The winners of the Mullum Music Festival’s esteemed Youth Mentorship Program have been announced. While the festival celebrates ten years, this marks the eighth year for the mentorship initiative with entries now coming from as far as Brisbane to Sydney. Conceived by Festival Director and Director Glenn Wright, and coordinated by Tom Whitaker, the Youth Mentorship has had a real impact on developing career pathways in the music industry.
This year’s Category Mentors & Winners are: Band mentor Husky, winner Miel (Bellingen),
Singer songwriter mentor Aine Tyrrell, winner Ruby Gilbert (Brisbane), vocal mentor Kodi Twiner, winner Amy Nelson (Sydney), Under 15 mentor Domini Forster, winner Grace Donsworth (Iluka).
This year’s mentorships will be awarded at the Mullum Music Festival opening night, with a performance by Under 15 winner Grace Donsworth. After their mentorship with their category artists the other winners will play spots over the festival.
For tickets and program information go to mullummusicfestival.com 16-19 Nov 2017. The YMP is about de-mystifying the pathways to performance careers and the music industry, developing relationships between established and emerging artists who have proven enriching and beneficial for both the mentors and the mentees. The YMP is a unique and exciting initiative that has brought many young artists into the spotlight and enabled them to move forward with more insight into the realities of being performing artists.
This year the YMP teams up young artists with mentors handpicked from the festival’s stellar lineup. The mentors have chosen the winners from the many applications.