Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Power Chord Academy launches BandSearch 2009

Power Chord Academy™, the nation's leading summer camp for amateur musician training, is extremely excited to announce BandSearch 2009! Bands will be chosen to win free tuition to AMPLIFY - PCA's Performance 1-day Music Program!

AMPLIFY students attend 1 day, play in a band, write songs, attend seminars, work with a producer, play a concert, and meet a pro touring band and attend a private concert. It is a perfect opportunity for musicians to hone their work, perform a professionally produced concert, and network with other serious musicians.

"We are continually impressed and excited by the quality of music produced by younger, unsigned bands, and want to provide these young musicians with the opportunity to meet and work with professionals," says Admissions Director Dave Wood.

Power Chord Academy's 2009 locations are New York, Boston, Miami, Washington DC, Chicago, Dallas, Minneapolis, Denver, Seattle, San Francisco, San Diego, and Los Angeles. For a complete list of dates/locations, click the following link:

Winners will be chosen by May 22, 2009 and posted on the Power Chord Academy website. To register, bands must send an email with a link to their web page (MySpace is fine) which features their music. Emails must contain contact name, phone number, exact band URL, and band name, and be sent to: bandsearch2009@powerchordacademy.com

For updates on the contest, visit our BandSearch 2009 web page at:

We can't wait to announce the winners!

About Power Chord Academy:
Since its inception in 1999, Power Chord Academy has witnessed an exponential growth directly attributable to the intrinsic value of its acclaimed curriculum, where dedicated musicians ages 12-18 are put through the most inspirational, educational, and intensive time of their young careers.

"Over the past 10 years, Power Chord Academy has evolved into the most important pre-professional opportunity available for teen musicians," says Admissions Coordinator Wes Collins. "It's amazing to witness the creative efforts spawned from the dreams and individual life experiences of our students. 2009 is going to be our biggest season ever and we can't wait to work with new young musicians from around the world."

PCA 7-Day attendees experience a week of virtual rock stardom! At Power Chord Academy, music and creativity are larger than life. Students professionally record a CD single with an established producer, shoot an MTV-caliber music video with a renowned director, and perform several huge concerts for awestruck friends and family. Students also receive guidance, inspiration, technical pointers, and exclusive performances from some of today's most prominent and influential bands and industry executives. This is truly a dream experience for teen musicians.

The 2008 Summer Sessions included Mystery Guest appearances from Andrew W.K., Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Pat Sansone of Wilco, Page Hamilton of Helmet, The Agency Group, Kyp Malone of TV On The Radio, Trail of Dead,The Oohlas, The Human Abstract, The Dollyrots, Rocket, Shock Cinema, Mustard Plug, Maps and Atlases, Nurses, The Start, Gibson Guitars, Zildjian, The Eels, Semisonic, The Giraffes, Sargent House, Ian Moore, The Fray and many more!

For complete information, please visit Power Chord Academy on the web at

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