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Emergence 2020

mentorship program for young women & female identified musicians & singers
12 - 14 Jun 2020 . Vancouver BC

  • Want a career in music?
  • Looking to perform
    something new?
  • Want to know how to
    get your music known?
  • Time to take the next step
    in your musical career!


Whether your music is R&B, Persian traditional, Ethiopian jazz, contemporary Chinese, ghazal, or all of them blended with hip hop, this workshop is for you.

Join us for a weekend of learning, bonding with like-minded individuals & 1-to-1 support from our panel of highly experienced mentors from a wide variety of backgrounds within the music industry:

  • networking
  • getting gigs
  • showcasing
  • funding
  • promotion
  • stage presence
  • merchandising
  • 1-to-1 mentoring


  • Mentor Sandy Scofield

    Sandy Scofield

    multi-award winning composer, musician & singer performing First Nations, Cajun, jazz, blues & pop

  • Mentor Krystle Dos Santos

    Krystle Dos Santos

    extraordinary blues, jazz & soul singer, bandleader & actress

  • Mentor Deirdre Morgan

    Deidre Morgan

    VCC instructor & jews harp visionary, with Ph.D in ethnomusicology

  • Mentor Bic Hoang

    Bic Hoang

    internationally touring
    composer & improviser on traditional Vietnamese instruments


  • booking shows
  • showcases
  • funding
  • promotion
  • stage craft
  • recording
  • merchandising
  • networking
and much more...
emergence 2020 is building on the powerful bonding experience of the inaugural 2019 event.

We've had rave reviews
from our participants!
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Kindly note the following:
  • Applicants must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Selection to this program is limited to 20 participants.
  • Application fee is required upon reciept of acceptance notice.
  • Adults $75 CAD
    Students $50 CAD
  • Some meals and snacks will be provided.
  • Fees are 50% refundable until 3 May 2020
  • Full and partial scholarships are available.
  • Request for scholarship to be made upon submission, to emergenceBC@gmail.com
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Emergence BC is administered by the Red Chamber Cultural Society — to assist and promote those who are visible minorities and in marginalized communities achieve their musical aspirations.

Emergence BC gratefully acknowledges the financial support of Creative BC and The Province of British Columbia.

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