What We Do

 Curriculum

The Mother Falcon Music Lab Curriculum is centered around 3 core principles:

Celebrate your voice!

• Use tools you already have to express yourself in a creative medium
• Engage in critical thinking to hone your perspective
• Value your individuality

Collaborate!

• Develop trust by ensuring each voice is heard, respected, and valued
• Learn from diverse perspectives and cultivate connections outside your sphere of experience
• Try new things and find common ground through the language of art!

Create a world!

• Engage in spontaneous play and let creativity be your guide
• Think about your music as a world and invite people in!
• Be empowered to achieve anything within the scope of your imagination

Summer Camp 2017

Session 1 • June 12th – 17th
Session 2 • June 19th – 24th

Monday to Friday : 9 am – 5 pm
~ Saturday Showcase : 10 am – 2:30 pm

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School
1112 W. 31st St. Austin TX

Apply Here for MFML 2017!
Need based scholarships available – Apply Here!

Ages  11 – 18

  • Strings                violin, viola, cello, upright bass
  • Brass                  trumpet, tuba, euphonium
  • Woodwinds    clarinet, flute, saxophone
  • Guitar               acoustic, classical, electric, electric bass guitar, ukulele
  • Piano                 keyboard, synth
  • Drums                kit, percussion

See FAQ if your instrument is not listed

The Camp Experience:

  • Write an original song with your band!
  • “Cover” a song, or dissect an existing song and arrange it anew
  • Explore different creative mediums in Labs (see next section below)
  • Create a band name, logo, and t-shirts in the DIY art and merch course
  • See performances by and ask questions of acclaimed guests from the local community
  • Camp activities culminate in the Saturday Showcase, an exciting performance at a live music venue!

LABS 2017 :

Projection and Animation Campers design an animation and light show that will be projected throughout their band’s final performance
Photography and Visual Media Campers explore visuals through the lens of photography and design and direct their band’s portraits
Stage Skills Campers learn about the technical side of performance, from gear and recording basics to mic placement and stage management
Lyrics Campers navigate the interplay of words and music, writing lines of verse to call their own
Improv Campers learn to take chances and how to communicate spontaneously through the use of musical tools
Language of Sound Campers learn musical styles from different parts of the world, picking up new skills and gaining insight into the universal language of music

Internship Program :

Intended for our most enthusiastic alumni, the internship program offers an opportunity to get involved and experience camp from a new perspective! 

Prerequisites :

  • At least 15 years of age
  • At least 2 years experience as an MFML camper
  • Above-average knowledge of your instrument
  • No previous discipline problems at MFML (with staff or fellow campers)

Becoming an MFML Intern means :

  • Maintain a rigorous schedule
  • Navigating the fabric of camp as a peer leader, with corresponding responsibility
  • Demonstrating and passing on skills of conflict resolution, communication, team building, and accountability
  • Helping the camp run from a logistics standpoint (ex: practice space set up and safe equipment movement)
  • Jamming with the other interns!

You will be working with the Internship Team, which includes the Camp Director, Intern Director, and the Lead Intern. You will be expected to attend meetings with this team before and after each day of camp.

Please direct questions to our Camp Director at and.fontenot@gmail.com

Apply Here

Spring Workshops

Book a coaching on your musical project this spring!

We’re excited to launch this new opportunity as part of MFML’s 6th season!

Workshops are:

  • 1 h 30 min long
  • Guided by 2 MFML instructors
  • For bands and individuals

Submit your request at least 3 weeks prior to desired date.

Apply

Adult Workshops

Program details to be announced this spring!

Estimated Date : A weekend of August or September 2017

Please provide feedback and sign up to receive our announcement of the Adult Workshop 2017 by participating in this survey!