Be an Astronaut with Declan McKenna
Learn to play Declan McKenna's as-yet-unreleased song "Be an Astronaut" from his upcoming album Zeros in this camp with counselor Ayla Tesler-Mabe. Students must apply to be considered for one of the camp ensemble's 25 spots. In the two week camp session, the campers will learn, rehearse, and then record a complete performance of the new work which will be premiered to McKenna himself, as well as potentially released more widely.
Apply to the camp for free. The camp will also be free for the selected campers.
Apply now by enrolling from this page, then completing the application form on the camp page. We are looking for guitarists, bassists, percussionists, vocalists, pianists, and other instruments as well. Campers should have intermediate to advanced proficiency with their instrument. The application deadline is Sunday, July 26, at midnight UTC / 8 pm EDT / 5 pm PDT. We will notify all applicants of the outcome Monday, July 27.
This camp starts Wednesday, July 29, and will meet five times on the following schedule:
July 29, 31, August 3, 5, and 7 at 1 pm EDT | 10 am PDT | 17:00 UTC
Each camp day campers will meet for two 45-minute sessions with their counselor Ayla and fellow campers with a 10-minute break between parts.
Campers should be intermediate to advanced players of their instrument.
How It Works
Campers will be selected through an application process. Enroll on this page to start. The application process is free, and the camp will be free for selected students as well. Students can connect to the online platform using a tablet or computer with reliable internet. This camp is capped at 25 students.
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About Lessonface, PBC
Since 2013, Lessonface has connected more than 10,000 students with over 1000 great teachers for live music & language lessons online, delivering on our mission to help students achieve their goals while treating teachers equitably.
We are thrilled to be hosting this online camp, the first of its kind, and hope it will help students and our community explore the possibilities of online musical collaboration.