We love contests AND free stuff! Our friends at LA Music Academy are giving away passes to a marvelous 3-day vocal workshop with American Idol’s vocal coach Dorian Holley (see how to win below). The singer, producer, writer and Los Angeles Music Academy’s newest staff member just might have the biggest music industry resume in Los Angeles (most recently the vocal director for Michael Jackson’s This Is It tour). He’s toured with Queen Latifah, Rod Stewart, James Taylor, Lionel Richie, Don Henley and Linda Ronstadt to name a few and has coached and sang with a parade of stars, from Chris Brown to Usher.

Dorian and Los Angeles Music Academy College of Music are hosting a three day workshop February 5-7, 2010, called “Art of the Audition.” Open to the public — here’s what you can expect during the three day event:

Day 1 – February 5th (evening):
You’ll get an inside look at Dorian’s career and how he got to where he is today. You’ll also bring sheet music and do an audition of a prepared piece with a band of professionals provided by the LA Music Academy. Dorian will give feedback about how to improve your audition, what to study, and the philosophy/psychology of an audition.

Day 2 – February 6th (all day):
More auditions (if necessary) will start the day followed by how to write charts or where to get them done, and how to make sure your charts are easy to follow for the band. You’ll then participate in learning a group song with the band.

Day 3 – February 7th (all day)
You’ll rehearse the group song and then break into separate workstations with combos and/or solo musicians. Guest instructors will assist you with your audition piece in these intimate sessions. The best and most prepared students (as selected by the instructors) will then perform their audition piece at a concert and be judged by a noteworthy panel of artists. All students will then sing the group song together, and then the Dorian Holley band will perform to close out the weekend.

For your chance to win a pass ($495 value) simply follow the school on Twitter, and tweet why you think you should win (don’t forget to include @LAmusicacademy in your tweet)! It’s that easy. The school is selecting winners at random based on creativity, passion and potential. Enter as many times as you wish, just keep tweeting!

LA Music Academy College of Music is located at 370 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105. You can follow the school on Twitter: @LAmusicacademy; or become a fan on Facebook: www.facebook.com/LAmusicacademy.

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