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Attention: News Editors

The Ministry of the Arts & Multiculturalism launches Music School in the Pan Yards and Pan Camps 2012

Young, budding musicians, and other youth with even a flicker of interest, can start gearing up for the multi-faceted music education programmes to be hosted during the school vacation period and beyond, by the Ministry of the Arts and Multiculturalism.

The Music School in the Pan Yards and Pan Camps are two programmes which will be launched formally by the Honourable Minister of the Arts and Multiculturalism, Winston ‘Gypsy’ Peters this Saturday, June 16 at the Exodus Pan Yard in Tunapuna.

The Ministry is of the view that creativity and innovation are the results of any well thought-out and executed arts education initiative; as such, young people between the ages of 15 to 25 can expect to be fully exposed to tuition that draws out their potential, while providing opportunities to increase their personal, socially-useful  and even commercially viable talent.

The overarching aims of the Pan Camps (which is in its second year) and the Music School in the Pan Yard programmes focused on teaching, developing and enhancing instrument performance skills and theoretical knowledge.

In taking it a step further with a view to implementing a more holistic initiative, this year the Ministry has included mentorship on the course outline. Aptly titled ‘Artiste-in-Residence’, this facet of the programme will ensure that master musicians and individuals considered as icons with a record of music success share their knowledge with the young participants.

This specially tailored inclusion in this year’s roll out will facilitate the bridging of gaps between emerging musicians and experienced performers as the latter group guides and motivates the youth.
Members of the public and interested parties can find more information about both the Music School in Pan Yards and Pan Camps programmes at XXXXXX XXXXXX

All young people are reminded that they can take advantage of programmes of this nature to position themselves for success in the future.

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The Communications Unit – 624-5923