SaskMusic is hosting a monthly, collaborative songwriting series in Regina and Saskatoon for our members. It’s been an idea that’s been floating around since we received such an overwhelmingly positive response to our last Songwriting Masterclass.
This ‘event’ will be facilitated one Sunday per month. 3-4 songwriters per city will be matched together for a 2-3 hour co-writing session. We hope to get interest from songwriters with interests in all different genres and at various skill levels. We’ll provide a comfy space, snacks and beverages, and a facilitator; you bring the creativity and an open mind!
The goal will be 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 past master classes, songwriting challenges, or Nashville writing rooms, it’s a similar idea. We are open to doing this in any locations that there is enough interest shown.
Songwriting Master Class 2018
SaskMusic is in the planning stages for our next fifth Mater Class, which we anticipate taking place February/March 2018. This will be a retreat-style workshop and co-writing weekend for intermediate to advanced songwriters with 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 songwriter.
All genres and skill levels are welcome to attend.
Coordinators: Wanda Gronhovd and Scott Anthony Andrews
Meetings: Production Studios, SaskMusic, 1831 College Avenue, 3rd Floor, Regina
No meetings July and August 2017, resuming 7pm on September 21, October 19, November 16 and December 14.
Coordinator: 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 for next date.
Space is limited; visit https://www.facebook.com/saskatoonsongwriters to register/for more info.
Be sure to check out our calendar for songwriter concerts, workshops and other events.
Songwriting competitions and other opportunities can be found in our Sound Opps area.