Registration open for Vocal Jazz Intensive Workshops

Jazz Yukon is pleased to present Vocal Jazz Intensive Workshops with Vancouver's jazz vocalist and recording artist Karin Plato. These will take place from October 30 - November 6. Topics include: Vocal Jazz Master Class, Introductory Foundations of Vocal Jazz Workshop, Special Topic Sessions, Intermediate Foundations of Vocal Jazz Workshop, Potluck and Fun Performance Showcase. See attached PDF for more information. If interested in registering in one or more activities, please email Anne Turner at anne.turner@northwestel.net with copy to duncan.sinclair@jazzyukon.ca. THANKS to the Yukon Arts Operating Fund and Lotteries Yukon, along with the Yukon Arts Centre, Yukon Women in Music and MusicYukon for stepping up to support this Vocal Jazz Intensive.

2017-09-18T13:52:09+00:00 0 Comments

Call for Applications: DCMF Songwriter-in-Residence Program

APPLICATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 31 Now that our annual summer festival is over, we’re getting ready for our exciting annual winter programming! First up is the DCMF Songwriter in Residence program! Who would you like to see in Dawson for the month of January 2018? Share this with your favourite artists! It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity full of northern lights, dog sledding, community, and music of course! Find out more here: http://www.dcmf.com/songwriter-in-residence/

2017-09-18T13:46:57+00:00 0 Comments

Call for Applications: Jenni House Artist Residency

DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 Apply here: https://form.jotformpro.com/72266581244963 Professional and emerging artists from the Yukon, northern neighbours (Alaska, northern BC, Northwest Territories and Nunavut) and circumpolar countries are encouraged to apply. Jenni House is an ideal space for artistic collaboration and joint residency applications are accepted. Selected artists practicing in the fields of visual art, film and media, music, literary arts, spoken word and multi-disciplinary/multi-media will be awarded a one month residency, and an honouria of $500. An allowance towards travel, accommodation and subsistence will be offered if applicable. Monthly residencies are open to all practices. Currently accepting applications for the following months: [...]

2017-09-18T13:43:14+00:00 0 Comments

Call for Proposals: Community School Touring Program

On behalf of the Department of Education, the Community School Touring Program is pleased to announce that we are accepting proposals for the 2017-18 school year. All performers interested in touring Yukon community schools should either drop off their proposal at the Arts Underground/Yukon Art Society (located in the lower level of the Hougen Centre on Main Street) by Friday, Sept 29, 2017 or submit it to this address. Email communityschooltour@gmail.com or call Marlene Collins, 867-332-1904 for a complete copy of the proposal guidelines. Applications should include a description of the performance, a list of performers, destination and means of travel, as well as a detailed budget. [...]

2017-09-18T13:37:09+00:00 0 Comments

YWIM AGM – Friday, September 29

Did you know that Yukon Women in Music (YWIM) memberships run July 1-June 30 annually, and cost only $30? Did you know that our AGM is in September each year? This year it’s Friday, Sept. 29th at the Westmark Whitehorse, 5:30pm in the Bennett Post Room. Come early if you want to socialize ~ snacks provided. Your membership gives you many benefits: Opportunities to perform at various YWIM concerts and events Reduced rates on workshops and other developmental activities Opportunities to share your ideas about YWIM’s direction Opportunities to collaborate with and support other musicians in YWIM activities throughout the year Access to our network [...]

2017-09-18T09:50:26+00:00 0 Comments

Yukoner chosen for Polaris Prize Grand Jury

Congrats to Whitehorse's own Tara McCarthy on being selected as a Grand Jury member of this years Polaris Music Prize! The panel includes Brian Cleveland (CFMH), Francella Fiallos (CKDU), Erin Flynn (CHUO 89.1 FM), Vish Khanna (Kreative Kontrol), Nick Krewen (freelance), Erik Leijon (freelance), Tara McCarthy (CBC Radio One), Catherine Pogonat (Radio-Canada), Sandra Sperounes (Capital City Records), Laura Stanley (freelance) and Brad Wheeler (The Globe And Mail). Read more at exclaim.ca

2017-08-21T19:57:53+00:00 0 Comments

United Way Breakfast seeks volunteer musicians

The United Way Breakfast and Auction is approaching! Come hungry on September 29th, 2017 from 6:30am – 9:30am (that’s right, set that coffee-maker timer for EARLY) at the Coast High Country Convention Centre in Whitehorse. Last year’s breakfast has allowed the United Way to support Yukon based non-profits and organizations with over $100,000 in funding. As part of the drive for auction bidding, donations and overall syrup consumption during the event, we are hoping to have a few performers play for 30 min sets. If you are interested in helping out a great cause please contact Andrew Seymour at Andrew.Seymour@gov.yk.ca

2017-08-23T14:05:51+00:00 0 Comments

Folk Music Canada: Upcoming Opportunities

As part of its ongoing work to promote Canadian folk music to new export markets, Folk Music Canada is encouraging export-ready artists to apply for the two following opportunities. There is NO cost to apply to either showcase, but you MUST be a member of Folk Music Canada.  You can join Folk Music Canada here: http://folkmusiccanada.ca/join/ Folk Music Ontario  Once again in 2017, Folk Music Canada will be hosting private showcase at the 2017 Folk Music Ontario conference, taking place at the October 19-22, 2017, at the Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites in Mississauga, ON. DEADLINE: August 23, 2017 LINK TO APPLY: https://marcatoapp.com/forms/fmc/2017 NERFA (Northeastern Regional Folk [...]

2017-08-23T14:06:00+00:00 0 Comments

Call for Applications: Whitehorse Concerts Recital Series

After a successful inaugural season, Whitehorse Concerts’ Gallery Recital Series returns for a second season in 2017-2018.  Recitals will be hour-long Sunday matinees with the option for an intermission. Professional musicians, teachers, and advanced students are invited to apply! Please direct questions to Steve Gedrose, Whitehorse Concerts Manager, at steve@whitehorseconcerts.com, or Bryn Knight, Gallery Recital Series Coordinator, at jbrynk@hotmail.com. Deadline: September 6, 2017

2017-08-23T13:53:02+00:00 0 Comments