Aspire hits the recording studio

Eleven lucky musicians from across the Diocese spent a week in Tommirock Studios recording their songs from the Aspire Songwriting Competition.

Working alongside Tommirock’s Senior Producer, Mitta Norath, the students gained valuable insight into what makes a great music recording.

Along with the two winners of this year’s competition, Ash Bamback and Isabella Rankine, three other highly commended songs were recorded and two students interested in sound recording and production had the opportunity to attend the studio as a learning experience.

“It’s not every day you get the chance to record a song in a professional studio,” said Jordan Snowden, Year 10 student from St Paul’s Catholic College, Booragul who was recording his song Hero which will feature in this year’s Aspire production, 365 Questions, Issues and Good Deeds.

“Having something like Aspire has given us opportunities to learn about the career paths we might be interested in going within the creative arts, like music production or composing,” he said.

“Being in a professional studio and working on an original track is a pretty special experience,” said Anna Kerrigan, Artistic Director of Aspire.

“It’s giving students, gifted in music, the opportunity to be creative collaborators on an original track.

“It places the songwriter in charge and invites them to glimpse what it’s like to work in this industry.

“It’s what Aspire is all about!”

To find out more about Aspire, click here.

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