Liverpool Philharmonic, in partnership with LIMF Academy and with funding from Culture Liverpool/SIF, will host its yearly Music Industry Careers Fest on Sunday, February 4, from 12pm to 6pm.
Young people between the ages of 14 and 21 have the opportunity to meet like-minded individuals, network with prominent industry professionals, and learn more about careers in music at this inspirational event.
The Careers Fest presented by Liverpool Philharmonic will feature a range of interactive workshops, captivating showcases and presentations from professionals in the field that will cover every aspect of working in the music industry. Guest speakers include: BBC Radio Merseyside’s Jade Burns, podcasters Rebecca Toal and Hattie Butterworth (Things Musicians Don’t Talk About), Brian O’Connor and Simon Barber (Sodajerker), Bassoonist and Broadcaster Linton Stephens, Royal Northern College of Music’s Head of Enterprise (Academic) and Senior Lecturer in Music Psychology Dr. Michelle Phillips, Chief Executive of Spitalfields Music Sarah Gee, Director of LIMF Academy Yaw Owusuand professional musicians from across a range of performance styles including Dr. Simon Rowebottom lead singer, guitarist and songwriter of The Boo Radleys, conductor Robin Wallington, opera singer Davonne Tines, and singer and actress Megan Burns.
Anyone interested in working in any aspect of the music industry—performance, composition, songwriting, sound engineering, production, technical work, music journalism, recording, management, music education, or creative health, is welcome to attend Careers Fest.
This year will also include and a free Music Careers Marketplace, where attendees will have the opportunity to chat to representatives from leading music organisations and employers including LIPA, Ivors Academy, The Royal Northern College of Music, Help Musicians, Revere Arts, Ditto Music and more.
Jordan Armstrong, Youth Company Manager at Liverpool Philharmonic, said:
“Working in music is incredibly fulfilling but it can feel tricky to break into the industry. We’re so excited to present this event and help young people discover the possibilities that are out there. What better way to learn about a career in music than from the people who are already leading figures in the industry themselves? From performance and production to management and education, there are so many opportunities out there and we can’t wait to help put young people on the pathway to their dream career”.
Yaw Owusu, Programme Director for LIMF Academy, said:
“It’s always inspiring to work with the Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Company on their Careers Day event – which in my opinion is one of the leading opportunities available for emerging musicians and music creators to learn from experts and each other. I also look forward to our annual LIMF Academy orchestrated element of the programme too – which will see some of the most talented solo artists from our cohort perform with the youth session orchestra. It is going to be great!”
Audiences are also invited to LIMF Academy Orchestrated, a concert featuring LIMF Academy singer-songwriters and the Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Session Orchestra, on Saturday, February 3. The showcase, which includes a variety of expertly arranged cross-genre originals and covers, honours the gifted young musicians in our community. More information can be found here.
Tickets for Careers Fest are £5 and you can find more information here.
Careers Marketplace is open to the public for free (no tickets required).
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult. Adults will need to purchase their own ticket.