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Sign up to be part of Plug + Play 2021

Published: 26 Mar 2021 2:09pm

Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre is on the lookout for young musicians to join its esteemed Plug + Play program in 2021.

The program works with local, emerging musicians aged 14-25 to provide support and mentoring in the music industry.

Civic Theatre Manager Carissa Campbell said after a pause in 2020 due to COVID-19, the Plug + Play program is back in 2021 with a renewed focus on connecting local musicians with professionals as teachers, mentors and business colleagues.

“This year, the theatre is particularly keen to work with people who are already performing solo and are writing originals,” Ms Campbell said. “We’ve learnt that these are the people we can support the most.

“Providing the business skills behind the music and making connections with the industry professionals who can take them to the next level, this is where we can really help.”

The Civic Theatre’s Plug + Play program aims to build business, song writing, technical and marketing skills in young musicians so they can create their original music, start new bands, get paid and make a career in music - all at no cost to the participants.

“Being part of Plug + Play doesn’t cost you anything, except your time and commitment,” Ms Campbell said.

“It was evident in past intakes that those who were invested in the process certainly got more tangible outcomes.”

The program works individually with participants to deliver the connections and information they need to take the next step in their musical career.

Applicants can also expect workshops with industry professionals, performance opportunities, technical support, professional photography and the opportunity to meet and jam with other young musicians.

Expressions of interest (EOI) are open until Friday 23 April, with limited spaces available.

Interested musicians can get more information and submit their EOI via the Civic Theatre website: www.civictheatre.com.au/plug-and-play