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 - 2022


Music making, industry workshops and artist mentorship for young music makers in Moray.

AMP:Music was a new creative programme of music making, industry workshops and artist mentorship for young music makers in Moray.

Funded by the Youth Music Initiative (YMI), the project offered young people in Moray the opportunity to engage in music making initiatives in collaboration with professional practitioners.

Building on In the Mix (our three-year CashBack for Creativity project), and REMIX (our previous Youth Music Initiative project) AMP:Music provided a range of opportunities for young people to collaborate, create and be mentored by professional music makers.

AMP: Music Project Lead was Steve Gasgarth.

AMP:Music Overview

Trainee Programme

We are delighted to be joined by Lewis Lowe for our trainee programme. Lewis is an up and coming DJ, Record Label co-owner and events organiser, who is joining us to coordinate AMP:Music to gain training and experience in administration, event management, marketing, project work and live events.

Lewis is working closely with and being supported by Steve Gasgarth and will be given practical hands-on experience through regular facilitated sessions, and supported to develop his ideas for the project as a whole.

Open Training
Oct 2021 – Feb 2022

The Open Training programme will consist of 12 online presentations/workshops from industry professionals related to music and the music industry. Presenters will include musicians, producers, promoters, management and representatives from a record label, sound system, community radio and more.

Artist Mentoring

For young people aged 16-25 years old in Moray who are at a pivotal point in their creative development and are seriously interested in pursuing a career in music, this six month open programme will match five young musicians with five mentors matched to their interests and development needs.

Our mentoring programme will support the creative energy of participants and help them take the next step to realise their creative ambitions. Each participant will receive six one-to-one sessions with their mentor, with tasks to complete in between.

Intro to Music Making
Nov-Dec 2021, Jan-Apr 2022

We will be running two six week programmes for 13-17 year olds who are new to music making. This programme will focus on music production, using Logic Pro to create original music and record live instruments.

AMP: Music End of Project Film

Online Open Training Programme

Intro To Music Making Sessions

Film by Poppycock Films

AMP:Music Participants Showcases

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Programme & Activities

March 2022
For anyone in Moray aged 13-16 who is interested in making music, including music production, songwriting, sampling and recording.
Forres Town Hall (North Room), High Street, Forres, IV36 1PB
  • Make Music
November 2021
In person music making session for 13-16 year olds - part of our AMP:Music programme for young music makers. Join us!
The Shed, Aberlour Youthpoint, Elgin
  • Get Creative
October 2021
Free online discussions for 16-25 year olds featuring music industry professionals part of our AMP:Music programme for young music makers.
  • Online Training
October 2021
One-to-one mentoring for music makers in Moray aged 16-25 - LAST PLACES AVAILABLE
  • Mentoring Opportunity

From the Blog

We have SO MUCH to tell you about AMP:Music, our new project for young music makers in Moray which launched in September.

Funders & Partners