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Young People to Lead Music Conference

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The Highland Youth Music Forum (HYMF) is delighted to announce the launch of a new youth group called the ‘Highland Music Influencers’. Thanks to the Creative Scotland Strengthening Youth Music Fund and Fèis Rois, the HYMF, in partnership with High Life Highland, are on the lookout for young people aged 13-18 who are interested in music, events planning, and social media to join this new group.

Founded in 2012, the Highland Youth Music Forum is a project which was set up to bring together organisations and individuals who provide opportunities for young people (ages 0-25) to participate in music making  activities across Highland. Since the set-up of the forum, youth providers have shared information via the HYMF website  and Twitter  page and participated in skill share events, talks and conferences.

During 2022, the soon to be newly formed ‘Highland Music Influencers’ group will be taking over the HYMF twitter page to share music happenings in their local area.  The group will take part in leadership, marketing, and workshop facilitation training sessions in preparation for organising and running a youth music conference for teachers, instructors, and tutors in November.

Fèis Rois Education Manager, Rachael Duff, said: “We are so excited to be supporting Highland young people to create a music conference which will be entirely youth led! It will be an opportunity for young musicians to influence and inspire those delivering youth music projects and lessons, and way to enrich the future of music education in Highland.”

High Life Highland Head of Music Development, Norman Bolton, commented that “young people are the future of music in Highland and beyond.  As an organisation, we offer training and support in a huge variety of ways, but by offering the opportunity to lead and shape an event of this nature will allow informed discussion which can hopefully create even more relevant experiences being offered”. 

To find out more about the project we are inviting young people to join us for an informal chat online on Thursday 3rd March at 4:30pm. Please email educationsupport@feisrois.org if you are interested in joining us for this session!

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The Highland Youth Music Forum is a project managed by Fèis Rois, in partnership with High Life Highland and funded by Creative Scotland. 

Website: www.highlandyouthmusic.org.uk
Twitter: @HighlandYMusic
Facebook: Highland Youth Music Forum