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Jul 31, 2012

Recapping Walker West's first Young Artist Professional Training Program

Posted by Valerie Nahmad

By Peter Leggett, Walker West Music Academy

Walker West Music Academy launched its first Young Artist Professional Training Program in Feb 2012 to enable young artist to compose, record and promote their own original music. The first program concluded in June and its emerging group, the Reflective Hues, celebrated the creation of their album with a cd release show at Saint Paul's Amsterdam Bar and Hall. Check out the video above to hear some reflections from musicians about the impact of the program. The full album can be streamed on SoundCloud here. Special thanks to Alex Brown who produced this video. Stay tuned for updates, videos and music from future groups from the Young Artist Professional Training Program.

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