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Christmas 2015
Youth Music Experience

Rock ACADEMY Application Form

Sunday 20th Wednesday 23rd December
Name of Applicant

Age of Applicant

Date of Birth

Name of Parent/Guardian/Sponsor

Address for Correspondence


Emergency Contact/Mobile

Email for Correspondence

(This will be used to confirm form has been received)

Applicants instrument choice. Please write in the boxes your THREE choices as 1st, 2nd and 3rd
Note, your application will not be considered if no 2nd & 3rd choice is given.



Bass Guitar



Please note your experience in your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice as above:1)



I agree to my Son/Daughters participation in Rock Academy and know of no medical reason why they should not participate. I
understand that participants are selected on merit and not on a first-come, first-served basis.

The closing date & time for applications is Friday 13th November by 9pm
I enclose the full fee of 80.00 (cheques payable to Youth Arts Jersey. I understand that if my son/daughter is unsuccessful this
money will be returned to me in full. I understand that the fee is not refundable should I withdraw my son/daughter.
I undertake to inform organisers if any of the above details change before or during the period of the course
SIGNED______________________________NAME (caps)_____________________________Date ___/___/20____

What is Rock Academy?

Now in its 7th year, Youth Art Jersey's Rock Academy has be become one of the island's most
sought after youth music experiences.
Courses are held once in the summer holidays, once at Christmas and once at Easter. Course dates are
published in the preceding term. Rock Academy combines a great musical experience alongside a social
and supportive environment for young musicians.
Participants must be aged between 11-16yrs (inclusive) and must have a basic musical experience in at least one of
the five musical disciplines; bass guitar, guitar, vocals, keyboards and drums we allocate five places to each
Students will enjoy four days receiving shared music tuition sessions in the morning then forming bands in the afternoon rehearsing and compiling songs towards a concert.
The course days run 10.00am to 4.30pm and there is a morning, lunch and afternoon break with a fully equipped Coffee Bar
available for hot snacks, confectionery and drinks. Alternatively participants may also wish to bring a packed lunch.

The final day is a full 10.00am to 9.30pm day ending in a fantastic musical performance to invited guests.

I've been involved in every Rock Academy since its inception, both tutoring and running the course
says course director, Brent Connan, and every time I see each young person come away from it
with a real buzz and new friends. We create a unique experience here by giving young people the
chance to be tutored on their instrument and then in a band with other participants. Finally they'll
then get up on stage and deliver that work to an audience it's something quite special to witness
and everyone is guaranteed to learn something new!
Rock Academy courses are tutored by young Jersey musicians, all of whom are currently studying in English universities. We
place importance on lessons that are fun and also delivered by working musicians. Our tutors are chosen because they have the
musical knowledge and experience of just what you need to make it in the industry.
The popularity of Rock Academy means we are unable to promise all participants will get their first choice of instrument. We
therefore ask all applicants to make a 1 , 2 and 3 choice. We make every effort to ensure young people get their first choice,
but in the eventuality they are allocated their 2 or 3 choice, we know they will have an equally amazing time learning
something new and challenging yet with superb tuition and a great deal of support.
Participants are not allocated on a first-come, first-served basis rather that we need an even spread in the disciplines and
across experience. Successful applicants will be notified of their discipline following the closing date. The full fee is refunded to
unsuccessful applicants. The full fee is requested at the time of application as a way of establishing a full commitment to the
course and its other members - regardless of which of your three chosen disciplines you are allocated.




Sunday 20 to Wednesday 23 December 2015 (4-day course)

Course Fee - 80.00 - Ages 11-16yrs inclusive
Further information can be obtained at Youth Arts Jersey from the course director Brent Connan and the
senior youth worker Carmel Butel by email or by calling (01534) 280506.

Brent Connan, Course Administrator
Youth Arts Jersey
St James Centre, St James Street
St Helier
01534 280506 (Senior Youth Worker)