Applications open for free Doncaster music tech workshops

Students at a WIRED club in Leeds.

Applications are now open for a 12-week music technology programme, WIRED, aimed at providing girls, young women, non-binary people and other marginalised genders aged 11-18 with the opportunity to develop skills in music technology. The programme, which commences 9th January 2020, will provide the opportunity to use real-life studio equipment and access a number of music technology programs.

Supported by Youth Music using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England; ISME (International Society for Music Education); Music for All; and Kirklees Council via the Leeds City Region Business Rates Pool, WIRED is delivered in partnership with Leeds Beckett University and University College Doncaster.

The Doncaster programme follows the successful launch in Leeds earlier this year by Yorkshire Sound Women Network (YSWN), a network for women and girls interested in music technology.

Applicants of all abilities and experience are encouraged to apply for the programme, which will be led by experienced musicians and producers Emily Johnson, Liina ‘LNA’ Turtonen and Sophie Cooper. Over the 12-week period, applicants can expect to write and record their own songs and master the art of DJing.

Heidi Johnson, Development Manager at YSWN, said: “We are delighted that having secured the necessary funding our WIRED programme is launching in Doncaster following huge success in Leeds.

“The programme is entirely free to the students participating and is accessible to all girls within the age bracket – we urge anyone interested to apply ASAP as spaces are extremely limited.”

Hosted at The Point in Doncaster, workshop times will run on Thursdays between 18:00 – 19:30 within the specified dates. To register your interest for the WIRED programme, please email or telephone 01484 473995. If you are interested in applying but are concerned about travel expenses, please discuss with the team who may be able to assist.

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