When a student has attended private lessons with us for over three years, performed regularly on our event circuit and is starting to really hone their skills as a musician and performer, we give them the opportunity to extend to the next level…. We develop them from a student into an artist.
Our Limelight Artists spend the bulk of the year working towards the end of year Limelight Artist Showcase. This is where each artist has the opportunity to perform a full 30 minute set of songs (including at least one original number) completely live, in a public venue. Performing a full set of songs gives the artists a chance to experience settling in on stage, conversing with the crowd between songs and performing for longer than 5 minutes at a time.
Over the course of the year, we work with our Limelight Artists to…
Being ‘crowned’ as a Limelight Artist is a huge honour among our students. They are publicly presented and promoted within the Freedom Community as role models and as something that other students can aspire to.
Our Limelight Artists are also the first students asked to represent us at public events such as Festivals, Fetes, Shopping Centres, Charity Dinners and Community Events.
Once a student becomes a Limelight Artist, they will stay as a Limelight Artist throughout their time here at Freedom. Each year they work towards developing their set, writing more and more originals and establishing them as an independent artist. Eventually, they will have the skills and confidence to drive your own career when they choose to finish with us.