Galaxie Young Performers Program at 2013 Winnipeg Folk Festival applications now open!

Now in its 14th year, the Winnipeg Folk Festival is pleased to once again present the Galaxie Young Performers Program. Open to emerging musicians ages 14-24, this training and performance program offers a day of workshops and mentoring with professional musicians hired to perform at this year’s festival. Participants also have the opportunity to perform in front of the Festival audience. We hope those who take part will come away inspired to pursue a future in music. It’s also a chance to interact and exchange ideas with young musicians with similar musical interests.

WHO:
Musicians – singer/songwriters, bands, vocalists & instrumentalists 14-24 years of age

WHERE:
At the internationally acclaimed Winnipeg Folk Festival July 10-14, 2013

WHEN:
Program dates: July 11-12, 2013.
Application deadline: April 8, 2013.

WHAT:  
A learning and performance workshop, this two-day program starts off with a day of mentoring with 2013 Festival performers. The second day takes place at the Winnipeg Folk Festival site where participants will showcase their talents on the Young Performers Stage. Enjoy the experience of a captive audience eager to discover new talent, and for added star status, the concert is recorded live to be broadcast following the festival.

Past Mentors have included:
Steve Dawson, Greg MacPherson, Ruth Moody & Heather Masse (Wailin’ Jenny’s), Afie Jurvanen (Bahamas), Amelia Curran, Tony Dekker (Great Lake Swimmers), Jill Barber,  Kinnie Starr,  John K Samson (Weakerthans), John Mann (Spirit of the West), Christine Fellows, Dave Bidini (Rheostatics),  Catherine MacLellan, Andrew White (Apostle of Hustle), Jason Collett, Carolyn Mark, Justin Rutledge, Natalia Zukerman and many more.

Contact: ypp@winnipegfolkfestival.ca