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YMFS Feedback: Strengthening Youth Music

March 4, 2014 in Featured Projects, carousel, events by admin

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Join us online for the sixth episode of ‘Feedback‘, our series of monthly live streamed broadcasts, led by Youth Music Forum Scotland and broadcast via Livestream, exploring current topics in youth music from all across the country.

For this episode, we are joined in the studio by special guests Cathie Rae (Scottish Jazz Federation) and Simon Thoumire (Trad Music Forum / Hands Up For Trad) – in with us to discuss ‘Strengthening Youth Music’.

The live discussion will focus on how these individuals and organisations work to strengthen and support youth music in various ways through their respective genres. We will chat about what has worked previously, ideas for the future and, as always, we welcome your input. Take part in the conversation live online where you can ask our guests anything on our chosen topic and find out all about what’s happening in youth music across Scotland this month.

The live stream discussion will take place 6—6:30PM, Monday 28 October 2013.

You can now watch the archived stream back anytime right herebit.ly/YMFSStrengtheningYouthMusic

YMFS Feedback: Forums

March 4, 2014 in Featured Projects, carousel, events by admin

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Join us online for the fifth episode of ‘Feedback’, our series of monthly live streamed broadcasts, led by Youth Music Forum Scotland and broadcast via Livestream, exploring current topics in youth music from all across the country.

For this episode, focussing on ‘Forums’, we are joined by special guests and forum leaders Jess Abrams from Edinburgh Youth Music Forum and Iain Bruce from East Lothian’s ElJam.

The live discussion will look at different types of youth music forum, how they are run and the benefits and opportunities they are providing for young people. We also hope to be joined by a few forum members who will be able to give us an insight into being part of a youth music forum and the activities involved.

Take part in the conversation live online where you can ask our guests any of your questions on youth music forums and find out all about what’s happening in youth music in Scotland this month.

The live stream discussion will run from 5:00—5:30 PM on Thursday 26 September 2013.

Watch the archived stream back anytime right here: bit.ly/YMFSForums


You can also watch last month’s broadcast on ‘Removing Barriers to Participation’ back anytime here: bit.ly/YMFSRemoving-Barriers

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YMFS Monthly Live Broadcast: Hit The Road

March 4, 2014 in Opportunities, carousel, events by admin

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Join us for the second in our series of monthly live streamed broadcasts, led by Youth Music Forum Scotland using Google+, exploring current topics in youth music from all across the country.

This next episode of the monthly discussions will feature Jamie Gilmour, from the Scottish Music Centre and the nationwide Hit The Road project, joining us live on the Inner Ear sofas to discuss youth music and how young acts can gain experience in the modern music scene and find their footing in live performance in this country.

Hit The Road has been working to give young performers aged 14—19 the opportunity to gain experience and learn about touring and performing in Scotland. The exciting new project will take young musicians on tour, with each tour taking three acts from any and all genres, performing shows all across the country for a minimum of three days. The next set of tours will be announced in September and are set to kick off in November, giving each act the opportunity to play a headline show to their own home town crowd.

The discussion will be streamed live via Google+ and Livestream, allowing people to watch live and contribute to the conversation as it happens. We also invite questions in advance of the broadcast, so if there is anything you would like to know or a question you would like posed as part of the stream, contact YMFS on Twitter.com/YMFScot or Facebook.com/YMFScot or by emailing hello@ymfs.org.uk.

The event will take place online Wednesday 26 June 2013 between 6pm—7.30pm.

To find out more and sign up for the online event, you can join us on Google+ – bit.ly/YMFSjunestream
and/or sign up to the Eventbrite listing - ymfsstream.eventbrite.co.uk

The first episode is also now available to watch back online via Livestream, where we had Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People, Tam Baillie in to discuss Article 31 and children’s right to leisure, culture and play in the country.

Watch Episode 1 by clicking the link below or visiting: www.livestream.com/radiomagnetic/article31

The full broadcast of Episode 2 featuring Hit The Road is now available to watch back: bit.ly/HitTheRoad

YMFS Monthly Live Broadcast: Article 31

March 4, 2014 in Opportunities, YMFS Updates, carousel, events by admin

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Join us for the first in a series of monthly live streamed broadcasts, led by Youth Music Forum Scotland using Google+, exploring current topics in youth music from all across the country.

This first broadcast will feature guest Tam Baillie, Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People, joining us to discuss the recently released Article 31 (children’s right to culture, leisure and play) and the effect it will have on young people in the country.

Take part in the discussion live online where you can ask the Commissioner anything on Article 31 and find out all about what’s happening in youth music in Scotland this month.

The live broadcasted discussion will run from 6.00—7.30pm on Wed 29 May.

The full footage from our live broadcast is now available on Livestream by clicking the image below or visitingbit.ly/YMFSArticle31

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Scottish Youth Theatre: Easter Holiday Courses

February 27, 2014 in Opportunities, Training Opportunities, events by admin

ScottishYouthTheatreLOGOThe Scottish Youth Theatre are offering Easter holiday courses for 8—11 year olds and 12—16 year olds this April, offering young people the chance to gain experience and skills in musical theatre.

The courses are split into two categories by age group, with 8—11 year olds being offered a Musical Theatre Course Monday 7—Saturday 12 April 2014 and 12—16 year olds being offered a Theatre Toolbox course Monday 14—Friday 18 April 2014.

The Musical Theatre course (ages 8—11) will give aspiring young people the chance to act, sing and dance, all working towards a brand new musical performance at the . This newly created musical will be performed at the end of the week-long course at the Scottish Youth Theatre.

The Theatre Toolbox course (ages 12-16) offers a series of diverse workshops for beginners in Stage Makeup and Special Effects, Act! Sing! Dance!, Make ‘Em Laugh, Acting for camera, Script In Hand and more. Participants can sign up for the whole week or just the workshops that interest them specifically.

For further information, follow the links above or contact the SYT at info@scottishyouththeatre.org or on 0141 552 3988.

How to Make Music Universal with Skoog

February 26, 2014 in Training Opportunities, events by admin

SkoogMusicAhead of the third and final Composition Marathon, the Scottish Music Centre are hosting a two-day series of informative talks, workshops and presentations in partnership with the Apple Store, Glasgow.

The event will be headlined by Skoogmusic, the team behind the innovative and groundbreaking ‘Skoog’ invention which allows people with severe disabilities to learn and play music through the soft, tactile cube-shaped instrument. The Skoog connects with a software platform that supports a wide-range of music making activities on the Mac working alongside GarageBand and Logic.

Join Dr Benjaman Schogler and the team as they discuss and showcase this innovative musical invention at this day long free event, taking place Wednesday 5 March 2014.

More info: www.facebook.com/events/howtomakemusic

ONfest 2014: Applications Open

February 24, 2014 in Opportunities, Other Youth Opportunities, Regional Events, Regional News, events by admin

ONFEST2014Applications for ONfest 2014 are now open.

ONCreative have another jam-packed summer programme for children and young people. ONfest 2014 has something for everyone, whether it is creating, composing and writing a piece for Fringe 2015, experiencing new styles of Dance, take part in a show on the Adam Smith Theatre stage or just having fun.

To book a place at ONfest visit their website and complete the application here.

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