximately 350 USD / 325 Euro)|
Band Camp 2 (19 – 26 year old)
|4,000 NOK (approximately 500 USD / 425 Euro)|
SCHOOL BACKGROUND AND CONTENT
Little Steven’s Blues School will bring together top-level national and international top-level young musicians. The goal is to stimulate musical innovation, to improve what exists, but also to perhaps create something completely new. By studying and playing the Blues with its cultural and musical impact in a broad perspective, students will learn about the Blues and its roots relationship to other types of music – while at the same time teaching the students the heart and core of the Blues as a genre.
The six day school will be staged in the Cultural Center Bok & Blueshuset (19-26 year olds), in Notodden with access to facilities that include a full-fledged analogue studio (the Juke Joint), music and PA equipment, rehearsal spaces, classrooms, blues library, movie theatre, and more, with accommodation at a nearby school in town. The 13-18 year old group will be at the Heddal Ungdomsskole, the site of the traditional Band Camp.
During the six day Blues School, the young talents will be led through a “miniature music career” by expert music instructors by use of individual instruction, band instruction, emphasis of music techniques, preparation and staging of concerts, education regarding the music industry, and elements of the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation/teachrock.org teaching methods.
Participating talents will meet new music friends, create music and create a band, to perform as they put their talents into practice and at the end of the week performing at the Notodden Blues Festival.
– different constellations and grouping of talents into bands during the week
– individual instruction
– elements of the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation teaching methodology
– songwriting, creative composition, arrangement
– use of digital music tools
– “Life in a Band”, organization, structure, cooperation, organizing a tour
– recording in the famous Juke Joint Studio
– performance at the Notodden Blues Festival
COOPERATION: ROCK AND ROLL FOREVER FOUNDATION
Steven Van Zandt founded the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation together with fellow founding Board Members Bruce Springsteen, Bono, Jackson Browne and Martin Scorsese with the goal to motivate and encourage youth to learn and achieve excellence. In development of Little Steven’s Blues School, we are working closely with Executive Director Dr. Warren Zanes, musician, music historian, author, and University professor.
The Rock and Roll Forever Foundation sees the cooperation with Little Steven’s Blues School as an opportunity to expand their talent development and learning initiative to top talents here in Norway. This cooperation will play an important role in expanding participant students’ creative horizons, their networks and their potential to perform and expand their career nationally and internationally.
Learn more about the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation.