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Hudson Valley to Host Music Workshop Weekend

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Aspiring songwriters and performers can learn more about the music industry and have their work critiqued at the fourth annual Music Industry Workshop on Friday April 8 – Sunday, April 10, at Hudson Valley Community College's Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium.

The workshop will begin with a concert at 8 p.m. on Friday. Saturday and Sunday's sessions are scheduled for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission for the weekend is $50. Individuals also can purchase tickets to Friday's concert for $10 or Saturday's session for $35. For more information, call (518) 629-7170.

Singer/songwriters Michael Bowers, Kate McDonnell, Ben Murray, Scott Petito, Siobhan Quinn and Leslie Ritter will provide a revealing look at the business of music on radio, television and film and how attendees can approach their careers and make them successful.

Songwriters and performers are encouraged to bring their ideas and lyrics-in-progress to the workshop for an intense writing critique, and then learn about getting their music on the airwaves.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 60 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions: Liberal Arts and Sciences; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Business; as well as programs run through the Educational Opportunity Center offering certification programs in workforce and academic preparation. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, and it is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining. Hudson Valley has nearly 60,000 alumni.