RTW! Beijing Music Academy


May 14 - May 21, 2012

RockTheWeb! held a week long music academy in Beijing, China for the top 24 contestants of RockTheWeb! Season 1. The contestants trained with a vocal coach and had stage presence, dance, rhythm and music history classes. They learned what it takes to do a professional make up and how to combine clothes and jewellery that best matched their style.

The academy ended with the live performance of the 24 contestants in front of the Chinese judges. The judges comments and fans votes decide which 12 contestants deserve to continue in the competition and travel to Las Vegas for a 3 week intense training with the industries top professionals.


Liu Jian Guo

Dean of the Vocal the Performance & Teaching Department at the Beijing Contemporary Music Academy (CMA). Singer, author of vocal textbooks, music educator. Graduated from PLA Academy of Arts in 1991. Apprentice of professor Gong Min, Professor Fang Yingxuan, Zhou Xiaoyan from Shanghhai Music Academy, tenor Jia Chengzhi, Professor Yang Huatang and professor Zhao Chunfeng from PLA Academy of Arts.

Wang Gao Peng

Vocal Professor from Beijing Contemporary Music Academy (CMA), singer, author of vocal textbooks. Co-director of the Jazz Music Department of Singing in the CMA. Graduated from in Shenyang the Normal School. Apprentice of vocal professsor Dina and multiple Chinese vocal professors. Experienced in performance with local and international bands. Member of The Chorus Association of China and the grade examination commitee.

Sara Ghebremedhin

Stockholm School of Performing Arts • Choreography of numerous fashion dance shows at events in Sweden. • Participated in TV productions, such as ”Dance Like a Butterfly” and ”Floorfiller”. - Starred in music videos, e.g. with the Swedish rap artist Mange Schmidt. - Danced on-stage with performing artists, such as Kevin Lyttle and Papa-Dee. - Internship as a Teaching Assistant in African Dance at Columbia College, Chicago (one of the world’s largest schools for art and media), spring 2000. - Danced in the chorus of several productions at the Royal Swedish Opera, such as the Nutcracker, Cinderella, Swan Lake to name a few.

The Beijing Beatles

The Beijing Beatles Formed in 2010 - Based in Beijing China - 4 Expatriates (England, Australia & France) with collectively 40 years experience in China - Perform approx. 10 times / month all over China Beatles are the world’s biggest entertainment phenomenon. In terms of popular music, no one will ever be more creative, more revolutionary, and more distinctive. They have influenced (and will continue to influence) generations of musicians and singers worldwide.

Eric Paris Salon

Eric is a native of Provence, has more than 25 years work experience and comes from three generations of hair stylists. He has trained and worked in the classical Hair Institutes of Paris, London and New York. Eric won the prestigious World Title for women's hair. In China Eric is called the French Miracle Man. He leads his teams in creating fabulous styles for every occasion from daily styles to the show stage. The ERIC Paris teams frequently work with international fashion houses, film and television crews, celebrities and politicians.

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