Canadian Songwriting Competition opens October 1

Music Yukon members and other Canadian songwriters are invited to enter the second annual Canadian Songwriting Competition. The competition will launch on October 1, 2017, with discounted early bird pricing (early bird pricing ends October 31). This year’s competition will be bigger and better, with a new cash prize of $10,000, and over $40,000 in prizes to be won! Judges include Joel Plaskett, Sam Roberts, Alan Doyle, Cadence Weapon, and industry tastemakers in A&R, radio, festival programming, publishing and more. CSC is also thrilled to partner with SickKids Foundation to help raise funds for in-hospital music programming. To access a special entry fee discount [...]

2017-09-28T12:35:15+00:00 0 Comments

Call for Judges: Juno Awards

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) will be honouring the best in Canadian music from March 19 - March 25, 2018, live from Vancouver, BC. Make your mark and support artists within your community by sharing your expertise with the industry and signing up to be a judge for the 2018 JUNO Awards! Judges will be balanced geographically to represent all major markets across the country. The first round judging will open on December 8, 2017 and close on January 4, 2018. Following the Nominee Press Conference, the second round of voting will take place February 9, [...]

2017-09-28T12:27:09+00:00 0 Comments

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 with copy to 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:

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

Call for Applications: Jenni House Artist Residency

DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 Apply here: 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 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

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

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