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Music, Songwriting and Theatre making Opportunities for Young People

Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning has a number of fantastic opportunities for young people coming up this academic year. See below for more information.

Young Jazz Big Band – open to 14 – 18 year olds

If you play trumpet, trombone, saxophone (soprano, tenor, alto, baritone), drums, piano, double bass or guitar and are inspired by Duke EllingtonCount Basie, Billie Holiday and other sultans of Swing this is your opportunity to work with musicians from London and New York, develop your big band playing skills and perform at the Barbican Centre.

Application link here https://www.barbican.org.uk/education/young-people/young-jazz-big-band

 Young Songwriters – open to 14 – 18 year old

The Young Songwriters is a programme that will get your melodies and lyrics out of the bedroom and in front of professional musicians who will help you craft and shape your work by exploring new sounds, instruments, genres and approaches to writing music. We’d love to work with you whatever you put together, be it Grime, EDM, Jazz, Folk, Classical or something completely different.

Application link here https://www.barbican.org.uk/education/young-people/songwriters-collective

Barbican Box Music – secondary school music teachers

The Barbican Box is a portable box filled with the ingredients for making and creating original theatre, visual art or music inspired by our world class arts programme. Curated and designed by composer and musician Max Richter, this year’s Barbican Box Music will contain an array of inspiration for teachers to create new music with their secondary school students. Teachers will benefit from world class training days exploring new ways of composing in the class room. All participants will get to perform at the Barbican with Max and will receive free tickets to a Barbican Contemporary Music Concert.

Application link here https://www.barbican.org.uk/education/schools/barbican-box-secondary

All deadlines on Sunday 1st October 

Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning is a member and a partner of the Hackney Music Network. All enquires about the above opportunities should be sent to them directly. 

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