Community College of Philadelphia is proud to announce Ben O’Neill as this year’s Artist in Residence. The year-long residency is a public facing art initiative engaging students and the public through experiential learning. The program is in collaboration with the College’s Music Department and Spring Garden Records, the College’s record label.
O’Neill is a guitarist, songwriter, singer and educator with extensive experience recording in the pop, R&B, gospel, jazz, and rock genres. He has
Use your talent to enrich the lives of students pursuing a degree in music while you pursue your own artistic endeavors. Community College of Philadelphia’s Music department and Spring Garden Records are offering a one-year Artist in Residence (AIR) program. This is an opportunity to create music in a state-of-the-art studio while enabling students to learn from your industry experience and process as they gain real-world credentials for their career.
* Participate in a combination of masterclasses, guest lectures, performances and panel discussions—a minimum of eight activities throughout the residence (more are encouraged)
* Create a single, EP or full-length album release for Spring Garden Records at the College’s studio
*Allow students to join you in the studio as you work on your music release
Apply for the Artist in Residence Program
On Monday, April 10th, 12:30-2:00pm, we will be hosting a public discussion on the history of sampling in hiphop with Philly’s own John Morrison (DJ / Writer / Producer). John is working on a new project for Spring Garden Records entitled Community Flips, in which he’s using samples created by Community College of Philadelphia Music Dept. students and other Spring Garden Records artists. Details about this project will also be part of the discussion. Hope to see you there!
The event is free and
Hayley Cass is in Australia performing at the Adelaide Film Festival this February and March! Ahead of her first performances down under she sat down with Australian-based Scenestr to discuss her debut album on the label and some new songs she's been writing. Check out the full article here.
If you're near Adelaide, definitely try your best to catch one of Cass' performances at the Fringe. If you take any pictures or videos, make sure to tag us on instagram.... @springgardenrecords !
Check out this short Q&A with Hayley Cass over at the Nashville Voyager. Hayley discusses working on her Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea EP with Spring Garden Records between Philly & Nasvhille.