Workshops

THE NEXT YOUNG SINGER/SONGWRITER WORKSHOP AND VOCAL COMPETITION IS TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR SUMMER 2013. PLEASE JOIN OUR MAILING LIST ON THE HOME PAGE TO BE NOTIFIED WHEN MORE INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE.
Results from the 2011 Workshop are listed below.

Thank you so much to all who participated int eh 2011 Young Singer/Songwriter Workshop and Vocal Competition! It was so difficult to determine winners. We had such an amazing group! Here are the results:

WINNER:
Rae’lynn Wetzel

PRIMARY CD TOP TEN:
Amy Riding
Annaebelle Baker
Aubrey Lake
Ciara Fletcher
D’Artanan Covey Von Pingel
Elise Wirick
Hailey Bennett
Payton Kemp
Taylor Sims
Tori Smith

YOUNG WOMEN CD HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Brianna Brewer
Emily Hill
Kalli Jackson
Madilyn Walstad
Mckenlie Howell

Young Singer/Songwriter Workshop and Vocal Competition

Friday, July 22, 2011 (ages 8-15, limit 70 kids) At Kamie Bolen’s Home Studio in Lehi, Utah

Jenny Phillips & producer Kamie Bolen have teamed up to put on an annual summer workshop for children ages 8-15
who are interested in becoming singers and songwriters. No songwriting experience is necessary!

They will learn the basics of writing songs as well as singing and performing. Classes are taught by Jenny and Kamie.

Each participant will also sign up for a private 30-minute studio session with Kamie Bolen where they will record two primary songs from Jenny Phillips’ primary CD. They will forever have a professional recording of their voice. Winner of the vocal recording competition will receive $150 and get to record a duet with Jenny Phillips on her 2012 primary CD. In addition, the top 10 winners will be invited to the choir recording session for the 2012 primary CD.

Friday, July 22nd (Ages 8-11, limit 35 kids)

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM: “Singing Like a Star: Part I”
8:45 AM – 9:15 AM: “The Magical Microphone: All About Studio Recording”
9:15 AM – 9:30 AM: “Journal of Genius”
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM: Sing-A-Long and Musical Games
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM: “Songwriting for the Young Writer Part I: Lyrics”
11:15 AM – 11:45 AM: “Performing Like a Star”
11:45 AM – 12:00 PM: Lunch Break (Pizza)
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM: “Songwriting for the Young Writer Part II: Melody”
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM: “Singing Like a Star: Part II”
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM: “Journal of Genius: Songwriting Exercises”
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM: “Once Upon a Song”

Friday, July 22nd (Ages 12-15, limit 35 kids)

*We ask that participants for this session be dropped off no earlier than 2:20 PM on the day of the workshop.

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM: “Singing like a Star: Part I”
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM: “The Magical Microphone: All About Studio Recording”
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM: “Journal of Genius”
4:30 PM – 5:15 PM: “Songwriting for the Young Writer Part I: Lyrics”
5:15 PM – 5:45 PM: “Performing Like a Star”
5:45 PM – 6:00 PM: Dinner Break (Pizza)
6:00 PM – 6:45PM: “Songwriting for the Young Writer Part II: Melody”
6:45 PM – 7:30 PM: “Singing Like a Star: Part II”
7:30 PM – 8:00 PM: “Journal of Genius: Songwriting Exercises”
8:00 PM – 8:30 PM: “Once Upon a Song”

Cost: Workshop and Recording Session: $149 *You cannot register for just the workshop or just the recording session. Registration automatically includes both.

Workshop Classes

Singing like a Star
Jenny Phillips has been trained by some of the most renowned voice teachers in the country including Seth Riggs in Los Angeles. Jenny also ran a successful vocal studio where she taught voices lessons for many years. This class will help students understand the basics of singing in a healthy way. (Presenter: Jenny Phillips)

The Magical Microphone: All About Studio Recording
This class will help prepare your child for their studio experience and give them tips to sound their best and be comfortable in the studio. (Presenters: Jenny Phillips & Kamie Bolen)

Journal of Genius
Refine your singing and songwriting skills by learning how to collect bits of daily inspiration and musical ideas in your own ―Journal of Genius‖. Each participant will receive a journal. (Presenter: Kamie Bolen)

Songwriting for the Young Writer Part I: Lyrics
This class will give your child the knowledge to write songs—this kind of training, from a best- selling songwriter is hard to come by! Tailored to each age group level, this class covers finding and shaping ideas, creating good titles, song structure, song form, successful rhyme schemes, what makes lyrics successful, and more!
(Presenter: Jenny Phillips)

Performing Like a Star
Learn performance tips, train your voice to tell a story, and find out how to battle nerves. (Presenters: Jenny Phillips and Kamie Bolen)

Songwriting for the Young Writer Part 2: Melody
Kamie Bolen has been composing and arranging music for over 20 years. Her music has been featured on multiple albums, as well as performed at Temple Square. In this class, she demonstrates basic song forms, what makes a catchy or beautiful melody, and simple ways to get you started writing music. (Presenter: Kamie Bolen)

Once Upon a Song
Jenny shares her experiences about her musical journey from a young child until now. What helped her become successful? Kamie talks about sharing your talents.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Contact Maryanne@kamiejacobsbolen.com if you have other questions.

Question: Why must my child attend the workshop in order to enter the competition?
Answer: We have a limit of 70 slots for the competition (35 per age group), and we are expecting more people who want to compete than we can accommodate. We feel that those who are most serious about their voice are more likely to attend the workshop, and therefore we allow those who are most serious about the opportunity to enter.

Question: I would really like my child to enter the competition but she/he cannot attend the workshop due to a conflict with the date. Is there any way she/he can still enter the competition?
Answer: You can sign your child up for the workshop under his/her name but have someone else in the right age group attend in their place. But there is no way to register for just the competition.

Question: What if I live out of state and cannot travel to Utah for the competition? Can I record where I live and mail in the recording?
Answer: Unfortunately, no. In fairness to the other participants, the live recording sessions allow
us to ensure that only 30 minutes are taken to record and edit the song. In fairness to you, it’s unlikely that someone would be chosen whom we were not able to actually observe and work with in the studio. Many factors go into choosing a winner, including their ability to take directions, make suggested changes, etc.

Question: When must my child be 8 in order to enter the competition?
Answer: He or she must turn 8 by September 1st, 2011.