Alpha students are on the move again. This time they are on their way to Grizzly’s Plantation in Saint Ann’s Jamaica where Rebel salute hosts the Annual Festival anticipated worldwide. Two students from the music technology program will be joining Najay Pearce, an Alpha postgraduate, and other young aspiring music engineers and producers for a special “Backstage To The Future” workshop held during and in conjunction with the festival. Alpha students and their peers will engage with professionals, observe production techniques and receive one on one mentorship from experts in the business.
Alpha students consult with production managers and #BTFCaribbean trainees underneath the main stage.
Alpha’s music technology program was started in earnest last year with the support of American Friends of Jamaica, Irie Foundation, Sean Paul and private donors. Music students at Alpha now benefit from a comprehensive music program that includes not just performance but also an introduction to the production and promotion of music and media more broadly including audio engineering, live mixing disc jockey training and radio broadcasting. . For more information about Alphas classes please click here.
Participants arrived from all over the English and Spanish-speaking Caribbean.