Title: Developing Potential traineeship funded by The Youth Music Initiative, under Creative Scotland.
Drake Music Scotland – A charity that encourage people with varying disability to play and compose their own music without any barriers to doing so is the host of such an opportunity. Drake Scotland is a key contact and when looking for expertise and contacts for participants for a choir or otherwise they came to mind as a starting point. They are local and easier to manage for my Honours project practice.
Potentially the workshops I may lead could be anywhere in Scotland.
What are my needs in relation to where I am at with my Honours Project?
By doing work I learn and I’ll be matched with a mentor as well.
There were 3 people on the panel. This was the first time I had done a real interview for work experience, as for my previous traineeship with Hear My Music I was invited. The experience was a challenge but the nerves were good and I relaxed when I got into the room and I felt comfortable with my performance.
My interview was successful and is a big boost to confidence in helping me achieve my aims and objectives for my Honours Project proposed earlier this month. It also opens up opportunities for my future career and what to do once I finish at Abertay University.
I have an initial meeting with the other appointee, and Pete Sparkes of Drake Music on Monday 8th December. Then I can think further how to align this with my practice for my Honours Project. Key will be the timing and how to best fit this in to compliment or enhance my project. The commitment is for 30 days over the period from
January to June 2015. Essentially it gets me into Practice again where I am most confident and proactive.