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Join our roster of recording artists and participate in a unique educational experience

Edu Sessions

MOSMA's Edu Sessions are a component of our Audio in Media programme and run every year from September to June. We are proud to collaborate with local talent in Manitoba, and encourage musicians and bands of all genres to join our roster and be a part of our educational experience. 

Our Goal

To provide a quality educational experience for our students while creating a unique collaboration within our local artistic community.

Why Participate?

Record in a professional studio and leave with material you can use for your next release, grant application, or your press-kit!

What to Expect?

You can expect a high quality recording in exchange for providing our students an opportunity to develop their skills.

Who Has Participated?

We have been lucky to host many talented artists from Manitoba, and continue to do so every year including; Greg Macpherson, Mariachi Ghost, Jess Ayre, Paige Drobot, Northern Royals and so many more!

  • What type of software is used in the programme?
    To reflect industry standards; we have chosen to utilize Avid’s Pro Tools platform as our digital audio workstation. Students also have access to , Ableton Live, Propellarhead’s Reason, Native Instruments, Audiokinetic Wwise, Unity, iZotope RX, Apple's Logic Pro. MOSMA digital audio workstations are also equipped with third-party plug-ins from McDSP, Massey plugins, Valhalla DSP, Sound Toys, Brainworx, Waves, SSL and Focusrite and more.
  • What are some examples of projects conducted in the programme?
    Projects include multi-track recording sessions with various local recording artists, radio ad production, and sound design for visual media. Students will conduct both preparatory projects guided by instructor leading into final practicum where students are expected to be self-managed.
  • Does the Audio in Media programme qualify for student funding?
    Yes. MOSMA is a Registered Private Vocational Institution under The Private Vocational Institutions Act. It is also designated by Manitoba Student Aid which means students may be eligible for funding via Canada Student Loans in any province or territory and or Financial Institutions (RESPs, Student Bank Loans, Manitoba Employment & Training, First Nations Bands, etc.).
  • What type of experience do I need in order to apply?
    We consider any experience in the audio field to be an asset. Our applicants come from various backgrounds such as vocal, instrumental and technical. Any effort in additional knowledge or exposure to recording audio is an investment for any individual. MOSMA also offers introductory short-courses that some of our full-time students have taken in order to gain more aptitude and experience.
  • How are students graded?
    Evaluations are done through written tests, lab assignments, practical tests and final practicum. Students must achieve seventy percent or higher to successfully complete the programme.
  • Will I need a laptop and/or any software while in school?
    We do not require students to have a laptop or any of the programs we utilize, as all projects are assigned and conducted within our facility; although students have found it helpful to have this software at home for additional practice.
  • What will I receive at the end of the programme?
    A diploma is issued to students who achieve a seventy percent or higher upon completion of the programme. As of 2019, MOSMA became an AVID Learning Partner and its students can achieve Pro Tools User Certification. Students will also develop a personal portfolio exhibiting various projects they have completed throughout the programme.
  • How long has MOSMA been teaching Audio Engineering?
    MOSMA has been training students for careers in the audio production industry since 1995.
  • What type of employment am I qualified for upon graduation?
    Graduates are qualified to enter any position within the Audio Production Industry; this includes areas in Live Sound Reinforcement, Studio Recording, Production Sound for Film, Post-Production Film and Television, Sound Design for Interactive Media, Commercial and Imaging Radio Production and Corporate AV. Individuals also have the option to freelance within any of these categories.
  • How much study time outside of class is expected?
    Students are expected to dedicate two hours of study time per day. This includes assigned reading from the Audio in Media textbook, reviewing class notes and practical activities such as technical ear training.
  • Who can apply? What genres of music are acceptable?
    Everyone is welcome to join our roster for Edu sessions by submitting the form below. We accept applicants from any/all genres of music, solo artists and full bands.
  • Is there a cost involved?
    There is no application fee associated with Edu Recording Sessions.
  • What happens with our music when mixing is completed?
    You will be provided with a complete multi-track data backup of the session in its entirety on your own hard drive.
  • What happens if we need to cancel?
    Please do not apply for a session if you are uncertain of your availability. In the event that you need to cancel, provide as much notice as possible.
  • Do I own my recordings/the copyright to my music?
    Yes. MOSMA has no rights to your music although the project may be used in the future in an educational capacity.
  • Is there back line equipment available? Can we store our gear?
    MOSMA will provide equipment required for recording (microphones, stands, headphones, etc.). Bands are required to bring their own musical instruments. Instrument storage is limited and must be approved by staff in advance.
  • Do I have to be available to mix with the students?
    We encourage collaboration between artists and students but it is not mandatory if schedule does not allow. We would, however, ask that feedback be given on the first draft of a mix, which will be sent via email. Revisions will be made based on artist feedback on mixes.
  • So I can make an album at MOSMA for free?
    MOSMA's Edu sessions are primarily intended to provide our students with an educational experience. Completion (tracked and mixed) of one or two songs is a reasonable expectation within the time allocated for these sessions.
  • When do Edu Sessions take place?
    Edu Sessions take place throughout our Audio in Media programme. Once you have joined our roster, an instructor will contact you regarding sessions dates and scheduling.

Join the Roster

Session Types

Instructor lead Session

  • 1 band/artist per year

  • Session times: 5pm - 12am (late-November)

  • 2 evening booking 

Student Group Sessions 

  • 3-4 bands/artists per year

  • Session times: 5pm - 12am (early-March)

  • 2 evening booking

Student Solo Sessions 

  • Bands/artists needed varies year to year

  • Session times: Anywhere between 9:30am - 11pm (mid-April  to early-June)

  • Booking amount dependant on student hour fulfillment

Select your prefered session type(s)

Thanks for joining! A MOSMA instructor will contact you regarding available session dates.

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