Standing centre stage, crowd roaring, bass pumping, the lights come up… Making it as a musician doesn’t have to be a fantasy – make it your reality...
With connections to APRA and Berklee College of Music, JMC is known to be a launchpad into the entertainment industry for up-and-coming musicians and performers. Contemporary Music Performance at JMC is about more than just nailing your performance. It is about creating an understanding of how to arrange and compose music, mastering the tech you will use in the industry, and promoting yourself to be heard, loud and proud.
This course will give you the skills you need to stand out in this highly competitive space, and the opportunity to put your skills into practice and showcase your talent at multiple performance venues and events throughout your time at JMC.
During your time with us you'll get the opportunities to participate in international masterclasses, study tours, and music and songwriting camps. Join up for any one of the following trips: The International Songwriters Camp at Haarlem Conservatory in the Netherlands, the Nandos Music Exchange in London, or LA.
Designed for recording high-quality demos and mastering performance, our studios feature ProTools, Logic, Ableton Live and Native Instruments, along with MIDI keyboard controllers and monitors, top of the range microphones and over 30 (national) fully fitted rehearsal studios and performance spaces equipped with digital and baby grand pianos, drumkits and an array of amplifiers.
Evolve your writing, technology and performance skills with a Bachelor degree. Write and perform the music for an app, or the soundtrack to a film, and collaborate with JMC students on industry projects while building a creative network you can rely on throughout your career.
Learn about the business aspects of contemporary music and how to identify professional opportunities. Master multi-platform performance skills, mixing techniques and recording, produce and arrange for ensembles while expanding your repertoire; and undertake a specialist project that will see you performing a major gig to a live audience.