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Music Employment Days - Day 1  Event

Employability Day 2019
09:00 - 17:00
6 March 2019
Room 06/1077 The University of Southampton Highfield Campus SO17 1BJ

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Music Reception on +44 (0) 23 8059 3425 or email .

Event details

The Music Department is excited to be running a day for students which will give them a chance to find out about more about entering into the world of work in the field of music. This year we have guests from both the self-employed and employed sectors, all of whom represent different pathways into employment within the world of music. All our guests are experts in their field and will share insights into their area of work and, most importantly, what is required when looking for work in their area. All of them are looking forward to giving pointers about how to get into work and where to find employment opportunities.

Line up

Dave Desmond: Musical Director, Cunard/ Carnival UK  - My role as Musical Director comprises the quality control of all musicians onboard our 11 ships, booking all bands and entertainers, and creating ideas for new shows/sets. I also run regular auditions for prospective musicians. I am also responsible for daytime activities such as shuffleboards etc right through to booking such acts as Sting, Ed Sheeran, Gregory Porter, Peter Andre & Herbie Hancock. 
Twitter = @carnivalukents

James Marsh: Branch Manager, Teaching Personnel  - I was a teacher for a couple of years before I joined Teaching Personnel ,the UK's leading education recruitment agency, where I am now Branch Manager. My experience as a teacher definitely helps me understand the needs of schools and making a difference to the lives of teachers. In my role, I recruit graduates and I'm always looking for aspiring music teachers. Outside of work, I am a keen musician. I play guitar in two bands and I regularly play gigs in both Dorset and Hampshire.
Twitter = @teachingperson  FB = @Teachingpersonnel

Lisa Tregale: Head of Participation, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra: I decided I wanted a musical management career while on work experience with BBC Symphony Orchestra. From this, I was offered the position of Chief Trog (a volunteer helper) at the Dartington International Summer School working my way up to Executive Producer. Since then I have held the role of Vice President of the Conference of Promoters of New Music, Director of Beaford Arts, Creative Director of the English Brass Academy and Chair of Foundations for Excellence; an organisation focussed on health and wellbeing in the training of young musicians and dancers. At the BSO, I work across all areas of musical participation from early years to older people in care homes and everything in between. I also work as a freelance performer, workshop leader and consultant.
Twitter = @BSOrchestra
FB = @BSOlive

Ben Hood: Artist & Repertoire, Sony Records  - A&R involves finding, signing and developing new talent and acts for record labels which ultimately leads to releasing albums. I am currently on the A&R team at RCA which is part of the Sony Records group and I find and look after new bands who then make records with us. I studied Music at Southampton before setting out as freelance musician, working as a singer-songwriter before taking the job at Sony.
Twitter = @SonyMusicU  FB = @sonymusic Insta = @sonymusicuk


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