Young Champions attend residential as The Big Music Project takes off

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Young "Champions" from across Scotland will be tasked with completing music-related projects to benefit their local community as part of the Big Music Project, funded by the Big Lottery. 

To kick things off,  the young champions were invited to Edinburgh on the weekend of 17th to 18th May for The Big Music Project Hub training weekend. They received training in project planning, social media and peer-to-peer education, and had a Q and A with a panel from the Music Industry.

The Big Music Project is a year-long collaboration between Capital FM, BPI (the people behind the BRITs) and UK Youth and is funded by the Big Lottery Fund.  The project will see thousands of young people aged 14-24 use their love of music to find exciting new career directions through a careers website, internship schemes, a national music competition and a series of live industry events.

In Scotland the Big Music Project is delivered by Youth Scotland with 16 hubs made up of youth groups and organisations from their network supported. 

Lois Marshall, Youth Active Development Worker at Youth Scotland said,
"The young people involved with the Big Music Project are raring to go, enthusiastic and dedicated to making a career within the music industry. This weekend has shown just how talented the Big Music Champions are as singers, songwriters, musicians, engineers and producers. Myself and colleagues at Youth Scotland look forward to seeing them develop over the course of the project and take advantage of all the wonderful opportunities on offer."

Young people aged 14 - 24 can find out more about turning their love of music into an exciting future by visiting www.thebigmusicproject.co.uk.