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SEMA INTERMEDIATE COURSE 22′

**CLOSED – SEMA INTERMEDIATE COURSE – APPLICATIONS OPEN

This call is for the 2nd SEMA Intermediate cohort. The first happened in 2021, and was the inaugural 6-week course that Santuri offered in partnership with Goethe-Institut and GIZ. The first cohort resulted in 20 artists graduating, with many going on to develop their careers significantly. Highlights include numerous self-released projects, signing to labels, touring internationally, becoming tutors and educators, and developing DJ and production careers both regionally and globally.

Check out some of the videos from that course here.

A year later, Santuri and SEMA has grown, and we anticipate fierce competition for the 20 slots we have available. Please read the criteria below thoroughly, and if you feel like you are a good fit, complete the application fully to be considered.

STUDENT ENROLLMENT CRITERIA

The most important prerequisite for attending any course at SEMA is being passionate about building and developing your skills as a practicing electronic music artist, producer or performer.

REQUIREMENTS

Students entering this intermediate course will need to show a strong understanding of the basics of electronic music production, as well as an affinity for the values and goals of Santuri East Africa.

This should include: 

  • Basics of music composition (what makes up a song or track) 
  • Fundamental understanding of one DAW (such as Ableton, Cubase, FL Studio, Logic, Pro Tools) 
    • Functional understanding of other DAW/ music production platforms desirable. 
    • Using internal and external sounds for music composition and production.
  • Basic sampling and audio manipulation.
  • Solid operation of audio and MIDI tracks, plug-ins and VSTs.
  • Basics of mixing; use of EQ, compression, effects, stereo imaging, gain staging etc. 
  • Basic theoretical understanding of sound engineering – signal flows, acoustics, etc. 

You may be expected to demonstrate knowledge of these and other principles of music production in the interview stage of your application. 

In collaboration with Goethe Institut’s Jenga CCI, successful applicants may also be shortlisted for financial support. 

The Santuri Electronic Music Academy is supported by Goethe-Institut’s Jenga CCI on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development in collaboration with the GIZ.

APPLICATIONS CLOSED MONDAY AUGUST 8TH 2022

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