Artist Track – Tracks to Grow On!
Music Resource Center – Cincinnati
Artist Track Program
The Artist Track Program provides MRC members an opportunity to earn membership status known as “Artist Levels”; each providing different perks and expectations. We adapt the program to members’ interests and experience level — for example, one student might want to become a better rapper while another might want to become a professional songwriter. Keeping these goals in mind, we design a customized series of activities and experiences for each student, which is relevant to their interests, and may include producing songs, classes, lessons, rehearsals, and performances.
Artist Levels allow us to meet our members where they are in terms of musical development and overall maturity. Some have specific goals or even career plans, while others enjoy socializing, rapping on friends’ songs, or just talking about music. At both extremes and all the points in between, we provide a healthy, productive alternative to the risky behaviors that can develop during aimless time hanging out after school. The MRC strives to attract individuals with all levels of aspirations. Our program accommodates highly motivated members while simultaneously encouraging members that may currently be less ambitious to adopt new goals.
- Fun Track – members often use the Center as a “drop-in” spot, occasionally coming by to casually pursue musical activities or take weekly lessons. They are not as goal-directed as Artist Track members, and sometimes simply enjoy the social aspects of the MRC, such as being around friends and listening to their music.
- Silver Artist – opens up a few opportunities for those who have shown they are ready to move forward and become more committed to their own music education. Members of this track can now “book” (reserve) rooms for practice and production time up to one week in advance.
- Gold Artist – is intended for members who have musical aspirations, have begun to attend MRC regularly and are ready to work on more advanced projects. This level seeks to give its participants a taste of more intense training experiences in the hopes that they will become interested in moving on to the Platinum Artist. Members who show dedication can very quickly advance to this level.
- Platinum Artist – provides the most structured learning and mentoring experiences for our members. Prerequisites include a weekly attendance commitment to MRC and structured goals determined with the help of the staff. These students receive intensive mentoring from MRC staff, volunteers and other music professionals whenever possible.