Become a mentor

Mentoring is an important part of our vocational music training programme. We are looking for music mentors to support young Cambodian artists in their journey. 

The mentorship programme connects Cambodian youth and international music industry professionals for a skills and cross-cultural exchange. This is to improve knowledge and understanding, encourage collaboration and broaden insights in to professional pathways for emerging artists.

We are currently in the first phase of matching Cambodian musicians with international music industry mentors.

What you should know about mentoring

The Programme. 
This will be conducted over a ten day residency in Phnom Penh, in 24 October – November 2nd 2018. We are looking for established musicians who would like to share their expertise by joining The Sound Initiative mentoring scheme.

This will give visiting musicians the opportunity to:

· Exchange knowledge with young professionals working in an emerging music industry
· Create new music with young Khmer musicians
· Bring fresh understanding into musical work and gain experience mentoring in a cross-cultural environment  
·  Gain insight into a new music culture

The programme will include facilitating:

· Group sessions with up to ten Cambodian musicians aged between 18- 25
· 1:1 personalised mentorship meetings
· 1.5h masterclass on specialised topics (open to public)
· Performance of new music created during the programme

TSI Participant Profiles
Age range: Youth (18-25 years old) 

Musical backgrounds:
-                Performers: Rappers, Singer/Songwriters, Producers
-                Producers using: FL Studio, Logic, Pro Yools, Cubase, Ableton
-                Genre: Hip-hop, Pop, EDM, Rock
-                Instruments: guitar, piano, traditional Khmer instruments, digital technology
-                Education: informal music learning, including online resources (primarily YouTube)
-                Experience: varies from one - three years in self-teaching/creating/performing music part time

Mentor Application considerations

1. An experienced musician and performer, who has worked in an educational/mentoring context
2.  A musician with varied experience of music-making/performing, working with a range of age groups and familiar with a wide range of learning styles
3.   A musician who is confident at speaking in public
4. Relevant professional work experience in youth development or supporting emerging talent
5. Skills needed in one or more: performance, songwriting, production and/or technological skill. Musicians also with a background in pop/rock, hip hop, electronic/digital, production, sound design, beat-making.
6. Able to commit to ten days in Cambodia [expenses covered]. 


For more information...