Performing Music


38 careers advice results in total for Performing Music


Being a project musician

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Ed teaches people of all ages to sing, describing himself as "wildly passionate" about music. He explains how he became interested in community work as a profession and how Nina Simone was the person who got him into music.


Iconic Eye is a brand new Rock project founded by Greg Dean.

Greg Dean, musician

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Greg has been playing guitar since he was 16. He shared his experiences of playing and performing in bands, up to his latest project, Iconic Eye.


Leroy was encouraged by his tutors to play music in his local area as a way of practising performance.

Leroy Rahman, tech music student

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Leroy is a musician who completed a course at London's Tech Music School. He talks about being taught by Amy Winehouse's drummer and gives advice for people who also want to get into music.


Bags of enthusiasm is needed for the job of a Choir Leader . Image:  Rhythms of the World Festival, Laura Spires.

Leading a pop music choir

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Choir leader, Lottie Greenhow, shares how modern Rock Choir has changed the traditional idea of a choir. She shares 5 ways to enhance your own singing


Nina Kristofferson, who starred as Billie Holiday in 'I Cover The Waterfront', has since returned to the role in other productions.

7 steps for producing a play

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When Troy Fairclough and his sister-in-law decided to stage a one-woman show about jazz legend Billie Holiday, there were challenges to face, along with a tight budget. He recalled the process.


Paul Alborough performs as Professor Elemental, delivering his hip-hop in a comedic way.

Finding your performance niche

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Paul Alborough performs as Professor Elemental, a steampunk and 'chap hop' performer. He describes leaving full-time work to pursue his creative career, with advice for performers on developing a niche.


Loop Ellington combine live trumpet playing with electronic samples generated on a laptop.

Performing electronic music

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Andrej Bako is one half of electronic music duo Loop Ellington, which he set up with Andy Diagram. He spoke about how technology has enabled him to create and perform music in an affordable way.


After learning the record aged 7, Arun soon discovered the clarinet. Photo: William Ellis

Earning a living from jazz

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After discovering the recorder at school, Arun Ghosh became a jazz clarinettist, theatre composer, and music teacher. He spoke about his career, and the challenge of earning a living from several jobs.


Netsayi says her music uses Zimbabwean rhythyms, but experiments with a wide range of styles. Photo: Joke Schot

Being a singer and songwriter

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Singer and songwriter Netsayi began entering singing competitions at the age of 10, but didn’t consider a career in music until later. She spoke about her career journey.


Nathan Lee, flute beat-boxer.

Learning to flutebox

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Nathan Lee has built a successful musical career with his unique method of playing the flute and beatboxing at the same time. He spoke to Creative Choices about how he got started.


Toby Hinson, singing coach and performer

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After getting a part in Grease, Toby launched a long career in musical theatre. He now teaches singing and still performs with a band.


Kid Circus, DJ and producer

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Kid starting singing in a vocal group with a couple of friends and is now an established DJ and promoter.


You need to be ambitious, self-confident, determined and resourceful.

Singer

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Singing careers in popular music embraces many different styles including pop, rock, jazz, RnB soul, blues and folk.


Becoming a musician is highly competitive and takes more than talent and hard work.

Popular Musician

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Popular musicians play musical instruments in a range of styles including pop, indie, rock, jazz, RnB soul, blues and folk, often specialising in one particular genre.


You will need to communicate effectively with each and every member of the orchestra or choir, as well as a wide range of other people. (Ima

Conductor

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Conductors work with choirs, orchestras and other musical ensembles.


DJ

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DJs entertain live audiences by playing music from any combination of CDs, vinyl records and MP3 files.


Ensemble 360. Photography by Benjamin Ealovega

Being a clarinettist

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Matthew Hunt is a clarinettist with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie and Ensemble 360, a Sheffield-based chamber group. He spoke about how he developed his career as a professional musician.


Elizabeth Byrne is a classical singer and teacher.

A career in classical music

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Classical singer Lizzie Byrne's career has seen her performing with small opera companies and contemporary music groups. She also works on teaching and vocal training.


Most artists balance a variety of part-time roles to provide extra income. Image: Diego Andres Spano, clown.

7 tips for performance careers

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Working in performance does not always provide a constant income. Most artists balance a variety of part-time roles and should always consider sources of future income.


The Sacconi Quartet celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2011-2012. Photography by Clive Barda

Working in an ensemble

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Playing or singing in an ensemble is one of the most rewarding and enjoyable musical experiences and can be more artistically rewarding than playing as a soloist.


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