E.D.I.F.Y.
ABOUT OUR SCHOOL

EDIFY (Education, Development, Inspiration For Youth)

Eight to Twelve Youth per module over an eleven-month period
(maximum of 132 youth/year) will participate in a “Music Mentorship
Program” by Grammy Award Winning Artist, Fresh IE, in which teens
develop their musical talents, practice song writing, and are taught
performance and recording skills.
Edify will operate for eleven months of the year, and after the
eleventh month, all youth from each module (132 max.) will have a yearend
concert, with family and friends in attendance. They will perform the
songs they recorded. The eleven songs will be put together as an Edify
Youth Album that will be presented to the Canadian Public for purchase.
EDIFY is a Music Mentorship Initiative developed by Rob (Fresh IE)
Wilson. It is geared toward teaching young people what it takes to get into
the music industry and to develop their musical talent.
EDIFY is a Music Mentorship Initiative developed by Rob (Fresh IE)
Wilson. It is geared toward teaching young people what it takes to get into
the music industry and to develop their musical talent.
Fresh IE has been a professional in the music industry for 12 years. He
made Canadian History, by being the First Rapper Nominated For a
Grammy Award, and the first ever Christian Artist Nominated. Fresh IE has
been Nominated for over 80 Awards, including multiple Grammy awards,
11 International Film festival Awards, and for an Aboriginal Peoples' Award.
Fresh IE is an Artist who grew up in poverty in Winnipeg’s North End. He
was headed toward a life of alcohol, drugs and prison when his life was
transformed by Christ’s love and by discovering how his musical talent
could provide hope and help to other First Nation youth.

WHO WE ARE  
6 to 8 youth aged 14-19 will be selected to participate in each program
module. Each of the 4 modules will last for 90 days.
Each participant will be mentored in:

1. Song Writing
a. Song writing lessons.
b. Tips for turning ideas into music.

2. DAW (Digital Audio Workstation)
a. Learn the latest technology used in producing music.
b. Practice using the technology.

3. Mixing
a. Taught how to mix a song.
b. Taught the various things to consider and listen for when
mixing a song.
c. Practice mixing songs.
4. Mastering
a. Learn the steps to mastering a song.
b. Master a song.


5. Marketing
a. Learn all the marketing steps, from determining their market
and creating a strategy for connecting with their market. This will
include how to utilize Facebook, how to develop a Website and other
media platforms.
b. Learn how to use contacts to further their musical goals (i.e.
how to connect with other artists to learn from their experiences and
to gain leads).


6. Artist Integrity
a. Taught how to understand legal musical contracts.
b. Learn aspects related to contract negotiations.
c. Learn about the integrity required to meet contract obligations.
d. Reflect on their role in the world and what responsibilities this
brings with it.

OUR STAFF
  1. Robert "Fresh IE" Wilson
    Robert "Fresh IE" Wilson
    Executive Director
  2. Skyler
    Skyler
    Multimedia Coordinator
  3. Shea Miller
    Shea Miller
    Administration
  4. TBA
    TBA
    ENGINEER/PIANIST
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