Live the life of a professional musician - an immersive and transformational experience like no other.

MusoAcademy is a SIX day program designed to help young musicians aged 15-25 years expand their knowledge, skills and talent; develop their professionalism; and encourage long-term collaboration with a network of like-minded peers.

The course is arranged, not only to evolve each student's musical abilities and establish new friendships, but to cover the fundamentals of what life is really like as a professional and how to make a sustainable living.

Very few musicians will reach stardom - this course isn't about getting famous. Kadence Group understands the skills required to develop a sustainable career, understanding the Australian music industry and are devoted to nurturing aspiring artists to becoming successful, working musicians.

2018 Registrations are now OPEN


Students must register for our MusoAcademy programs. Accomplished tutors are brought in to provide dynamic, interactive contemporary music workshops over seven days, with tutorials including;

  • Song writing;

  • Performance technique;

  • Vocal & instrument sessions;

  • Music pathways - tertiary education and career options;

  • Music marketing

  • Intellectual property protection;

  • Branding, promotion & social media;

  • Setting goals, sourcing funding

  • Media and communication

  • Working with a band;

Overviews of relevant music industry and business organisations, who they are and what they do, including: APRA AMCOS (performance rights & copyright collective) and Qmusic (Queensland's music industry development association).

The six day program closes with a free all ages gig. The concert will give an opportunity for MusoAcademy students to perform a live, professional-level gig, experiencing the preparation and rendition involved. This event will encourage the local community to engage with and support the students' careers and venue managers be invited to experience the great talent , with a view to booking them.

Whether you (or your teenager) have certain expectations of what life is like as a working musician, or have some inkling of what's involved in setting up a music business, demonstrate the realities of a music career, give insight into protecting your creative work and provide you with a strong foundation; while developing your technique and artistry in a supportive and (most importantly) fun environment.

Kadence Group is dedicated to stimulating artistic, creative, educational and technical professional development in performers. Providing them with the resources, skills and guidance they need to give them the potential to become leaders in the music industry, locally and globally.

Nuts & Bolts

Location & Dates: Mackay, Qld  2nd - 7th July 2018

Course Fee $700 and includes; 

All tuition & workshops | All meals & refreshments | MusoAcademy Pack with course materials   

career support | Music Action Plan 

Sessions facilitated by APRA AMCOS, QMUSIC & FOOTSTOMP MUSIC | 2 Day Song writing workshop facilitated by a award winning songwriter 



MUSOACADEMY is for you if you......

Are 15-25 years of age | Love music and you're serious about having a career in the music industry | Are skilled in at least one instrument (can be voice) 

 Have no experience performing live (or some experience) and are keen to get more 

Are nervous about performing in groups &/or in front of an audience (or not!) 

Want to develop your musicianship, learn new techniques and are open to constructive feedback from your peers and expert tutors 

Would like to meet and form a local network with other young artists, with the aim to continue working and growing together

Looking to develop your music business skills and knowledge

Looking to expand your network