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World-class session bassist and educator announced for April Monthly Meet-up Session

We are excited to announce our next Monthly Meet-up on Thursday 18th April at 7pm, featuring headline guest Ciara Moser. Ciara is a session bassist, composer, and educator with a mission to inspire through music, break barriers, and show the world that disabilities are not limitations.

This session will be of particular interest for aspiring artists and session musicians, although everyone is welcome. The Meet-up will take place on Zoom – register below.

A world-class instrumentalist, Ciara’s achievements already include winning a Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composers Award, alongside numerous other prestigious accomplishments. She has earned scholarships and residencies, participated in projects and workshops internationally, and gigged in countries across the world. 

Ciara has taught workshops at Berklee College of Music and also produces her own podcast titled “Blind, So What?” in which she talks about daily life as a blind person.

In this months meet up session, Ciara will be sharing her experience of:

  • Performing live, touring, and playing on recording sessions.
  • The process of writing and releasing her debut album, “Blind, So What?”.  
  • Taking the leap of faith to move abroad as a blind person. 
  • Her work as an educator at Berklee College of Music. 
  • Her advocacy work for disability in the music industry.

This will be a relaxed, informal discussion and audience participation is encouraged. We will be prioritising questions submitted in advance of the event, so we advise that you contact us with any questions you may have so that we can ensure that they are included in the discussion. We hope that there will also be time for Q&A, so that you have the opportunity to ask any questions that may occur to you during the session.

Please note that this session will be recorded and published on podcasting platforms, so if you contribute during the session, you are consenting to appearing in the recording. This session is open to all ages, but we advise that children or young people wishing to attend the session should be accompanied by an adult.

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About the Meet-up Sessions

Sound Without Sight is a community-led initiative, which collates and commissions resources to support blind and partially sighted musicians, audio engineers, voiceover artists, and other industry professionals to thrive. We want Sound Without Sight to grow into a thriving community that showcases the work of blind and partially sighted creatives, and how they navigated the industry to find themselves in their current role. 

Starting in February 2024, we will be curating monthly virtual Meet-up Sessions, which will bring together established professionals, community members who are just starting out, and everybody in between, creating a space to share knowledge, solutions, and tips for success. 

The sessions will be open, informal, and supportive – we hope that all attendees will feel comfortable to ask questions as well as share advice. Please sign up via the link at the end of this page, as spaces are limited.

How will the Meet-ups be structured?

  1. Each session will begin with a live interview between a headline guest speaker or panel and members of the Sound Without Sight team. The host will ask curated questions, including relevant ones submitted in advance by the community. 
  2. We will then open up to questions and discussion between attendees, which could be about anything related to music or audio. 
  3. Finally, we will round off the session by playing out audio submissions and sharing updates from community members. Got a new release coming out? Tried something new or achieved something that you’d like to share? Let us know at least a week before the session and we’ll carve out time to shout about it!

When and where?

Third Thursday of the month, 7:00pm UK time. Sessions will take place on Zoom and last around an hour, followed by some open Q&A time.

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