City of Kalamunda’s annual In the Mix to put youngsters in tune with music biz


This year’s participants of In the Mix are busy preparing for the Corymbia Festival. Picture: In the Mix 2018
This year’s participants of In the Mix are busy preparing for the Corymbia Festival. Picture: In the Mix 2018

UP-AND-COMING musicians are developing their skills and learning about the WA music industry as part of the City of Kalamunda’s annual youth music program, In the Mix.

Mayor John Giardina said the program had proven successful in giving young people the opportunity to grow, increasing both knowledge and confidence needed to perform in front of a crowd.

“In 2017 16 young people aged between 12 and 22 took part in In the Mix, recalling the final performance at Corymbia Festival as a definite highlight,” he said.

“The program in 2018 will also cover songwriting and tips for breaking into the music industry, including promotion and applying for gigs and grants.”

Five workshops will be held over February and March hosted by Focus Music to teach participants technical and performance skills, along with giving them the opportunity to collaborate with other local young artists.

In the Mix will finish with a live performance at an outdoor music concert on March 10, 2018 as part of the Corymbia Multicultural Festival at Hartfield Park in Forrestfield.

Focus Music program director Daryl Eagle said the workshops were a great opportunity for young performers to come together and learn the ropes of being a professional musician.

“It’s about developing friendships and connecting like-minded individuals who, without a program like In The Mix, would never have met.”

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