Resonance may be one of the most exciting clubs offered at Salt Lake Community College.
The music production club gives hands-on experiences to students through a series of projects and adventures. Resonance provides a great learning opportunity for anyone interested in the music production field.
One of the festivals that the club throws is the annual Bearfoot Festival. Now in its sixth year, the festival offers a fun experience where guests come hang out and experience the local talent in Utah.
Acts that will be performing this year include The Jordan Brothers, The Vandigue, French-Canadian Princess and Love B.O.T.
Free and open to everyone, the club is partnering with Hope For The Day this year to spread mental health awareness and suicide prevention.
The 2019 Bearfoot Festival is this Thursday from 3:30-8:30 p.m. on the east side of South City Campus.
Conferences and expositions
Thomas Baggaley, the club’s advisor, says the students’ favorite thing about the club is the annual trips.
“Each year, we take a group of students to a professional conference, where they have the opportunity to learn from and network with some of the most established people in the music industry.
“For instance, a couple of years ago, we went to the ASCAP Expo, which is a conference for songwriters and featured panels and presentations by artists like Meghan Trainor. Previous keynote speakers at that conference have included Justin Timberlake, Tom Petty, John Mayer, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Quincy Jones, Ludacris, Carly Simon, Sara Bareilles, Lindsey Buckingham, Randy Newman, Jackson Browne, Steve Miller, Ann and Nancy Wilson (Heart), Diplo, Big Sean, Ne-Yo, Stargate, Bill Withers, Aloe Blacc, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and Jeff Lynne.”
The club also has learning opportunities for students who are interested in music production for video game design.
“This coming year, we plan to take students to GameSoundCon, which is a national conference for sound designers and composers working in the video game and interactive music industry,” Baggaley says.
Baggaley loves working with the students and is always impressed by their work.
“They really want to learn how to create and sell great music. They work hard, learn a lot and do a great job,” Baggaley says. “It’s very rewarding for me to see the growth in them as they put together these shows, record professional-level albums and other audio projects, and rub shoulders with some of the most experienced and supportive professionals in the industry.”