Where are they now? Meghan Owen

Years you were on YCP?                                                                           I was a student for a year, and then I was commissioned to write a piece in my first year of University once I had left the group!

Your favourite memory from YCP?                                           Having no limitations on what we could create. Being encouraged to think outside of the box (such as playing the strings inside the piano). And of course the biscuits during the break.

Where are you now?                                                                      Working as a journalist researcher for the BBC!

What is your most proud achievement so far?                     Making front page news on the BBC with my story about Beyonce and reporting on BBC2 – very surreal!     https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-49255131

What have you learnt about composing since leaving YCP?         You can pick it up whenever and it never feels unfamiliar. I compose in my spare time for fun, and it never feels like a chore!

What advice would you give to your younger self?                 Keep aiming high and working hard, but remember to be patient along the way! 

Did YCP help you on your path?                                                      YCP gave me something to talk about that not many other people could. It gave me skills in leadership and also working as part of a team. It was one of the first projects I did outside of school which introduced me to a new set of people!

What are you working on currently?                                                      I am currently working on The One Show film team and as a journalist researcher for Victoria Derbyshire at the BBC. I end up choosing a lot of music for the films we release, so there are some musical elements to my job! I also recently worked for BBC Music Day, filming Nile Rodgers at Abbey Road Studios!   


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