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Plug In Tune Up

Expression of Interest (EOI) Deadline Extended

Deadline: Friday 5th January 2018

The HopBarn Centre for Music and Creative performance is offering a fantastic performance opportunity for young musicians.

The HopBarn will host a special event for young musicians to come and perform their favourite pieces to an open audience.

Whether as a solo artist or as a group, this call out opportunity aims to bring young musicians together to share their musical expertise in a relaxed performance setting.

With one night being dedicated to classical music and the other for more mainstream genres such as jazz, roots, rhythm & blues and alternative; The HopBarn is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from young musicians aged 12 to 21 and who are not in professional music training to come and perform.


Plug In Tune Up will take place on:

Sunday 18th February 2017 / 7pm – for for classical, whether instrumental and/or for voice

and Jazz, Roots, R&B and Alternative

Please note that whilst the performance times state 7pm, applicants may need to be available during the day for scheduled rehearsals and sound checks

How to Apply

The HopBarn welcomes EOI from young musicians who would like the opportunity to perform as part of a collective evening event alongside other young musicians. It is an opportunity to share musical expertise, gain further performance experience and celebrate the richness in musical diversity.

Application Criteria:

  • Applicants must not be undertaking professional music training (Degree level and above) or are currently studying full-time at a recognised music conservatoire

  • Applicants must feel that their pieces are rehearsed to a sufficient performance standard

  • That the music set offered does not exceed 20 minutes

  • Applicants under the tutorage of private music teachers have their consent

  • Applicants under the age of 18 have parental consent

  • Aside from a Piano, applicants must have access to their own musical instruments

  • A basic technical set is provided by The HopBarn for electric instruments, but more

specific equipment must be provided by the musician

The HopBarn is keen to receive applications from musicians who write, compose and perform their own work

Application Deadline:

EOI forms must be received no later than Friday 5th January 2018

It is The HopBarn’s intention to host this event on two occasions throughout the year (Spring and Autumn). Depending on the outcome of Plug In Tune Up, applicants who were not selected to play during February 2018, may be invited to partake in Plug In Tune Up during the autumn of 2018 (Dates to be confirmed).

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this given opportunity, or the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail, and we will gladly provide the necessary information that you require.

To find out more and complete an Expression of Interest Form (EOI)

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