• Teachers and students of twenty-two schools participated in the “MACA Studio Workshop"

    Macao, 16 June 2022-- The "Studio Workshop" organized by The Macau Association of Composers, Authors & Publishers (MACA) was held on 16th, 17th, 23rd and 24th respectively. MACA has been hosting the “MACA Studio Workshop" for six years and has received support and participation from many secondary school teachers and students every year. This year, there were more than 40 teachers and students joined in this event. As a result, the number of the workshops was increased from two to four. Participants came from Instituto Salesiano de Macau, Hou Kong Middle School, Concordia School For Special Education, Saint Paul School Macau, Escola Xin Hua, Saint John de Brito School, Colégio Diocesano de São José 6, Pui Ching Middle School, Escola dos Moradores de Macau, Hou Kong Premier School Affiliated to Hou Kong Middle School, Chan Sui Ki Perpetual Help College, Colegio Mateus Ricci, Escola Tong Nam, Our Lady of Fatima Girls School, Escola Oficial Zheng Guanying, Sacred Heart Canossian College Macau (English Section), Lingnan Secondary School, Affiliated School of the University of Macau, Escola Secundária Luso-Chinesa de Luís Gonzaga Gomes, Escola Tong Sin Tong, Kwong Tai Middle School Macau and Colégio Diocesano de São José 5 (names in no particular order).


    Before the event, MACA explained the knowledge of music copyright through a short video, letting the audience understand the copyright issues encountered when using music in daily life, MACA’s work for protecting the copyright rights of music creators, the music copyright application process. MACA invited Jason Chang, a senior musician, composer, arranger and audio mixing engineer of Macau, as the instructor, to introduce the production process, including how to produce a song completely after the composition of the lyrics. Through this workshop, MACA hopes teachers and students will understand and experience different fields of music. There are some students bringing musical instruments or MMO (Music Minus One) to try to record. By doing so, MACA aims to cultivate and strengthen students' interest in music creation. The participating students expressed their great happiness, and some students said that this opportunity was precious because they could experience the fun of creating musical works and production and hoped that the association would hold more similar activities in the future, so that more people could learn the relevant skills of recording, tuning and mixing. In addition, the MACA representative said that if any school or institution would like to participate in the " MACA Studio Workshop ", they can make an appointment to learn about it with the Association via email (info@maca.org.mo).


    (Photo 1: Photo taken with MACA representatives, teachers and students)


    (Photo 2: Instructor guides students to experience the recording process)