July 9-13, 2018
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Join us for a fun, friendly, and intensive five-day workshop geared to singer-songwriters age 14 to 114.
Register soon! Camp is limited to 16 participants.
Early bird pricing until April 30.
Early Bird until April 30 $450
Regular (May 1 – June 20) $500
Late Bird (June 21 – July 9) $550
To register: click here to download a fillable MS word doc. and email back to firstname.lastname@example.org or download and print off and mail to Alcorn Music Studios, 953 Gladstone Ave., Ottawa ON, K1Y 3E5
Payment Options: Cheques are made payable to: Alcorn Music Studios. Credit payments are accepted by phone. Credit/debit/cheque/cash are accepted in-house.
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Registration fee is non-refundable.
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!
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.
Music camp begins at 9 AM and ends each day at 4 PM. There is an option for 8:30 AM camper drop off. The camp closes with a Friday afternoon concert where we will present our new material. Be sure to invite your family and friends!
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!
Note: Cell phone use and texting by campers is strongly discouraged during teaching hours
Typical Day at Ottawa Singer-Songwriter Camp:
9:00am prime the mind, group vocal warm-up
9:30am group songwriting and creative thinking
11:00am alone time to write (instructors circulate to assist & answer questions)
11:30am stage craft & performance time
noon lunch break
12:45pm group voice lesson
1:15pm songwriting and creativity masterclasses
2:30pm alone time to write (instructors circulate to assist & answer questions)
3:00pm stage craft & performance time
4:00pm end of day
Rachel Beausoleil brings vital energy to her passionate obsession with all facets of voice work. Her newly minted Ph.D. 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 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. This is the sixth album for the 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 edges between genres, Elise Letourneau picked up the pen at the age of 6. Her award-winning pieces 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 reflect her love of literature. Elise’s students learn to colour outside of the lines intelligently. eliseletourneau.com