Stingray Young Performers Program

Stingray Young Performers Program

Happening at the Winnipeg Folk Festival, July 11-14. 2019

Deadline: April 15, 2019

The Winnipeg Folk Festival is pleased to present the 20th Annual 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, followed by a chance to perform themselves at the Festival.

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 & instrumentalists aged 14 - 24

WHERE:
At the internationally acclaimed Winnipeg Folk Festival, July 11-14, 2019

WHEN:
Program dates: July 10-12, 2019

WHAT:   
An Unforgettable Musical Experience –

A learning and performance workshop, this program starts off with professional development classes and mentoring sessions and finishes at the Winnipeg Folk Festival site where participants will showcase on the Young Performers Stage. Enjoy the experience of a captive audience eager to discover new talent.

Past Mentors have included:
Afie Jurvanen (Bahamas), The Crooked Brothers, Jim Bryson, Joey Landreth, JD Edwards, Cara Luft, A’oife O’Donovan, Old Man Luedecke, Matt Epp, Grant Davidson (Slow Leaves), Matt Peters (Royal Canoe), Chad VanGaalen, Kim Barlow, Andy White, David Wax, Steve Dawson, Greg Macpherson, Ruth Moody & Heather Masse (Wailin’ Jenny’s), Amelia Curran, Tony Dekker (Great Lake Swimmers), Jill Barber, Sarah Lee Guthrie, Kinnie Starr,  John K Samson (Weakerthans), John Mann (Spirit of the West), Christine Fellows, Dave Bidini (Rheostatics),  Catherine MacLellan, Harrow Fair, Andrew White (Apostle of Hustle), Jason Collett, Carolyn Mark, Fred Penner and many more.

Information and applications can be found on the website (HERE) or contact program assistant at YPP@winnipegfolkfestival.ca.                                      Deadline to apply is April 15th, 2019

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