July 15-19 CREATE
July 22-26 COLLABORATE
Sign up for one week or both!
Give voice to the songs that are already inside of you, in a positive environment, with like-minded creative spirits. Revel in the luxury of a quiet songwriting space, just for you and your ideas. Enjoy daily opportunities to perform and receive valuable feedback on your singing and playing, lyric and music writing, and stage presence.
Your songwriting sherpas will guide you through the landscape that all performer-songwriters need to navigate, including finding your muse, pulling a song together, and performing it effectively. Through hands-on creative activity and lively brainstorming sessions, you’ll gain useful insights into establishing and sustaining your songwriting routine.
In CREATE (with Megan, Elise, Lynn, and Ian), you will befriend your artistic self and learn to nurture your inspiration’s wellspring. You’ll finish the week with at least one brand new song, and the chance to perform it after plenty of coaching and encouragement from seasoned performer-songwriters, who will help you identify and draw upon your strengths. Whether you are working on your first song or you are a pre-professional singer-songwriter, your creative spark will ignite in this supportive environment.
In COLLABORATE (with Elise, Megan, Al, and Shelley), working in duos with another participant (or sign up with a friend!) you’ll perform a 3-song showcase set. Throughout the week you’ll rehearse together on an original song you each bring to share, and you’ll write a new song together as a songwriting team. You’ll learn more about chords, song forms and arranging, and accompanying yourself on your instrument and joining in with others. And you’ll get lots of immediate feedback and tips from our instructors to guide you forward in your songwriting practice.
We supply: music paper, music folder, overnight instrument lock up, piano, t-shirt, inspiration, and creative space.
What to bring: your instrument(s) other than piano, your lunch (or signed permission to leave the premises and purchase lunch nearby), snacks, refillable water bottle, towel or yoga mat, notebook, pencil & eraser, your creative mind!
For teens and adults age 15-115.
Enrollment is limited to 10 participants for CREATE, and 14 participants for COLLABORATE.
Music camp begins at 9 AM and ends each day at 4 PM, except for the Friday which closes with an evening concert at Vimy Brewery where we will present our material. Be sure to invite your family and friends! Concert begins at 7 PM at Vimy Brewery, 1-145 Loretta Avenue North (just behind the Alcorn Music Studios building) http://www.vimybrewing.ca/
Cell phone use and texting by campers is strongly discouraged during teaching hours.
Ottawa Singer-Songwriter Camp is a scent-free environment.
Register with payment in full by Friday July 12, or until camp fills, whichever occurs first. Payment is due at time of registration. Payment is non-refundable.
Now – thru May 15 – $500
Later – May 16 until full – $550 (no t-shirt after June 21)
Cheques payable to: Alcorn Music Studios.
Credit payments are accepted by phone.
Credit/debit/cheque/cash are accepted in-house.
E-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org
Camps have limited space.