THE SONGWRITING EXPERIENCE
Learn the key elements of songwriting
Network with songwriting peers and opportunities for co-writes
Learn about recording a demo and then create one!
How to promote your songwriting to the people that need to hear it
Opportunities for performance and performing tips
Meet experts from the music industry
Do you love writing songs? Would you like to be mentored by professionals in the music industry? Here is your chance...
The Write On! program is entering its second season after an extremely successful first round, with a 100% “Recommend to a friend” score, nine writers recording their song professionally which will be released on a podcast with CJSW and a completely SOLD OUT final concert. We have all made new friends, made some great music and supported and celebrated every participant.
Join Write On! for our 2nd Annual Songwriting Mentorship Program in collaboration with the Calgary Folk Club. The program runs from September 2022 through April 2023. Applications accepted through to Saturday, July 30, 2022 and successful applicants will be notified by August 15, 2022. This is an educational experience and not a songwriting competition, focused on inspiring songwriters to explore their craft and reach their full potential. Maximum15 students ages 14+ to Adult. This is a no-cost course with a refundable administration fee (terms apply).
Write On! facilitator - Nancy Laberge
Nancy Laberge is passionate about teaching songwriting, community building and believes in the power of song and future of all writers. Nancy is the founder of the Calgary Songsmiths, a local songwriting chapter, who meet monthly, offering a songwriting networking and open mic group event. Nancy is also the founder of Write On! The Songwriting Experience; an educational songwriting program that helps writers develop their craft and express their creative passion. Nancy has facilitated songwriting courses over the years, for example working with songwriting youth and one-on-one coaching with local songwriters. Nancy has produced three albums that have been played across radio stations, leads the Backyard Betties band who has played multiple festivals and events, has a film and tv publishing contract with Department 9 and a song featured in a pivotal documentary about women’s rights in Afghanistan - ”The Secret Marathon”.