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New for 2014 the North Somerset Centre for Young Musicians, through a partnership with Weston College opens a 4th Centre specifically providing opportunities for young people wanting to develop their commercial music skills.
Music making is at its most enjoyable when done with other like minded people. This centre will give the opportunity for budding young musicians wanting to develop their playing, song writing and recording skills to work with some of the areas top tutors and gigging musicians.
Primarily for Secondary School and 6th Form students who play Guitar, Bass, Drum Kit, Sax, Vocals, Brass, Keyboards whether already in a band or wanting to meet and make music with new people this will be a stimulating and fun place to be.
NMSW is running an exciting composition competition aimed primarily at A level pupils, though any younger genius may enter if they wish!
The competition revolves around Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals and involves writing a response to one of its 14 movements. Three winning entries will be performed by the Bristol Ensemble alongside responses to the other 11 movements, specially commissioned from some of the best composers currently working in the south-west. The concert will be held at St. George’s on Sunday 7th September.
This will be the final event of the 2013/14 season, which actually began with a wonderful string quartet concert at the Royal West of England Academy of Art back in November. Budding young composers can click here or on the advert for the competition alongside to learn more.
The deadline for entries is 5pm Friday the 11th July 2014.
The annual WASPS festival at Weston Playhouse was as usual another huge success last night (11th March). Yet again under the leadership of the Music Service's Caro Barrett the standard of singing was tremendous, as was the orchestra which had been prepared by Jim Parfitt. Also the contribution from the all girl singing group from Worle School gave the Luminaires a run for their money!