Get Out There! Seminar
Making a living from Music

Summerhall, Cairns Lecture Theatre    Sunday 2:00-4:00pm
Tickets £10 from the Queens Hall Box office.

So you want to be a traditional musician? Should you study a degree in it? Puzzled with becoming self employed or how to promote yourself? Puzzled about being self-employed? Not sure how to promote yourself and get work? This seminar is for you!

This seminar is aimed at people who are thinking of being musicians full time. Led by Simon Thoumire of Hands up for Trad, Sheena MacDonald of The Musicians Union and Joshua Dickson, head of Traditional Music at the Royal Conservator of Scotland, this will be packed full of advice, discussions and hands on activities. At the end you will receive a certificate of attendance. 

The Musicians’ Union represents over 30,000 musicians who are performing, writing, recording and teaching. It works for you by negotiating with all the major employers in the industry, offering services, benefits and advice tailored for your needs at every stage of your career, and campaigning on the issues which matter to musicians.

Hands Up for Trad exists to increase the profile and visibility of Scottish Traditional Music, with the aim of providing the knowledge and support necessary for Scotland’s musicians to take traditional music forward to the next generation. They do this through key projects: Scots Trad Music Awards, BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year Award, Scotland Sings, Distil and the Tinto Summer Schools.

Hands up for tradMusicians UnionRoyal Concervatoir of Scotland
The RCS is home to the UK’s only Bachelor of Music degree dedicated to traditional and folk music. Aspiring performers on this course explore Scotland’s unique and dynamic musical traditions as a conceptual, critical and creative framework within which to achieve a distinctively personal voice as an artist. This is interwoven with a solid basis in contemporary and eclectic performance practice.