In light of the current global awareness and response to the spread of the COVID-19 illness, here’s how we are approaching the planning for our upcoming SongStudio songwriters workshop in Toronto, July 18-24.
Without question, we want to continue to provide a valuable and exciting workshop experience for songwriters. We have always considered the welfare and safety of our participants in our planning process, and must now consider our response to COVID-19 based on the best knowledge at hand and in the interest of protecting our participants, our mentors and our staff.
Our planning team is following the situation carefully, with an eye towards how it may affect all of us in four months’ time. One response may be to cancel or postpone the July 2020 workshop. We are also discussing alternative methods of producing SongStudio 2020 in ways that continue to serve our participants without risking anyone’s safety.
We expect to announce any potential changes to SongStudio 2020 in the coming weeks. We will continue to stay in touch via email, our website and our social media presence, to keep you informed of any decisions we make in this regard.
In the meantime, please reach out with questions, concerns or comments by visiting the CONTACT US page on our website.
Thank you for your continued patience and support. Best wishes for your continued health and safety.
The SongStudio team.
A Proven Approach
SongStudio’s format is designed to help you develop strategies and tools to turn your ideas into real, finished songs that speak to your audience, regardless of your level of experience.
Learn from the Best
A Faculty of Professional Songwriters
Enjoy intimate concerts and Q&A sessions with well-known and up-and-coming songwriters, education and info sessions with music producers, publishers and other industry types, as well as one-on-one access to engaged and passionate faculty members, who also happen to be acclaimed songwriters.
Video: SongStudio - An Adventure in Songwriting
Daily Music Events
Opportunities to Hear & Perform New Songs
Each evening during SongStudio, there are opportunities to perform, listen to other songwriters and socialize. Events include a Mentor Showcase on Saturday, many open mics, and a SongStudio participant showcase on the Thursday night.
Our Community of Songwriters
Something else happens at our workshops. Some might call it networking. We prefer to think of it as making friends. Many of the friendships made at our past workshops will be for life. So often, songwriting is a solitary art. When the experience can be shared, a community builds. This is a beautiful thing.
(Pictured is a group of our 2017 workshop participants and mentors, outside the Royal Conservatory of Music)