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Stephan Moccio – Masterclass/Workshop and Q&A

Friday, March 15, 2019
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Music Building (MB)
Room: von Kuster Hall
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In celebration of JUNO Week in London, welcome Oscar® and Grammy®-nominated artist, song-writer and Western alumnus Stephan Moccio, pianist, composer for an afternoon Masterclass/Workshop and Q&A.

Stephen, along with his manager, James Porter (BA’86) will cover topics such as composing, songwriting, recording, producing, performing, working with James, as his manager - and being an artist in the 21st century.

Admission to this masterclass is free. All are welcome to attend.

Prior to this event, Stephan will be performing as part of our Friday's at 12:30 Concert Series.

To hear more from Stephan Moccio today (March 15), “Moccio & Friends” perform Live at Aeolian Hall as part of JUNOFest. For complete details and ticket purchase information, visit The Aeolian website.

Classically trained impresario, Oscar® and 3 time Grammy®-nominated artist Stephan Moccio is an LA -based Canadian producer, songwriter, composer, recording artist and musician behind some of music’s most massive, inescapable hits. In 2013, Moccio co-penned the quintuple-platinum song “Wrecking Ball” for Miley Cyrus. Following the song’s success, Moccio quickly became one of the industry’s most sought-after and in-demand producers and songwriters, going on to co-write and co-produce the two end credit songs for the film Fifty Shades of Grey: the quintuple-platinum "Earned It" (The Weeknd) and "I Know You" (Skylar Grey), which appeared on the film’s platinum selling soundtrack. Previously, Moccio co-wrote the Celine Dion hit “A New Day Has Come”, which spent 21 weeks at #1 on the Billboard AC chart, and marked Celine Dion’s record-breaking comeback in 2002. He also produced and co-wrote the quintuple-platinum song “I Believe” for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Avril Lavigne's critically acclaimed come back single “Head Above Water” released in September, which Moccio co-wrote and produced, spent 4 days at #1 on iTunes Worldwide chart. He is currently producing songs, he has co-written for Celine's new album, at his Santa Monica studio. Recent and upcoming collaborations include Labrinth, Ester Dean, Dua Lipa, Justin Tranter, Ross Golan, Lykke Li, Jamie Cullum, Paloma Faith and Noah Cyrus. Stephan is a purple and proud Western alumnus (BMus ’94).

Learn more about Western's JUNO connections.

Read the Fall 2018 edition of the Western Alumni Gazette “Keys to his Success

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