The annual summer Round Table
at Wizard Academy is always FREE.
And it’s always by invitation only.
This year’s Round Table is for Musicians;
Specifically, musicians who can write music.
(We’re also looking for 3 poets to write lyrics.)
We’re going to teach these Poets and Musicians
how to write songs that become mass-appeal hits.
Would you like to be invited?
If this class could be purchased, its price would be $3,500 – the same as the Magical Worlds Communications Workshop.
TUITION: If you are accepted, your tuition payment will be the donation of the instrument you play. You can purchase a good, used instrument to donate (In other words, we’re not asking you to donate your beloved, personal instrument.) But while you’re here, you’ll be allowed to play ONLY the instrument you brought to donate. You cannot bring a second, better instrument to use while you’re here. So plan on donating something good, okay?
These donated instruments will be available to Wizard Academy students who want to jam together at night. We’ve always been amazed at the number of musically gifted people who come here.
IF ACCEPTED: You’ll enjoy 3 Days and 4 Nights in Engelbrecht House with all meals provided (except the very first evening meal on the night you arrive.)
You’ll be taught about the Fractal Nature of Consciousness, Broca’s Area, Portals, and Third Gravitating Bodies.
You will be pressed outside your comfort zone.
You will discover abilities you never knew you had.
You will not be in charge.
In each exercise, you will be assigned an emotion and told to create music to make us feel it. You will also be told which instruments you must incorporate into your music. You can play your own instrument, of course, but the musicians that accompany you will be randomly assigned.
We will also assign you a lyricist to be Bernie
Taupin to your Elton John.
We believe you will rise to the occasion and produce things that are significantly different from what you’ve written in the past.
Poet/Lyricists will need to be Cognoscenti, (graduates of the Magical Worlds Communications Workshop.) NOTE: You must write your appeal to be accepted to this class in Poetic Meter. We are accepting only 3 lyricists. You will not be asked to play an instrument, although you will be required to buy one to donate.
Musicians will need to be graduates of Wizard Academy. (In other words, you have to have been here before.) You will also have to be able to play by ear. This Round Table won’t work unless each of its participants is able to improvise. This is definitely not a Round Table for beginners.
1. What instrument do you play? (You will donate this instrument to the Academy for the use of its students in late-night jam sessions.) You will bring this instrument with you, play it while you’re here, and leave it in the Tower Arsenal when you depart.
2. We will accept only one player of each instrument. (The only exception might be guitar. We may have 2 guitar players.)
3. ALL INSTRUMENTS will be considered equal. Consequently, if you play something unusual, you have a better chance of being chosen than if you play something that a lot of people play.
4. How good are you? (Don’t be modest. Impress us.) You can even send a recording if you like.
5. We will accept 11 musicians.
Send your application to Kristin@WizardAcademy.org
Questions? Kristin is your girl. (512) 295-5700 We’re in the Central Time Zone.
We will notify you on or before April 4, 2011 whether your application was accepted.