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VIRTUAL EP Release Party and Q&A with MUSIX Commercial Music Ensemble

The new Commercial Music Ensemble, MUSIX, part of the  Music Industry & Production program at the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University, will celebrate the release of their Spring 2021 EP, Breaking the Chains, on Monday, June 28 at 7:00pm on the Oregon Center for the Arts YouTube Channel: with a listening party followed by a Zoom Q&A with the musicians.

 Breaking the Chains is an album of rich emotion and stylistic diversity.  It is a tribute to survival, perseverance, and self-actuation.  It is a collection of songs that explore love & heartache, disillusionment & salvation. 


WHAT: MUSIX EP Release (online) Party and Q&A

WHEN: Monday, June 28 @ 7:00 PM PST

WHERE: and

Immediately following the listening party, at 7:30pm follow this link to the post listening Zoom Q & A with musicians:  

FREE and open to the pubic


EP DETAILS: Breaking the Chains

Producer: Derek Keller
Song Credits & Personnel:

Thinking Out Loud: Sohnrey, Winslow, and Maude Lead Vocals: Sunrose Winslow Guitars: Derek Keller Bass: Oliver Maude Let You Go: Kolpak and Barr Lead Vocals: Cameron Kolpak Backup Vocals: Matthew Barr, Cordelia White Choir: Matthew Barr, Martin Bichinsky, Cameron Kolpak, Cordelia White, Sunrose Winslow, Eric Sohnrey, Derek Keller Guitars: Derek Keller Leave it Behind: Sohnrey and Barr Lead Vocals: Matthew Barr Ukulele: Eric Sohnrey Daylight: Humble, White, Maude, and Barr Lead Vocals: Matthew Barr Bass: Oliver Maude Production: Deklan Humble & Derek Keller Breaking the Chains: Bichinsky, Winslow, Kolpak, and Maude Lead Vocals: Martin Bichinsky Choir: Matthew Barr, Martin Bichinsky, Cameron Kolpak, Cordelia White, Sunrose Winslow, Derek Keller Vibraphone: Martin Bichinsky Guitars: Derek Keller Bass: Oliver Maude


About the Music Industry & Production program at OCA at SOU:  MUSIX

The Music Industry & Production (MIP) program is an incubator for musical creatives and entrepreneurs like you seeking a career in tomorrow's music industry. This music is a product of our program featuring a robust course sequence in audio and music production, complete with a state of the art, class-sized computer music lab, and replete with performance ensembles, namely MUSIX.  

MUSIX is a space for musical creativity that takes its inspiration from the popular sphere. Students are arranged in a variety of ensembles to write, perform, and produce original music. Over every quarter, the students create music in a variety of ways, guided, coached, rehearsed, and produced by the instructor. Those who read music may be paired with those who 'intuit' music. Ensembles often create music in an improvisational way, or 'by rote' fashion. Audio recordings aside, this music is traditionally written down as a chart, or memorized through the process of aurally organizing various sections of musical structure. All approaches to composing music are aimed towards preparing an evening-length concert at the end of the term and/or to produce audio recordings worthy of commercial release to the masses. Music that is produced over the course of the term is released in some capacity for the public the following season.

While the focus of the class/ensemble is the creation of original music and the production thereof, students are also professionalized through copyrighting their own work, establishing accounts with performing rights organizations (BMI/ASCAP/SESAC), and promoting their own work through social (audio) media sites, such as Soundcloud, Bandcamp, ReverbNation, Routenote, and others. All musicians are encouraged to participate: singers, rappers, guitarists, bassists, keyboardists, DJs/turntablists, computer-musicians, and orchestral & jazz instrumentalists as well. All levels of musicianship are welcome and the musical possibilities are endless.

Monday, June 28, 2021 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Arts & Culture

Target Audience

Prospective Students, Students, Community

Oregon Center for the Arts


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