Young people across the city are being urged to sign up for a life-changing music experience, as part of the Nerve Centre’s SYNC Music Promise project. So far, hundreds of 11 to 18-year-olds have taken part in the SYNC – Music Promise in the Community initiative, creating and performing music at prestigious festivals such as Music City, Glasgowbury and Culture Tech, to name a few.
And it’s not too late to get involved!
Martin McGill, music programme manager at the Nerve Centre, said: ‘The first six months of the project have been amazing. More than 40 of our professional mentors have been working with young musicians in every neighbourhood of the city, using the latest technologies and helping young people to create an extraordinary amount of music, in every style and genre.Now we’re gearing up for Part Two! If you are interested in getting involved or want more information you can track us down at www.nervecentre.org or call Marty Coyle on 028 7126 0562. Don’t be shy about getting involved. All you need is a passion for music.’ Music Promise in the Community is supporting the next generation of young musicians from Derry to create and perform music, as well as offering mentoring and business advice, and opportunities to record tracks and songs. The programme has been endorsed by many professional musicians, most notably world-renowned US guitarist Steve Vai who, during a jaw-dropping masterclass at the Nerve Centre recently declared the Music Promise ‘vital and beautiful’. For further information go to www.nervecentre.org, or contact Marty Coyle on firstname.lastname@example.org,