Young people who want to play in bands, DJ or produce music are taking advantage of training on their doorstep through our groundbreaking SYNC initiative. Sessions take place four nights a week in each neighbourhood of the city. Over the year we’re involving around a thousand 11-18 year-olds who are developing their musical skills, forming bands and collectives, and coming together for a range of performances and a city-wide jam. The option is there to create a unified all-city community youth ensemble, with the potential to play and perform well beyond the City of Culture year.
Any young person with a passion for music is welcome to sign up. Alongside creating music and playing and performing, there is business mentoring and advice, and opportunities to write, produce and record tracks and songs.
SYNC is led by expert trainers from the Nerve Centre, working with a range of musicians and youth leaders to tailor the programme to the needs and aspirations of young people all over the city. All you need is an interest in music or music technology to get involved.