53 Creative people in total for Music
Hannah Dilworth is an education producer at Opera North, having started there as an admin assistant.
Brian set up Production Services Ireland (PSI) in 1996 to meet the growing needs of the industry. Now Northern Ireland’s leading technical production company, they provide lighting for events such as Tennents Vital, Giro D’Italia and Riverdance production in China.
As a student at South Essex College, Jack developed a passion for technical development and helping his fellow students. He is a shining example of how much a young person can achieve if supported and empowered and in 2016 was the winner of the Creative Choices Award.
Graham Coatman works as a composer, musical director and pianist. He also lectures and is artistic director of a music festival.
Ed Cooper, from London, is a stage electrician. Trained in stage management, he has worked on several West End musical theatre shows.
Scott Treeby discusses being a live events apprentice at Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council.
Simon runs Crew Class training courses, which provide training and advice to people entering the events and entertainment industry.
From school assemblies to the 2012 Olympics, Miles has been working his way up in a backstage career since he was 15. He talked to us about his journey and gave some top tips for working backstage.
Gabrielle works as the office manager and front of house coordinator at Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, with the company Live Nation. She explains her role and how she got into the live music sector with a venue apprenticeship.
Ellie found an arts apprenticeship opened new doors for her. Now she organises pyrotechnics and staging for outdoor live events.
Neil Butler set up Brighton's famous, and sadly now closed, Zap Club. The former drama teacher specialises in running outdoor festivals and events.
Ceurywn Humphreys talks about learning events management as an apprentice with It’s my Shout Productions.
Oliver is an electrician by training, but his love of theatre led him to a career at The Crescent Arts Centre. Oliver takes care of sound, lighting and sets for a broad range of the centre’s clients.
Seiso, Mpho, Letsebela and Wandile are technical production trainees for the South African Roadies Association, which provides young people with training and employment skills for the music tech industry. They discussed their experiences of working and learning so far.
After finding it difficult to access information about careers in event production, Dan set up a company to help future generations.
John worked at Access To Music and the Armstrong Learning Group, but now works freelance in business and education. He also runs a small label, as well as continuing with song-writing and performing.
Ellie is a Sound Engineer and works as both an in-house Venue Technician and a Front of House Engineer. She spoke to Creative Choices about how she originally wanted to be a classical French horn player, but instead chose to take her music career down a different path.
Lynette Nixon manages the box office at Manchester's Oldham Coliseum theatre and live events venue.
Tony works as a promoter, producer and project manager. He offers five tips for succeeding at his job.
While working in telesales, Peter discovered an interest in how people used their voices. He is now an established voice coach.
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