Boyish: Input Output

Supporting early-stage vocalists in finding their voice and sound while building a supportive creative community.

ASTU
SANDU NDU

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ASTU, SANDU NDU

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You will develop comfort in songwriting, find your vocal style, and develop language and process to collaborate with producers and engineers.

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        Boyish helped me develop my voice and sound. Can't wait to soon release my first song!
Paris Luv
Paris Luv
Emerging Artist + Boyish Artist Grant Recipient
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$350 USD
Dates
June 6 - 17, 2022
Payment Deadline
June 4, 2022

Who is this course for

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You're looking to develop your artistic practice, to better understand and express yourself.

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Whether or not you’ve written and released songs, we welcome a range of experience.

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We're most interested in your desire for creativity, expression, and exploration over experience.

Topics covered

Songwriting

Exploring creative processes around writing a song - from improvisation to building song structure with melodies + using these tools to finish a demo by the end of the course.


Storytelling and Lyrics

Learning to craft and give yourself the permission to tell your story. Turning your life experience into lyrics by experimenting with process and vulnerability.

Vocal Style and Tone

What is style?

ASTU and Sandu Ndu share about their vocal styles and how tone combined with intonation can serve as a creative expansion point to develop dynamic expression. Experiments in building your own style.

Collaboration

Developing language and workflows around working with producers and engineers.

Meet your instructor

ASTU
ASTU

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Emerging artist and multi-talented singer, songwriter, and film director. Composed and written songs for Disney, Pixar and other artists. Voice actor for 3 time Emmy award winning animated Netflix series “Go! Go! Cory Carson.” Leader and mentor in the Bay Area art community and has collaborated with emerging artists across the country. Her dedication to her craft and mission to lift up her peers has earned respect among other artists. She lives and breathes the artist’s journey. She’s DIY + community builder.

SANDU NDU
SANDU NDU

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Composer, singer, music director and music producer for projects as wide ranging as film, art installations, and dance performances. Vocal mentor that works with artists who want to become more confident in their voices and explore songwriting. Has built her music base in Oakland while producing, performing and touring with her band Bells Atlas. 

Her most recent projects consider how misrepresentation and exclusion from social storytelling contributes to the erasure of culture, the myth of monsters and an isolation and disconnection amongst individuals. 

Course syllabus

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Improvisation and creating melody


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Song Structure and Vocal Style


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Storytelling and Lyrics


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Communicating with Producers and Engineers


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Lifestyle and Wellness

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Where do you go from here?

How to keep the momentum of inspiration, creating, community and doing the work.

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$350 USD
Dates
June 6 - 17, 2022
Payment Deadline
June 4, 2022

Learning is better with cohorts

Learning is better with cohorts
Learn with a cohort of peers

You’ll be learning in an engaged community through breakout rooms and collaboration.

Build collaborative relationships

This community will extend beyond the course dates. Build long-lasting collaborative relationships.

Active learning, not passive watching

I do / we do / you do - ASTU and Sandu Ndu show examples of their creative process in creating [melodies; lyrics; cadence]; the group practices together; then the students demonstrate their individual experimemts.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there scholarships available?
Are there any community values or norms?
What happens if I can’t make a live session?
What is the course schedule?
I work full-time, what is the expected time commitment?
Do I need any software?
Do I need a recording mic?

Cost

$350 USD

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$350 USD
Dates
June 6 - 17, 2022
Payment Deadline
June 4, 2022