In 2019, Sounding the Feminists, with the generous sponsorship of IMRO, initiated a series of workshops for cis and trans women and non-binary people on how to make a place for themselves in music. Through a series of informal workshops on Creating Music, Performing Music, and Writing about Music, participants and experienced guest speakers discussed the realities of how a musical artist can and should interact with organisations to promote their work.
Here's a sampler from our Writing about Music workshop where some of our Guest Speakers, Niall Byrne, Melanie Lynch, Toner Quinn, Helen Shaw, and Danielle Sofer, tell us about their top tips for writing about music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JolP3vYW6x4 Videography by Jill Kenny.
STF would like to thank all guest speakers and participants for their invaluable contributions to these workshops, and to IMRO for sponsoring and hosting them. Watch this space as STF look forward to announcing further professional development opportunities in 2020!