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Thursday, 25 October 2018

Stand Out! Making your mark as a performer in a competitive industry

Royal Overseas League - Alexandra Hall, 25 October 2018, 2:00pm

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Thursday, 25 October 2018

Stand Out! Making your mark as a performer in a competitive industry

Royal Overseas League - Alexandra Hall, 25 October 2018, 2:00pm

With so many talented musicians trying to build sustainable careers, but limited performance and recording opportunities available, are you doing enough to stand out from the crowd?

Join Jess Gillam (saxophonist), Ashutosh Khandekar (Editor-in-Chief, Opera Now) Ben Rayfield (Managing Director, Rayfield Allied) and Tamsin Waley-Cohen (violinist) and Alasdair Tait (Chief Executive, YCAT) in a panel discussion and Q&A, followed by networking drinks.

Thursday 25 October at 2pm, at the Royal Overseas League in London

Topics covered will include:

– Advice for standing out in the more ‘crowded markets’ as a pianist, violinist or singer
– Advice for building a career with a less common solo instrument
– How important is online presence / networking / choice of repertoire?
– Is it enough to just be good at your instrument?
– How to approach promoters, journalists and venues in ways that will grab their interest
– How to use social media effectively

Contact us if you would like to submit questions in advance, and to let us know what panel topics you want us to feature this season.

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Project mentoring

Four to six month project mentoring for artists with a clear and passionate vision for a project.

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“I’ve recently launched a project and am pleased by how it’s going, but I need help to take it to the next level and don’t know who to ask for professional advice”

Individual coaching

50 minute individual coaching sessions for graduate musicians and students approaching the end of their formal study.

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“I’m entering the profession and I am feeling quite confused by all the options out there.
I think I need a bit of help with sorting out which options might be best for me.”
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