Wednesday, February 28, 2024

BBC Open Music coaching scheme returns


BBC Radio and Music has launched the second version of its Open Music coaching scheme, with a callout for purposes from creatives and musicians throughout the UK.

Open Music is a part of the BBC’s continued dedication to artistic variety, making certain that the groups making content material embody expertise from the widest vary of backgrounds and disciplines. The scheme will provide 30 profitable candidates, with none particular requirement when it comes to {qualifications} or skilled and tutorial background, the chance of hands-on expertise, masterclasses and mentoring within the fields of radio manufacturing, sound engineering, presenting and digital content material manufacturing in classical music.

Working from September 2023 to September 2024, Open Music goals to develop abilities and concepts, and to instigate new collaborations, mirrored in broadcasts all year long and culminating in a BBC Promenade created by the Open Music trainees as a part of the 2024 season.

The primary version of Open Music resulted in October 2022 and the previous trainees have gone on to take up alternatives on the BBC and past, within the fields of radio manufacturing, presenting, communications and sound engineering. The contributors had been mentored by BBC radio presenters Mary Anne Hobbs, Linton Stephens, and Katie Derham – amongst others – and by employees throughout BBC Radio and Music, from Radio 3 to BBC Introducing, Radio 1Xtra to the BBC Live performance Orchestra.

The scheme culminated in The Dream Promenade, a part of the Proms 2022 season, which introduced collectively all trainees in a collaborative live performance, drawing on their very own expertise of racism and psychological well being. Each participant had a job within the Promenade, whether or not presenting on stage on the Royal Albert Corridor, enjoying within the orchestra, creating the sound design, or engaged on the radio broadcast as presenters, producers or sound engineers.

BBC Open Music training scheme - The Dream Prom 2022

BBC Open Music trainee Ricard Burt performing on the The Dream Promenade 2022. Pic: Mark Allan

On The Dream Promenade, Open Music 2022 trainee Jenika Patel stated: ‘It was a chance and an expertise that I’m by no means going to overlook […] I hope that everybody that watched and listened to the Promenade has been impressed to get extra concerned in radio and classical and orchestral music.’

Sam Jackson, BBC Radio 3 Controller and Open Music Sponsor, stated: ‘We’re searching for individuals with an simple spark of creativity, who really feel that what they provide may help us to create actually particular and memorable radio. The BBC may be the place for you: we’re one of many greatest media organisations on the earth, with a staggering attain, and we fee extra new music than anybody within the UK.

‘If in case you have artistic concepts and need tailor-made mentoring and galvanizing profession expertise as a part of this distinctive organisation, no matter your concepts, age, expertise or background, we would like you to be a part of our story – so, please do put in an software!’

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