Mixing it with musos
UP-and-coming musicians are developing their skills and learning about the WA music industry as part of the City of Kalamunda’s annual youth music program, In the Mix.
Mayor John Giardina said the program had proven successful in giving young people the opportunity to grow, increasing both knowledge and confidence needed to perform in front of a crowd.
“In 2017, 16 young people aged between 12 and 22 took part in In the Mix, recalling the final performance at Corymbia Festival as a definite highlight,” he said.
“The program in 2018 will also cover songwriting and tips for breaking into the music industry, including promotion and applying for gigs and grants.”
Five workshops were held over February and March hosted by Focus Music to teach participants technical and performance skills, along with giving them the opportunity to collaborate with other local young artists.
In the Mix finishes with a live performance at the Corymbia Multicultural Festival in Forrestfield.
Focus Music program director Daryl Eagle said the workshops were a great opportunity for young performers to learn the ropes of being a professional musician.
“It’s about developing friendships and connecting like-minded individuals who, without a program like In The Mix, would never have met.”
In the Mix participants practised hard for the Corymbia Festival.