Music Arts blog

Apra/Ara Artist in Residence

14 Sep 2017
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2017 Ara Music Arts Artist in Residence Anna Coddington
Funded by APRA AMCOS NZ

Anna Coddington, known for her enchanting live performances and songwriting prowess, recently spent an intensive three days with Ara Music Arts students. Kicking off with a brilliant performance, including our own Music Arts tutors, Anna also presented inspiring workshops, forums and small group sessions for students.
Students were treated to valuable insights on Anna’s songwriting process, feedback on their own writing and advice on being an artist in the New Zealand music industry. Music Arts students had many questions for the visiting artist, as well as the opportunity to perform their own work in front of an experienced artist.
As the successful residency closed, Anna’s mindful advice to students was to remember that ‘they are responsible for lighting the motivational fire beneath them.’
Stay tuned for the announcement of the 2018 Ara Music Arts Artist in Residence.