Yukon Women in Music: Music and technical workshops on March 24

YWIM (Yukon Women in Music) presents two performance workshops for vocalists and musicians, and a technical workshop on Saturday, March 24, at the United Church!!!  Our accompanying musicians will be Danette Readman, Brigitte Desjardins and Rob Bergman. Instructors will be Fawn Fritzen, Calla Paleczny, Olivier de Colombel and one more TBA. Please email Barbara at bcyukon@mac.com to reserve your spot. Men are welcome as well as women!   Once reserved, you can pay online: https://ywim.ca/products with PayPal OR send e-transfer to: yukonwomeninmusic@gmail.com  $35 for YWIM members  ~   $45 for non-members YWIM presents: Sound Class with Marshall Charlebois!  Learn how to set up a basic PA and get a hands-on opportunity to work [...]

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TD Jazz Youth Summit: June 24 – July 1, 2018

June 24th - July 1st, 2018 Application Deadline: April 23, 2018 The TD Jazz Youth Summit is an all-expenses paid program for young musicians from across Canada.The selected nine piece band (rhythm section + 4 or 5 horns/melody-instruments/voice) is directed by Jim Lewis (University of Toronto) and is one of the strongest programs in the country. The band holds rehearsals every day, and performs twice on the main stage as well as other performance opportunities such as TV appearances. This fantastic opportunity allows for exposure to different styles of music, collaboration, personal development through improvising, composition, and group interaction.With multiple [...]

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Winnipeg Folk Festival: Stingray Young Performers Program

Now in its 19th year, the Winnipeg Folk Festival is pleased to once again present the Stingray Young Performers Program. Open to emerging musicians ages 14-24. This training and performance program offers a day of workshops and mentoring with professional musicians hired to perform at this year’s festival. Participants also have the opportunity to perform on stage to the Festival audience. It’s a chance to interact and exchange ideas with young musicians with the same musical interests and we hope those who take part will come away inspired to pursue a future in music. WHO: Musicians – singer/songwriters, bands, vocalists & [...]

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Arts in the Park 2018: Call for Performers & Visual Artists

Arts in the Park is now accepting applications for its 22nd season! Arts in the Park puts on daily performances and visual art demonstrations that take place every weekday at LePage Park for 11 weeks starting May 22nd, 2018. The deadline for applications is April 6, 2018. Musicians and bands of all genres, storytellers, dancers, children’s performers, theatre and circus artists and any other type of performance artists are encouraged to apply to take part in the 2018 edition of Arts in the Park! We welcome applications from both emerging and established artists. Visual artists of all mediums are welcome to [...]

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Guitar Workshop Series

Starting March 24th in Grace Space above Baked Cafe. All workshops are 90 minutes. Just bring yourself and your guitar! Introduction to Guitar: Saturday March 24th- 5:30pm-7pm- $60 Designed for absolute beginners to get started with the basics. Learn how to tune the guitar, how to play 3 easy chords, 2 simple strumming patterns, and how to read chord diagrams. Reading Music for Guitar: Saturday April 7th- 5:30pm-7pm- $60 Learn how to read & write guitar tablature, and get some practice reading in a fun group environment. Also learn how to recognize notes in standard musical notation and where to find them [...]

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BreakOut West: Showcase submissions due March 21

The BreakOut West Showcase Festival features a multi-genre line-up of over 50 of western Canada’s best emerging and established artists showcasing at multiple venues throughout the host city. This year, BreakOut West will be in Kelowna, BC from October 10 - 14, 2018. Applicants must be residents of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, the Yukon and/or the Northwest Territories, for at least six months between January 1, 2017 and March 21, 2018. It is recommended nominees, and those submitting, be a member of a Western Canadian Music Industry Association but is not required. Upon acceptance, the MIA’s will be contacted to [...]

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YWIM presents: A Chart Writing Class with Annie Avery

Learn how to write a chart so that you can easily work with a band. This is for those who want to learn how to give their song to a band and have them be able to play it. It is in part for preparation for doing the YWIM workshops that will be held at the end of March. Stay tuned for these! Annie Avery is a long time pianist and teacher of music who has taught this class for 5 years. She is a writer of many charts and can instruct you on how to do it. This does [...]

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Banff Musicians in Residence: Fall and Winter Programs

The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is offering self-directed residencies for musicians of all genres, providing space and focused time to concentrate on artistic development while working on projects that can be either individually or group/ensemble based. Check out these upcoming Fall and Winter programs: Early Fall 2018: September 17 - October 26 Application deadline: April 11, 2018 Late Fall 2018: November 5 - December 14 Application deadline: April 25, 2018 Winter 2019: January 7 - February 8 Application deadline: May 9, 2018 View all Banff residencies

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8 Yukon artists showcased at CBC Searchlight 2018

14 talented artists from across the North have submitted entries to Searchlight 2018, including Yukoners Local Boy, Lele, Calla Kinglit, Cud Eastbound, Claire Ness, Thorin Loeks, Kevin McLachlan, and Joey O'Neil. Check out all the Northern entries here and vote for your favourites across Canada!

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Brandon Isaak nominated for Juno Award

Brandon Isaak, born and raised in Whitehorse, Yukon, is nominated for a Juno Award for Blues Album of the Year. The record was recorded in Whitehorse by Chris Isaak with Brandon, Kenny Wayne and Tim Williams. For more info, visit: https://brandonisaak1.bandcamp.com/album/big-city-back-country-blues www.brandonisaak.ca

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