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Published 24th Feb 2012


Are you looking for advice or guidance on a Career in Music? Do you want to gain new experience, knowledge and skills? Would you like to become part of a Music Network in the Tees Valley?

Middlesbrough Town Hall are looking for 6 mentees for a new scheme designed to help support the professional development of classical musicians from the Tees Valley.

The aim of the scheme is to establish a local network with a sustained legacy that will continue to offer career advice, skills development and support for musicians in the region.

Examples of mentor pairings could be experienced practicing professionals offering support and advice to either music A'Level students wanting a career in music, or recent graduates seeking to diversify their skills for sustainable employment.

The focus of mentoring conversations will depend on the needs of the mentee, but could vary from issues around musical skills, to gaining more project and business management skills.

Their will be some training for Mentees on good mentoring skills such as listening, open questions, reflective practice and so on.

Becoming a mentee

You will need to be available to attend a training session on Tuesday 6th March from 4.30 – 6.30pm to be introduced to your Mentor and receive some additional training.

A further training and an evaluation session will be scheduled in May and July respectively. At least 3 mentoring meetings will be arranged between you and your Mentor throughout the course of the programme.

Travelling expenses of up to £100 will be reimbursed for taking part.

All participants will benefit from FREE ENTRY to concerts in the Classical Concert Series at Middlesbrough Town Hall.

Booking forms can be requested from Rebecca Pedlow at and 07597682859, who can also answer any questions you might have about the programme.

The deadline to apply is Wednesday 29th February at 5pm.

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