SaskMusic is hosting a monthly, collaborative songwriting series in Regina and Saskatoon for our members. This ‘event’ is facilitated one Sunday per month. 3-4 songwriters per city are matched together for a 2-3 hour co-writing session. We are looking for interest from songwriters with interests in all different genres and at various skill levels. We provide a comfy space, snacks and beverages, and a facilitator; you bring the creativity and an open mind!
The goal is for writers to try writing with people they may not have approached on their own, to build new relationships, gain experience in collaborating and co-writing, and generally advance their craft by stretching themselves in new ways.
For those who participated in our past Master Classes, songwriting challenges, or Nashville writing rooms, it’s a similar idea. We are open to doing this in any locations around Sask where there is enough interest shown.
Songwriting Master Class 2019
SaskMusic is in the planning stages for our fifth Master Class, which we anticipate taking place February/March 2019 in or around Regina. This will be a retreat-style workshop and co-writing weekend for intermediate to advanced songwriters with leading international songwriting teachers. Stay tuned!
There are currently two groups in the province that are operating in affiliation with the Songwriters Association of Canada (SAC).
Hosted by local singer/songwriters, these groups are a great way to connect more intimately with other songwriters in the community. The time is usually spent working on songwriting skills together and sometimes sharing a song or two. At some dates, a guest songwriter attends to chat about specific topics related to songwriting.
All genres and skill levels are welcome to attend these free events!
Regina Regional Songwriters' Group (Regina Songwriters)
Coordinators: Wanda Gronhovd and Scott Anthony Andrews
Meetings: Production Studios, SaskMusic, 1831 College Avenue, 3rd Floor, Regina
Every 3rd Thursday of the month at 7pm - Upcoming meetings May 17 and June 21 2018.
The group usually breaks for summer; check their Facebook page to confirm.
Coordinators Michael Lander and Jay Semko
Meetings: Studio XII Music & Dance Co., 9-1025 Boychuk Drive, Saskatoon
Every 1st Sunday of the month at 1pm - please check Facebook page to confirm next date.
Be sure to check out our calendar for songwriter concerts, workshops and other events.
Songwriting competitions and other opportunities for songwriters can be found in our Sound Opps area.