reposted from Jorel Corpuz FaceBook Note dated today, 6am-ish
As you all know. I am currently in Boston studying at Berklee College of Music. For the past couple of weeks i have been working on getting a meeting with the International Programs office and Scholarships office to discuss the possibility of making Manila, our hometown and audition site for their World Scholarship Tour.
For those who don’t know, Berklee has this program called the World Scholarship tour where they go to cities around the world and audition people who are intersted to study in the college. (isnt that cool at how the college actually goes out to audition people) The nearest audition site to Manila is Kuala Lumpur which is where i auditioned back in 2007.
Now of course running at the back of mind mind eversince was. “I wish they would come here to Manila because i know that they will be surprised at the amount of talent that the country and city has”
So anyway fast forward. I just spoke with the Director for International Programs and it seems feasible for now because turns out theyre prospecting for new audiition sites. Seems like i came in a good time. Perfect.
So this is where i need you guys to help me out.
One of the factors that they will probably decide on would be how much people are going to audition. So i need you guys to ask around for me who is interested to audition for the school. Do not think about the application process first. I just need to know a general number on how many people want to audition if there will be one in Manila.
There have been no details yet on how were going to go about this. But i have some time to spare so i want to know a general figure that i could give them when we meet again. I will be speaking with the director again tonight to get more information and get details on what i need to research in Manila. So for now all i need is the number of people who POSSIBLY want to audition.
For those who dont know. Berklee College of Music is an awesome forward thinking music school thats located in Boston. Its been my dream school since High School and im just fortunate enough to be able to come here even for a couple of sems. The school has people from all around the world (LITERALLY!) Zimbabwe, Korea, Mozambique, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Slovenia, UK, Hong Kong, China, Kenya, Japan, Australia basta you get the picture! It hosts people who have very dynamic musical backgrounds from traditional to DJ-ing to hiphop, breakbeats, jazz cats, drum and bass, christian, samba, rock, choral, novelty, merengue BASTA ANDAMI YOU NAME IT LAHAT YATA NG GENRE SA ITUNES MERON DITO!!! It has alumni na sobrang diverse who have won grammy’s and who have very successful musical careers around the world. Some of these people are Quincy Jones and John Mayer.
If you want to learn more about music and make it relevant to your career and the current music scene. I believe this is the place to go to. Some people might say otherwise but thats their call. Im only talking to the people who wanna go and are interested kung ayaw mo eh di wag mo na tong basahin HAHA.
Going to this school is not the be all and end all of your career but it will surely help you and give you all the information you need to make great music and songs to inspire a generation!
SO HELP ME OUT AND LETS GIVE A WHOLE NEW GENERATION OF PEOPLE THE CHANGE AND OPPORTUNITY TO FURTHER THEIR CRAFT TO BREAK OUT OF THE MOLD! Please ask around for me and pass this onto your friends.
Leave a comment here to let me know if you know people who are interested. Let me know.
1. How Many
4. Musical Background
so i have something to throw when i meet again with the director. Thanks people. PLEASE REPOST THIS IN YOUR BLOGS AND LINK BACK TO MY MULTIPLY OR LIVEJOURNAL. THIS WILL BE REALLY A LANDMARK OCCASION IF THIS PUSHES THROUGH! YEAHHHHHHH!!!
Let me leave you with something that really encouraged me this week from scripture.
“Companions as we are in this work with you, we beg you, please don’t squander one bit of this marvelous God has given us.”
2 Corinthians 6:1 MSG
ALL THE BEST PEOPLE! HOPE TO HEAR FROM Y’ALL SOON!!!
(im trying to tag every music related friend i have so maybe you guys can help me spread the word better! thanks!)
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