NMS Day 2014

Published by: New Music Scotland
About: New Music Scotland

This event, which coincides with the NMS AGM, is a chance for anyone with an interest in Scotland’s new music scene to come together and share opportunities, suggest ideas, discuss problems, and to meet with performers, composers, promoters and producers from across Scotland and beyond. It is free to attend. To reserve your place, simply email

We are delighted to welcome Graham McKenzie, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, as our Guest Speaker for the event. Graham will be speaking at the opening session on new music in Scotland and the international market.

We will also be welcoming Susanna Eastburn, Chief Executive of Sound & Music, and Clare Hewitt, Development Officer at Creative Scotland, to join our afternoon discussion panel on opportunities and funding for new music in Scotland.

As well as giving everyone networking time, there will also be an update on recent NMS activity, including the new music mapping project. If you are interested in joining the NMS Board, please let us know, as there will be the opportuntity to do so at the AGM.


10.30-11.00: Arrival, coffee and networking

11.00-11.15: Introductions

11.15-12.00: Discussion Session:
New music in Scotland and the international market with speaker: Graham McKenzie(Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival)

12.00-13.00: AGM13.00-14.30:Lunch and networking

14.30-15.30: New Music Opportunities round-table discussion
Chair: John Harris
With Susanna Eastburn (Sound & Music)
Clare Hewitt (Creative Scotland)

15.30-16.00: Coffee Break

16.00-17.00: Report on NMS mapping activity, website and peer-to-peer composers course


For more information on how to get to the RCS, please visit their website here.


We very much look forward to seeing you there.

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