Monthly Online Sessions - Dates TBA

Emergence 2021

Mentorship Workshop Series for Young Women
& Female-identified Musicians & Singers


A series of interactive mentoring sessions with powerful women performers from a wide range of genres, styles, and cultures.

Watch for us in 2021!

Jun 27, 2020

WHO AM I – Discover Your Uniqueness

Mei Han, Krystle Dos Santos, Deirdre Morgan

Join the discussion on what makes your sound unique, and where do you fit in the music business, how to develop your sound and set a path to bringing your music to the world.

Head over to our Archives page to watch the recording of the live session!

Jul 25, 2020

THE STAGE IS MY HOME – The Art of Performing

Dee Daniels, Krystle Dos Santos, Deirdre Morgan

Jazz vocalist Dee Daniels joins the discussion on approaches to performing and making the stage like home.

Find your place on stage as a performer and learn the inner secrets of the stage in this intimate interactive online mentoring event for women and those that identify, with breakout rooms.

Head over to our Archives page to watch the recording of the live session!

Aug 29, 2020


Jodi Proznick, Mei Han, Krystle Dos Santos

Our mentors discuss the wide range of venues for music and how to access them. How to start as a beginner or how to take your career to the next step be it local, regional, national or international. Discussion will include numerous steps and tools for success.

Head over to our Archives page to watch the recording of the live session!

Sep 26, 2020

SURVIVAL IN THE MODERN WORLD – Art of Business, Licensing & Beyond

Mary Ancheta, Mei Han, Deirdre Morgan

Guest Mentor Mary Ancheta joins the discussion on making your music work far beyond the stage, learn the business of making music for film and TV, and discover how to license your music. Learn creative approaches to business to get your sounds, your songs, and your name on the worldwide stage.

Head over to our Archives page to watch the recording of the live session!

Oct 31, 2020

GETTING THAT SOUND - Art of Recording

Norine Braun, Mei Han, Krystle Dos Santos

Join an important discussion on how to record, whether at home or in the studio to get the sound that you want. Recording is an important art to learn and there are a number of simple steps that can assist you to sound the way you want to. Coming from three facets of the business, our mentors answer your questions and valuable information from their experiences.

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Nov 28, 2020

KEEPING MY HEAD & HEART - Art of Being an Artist

Shari Ulrich, Deirdre Morgan, Krystle Dos Santos

Guest mentor Shari Ulrich joins Emergence mentors to talk about the emotional impacts of being an artist. Issues of artist angst, rejection, post tour depression, solitude, and other powerful emotions are talked of openly. Methods of managing emotions to reach a positive and balanced attitude and techniques for achieving fulfillment as a working artist are included.

Head over to our Archives page to watch the recording of the live session!

Mentors 2020


Shari Ulrich

Folk Legend, Singer, Songwriter, Composer, Bandleader

Shari Ulrich is a greatly loved artist across North America. Her star rose steadily as she performed with Pied Pumpkin, Bill Henderson and Roy Forbes in UHF, Barney Bentall and Tom Taylor in BTU, the Hometown Band and the High Bar Gang, and she has an extensive solo career. Shari understands every aspect of the being and artist and has helped many along the way. And after a few decades of touring and 26 albums to her name, she is still going strong.

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Mei Han

Zheng Master, International Performer, Composer, Ethnomusicologist

Zheng virtuoso Mei Han tours internationally performing with leading artists to the world’s most prestigious stages performing a wide range of genres from traditional to electronic music.

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Deirdre Morgan

Jews Harp Visionary, VCC Instructor, Ethnomusicologist

Virtuoso and scholar, Deirdre is a powerful force in the revival of jews harp, bringing this ancient instrument to a new generation worldwide. She also works in gender studies.

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Krystle Dos Santos

Blues, Jazz + Soul Singer, Bandleader, Actress

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.

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Dee Daniels

Internationally-loved Gospel, Jazz, Blues Vocalist, Bandleader, International Speaker

Dee Daniel’s towering four-octave range electrifies audiences in a unique blend of blues and gospel-tinged jazz vocals. Dee performs and records globally with symphony orchestras, big bands, and jazz luminaries.

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Jodi Proznick

Juno-nominated Bassist, Composer, Bandleader, Educator

Jodi Proznick has earned a reputation as one of Canada’s finest jazz artists, leading her own group, and performing with many of Canada’s top jazz musicians.

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Mary Ancheta

International Performer, Producer, TV + Film Composer

Mary Ancheta is a keyboardist, composer and producer working with Carly Rae Jepsen, A Tribe Called Red, Buffy Sainte Marie, and iskwé, with tours to Dubai, China, Bermuda, the Maldives, and Taiwan.

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Norine Braun

Award winning eclectic and soulful Vancouver singer-songwriter, recording, and two-spirit artist with 11 finely crafted albums embracing pop, jazz, roots and blues.

Emotional, heartfelt and eclectic: Norine Braun in 3 words. An award-winning artist who has a large number of albums and a slew of festival appearances under her belt — her music blinks an eye to the past, while firmly looking forward, blending timeless elements such as blues, folk and soul, presenting them to the audience with a freshness and balance that are in tune with today's sensibilities. Norine's eclectic approach to songwriting and her prowess as a heartfelt performer are the fundamentals of her solid reputation within her local scene, and beyond. Norine is about to release her 12th studio album December 4.

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