The WIRED project aims to inspire and educate the next generation of women working with music technology, giving them new skills, experience and enjoyment in music.
Engaging with children and young people through a series of outreach workshops, music technology clubs and placement opportunities across Yorkshire, the project aims to raise their confidence and help them to identify with the music and sound technology profession.
Martin Briggs, Head of Music, says of the project: “Leeds Beckett University is proud to support this initiative to inspire the next generation of women working with music technology. We look forward to hosting WIRED music technology workshop activities at our extensive sound tech labs and studio facilities here on campus.”
Sue Miller, Reader in Music adds: “The WIRED project could not be more timely with today’s growing awareness of the importance of representation and gender equality. The music technology club will introduce girls and young women to a wide range of music practices and technical skills and provide industry placement and mentoring opportunities to boot.
“Whether it be DJing, sound recording, coding, computer-based work or innovative ways to incorporate technology with live performance, this is an amazing opportunity to get involved with and one which the music department at Leeds Beckett University fully supports.”