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Brent 2020: Free eight week online music course offered by Kilburn college to Brent artists dreaming of stardom

PUBLISHED: 14:27 03 July 2020 | UPDATED: 14:02 06 July 2020

Brent artists urged to join free online music course being offered at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, Picture: Kate Darkins

Brent artists urged to join free online music course being offered at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, Picture: Kate Darkins

KATE DARKINS

Brent musicians have the chance to take part in a free eight week online music course where they will learn valuable tips on their road to stardom.

Free online music course being offered at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, Picture: Kate DarkinsFree online music course being offered at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, Picture: Kate Darkins

The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP), in Dyne Road, is inviting Brent music artists to attend the Elevate: Brent Artist Development course.

The course runs every Wednesday evening from July 22 to September 9 from 6pm to 8pm.

The offer is possible thanks to funding from the London Borough of Culture Brent2020 Culture Fund.

All Brent artists over the age of 16 – from all genres and musical backgrounds and across a range of instruments – can apply for the courses.

Free online music course being offered at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in Kilburn, Picture: Kate DarkinsFree online music course being offered at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in Kilburn, Picture: Kate Darkins

Priority will be given to those earning less than £25,000 or who are in receipt of benefits.

ICMP’s acquisition and student events manager, Terri Cash, who is organising the Elevate programme, said she was “thrilled to be able to give back to the local community in this way”.

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She said: “This is an amazing opportunity for any aspiring artist to take their musical passion and turn it into a profession.

“At a time when online learning is so prized, this is the ideal way to celebrate our diverse community and nurture our next big music stars.”

The course suits those eager to release their own songs, where they will receive tools which could help realise their dream of a career in music.

Students will receive feedback and tips from top music professionals, including ICMP vocal tutor Erika Footman, ICMP songwriting tutor Jonathan Whiskerd, audio engineer Jo Lord, and rudimental vocalist Brigette Amofah.

Lesson subjects include booking shows and providing the right specs for gigs and festivals, working from a marketing template to promote a musical project and applying knowledge of recording techniques.

Participants will also learn useful creative tools, from songwriting to biog writing, as well as getting the chance to network with music industry professionals.

At the end of the eight weeks students will perform their music live or pre-recorded on the online television channel The Floor.tv.

To find out more contact Terri Cash at outreach@icmp.ac.uk or telephone 020 3805 9385.


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