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Step Into the Spotlight at Classically Black 2024: Emerging Talent Showcase

Your Moment to Shine: Calling All Emerging Classical Musicians!

Black Lives In Music is thrilled to announce an unmissable performance opportunity for emerging classical musicians from underrepresented backgrounds. As part of our groundbreaking event, Classically Black, we are calling all young and emerging talents to showcase their skills and passion in a vibrant, inspiring setting. This is your chance to perform in front of a diverse audience, including industry professionals from Warner Music Group, at the prestigious Kings Place in London on October 19, 2024.

Who Can Apply?

We are looking for classical musicians and composers who are early in their careers and eager to make a mark in the music industry. If you are from a black or global majority background, have a fresh voice, and possess a unique musical style that deserves a spotlight, we want to hear from you! We are open to applications from individuals or ensembles of up to five members.

How to apply

Application Opening: May 16, 2024  

Application Deadline: June 29, 2024

Follow these steps to submit your application:

1. Prepare Your Materials: You will need to submit a biography, a CV highlighting your musical background, and at least two recordings of your performances.

2. Apply Online: Complete the online application form available below. Ensure you upload all necessary documents and links to your performances.

3. Await Confirmation: Our panel of experts will review applications, and selected participants will be contacted in the week commencing July 15, 2024.

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What’s in it for You?

– Perform at Kings Place: Selected talents will take part in a special showcase during the Classically Black event, performing either solo or ensemble pieces.

– Network with Industry Leaders: This is a rare chance to meet and interact with seasoned musicians, composers, and representatives from top music labels.

– Professional Exposure: Your performance will be part of an event that attracts attention from media and music critics, giving you a platform to shine and potentially kickstart your career.


Why Should You Apply?

Classically Black isn’t just an event; it’s a movement. By participating, you become part of a vital conversation about diversity and representation in classical music. You’ll perform in a supportive environment that celebrates and acknowledges the contributions of Black, Asian, and culturally diverse musicians to the classical tradition.

Get Ready to Shine!

Prepare your best pieces, polish your instruments, and step into the spotlight. It’s time to let your talent soar at Classically Black. We believe classical music is for everyone, and your voice deserves to be heard. We welcome artists who perform not only music from the traditional canon but also new works that incorporate broader cultural influences, as well as compositions and performances that embrace the use of technology.

Don’t miss out on this extraordinary opportunity. Apply today, and be a part of something truly special!

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