The inaugural Steve Vai’s Vai Academy Song Evolution Camp will take place June 23rd-27th at the pastoral Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs, New York. This unique vacation experience will be hosted by multi-platinum three-time Grammy Award-winning guitar legend Steve Vai, who will be joined by various respected guitar and music industry heavies, including Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, Guthrie Govan and Vernon Reid.
The camp will focus on the evolution of a song. Attendees will learn how a song gets written, recorded, mixed, mastered, packaged, copyrighted, registered, digitally distributed, and marketed. Each special guest will conduct their own master classes as well.
Produced by Dreamcatcher Events, Steve Vai’s Vai Academy Song Evolution Camp will follow the entire process step-by-step as taught by an iconic virtuoso and a team of music industry professionals. Steve Vai’s Vai Academy Song Evolution Camp is the entire manual for being an independent musician condensed into three days of classes.
“I like to bring something different to the table. That’s the idea behind this ‘Song Evolution’ program,” says Vai. “You’ll enjoy a unique experience if you join us this summer. Although there will be a lot of guitar playing, this camp focuses on all aspects of creating your music, getting it into the world and launching your career.”
Vai continues, “I want everybody to learn how a song evolves and moreover how a career in music evolves. You’re going to have fun, and you’re going to leave knowing how to do this professionally. This is the entire manual for being an independent musician condensed into three days.”
Tickets for Steve Vai’s Vai Academy Song Evolution Camp are on sale now at www.VaiAcademy.com. Admission includes lodging, meals, classes, live performances and jam sessions. As an added bonus, attendees who sign up by March 31 will receive a free Ibanez RG Electric Guitar, courtesy of Hoshino.
For Steve Vai’s Vai Academy Song Evolution Camp, guests will choose from a variety of lodging options at Gideon Putnam Resort. Nestled in the southernmost foothills of New York’s Adirondack region and surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of Saratoga Spa State Park, the Gideon Putnam Resort features spacious guest rooms, luxurious bedding, wireless Internet access and upscale bath amenities. The 124 guestrooms, including 22 suites, offer relaxing, retreat-like accommodations in an unforgettable location.
Watch a video of Steve Vai discussing the camp below.