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Music Generation Mayo continue their music programmes in 2014

MG Mayo 2014 classes commence
Music Generation Mayo continues to offer some excellent music programmes in the New Year, available to local residents. Read about the 2014 MG Mayo music programmes here.

Music Tuition Centres

Music Generation Mayo has established a number of music tuition centres throughout Co.Mayo where there are little or no music tuition provisions in place. These centres cater for young people who wish to learn and progress with their instrumental and vocal music education.

In 2014, four tuition centres will be operational in Ballinrobe, Crossmolina, Rossport and Louisburgh.

Examples of instruments currently taught include Tin Whistle, Flute, Violin, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Piano, Drums and Voice.

If there is sufficient demand for a particular instrument to be taught we will attempt to accomodate this where possible.

Read some of our music tutor biographies here. Enquiries phone line: 09490 24188 (249). Further information and application forms are available on their website.

Kaleidoscope Big Band

The Kaleidoscope Big Band is the latest in a series of Musician-In -Residence programmes to be rolled out by Music Generation Mayo and will begin in January 2014. The residency programme will be faciliated by saxophonist and composer Dennis Wyers with the Rhombus Quintet, an ensemble with a simple manifesto: 'music should feel honest, responsive and organic.'

Over the course of this residency participants will learn about composition, improvisation and performance and will have the opportunity to work together closely with a professional ensemble while hearing their own music come to life.

The group of twenty young musicians will work in teams of 3-4 and, over a series of workshops will create the outline of a new composition of about five minutes each to be handed in for development and orchestration. Participants will learn to work as part of a team, present their progress to the group and independently research their favourite music to work towards a composition.

Following weekly rehearsals, the group will form the Kaleidoscope Big Band under the guidance of the Rhombus ensemble to perform their own music in front of an appreciative audience.

The purpose of the Kaleidoscope Big Band music project is to be as inclusive as possible, to bring together a diverse range of young musicians who are of the standard needed to perform a concert of newly composed music.

This is an amazing opportunity for young musicians to take to the spotlight and develop their skills while showcasing their unique abilities in composition, improvisation and performance. Participants involved range from a variety of musical genres including classical, jazz, and traditional, rock and indie backgrounds, and with all these creative minds, bubbling over with the best of all genres..... who knows where it'll lead! One thing is for sure though - under the watchful eyes of the Rhombus ensemble, it's bound to be fantastic!

For further details, visit Music Generation Mayo's website or Facebook page.