It was a windy day in the sun but this did not stop the music as the Mitchell’s Plain Music Academy held their annual end-of-year concert at Deannie Landgoed, Stellenbosch on Saturday December 9.
Family and friends gathered to watch their loved ones perform and end of the year with good music, said principal Trevino Isaacs.
Next year, they will be launching workshops that look at exploring generative AI (artificial intelligence) as support tools, said Mr Isaacs.
“As support tools, generative AI is a catalyst for innovation and creativity that can help artists and musicians with lyrics, melodies, harmony, rhythm and various genres of music. AI tools must be used to increase and improve human creativity in exciting new ways, not necessarily to replace human creativity,” he said.
“As we enter our first decade of transforming local communities and society through music, we will start implementing and teaching students how to responsibly use artificial intelligence as a tool in music,” said Mr Isaacs.
“Each year, I am immensely proud and mesmerised by the talented musicians and singers who come from Mitchell’s Plain and the surrounding areas. So many people have not yet had the chance to experience these talented individuals, but that will soon start to change. I believe that there are so many more hidden gems, both young and old,” he said.
Each year, they get to see new students taking to the stage for the first time and others growing more and more skilfully and confidently.
“This was definitely a great start to celebrating 10 years of transforming lives through music. As we kick off our 10-year anniversary, I am hopeful that more of our local community will come to support and experience the richness of our communities,” Mr Isaacs said.
Despite the various challenges in the community, they remain excited about the future of Mitchell’s Plain, specifically the performing arts sector, he said.
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