Paid trainee opportunities for Deaf/Disabled musicians

Emergent: A Music Legacy Trainees provides paid ‘on the job’ training opportunities for emerging Deaf/Disabled music leaders/musicians, including mentoring from established music leaders, and training in the use of tech in music.

We are now recruiting emerging Disabled musicians from the North West, South West and London/South East to take part.

Why should I get involved?

Music-making workshops, as we know, allow people of all ages to learn new skills and discover and explore their own creativity.

For those artists and musicians who facilitate and deliver these workshops, it not only opens up opportunities to expand their work and income, but also acts as a valuable tool to develop their own artistic practice and view their music-making process in new ways.

This is an opportunity for Deaf/Disabled musicians at or near the beginning of their careers to develop new skills within the facilitation and teaching of music-making workshops for a variety of participants using a range of styles and technology.

Follow this link to find out more about last year’s Emergent training and hear from the Trainees that took part.

Tell me more

Emergent: A Music Legacy, now in its second year, is a 3-year Drake Music programme funded by Help Musicians UK in response to the needs and requests we get from Disabled musicians to widen their portfolio of work opportunities within the music sector.

At Drake Music we work with a wide array of musicians and facilitators as part of our Learning and Participation team. Their backgrounds include everything from classical music, to music production, through to sound art installations.

The one passion that connects these musicians and our work is how technology, such as iPads, SoundBeam or bespoke musical instruments, can be used to make music accessible for all.

Musicians and music leaders talking and smiling onstage at the We All Make Music conference

What does the training involve?

The Emergent: A Music Legacy Trainees programme is a paid ‘on the job’ training programme for emerging Deaf/Disabled musicians who want to develop their practice as music facilitators.

Trainees will:

  • Work alongside Drake Music Associate Musicians in a support role on an upcoming participatory project.
  • Meet other trainees and take part in training days that explore the development of their own music practice.
  • Undertake 3 days’ worth of individual mentoring from an established DM Associate Musician. This will focus on facilitation skills, techniques and personal development goals to develop ways to sustain their professional career.
  • Undertake 3 days of group master classes with technologists and fellow trainees.
  • Be provided with support to attend music-led seminars and conferences as opportunities for networking, self-promotion and awareness raising.
  • Be involved with sharing their experience through Drake Music networks (e.g. blogging, tweeting, film).

How do I apply?

To apply for this opportunity please send the following:

  • CV or similar, with particular reference to your musical experience
  • Details of one referee who knows you well. It can be professional or personal
  • 500 words describing why you are applying for this opportunity
  • 500 words describing your musical practice
  • 250 words describing any mentoring or support you feel you may benefit from in relation to your practice

We are happy to accept your application in different formats, such as video or audio files. If you require Drake Music to make any reasonable adjustments to the proposal process, please do get in touch to discuss. We are happy to make any reasonable adjustments as required.

Email: darylbeeton@drakemusic.org

Deadline for applications:

12pm, Thursday 14 June 2018