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Ottawa Singer-Songwriter Camp
July 9-13
Alcorn Music Studios, 953 Gladstone Ave.

The Ottawa Singer-Songwriter camp is a fun, friendly, and intensive five-day workshop geared to singer-songwriters age 14 to 114. The camp takes place at Alcorn Music Studios, in Ottawa, Canada from July 9-13, 2018.

Join us this summer!

Hone your music and lyric writing, singing, and stage skills, including microphone technique, all with expert advice. Give voice to the songs that are already inside of you. Enjoy a stress-free environment, with like-minded creative spirits. Get live radio experience on CKCU, Carleton University’s radio station!

Our experienced instructors enjoy working with all levels and 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, come and develop your artistic self-expression in a distraction-free space with others just like you! OSSC offers supportive focus to help you achieve your performance and songwriting goals.

You will be guided through collective and individual creative processes, including finding your muse, lively brainstorming of ideas, pulling a song together, and singing it effectively.
Enjoy daily opportunities to perform and receive valuable feedback on your singing, lyric and music writing, and stage presence.

At the end of the week you will have:
• A collectively created song
• A new song of your own
• A chance to perform for friends and family at the end of the week
• A video file of your own performance, for learning, sharing or demo
• New ideas and skills in songwriting and singing
• Better on-stage comfort and presence
• A fun radio experience!

We supply: music paper, music folder, overnight instrument lock up, piano, 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!

Typical Day at Ottawa Singer-Songwriter Camp:
9:00 AM prime the mind, group vocal warm-up
9:30 AM group songwriting and creative thinking
11:00 AM alone time to write (instructors circulate to assist & answer questions)
11:30 AM stage craft & performance time
12 noon lunch break
12:45 PM group voice lesson
1:15 PM songwriting and creativity masterclasses
2:30 PM alone time to write (instructors circulate to assist & answer questions)
3:00 PM stage craft & performance time
4:00 PM end of day

Rachel Beausoleil brings vital energy to her passionate obsession with voice work in all its facets. Her newly minted doctoral degree allowed her to blend her affinity for languages, Panamerican musics and vocal performance. Her 3 CDs are infused with international rhythms and her dramatic flair. A gifted teacher with the mind of a researcher and the heart of an artist, Rachel helps students reach their own creative and performance goals. rachelbeausoleil.ca

Free-spirited and full of life, Megan Jerome released her newest album, ooh aah, to a sold-out crowd at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. This is the sixth self-produced album for the Ottawa-based Galaxie Rising Star Award Winner. Megan’s soulful songs are inspired by a passion for her craft. She’ll get you in the groove to unleash your own creative wild side because as far as Megan Jerome is concerned, truly, Your Voice Is Love! meganjerome.com

A multi-instrumentalist whose writing style blurs the lines between genres, Elise Letourneau first picked up the pen at the age of 6. Her award-winning compositions have been sung on 3 continents, and she is becoming internationally known as a composer of uncommon lyricism who reveres the inherent rhythm of poetry. Her 5 CDs also reflect her love of literature. Elise’s students learn to colour outside of the lines intelligently. eliseletourneau.com

Register soon! Camp is limited to 16 participants. Early bird pricing until April 30.

For more information and to register, please visit Alcorn Music Studios online, call the studio at 613-729-0693, or email info@alcornmusicstudios.com