Alumni News – June 2021

    Metalworks Institute graduates have continued to inspire us this summer. Keep scrolling for news from the #MetalworksCommunity.
    Platinum-certified songwriter Terence Lam AKA TEE, a graduate of Metalworks Institute's Audio Production & Engineering Diploma Program co-produced and co-wrote "Love Potion", the latest single from JUNO-nominated artist Ralph!
    Tim Oxford, a graduate of Metalworks Institute's Audio Production & Engineering Diploma Program, is the drummer for the Juno Award-winning band Arkells and they have recently released a  new single to kick off summer "All Roads".
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    PressIt Founder & CEO Phil Kluba, a graduate of Metalworks Institute's Audio Production & Engineering Diploma Program, live-streamed SiriusXM Canada's Town Hall with The Tragically Hip. The virtual event marked SiriusXM Canada's official kick-off to summer and featured The Hip discussing their new album "Saskadelphia". You can still watch the full show on Facebook!

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    Award-winning songwriter and audio engineer David Mohacsi, a graduate of Metalworks Institute's Audio Production & Engineering Diploma Program, recorded STEREOS' brand new album "Look Good". David shared insights into recording the album using the Slate Digital ML-1 Virtual Microphone System on Instagram. Be sure to listen to the new album wherever you get your music.

    JUNO nominated, alternative-pop band Valley, including Mike Brandolino, a graduate of Metalworks Institute's Professional Sound & Business (Studio Production Major) Diploma Program, have released their new song “SOCIETY.” According to the band, the new song is about "accepting the terms and conditions of our identity, songs and career, the fact that we’ll never be able to please everyone but also coming to terms that no matter what the public considers to be a ‘hit,’ we tell ourselves we’re always going to follow our own artistic arrow.” In addition to releasing a new song, the band has announced an upcoming North American tour! Listen to the new song and find information about the upcoming tour here.
    Meagan Aversa, a graduate of Metalworks Institute's Professional Sound & Business (Studio Production Major) Diploma Program and Metalworks Institute's Music Mixing & Mastering Post-Graduate Diploma Program, teamed up with Oliver Honsberger AKA Ceiling Riviera, a graduate of Metalworks Institute's Professional Sound & Business (Studio Production Major) Diploma Program, to create a new single "Painted Leaves" which is out now! The smooth, ambient single was co-written and co-produced by Meagan and Oliver, mixed by Oliver, and mastered by Meagan. Be sure to listen!
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    Award-winning music producer, guitarist, arranger and engineer Derrick Sepnio, a graduate of Metalworks Institute's Audio Production & Engineering Diploma Program, co-produced The Spice Cabinet's sophomore release "The Adventures of Pie Boy" which has been nominated for a Fresh Music Award in the best album of 2020 category, making it the first instrumental album to ever make the list! The album has been described as "a diverse and lush approach to modern jazz composition. Cinematic, experimental and full of aural surprises, the journey through "The Adventures of Pie Boy" is an ear treat for those looking outside conventional boundaries of music." Be sure to listen!


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