Looking at turntables, laptops and beyond the array of technology assortment at the disposal of the modern DJ is virtually endless. In this exciting world where hardware and software combine to meet human ingenuity we offer the most up to date training. A great DJ will possess the trained and perfected skills required to create genre bending and dance floor-shattering performances that is the perfect representation of good music.
The SCIM DJ facilities are a tribute to both the classic and vintage gear that has defined the history of this profession. Sticking with the revolutionary appeal of our institution we also include a glimpse into the technologies that will shape the future of what it means to be a DJ in the fast growing modern world. We offer insight into the developments that centre round South Africa, Africa and internationally.
The Soul Candi Institute of Music (SCIM) constitutes the Educational and Development division of the Soul Candi Music Group. Started in 2004, the SCIM has gone from strength to strength over the last four years enrolling no less than 144 producers and 201 DJs in 2008 alone.
Through our courses of academic and practical learning experiences; integrating production and music theory, our curriculum covers the variety of influential styles, relevant technologies and career opportunities open to today's music professional.
The mission of the Soul Candi Institute of Music is to educate, train and shape students to excel in music as a career, whilst optimizing the opportunities, for the students and the industry alike, by integrating the platforms of the SCIM with those of Soul Candi the Record Label (Africa's biggest independent record label); hereby nurturing and developing talent to create long-term sustainability within the Southern African Music and Entertainment Industries.
SCIM represents a growing network of industry professionals who use their openness, skill, and versatility to take music in new directions. SCIM was founded on two ground-breaking ideas: that musicianship could be taught through the music of the time; and that our students need both practical and professional skills for successful, sustainable music careers. Over the last decade, music, together with technology, music and music education have made huge leaps forward. This requires that we evolve with it. At the core, we are team of industry professionals who teach and share experience with students to ensure that the quality of the Southern African Music industry is at a level that contributes to the global music village. Founded on popular music, our comprehensive curriculum is distinctly contemporary in its content and approach. Dance music, in all its forms is our specialty.
Reflecting the interplay between music and technology SCIM is an environment where aspiring music professionals learn how to integrate new ideas, adapt to changing musical genres, and showcase their skills in an evolving community.
Our vision is to continue creating platforms for providing quality education, service delivery and music development (for individuals and the industry as a whole) across Southern Africa. ...SCIM is a learning lab for the music of today.. and tomorrow.
We have forged a number of development initiatives that allow for the opportunities to be shared with the 'less-fortunate':
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