By Zach Dunkin
Brett Wiscons of Zionsville has reached a point in his career where he wants to help others. So, the veteran musician will host a songwriting camp and music industry Q & A for aspiring musicians and songwriters.
“I feel compelled to help the next generation of songwriters and musicians,” said Wiscons, who has shared bills with Darius Rucker, the Zac Brown Band and Katy Perry, among others. “I wish there was something like this around when I was a teenager.”
Wiscons has logged thousands of miles, played thousands of gigs, written dozens of songs and collaborated with high-caliber musicians. In addition to sharing his expertise in songwriting, he will address other facets of the music industry, including booking, promotion, touring, music licensing, marketing and branding.
The camp is open to ages 12 to 18. The sessions are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 19-21, and lunch will be provided. The camp will conclude with a public performance beginning at 7 p.m. on June 22 at The Cat at 254 1st Ave. SW in Carmel. Fee is $100 and limited to the first 10 registrants. The registration deadline is June 16 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Campers must bring their own acoustic guitar or keyboards. Each camper will perform an original song solo or duo at The Cat.
“I want to show people if they want to achieve something, they can,” said Wiscons. “You have to put in work and not be afraid to fail, but, with the right mindset, you can go far in the music industry and carve out a career.”