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Live @ The Burren: RealJams Academy Advanced 2017 Session 2

Written by Jim Keenan | September 21, 2017


Four fantastic bands with super star Real Schoolers performed original music at The Burren on Saturday, August 19, 2017, capping off a two-week immersive summer music experience with RealJams Academy's Advanced program (session 2). 

Ensemble rehearsals, writing original music, and creating a music video are the core elements of the standard week-long RealJams program. In addition to this curriculum, highlights from the expanded two-week advanced schedule included: 

  • Special advanced seminars in musicianship, theory, ear training, technical studies, digital recording, and stage presence.
  • Tours and seminars at the internationally-known music manufacturer Fishman, radio station 104.5 WXLO, and Berklee College of Music.
  • Two days of recording at Q Division Studios

Here's the line up of bands, musicians, and song titles from the August 19, 2017 performance: 

The Stax featuringPat (15, Drums), Ashley (17, Guitar), Ben (17, Guitar), Julia (Piano, 18), Ivy (17, Voice/Uke) 1. Back To Me, 2. Nostalgia Is a Weapon, 3. Rat Slap.

Pretty Boy Sebastion featuring Luc (15, Drums), Jonathon (15, Bass), Colin (16, Guitar), Ethan (15, Piano), Isabella (15, Voice), Juliet  (17, Voice). 1. Summerfall, 2. Love and Water, 3. Trouble's Not Far. 

The Diplomats if Dysteleology featuring Spencer (19, Drums), Oliver (14, Guitar/Bass), Lindsey  (17, Voice/Guitar/Violin/Viola), Joline (15, Piano), Katherine (15, Voice). 1.Greenhouse Effect, 2. You and I, 3. Minerva.

City of England featuring Jacob (17, Drums), Calvin (17, Voice/Guitar/Bass), Eliott (16, Guitar), Lily (17, Voice/Guitar/Bass), Hazen (17, Piano), Shaelyn (17, Voice/Guitar) 1.Summerfall, 2. Love and Water, 3. Troubles Not Far. 

About RealJams Academy

We believe that each student is unique. We believe that each student can unleash their inner musician with the support of a proven curriculum, expert instructors, and a supportive environment. Each musician can create and perform original music with others... and have a blast doing it!

We also believe in the power of collaboration, in creating something great together. But, you need the right vehicle to make it happen. That's where RealJams Academy comes in. 

After quickly establishing itself as the region's premier summer music program with its launch in 2009-2010, RealJams Academy has grown into what is now the nation's most remarkable summer experience for young musicians with a focus on contemporary music education. 

Featuring week-long programs for ages 6 to 18, RealJams spans the full spectrum, from rock and pop bands, to a cappella, musical theater, and audio production. 

Carefully grouped by age, instrumentation, and ability levels, students are immersed in the music they love. Under the guidance of expert music industry professionals and instructors, students join a group, write and record original music together, shoot a video, and perform live... all in one week. 

Thousands of students together with parents, alumi, and instructors all agree that RealJams is much more than a summer music program. It's about students finding out what they're truly capable of, developing friendships, having fun, and creating something with others that's bigger than themselves.

About RealJams Academy Advanced

When students are ready to take it to the next level, RealJams Advanced is where they need to be. A two-week program for ages 14 through 18, it includes everything you'll find in the week-long program, plus recording in a world-class studio, touring music colleges and music industry businesses, and performing at the area’s top venues. Advanced seminars in musicianship, theory, ear training, technical studies, digital recording, and stage presence all come together for an unparalleled experience. 

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