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20 Winning Schools Across the Nation Who Support Creative Talent

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 “Music deals with your feelings, your ability to communicate , your spirit and soul, and your identity. It’s deeply personal and can inspire you to be a more open, better version of yourself.”

Nicola Benedetti

“I’m really hoping music teachers all over the country will use Music Gateway’s NextGen to encourage young people with their instruments in school, and beyond – so music can enrich their lives as it has mine.”

Nicola Benedetti, World Renowned Violinist

It’s time to encourage creativity even further and let youth with talent thrive in the best way.

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What is the competition looking for?

We aren’t worried about how it’s produced or recorded, as long as we can hear the music and or performance loud and clear. We are looking for raw talent, something difference and exciting, whether it’s songwriting, vocals, a band or an instrumentalist. Our VIP judges are spread across all aspects of the creative industries and with their wealth of experience they’re sure to help us pick the right finalists.

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How can the schools benefit?

Every school, college and university that has 5 or more students / pupils who enter and submit music to the NextGen Competition will automatically qualify for our prize draw. There’s thousands of pounds of top branded equipment to be won. We understand that in order to keep encouraging creativity and bringing through musical talent it’s important to be able to offer the students and pupils the best equipment possible.

What’s next?

We understand you’re busy, so we’ve tried to make this as easy as possible to allow you to get on with what you need to do whilst encouraging your students to get involved in this creative opportunity. Everything you’ll need is in the information pack below.

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How do the students enter?

To enter their music, all they need to do is head to our submission landing page and put in their details including their school, college or university and upload their tracks – it’s that simple.

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Spread the Word

Let the world know you’ve got talent by sharing Music Gateway on Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and Instagram. Email your Head Teacher, colleagues, pupils and their parents about the competition.  Discuss with your students and help them formulate their ideas. We know you believe the children are our future, it’s just a case of teaching them well and letting them lead the way. They’ll be counting on you to help them take up this life-changing opportunity.

Closing date for Submissions is Midnight BST on 30th March 2018. If you’re not ready to submit your entry but want to get started on being even more creative and collaborative with industry professionals, get signed up to Music Gateway today to connect.

Quick Links
– I’m a student, how do I enter?
– I’m a teacher, what do I need to know?
– What can your School, College or University win?
– Prizes & Winners Packages
– Who are the VIP Judges
– FAQ / Rules
– Download Starter Pack
– Enter Your Music Here
– NextGen – Competition Terms

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