THIS is the time when pop musicians such as Justin Bieber and Katy Perry experience soaring success.
However, a brass trio comprised of young women from the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) in Melbourne said many youths still have a strong interest in more traditional forms of music.
"I think it [the interest] has always been there," the trio's French horn player Rebecca Luton said.
"When you're not involved in it, you don't realise there is a huge culture.
"But when you are involved, you realise there is so much competition.
"We think it's cool, we think it's awesome."
The brass trio are the current artists in residence at Four Winds in Barragga Bay and came to the Far South Coast to spend a couple of weeks undertaking professional development and giving performances.
The women, who are in their 20s and in their first year at ANAM, formed the trio just for their residency, which will make their final concert at the Four Winds site on October 17 a very special event.
Each followed a different path to their instrument and has had different achievements in their careers – one has even performed at an Anzac service at Gallipoli.
Ms Luton, from Brisbane, began playing French horn in primary school and said she had inspiring teachers that led her to studying music at university in Queensland.
But I just got this feeling that it was not all about me. It was about something much bigger and I was just a small part of it.Sarah Henderson
The parents of trombonist Amanda Tillett, who is from Adelaide, both played the instrument so she was always around it.
"I don't remember a time that I wanted to play it too, but also I can't remember a time when I didn't want to do it either," she said.
There was also never a definable moment when Sarah Henderson, of Wellington in New Zealand, knew she wanted to play the trumpet.
"There wasn't some sort of amazing epiphany moment thinking I've got to play trumpet, it just sort of happened," she said.
Last year, Ms Henderson travelled to Gallipoli, Turkey, and performed the Last Post on a bugle for the Anzac dawn service.
Before she played, she felt the pressure of thousands of people watching her.
"But I just got this feeling that it was not all about me," Ms Henderson said.
"It was about something much bigger and I was just a small part of it."
For their final concert, titled Brass Banter, the trio will perform chamber music and talk about their experiences as musicians with the audience.
The music is a little unusual to what the trio is used to, as there are so few pieces available for their arrangement of instruments
"I think it will be quite different to what people are used to," Ms Tillett said.
The ANAM Brass Trio will hold a concert at the Windsong Pavillion at Four Winds, Barragga Bay on October 17 from 3-5pm.
Tickets are $20 for adults with under 18s free.