Depot Academy Artist Scholarship

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What is It?

A scholarship program that provides high school students with an opportunity to develop a music project of their choice, for FREE!

What does it include?

·      6 months of tutelage under the guidance of award winning producer, and sound engineer, Conductor Williams

·      Studio recording, mixing and mastering of product, equipment usage

·      Mentoring by Depot Academy artists

At the end of the course, the students’ finished product (Album/EP, Music video) will be uploaded to all streaming sources for download and public purchase.

Students will be selected through essay (written or video) entry competitions and upheld to the several eligibility requirements including: Minimum GPA of 3.0 (while in the course), consistent attendance to training, drug and alcohol free maintenance.

What your donations support

The cost of each student is roughly $5000. This includes all of the above training AND MORE! Our goal is to provide high quality training to the students in an encouraging environment.

Of course they could go to a commercial studio, but it’d be MUCH more expensive and MUCH less supportive.

 The Depot Academy is committed to high quality music production. Sound is a beautiful part of the human experience; few are blessed to use it to create a positive impact. Our Academy hones and expands the gifts of music by providing students with the tools to improve their skills. We provide the canvas for students to explore their creative realm—and beyond-

Who Is Conductor Williams?

Kansas City’s award-winning producer/mastering engineer, Denzel “Conductor” Williams has been providing quality hip-hop music and instrumentals from the Midwest for the past ten years. Formerly known as
“D/WILL,” ConductorWilliams has appeared on many of the top Internet blogs, gaining notoriety amongst
the music industry’s elites and veterans. Since 2008 Conductor s has produced, recorded and mastered nearly 50 albums, including several national television ad campaigns including Wing Stop and Ford.
Along with this, Conductor has opened concerts for 30+ national acts including Kendrick Lamar, WuTang,Vince Staples, Earl Sweatshirt, and many others, has helped mold Conductor as a live performer.

In 2015 Conductor opened "The Depot" (housed in The Arts Asylum building), his personal studio where local and national artists have come
for quality recording and master engineering needs.

What is the Depot Academy?

The Depot Academy is an institution focused teaching the finer details of producing, engineering, performing, and mastering quality music. These are skills Conductor has spent years developing and now he wants to give back. Through: camps, workshops, private sessions, and digital presentations, Conductor intends to educate musicians of all skill levels, giving back to the greater music community.

No amount is too little to make a positive impact. Please give what you can, knowing that it will support a legacy of giving back through the arts. Spread the word. Beleive. Create.

Thank You.

Get to Know Conductor: 

Instagram: @thedepotacademy
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