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Stages Music Arts

Remixing 101: Intro to Sampling

Stages Music Arts 10 Stenersen Lane, Cockeysville, MD, United States
Free for members; $25 General Admission

Join music technology guru Jason Cohen to learn how to pick popular songs and use remixing techniques and the power of Ableton Live to transform the songs into something new. No prior experience is needed as we guide you through the process of taking familiar tracks and reimagining them into entirely fresh, personalized compositions.

Join music technology guru Jason Cohen to learn how to pick popular songs and use remixing techniques and the power of Ableton Live to transform the songs into something new. No prior experience is needed as we guide you through the process of taking familiar tracks and reimagining them into entirely fresh, personalized compositions.

Ariel Posen Masterclass

Julian S. Smith Performance Hall 10 Stenersen Lane, Cockeysville, MD, United States
$30 General Admission; Free for Stages Students

Recently named one of the 10 best rock guitarists in the world by MusicRadar, Ariel Posen is no stranger to crafting compelling guitar solos that tell a beautiful story and paint a vivid picture for his listeners. A lifelong musician, there are few roles Ariel Posen hasn't played. including being a member of the Juno Award-winning roots-rock band, The Bros. Landreth, co-writing and producing other artists across all genres, and writing/recording his own compositions as a solo artist. This masterclass will include a performance and Q&A on topics such as slide, improvising, harmony, triads, songwriting, singing and more!

Recently named one of the 10 best rock guitarists in the world by MusicRadar, Ariel Posen is no stranger to crafting compelling guitar solos that tell a beautiful story and paint a vivid picture for his listeners. A lifelong musician, there are few roles Ariel Posen hasn't played. including being a member of the Juno... [ More Info ]

Jam Night

Julian S. Smith Performance Hall 10 Stenersen Lane, Cockeysville, MD, United States
FREE for Academy Members; $25 General Admission

Let's jam! Jam Night is an opportunity for students of all abilities to informally play together under the guidance of an instructor. Jam Night can take many forms, depending on who is in attendance, but usually includes playing songs selected by attendees, guided improvisation, opportunities to solo and more. Jam night is a great way for beginners to ease into playing with others and for experienced musicians to practice improv and soloing skills. There is no audience for Jam Night - more an opportunity for musicians to hone their group playing and improv skills with the expectation that it will be messy and free! And it is SO MUCH FUN!

Let's jam! Jam Night is an opportunity for students of all abilities to informally play together under the guidance of an instructor. Jam Night can take many forms, depending on who is in attendance, but usually includes playing songs selected by attendees, guided improvisation, opportunities to solo and more. Jam night is a great way... [ More Info ]

All-Access at BC Brewery

B.C. Brewery 10950 Gilroy Rd Suite F, Hunt Valley
This event is FREE!

Come hang with us on St. Patrick's day for a festive afternoon of music by Stages top talent! This free event, headlined by the All-Access All-Stars and All-Access Rising Stars also features adult band and Frost Fest favorite Choke. Each band will take the stage for a 45-minute set featuring rock, blues, funk, soul & more! Don't miss this FREE, family-friendly afternoon of rockin' tunes, craft beer and great food. Invite your friends!

Come hang with us on St. Patrick's day for a festive afternoon of music by Stages top talent! This free event, headlined by the All-Access All-Stars and All-Access Rising Stars also features adult band and Frost Fest favorite Choke. Each band will take the stage for a 45-minute set featuring rock, blues, funk, soul & more!... [ More Info ]

Rudimental Flow

Stages Music Arts 10 Stenersen Lane, Cockeysville, MD, United States
Free for Members: $25 General Admission

Learn to improvise fluidly by strengthening your rudimental drumming vocabulary. Join Stages drum instructor Ian Wysham to improve your control, facility, speed and freedom of transition between rudiments.

Learn to improvise fluidly by strengthening your rudimental drumming vocabulary. Join Stages drum instructor Ian Wysham to improve your control, facility, speed and freedom of transition between rudiments.

Callum: The ‘You Know Who’ Tour

Stages Music Arts 10 Stenersen Lane, Cockeysville, MD, United States
$15 Stages Academy Members , $20 in Advance , $25 Day of Show

Following the release of her debut project, 'You Know Who’, Callum is setting out to travel the East Coast performing her unique brand of Alternative-Folk and Pop. She describes her EP as "A labor of love in more ways than one. Sometimes love can take you to places that you never thought you’d go, and have you doing things that you never thought you’d do. Within these tracks you hear my personal journey as I walk with love searching for something better. At times I feel love has taken my identity and left me in a bad place, but I refuse to let that be the end of it." Opening the show for Callum will be Stages' own Taylor O'Connell on solo acoustic guitar. Taylor is new addition to the front desk team at Stages and wowed everyone at the last open mic with her incredible voice! We can't wait to hear more! Doors at 7:00 p.m.  |  Show at 7:30 p.m.

Following the release of her debut project, 'You Know Who’, Callum is setting out to travel the East Coast performing her unique brand of Alternative-Folk and Pop. She describes her EP as "A labor of love in more ways than one. Sometimes love can take you to places that you never thought you’d go, and have you... [ More Info ]

Stages Presents: Nelly’s Echo

Stages Music Arts 10 Stenersen Lane, Cockeysville, MD, United States
$20 GA; $10 Stages Academy Members

Not your typical artist - Nelly's Echo is a sonic storyteller whose melodies vividly capture life’s intricacies. His versatile voice effortlessly moves between soulful serenades and rhythmic revelations. As a standout contestant from Season 3 of NBC’s "The Voice," he’s embarked on a genre-defying musical journey, inviting listeners to groove at the crossroads of emotion and rhythm. His cover of Bill Withers classic "Ain't No Sunshine" reached #7 on the iTunes R&B charts and he has shared the stage with artists such as Trombone Shorty, Sean Kingston, Boyz II Men and others. A true musical chameleon, Nelly’s Echo aspires to craft the soundtrack of your life with his compelling compositions. Doors at 6:30 p.m., Show at 7 p.m.

Not your typical artist - Nelly's Echo is a sonic storyteller whose melodies vividly capture life’s intricacies. His versatile voice effortlessly moves between soulful serenades and rhythmic revelations. As a standout contestant from Season 3 of NBC’s "The Voice," he’s embarked on a genre-defying musical journey, inviting listeners to groove at the crossroads of emotion... [ More Info ]

2024 Spring Recital

Julian S. Smith Performance Hall 10 Stenersen Lane, Cockeysville, MD, United States
FREE

It's your time to shine by performing in our Spring Recital on Sunday April 7, 2024! Having a performance goal is an excellent way to motivate yourself, focus your practice, build confidence, celebrate your growth and bring everything you have learned together into one unforgettable moment! Plus - recitals are a wonderful opportunity to show off your learning and progress to your friends and family. All ages and experience levels welcome! Check out our blog on all the benefits of performing in recitals! Three spots to choose from (first-come, first-served) >> 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. or 2:30 p.m.

It's your time to shine by performing in our Spring Recital on Sunday April 7, 2024! Having a performance goal is an excellent way to motivate yourself, focus your practice, build confidence, celebrate your growth and bring everything you have learned together into one unforgettable moment! Plus - recitals are a wonderful opportunity to show... [ More Info ]

Tales from the Nightingale: Empris & Catherine Savage

Julian S. Smith Performance Hall 10 Stenersen Lane, Cockeysville, MD, United States
$20 General Admission; $10 Stages Academy Members

Through lyrical storytelling and ethereal instrumentals, Empris & The Gems showcases a mixture of original songs and arrangements of covers from indie rock, pop and folk artists. The band was formed in Spring of 2023 consisting of three string instruments, two vocalists and a story to tell. Allow the music to transcend your imagination and get lost in the folk influenced sounds from Empris & The Gems. Opening up the show will be Catherine Savage who invites listeners to understand and be understood in her debut EP, "Back Problems." Peeling back the gauze of growing pains, revealing all the joy and jest love has to offer, her songs invite the listener to take part in creating meaning. Doors @ 8 p.m., Show @ 8:30 p.m.

Through lyrical storytelling and ethereal instrumentals, Empris & The Gems showcases a mixture of original songs and arrangements of covers from indie rock, pop and folk artists. The band was formed in Spring of 2023 consisting of three string instruments, two vocalists and a story to tell. Allow the music to transcend your imagination and... [ More Info ]

Open Mic Night

Julian S. Smith Performance Hall 10 Stenersen Lane, Cockeysville, MD, United States
Free and open to all; Donations to Music United encouraged

Share your talents at our next Open Mic Night! Open Mic Night is held bi-monthly on the third Thursday at Stages Music Arts Julian S. Smith Performance Hall. This ticket confirms your intent to attend this event as either a performer or spectator. 1-2 songs per performer (dependent on number of registrants). Arrive at 6 PM to claim your spot on the list. Show starts at 6:30 PM. Performance spots are on a first-come, first-served basis. This event is free, but donations are encouraged to our partner, Music United, a student-led non-profit uniting the students of Baltimore through music and performing arts programs. DONATE to Music United.

Share your talents at our next Open Mic Night! Open Mic Night is held bi-monthly on the third Thursday at Stages Music Arts Julian S. Smith Performance Hall. This ticket confirms your intent to attend this event as either a performer or spectator. 1-2 songs per performer (dependent on number of registrants). Arrive at 6 PM to claim... [ More Info ]

Beatmaking for Beginners: Creating Hip Hop

Stages Production Lab 10 Stenersen Lane, Cockeysville, MD, United States
Free for members; $25 General Admission

In this hands-on workshop utilizing Ableton Live, aspiring music producers will dive into the essentials of drum programming, unlocking the rhythmic secrets behind hip hop and various genres. From crafting infectious beats to understanding the intricacies of Ableton Live, this workshop is designed to empower beginners with the skills to bring their musical visions to life.

In this hands-on workshop utilizing Ableton Live, aspiring music producers will dive into the essentials of drum programming, unlocking the rhythmic secrets behind hip hop and various genres. From crafting infectious beats to understanding the intricacies of Ableton Live, this workshop is designed to empower beginners with the skills to bring their musical visions to... [ More Info ]

Jam Night

Julian S. Smith Performance Hall 10 Stenersen Lane, Cockeysville, MD, United States
FREE for Academy Members; $25 General Admission

Let's jam! Jam Night is an opportunity for students of all abilities to informally play together under the guidance of an instructor. Jam Night can take many forms, depending on who is in attendance, but usually includes playing songs selected by attendees, guided improvisation, opportunities to solo and more. Jam night is a great way for beginners to ease into playing with others and for experienced musicians to practice improv and soloing skills. There is no audience for Jam Night - more an opportunity for musicians to hone their group playing and improv skills with the expectation that it will be messy and free! And it is SO MUCH FUN!

Let's jam! Jam Night is an opportunity for students of all abilities to informally play together under the guidance of an instructor. Jam Night can take many forms, depending on who is in attendance, but usually includes playing songs selected by attendees, guided improvisation, opportunities to solo and more. Jam night is a great way... [ More Info ]