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Exciting Opportunity for Young Musicians Aspiring to a Career in the Music Industry

The Arches, Glasgow, Friday 12th & Saturday 13th June 2015         

Education Scotland and Music for Youth are working in partnership to co-produce an exciting and dynamic event aimed at young people under the age of 21, teachers, youth workers and parents.  “Exchange” will take place in The Arches, Glasgow on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th June 2015.  Exchange will provide opportunities to explore recommendations from Developing the Young Workforce by looking at current and emerging careers within the music industry, and the essential skills needed to get ahead. The keynote address will be provided by Keith Harris, Stevie Wonder’s manager, and director of performer affairs at PPL.     

Young people have the opportunity to perform at the event and also participate in a range of different workshops, hear from industry professionals explore current and emerging careers and pathways, and find out about key skills required for working in the music industry.

Teachers will be able to provide young people with a unique opportunity to perform live at the event as well as participating in the music industry sessions focussing on the Developing the Young Workforce agenda.   Key aims are to provide feedback to performance groups, develop awareness of the current and emerging career pathways across the music industry, how best to equip young people with the skills associated with the wide range of career opportunities in this industry sector.

There are sign up options for those wishing to be considered for a performance slot.  Signing up to perform also provides access to all the other sessions available throughout the day.  Another option includes signing up for tickets to attend the music industry workshops, panel discussions, career market place, keynote speaker and more.

For more information and to book your place visit the website.

Booking for tickets is open until Wednesday 20th May.  Want your group to perform at Exchange? Apply by Wednesday 29th April.