Budding musicians given chance to perform in front of music greats


BUDDING musicians will have the chance to perform in front of leading industry experts in Glasgow this week.

A two-day event, created by Music for Youth and Education Scotland, will allow wannabe artists to gain insight into how to get ahead in the music business.

On Friday and Saturday hundreds of young people will be welcomed to The Arches in Glasgow, for inspirational talks by key figures in the industry including Stevie Wonder’s manager Keith Harris.

The event is "unmissable" for anyone passionate about music
The event is “unmissable” for anyone passionate about music


There will also be hands-on music workshops, including composition and performance, and performances by some of Scotland’s rising stars.

The event, named Exchange, will explore the breadth of career options within the music industry in Scotland and further afield.

It will highlight progression pathways between school and employment through the sharing of professional’s own experiences.

The event will also support teachers and those working with young people to be better informed about career options and pathways for young people.

Judith Webster, chief executive of Music for Youth, said: “Exchange is the unmissable event for anyone passionate about music – this is a fantastic opportunity to hear from leading professionals on how to pursue a career in music.”

Keith Murphy, Expressive Arts development officer at Education Scotland added: “This event will give young people a unique opportunity to come together, share ideas and learn new skills.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming young artists to take part in this fantastic programme of speakers, workshops and sessions.”