Over the last three years I have gained extensive experience of music project management. The majority of these are youth music projects but do include work with adults across many social sectors.
A Youth Music funded project promoting folk and acoustic music with young people in the mid-Anglia region. Drawing on the strong ties with folk and roots music across the city, the Project runs a series of music making workshops in schools; a master class programme with professional musicians drawn from The Junction and The Folk Festival program; and Cambridge Junction Fiver Unplugged, a regular showcase of work. The Project also provides opportunities for young musicians to perform at The Cambridge Folk Festival and to be nominated for the BBC Young Folk Musician of the Year award.
The project is supported by an Executive steering committee of volunteers, including Nick Barraclough, musician and BBC radio producer; Eddie Barcan, promoter of The Cambridge Folk Festival and the senior music staff at Cambridge Junction. Also involved were group of Young Ambassadors, who played a key part in identifying the needs of the young people across the region, helping to shape the scheme on an ongoing basis and set up and promote the Fiver Unplugged gigs.
I have just taken over a new project, similar project to The Fiver Unplugged. Bury Sound Unplugged provides a platform for emerging artists to perform at The Apex, Bury St. Edmunds, over eight gigs a year and three music making workshop days. The Project starts up again in September 2013. More details to follow soon!
Working with MusicNet East, Hertfordshire Music Services, Essex County Council and Cambridgeshire Music Services, this brand new project will deliver monthly open mic style nights in four locations across Cambridgeshire, Essex and Hertfordshire. This project is due to start in September 2013. More details to follow soon.