Future musical role models

The regeneration of young musicians is under threat. With the support of Signatur Foundation Sweden, the UTOM think tank (UTOM stands for “Young minds for music”) will in 2023 launch initiatives to strengthen the chain of education and training necessary for a vibrant regrowth in the next generation of musicians. In this pilot project, recent graduates from Swedish music degree programs will act as role models to push younger musicians forward and provide them with something to aim for.

Inspirational meeting with mentors

In the “Future Musical Role Models” project, UTOM visit institutions for music education across Sweden and create opportunities for children and young people to meet and engage in music-making with slightly older musical role models. Through the encounter, they find inspiration for a potential future in professional music and they gain a greater understanding of collective practice. UTOM members will in turn act as mentors and role models for the newly graduated musicians.

About UTOM

The UTOM think tank is an independent network that aims to capitalise on the ideas, potential and voices of young people working professionally in Swedish music. In UTOM, music personalities from all genres meet, develop, network and work together towards the inclusive, challenging, tolerant and bold cultural life of the future.

UTOM’s parent organisation is the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. Read more about UTOM on their own website: https://www.ungatankarommusik.se/


See a documentary about and by UTOM (in Swedish)