Canadian Songwriting Challenge 2019
The 2019 event happened in May in Saskatoon with a part 2 in July in Regina.
Subscribe to our e-release, or follow SaskMusic socials to get notices when applications are opening up for the 2020 Bell Canadian Songwriting Challenge / SaskMusic Master Class.
SaskMusic hosts a monthly, collaborative songwriting series in Regina and Saskatoon for our members. This ‘event’ is facilitated one Sunday per month (excluding summer months). 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.
**NOTE: CO-WRITING ROOMS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THE SUMMER. CHECK BACK IN FALL 2019 FOR THE NEW SCHEDULE.
Songwriting Groups Regina and Saskatoon
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
Enter through the west side doors to the building (off Hamilton St.). You can park in any unmarked spots in that parking lot directly west of the building.
On hiatus for the summer. Fall schedule:
- Thur Sept 19, 7pm: Welcome back! Bring a song, lyric or idea written in summer or on vacation
- Thur October 17, 7pm: Guest Artist Jared Robinson from Nebulus Entertainment (producer/musician/ videographer/graphic artist) will lead a chat, bring your questions!
- "Our Fall Songwriting Challenge will be during month of Oct 2019 (4 weeks) & include Saskatoon Songwriters"
- Thur November 21, 7pm: Share Songwriting Challenge Songs
- Thur December 12, 7pm: Holiday Songs…Share a song about the Season
See their Facebook page for more info.
Saskatoon Regional Songwriters' Group (Saskatoon Songwriters)
Coordinators Michael Lander and Jay Semko
Meetings: Studio XII Music & Dance Co., 9-1025 Boychuk Drive, Saskatoon
On hiatus for the summer, resuming Sunday September 8. (Every 1st Sunday of the month at 1pm)
Please check out the Saskatoon Songwriter FaceBook Page!
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.