Apply Now for Yukon Girls Rock Camp Whitehorse: Campers & Staff

The 1st annual Yukon Girls Rock Camp WH is August 6-11th, 2018 in Whitehorse, Yukon. After 4 years of magical summers at YGRC in Dawson City, we are working on a new project, with local partners Something Shows, to bring you: YGRC WH! In our 6-day summer camp, participants learn an instrument, form a band, write a song and rock out on stage. In addition to music and band practices campers will talk about growing up in the North, gender issues, media literacy, and positive self-expression. They’ll also learn how to make their world an awesome place to live through community activism. Camper applications [...]

2018-06-25T12:13:37-07:000 Comments

Keno City Music, Art & Lit Workshop: June 18 – 25

Come spend a week of peaceful, fun, resourceful, creative time in Keno City, Yukon. Make new friends or keep to yourself. Pay what you can afford! Evening activities and open mics will bring people together with the community of Keno to enjoy artistic creations and musical performances and readings from Artists in Residence and the general public, including tourists and other artists who may drop in. Some evenings will be around campfires, other evenings will be more festival-like and take place inside various venues around Keno including Keno Hotel and the Sourdough Roadhouse. The various workshops offer dedicated time and space during [...]

2018-06-08T11:04:03-07:000 Comments

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 to reserve your spot. Men are welcome as well as women!   Once reserved, you can pay online: with PayPal OR send e-transfer to:  $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 [...]

2018-03-22T12:32:54-07:000 Comments

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 [...]

2018-03-15T09:48:43-07:000 Comments

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 [...]

2018-03-15T09:47:19-07:000 Comments

Songwriting Circle: Skye Wallace, Jim Bryson, Rob Dickson

A mega-partnership of Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (KIAC), Dawson City Music Festival, Music Yukon, Available Light Film Festival 2018, and the North Klondyke Highway Music Society is pleased to present an informal songwriting circle with 3 great Canadian musicians. Join us for a very special songwriting circle workshop at the KIAC Ballroom Sat, Feb 3rd at 4pm hosted DCMF songwriter-in-residence Skye Wallace, Jim Bryson / Fixed Hinge Recording, and Rob Dickson. This event is free and open to all ages and presents an opportunity to discuss the practice of songwriting with three experienced writers. In addition to the songwriting workshop, Music Yukon will also be [...]

2018-02-01T11:23:23-08:000 Comments

Drum lessons with Brigitte Desjardins

All ages Available in French and English 867.334.7661 Brigitte Desjardins started being a percussionist at 11 years old and grew up in a very musical family. Since then, she’s been involved in many different musical styles; folk, classical, rock, blues, jazz, old-time, cajun... Playing drums has always been her main focus growing up. Throughout her life, she has always been dedicated to her craft as a percussionist and since she moved to the Yukon, she strives to take her musical's skills further. To just name a few of her involvements; She received the Advanced Artist Award from the Yukon [...]

2018-01-04T10:25:10-08:000 Comments

PASSPORT: Music Export Summit

PASSPORT: Music Export Summit provides international trade and export market development training for export-ready Canadian artists, artist managers, and music entrepreneurs. The project will provide participants with market intelligence, business skills, and information to develop export markets and increase international trade. This intensive training program will help artists and managers understand the challenges and opportunities of global music releases. Deadline for submissions: December 15, 2017. Apply at Participants must be available to participate in one of the following events: Music Export Summit West – Winnipeg – February 21 - 25, 2018 Music Export Summit Indigenous – Winnipeg – February 21 - 25, 2018  [...]

2017-12-04T15:20:01-08:000 Comments

Workshop: Shooting Live Music

When: Sat. December 2 from 10am to 6pm Sun. December 3 from 12pm to 4pm Where: Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre Dec. 2nd - Multi-Purpose Room Dec. 3rd - Classroom A Are you a musician interested in learning video and audio recording skills? Are you a filmmaker interested in the ins-and-outs of creating music videos? Join us in this workshop and learn everything you need to know about making a live music video. In the morning on the first day of this hands-on workshop, Whitehorse-based filmmaker and musician Brett Elliot will introduce the concept and process of creating videos of live music performances. In the [...]

2017-12-04T15:22:26-08:000 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.

2017-09-18T13:52:09-07:000 Comments
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