The Powderhorn Creation Space will guide students in writing, recording, music and video production with instructors experienced in the industry.
MINNEAPOLIS – There is a creative space opening in Minneapolis that aims to continue to grow the music industry in the Twin Cities, especially for young people who think they would be more interested in working behind the scenes.
Timothy Wilson is co-owner of Urban world management, an entertainment company based in Twin Cities.
“Some people are creative, so this is an opportunity for creatives to get involved,” said Wilson.
That is, get involved in classes Powderhorn Recreation Center in South Minneapolis. Classes were launched earlier this month.
Urban World Management is helping to make students understand how the music industry comes together. Classes will guide students in writing, recording, music and video production.
“People behind the scenes make an excellent living,” said Wilson. “The backstage people are very important to what you do on TV, what happens on the radio, what happens on the set of a movie, behind the orchestra in the recording studio,” said Wilson.
There are some classes being offered from Monday to Thursday for students from 5th to 12th grade. Classes are taught by instructors with extensive experience. Classes are free.
“People who produced records, released records by themselves, created sound for a great artist, did things at that level,” said Wilson.
Instructors are paid by the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board. Tyrize Cox is the Assistant Superintendent of Recreation. She said she recently unpacked state-of-the-art equipment in the Powderhorn space. Taking classes like this with professional-grade equipment can be very expensive, but again, these classes are free.
“Children can participate and have the same quality experience as children who pay for similar programs, so I think that can be an equalizer,” said Cox.
Cox said he was looking to serve young people who are not interested in sports or other typical activities under the umbrella of the council.
“We want to reach children who say, ‘This isn’t mine, but it can be,’ so I think that’s another way of saying, ‘We listen to your community, we listen to you, young people and we want to make space for you,'” said Cox She said that these students may discover that these classes are a path to a career.
Cox said this is the first creative space the board launched. Three more are said to be circulating in the city.
If you are interested in signing up for the Powderhorn Recreation Center Creation Space, there are still places available, but there are limitations due to COVID-19. If you want more information, check the council website on here.