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EMERGENCE

is a mentoring program for young women and female-identified singers and musicians from the varied cultures of Vancouver BC Canada, taking place May 3 – 5, 2019
Minimum age 16  •  Registration limited to 25 participants 

 
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ABOUT

Want a career in music?
Looking to perform something new?
Want to know how to get your music known?

Whether you play the Persian santur, the Chinese erhu, sing ghazal, or are blending all three with hip-hop, this workshop is for you. This intensive weekend workshop includes what you need to launch and further a successful career, including: 
networking • getting gigs • showcasing • funding • promotion • stage presence • merchandising • 1-on-1 mentoring

Take the next step in your career:
booking your first performance • recording your next album

This workshop will be invaluable!

In addition to the Emergence Mentorship workshops
(limited to 25 participants — Application form below) 
there are two events that are open to the public.
Have a look at the Schedule for more details!

MENTORS

SANDY SCOFIELD

Sandy Scofield is a multi-award winning composer, musician and singer. A Métis from the Saulteaux and Cree Nations, she hails from four generations of fiddlers, singers and musicians.

Her musical palette ranges from rock, blues, Cajun, and a cappella First Nations ensembles, to composing for theatre, dance, film, television, and the Vancouver Winter Olympics.

She has toured to prestigious festivals on five continents including the Rainforest World Music Festival in Borneo. She has won five Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards, a Canadian Folk Music Award, an Indian Summer Music Award (U.S.A.), a Western Canadian Music Award and received three consecutive Juno nominations.

She has studied classical, jazz, African, Indonesian gamelan and electro-acoustic music with influences from a host of other musical cultures.

Sandy Scofield has been actively mentoring young artists for numerous years.

MEI HAN

Mei Han is one of the world’s foremost performers and scholars on the Chinese long zither, the zheng.

Taking the top zheng position in China at the age of eighteen, she has boldly taken the zheng into a multitude of new genres of World Music, New Music, electro-acoustic music, free improvisation, and real time interactive performances.

She has helped develop new repertoires of cross-cultural compositions for the zheng and western instruments.

Dr. Han tours internationally, performing with symphony orchestras, string quartets, chamber ensembles, and her Chinese plucked string quartet Red Chamber.

Mei earned her Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology at the University of British Columbia, Canada. She is now Associate Professor at Middle Tennessee State University and the founding Director of the Center for Chinese Music and Culture at MTSU, on the outskirts of Nashville.

She contributed the zheng entry for the New Grove dictionary of Music and Musicians, and entries for the zheng and other Chinese instruments for the Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments.

In addition to teaching, Mei continues to perform traditional Chinese and cross-cultural contemporary music internationally.

KRYSTLE DOS SANTOS

An award winning vocalist, Krystle Dos Santos is known for her powerful voice and her infectious warmth. Crossing genres she combines soul with jazz, pop, funk, and blues into her own unique expression, while seamlessly moving between each style with total command.

Dos Santos, a graduate of the Canadian College of the Performing Arts, released her debut award-winning album in 2008, and her 4th studio album is due early 2019. Krystle performs regularly in Vancouver (with The Lovemakers), Edmonton (with The Black Mambas) and across Canada.

In addition to her music career, her developed sense of performance and stagecraft have launched her into a successful modeling and TV acting career.

Whether as a solo artist, fronting a band, or being in front of the camera, Dos Santos exudes confidence, poise and power. She is a dynamic performer and artist always a step ahead of the crowd.

 

DEIRDRE MORGAN

Virtuoso and scholar, Deirdre has been a powerful force in the revival of jews harp internationally.

Through her international research, performances, lectures, and conferences she has brought this ancient instrument to a new generation worldwide. Although treated as a novelty instrument in the west, the jews harp has a centuries old tradition as a voice of what is traditionally unheard, from the emotional to the spirit world.

Dr. Morgan is an important figure in the research, preservation and contemporization of the jews harp within the international music and scholarly community. Dr. Morgan holds a Ph.D in Ethnomusicology from SOAS, University of London (2017), an M.A. in Ethnomusicology (UBC 2008), and a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies (UBC 2006).

She is currently a sessional lecturer in music at Simon Fraser University and Vancouver Community College. She also works in gender studies inside and outside of the music community.

SCHEDULE  •  MAY 3 – 5  •  2019

 FRI 03

KINDLY NOTE

EVENT IS FULL

8:00 – 10:00 PM

WOMEN ON MUSIC:

FOUR VOICES

(PUBLIC EVENT)

Vancouver Community
College Theatre

1155 East Broadway, Vancouver

Four powerful woman performers
from four diffuse musical worlds
lead an interactive roundtable discussion on music, art and life, with
Chinese zheng innovator Dr. Mei Han, profound First Nations vocalist Sandy Scofield, soulful R&B artist and actor Krystle Dos Santos, and guimbarde visionary Dr. Deidre Morgan.

Full

SAT 04

10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

EMERGENCE MENTORSHIP

PROGRAM EVENTS

(REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS ONLY)

Roundhouse Community Centre

181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver

3:00 – 4:00 PM

SHARI ULRICH
IN DISCUSSION

WITH CBC'S SHERYL MacKAY

(PUBLIC EVENT)

Roundhouse Community Centre

181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver

Free

SUN 05

10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

EMERGENCE MENTORSHIP

PROGRAM EVENTS

(REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS ONLY)

Roundhouse Community Centre

181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver

 
 
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