BAM announce Youth Mentorship Program

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BAM announce Youth Mentorship Program

Calling all young musicians, singers and songwriters in Bendigo and surrounds, we’ve got something just for you.
The inaugural Bendigo Autumn Music (BAM) festival is fast approaching and as part of the festivities, they’ve just announced a Youth Mentorship Program which will offer young artists starting out in the music industry a rare opportunity to be paired up with established artists for one on one expert advice and guidance to help them on their way.
Created for artists under the age of 19, applicants can apply in one of the categories (band, vocal, jazz and blues, under 15, and songwriter). Successful applicants will then receive a rehearsal session with their mentor, a 20-minute performance at the festival with their mentor backstage, the opportunity to watch their mentor perform from backstage and a weekend pass to the festival.
The mentors involved in the program for 2019 include Harry James Angus (from The Cat Empire) who will look after the Jazz and Blues; Nkechi Anele and Liam Mcgorry (Saskwatch) who will take on the Under 15 category; Zimbabwean-born songstress Thando who will look after the vocal category; Lamine Sonko (of Lamine Sonko & The African Intelligence) who will guide the bands and local favourite Skyscraper Stan who will mentor the songwriter category.
Applications for the BAM festival Youth Mentorship Program will be judged by Norman Parkhill, Music Supervisor for Film and TV, who’s excited by the possibilities for young artists in the Goldfields region.
“A unique feature of Bendigo Autumn Music is the Youth Mentorship Program. This inspiring initiative gives emerging artists the opportunity to play alongside world class international and local acts. BAM is an extraordinary international music and arts festival, and its Youth Mentorship Program opens doors for young artists to learn first-hand from some of its best acts.”
Applications for the Youth Mentorship Program are now open.
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Applications close 31 March 2019