The instructors include Juno nominated artist Kinnie Starr, Order of Canada recipient Heather Bishop, Canadian Aboriginal Music Award winner Sherryl Sewepagaham (Asani), Breach of Trust front man Marty Ballentyne, and Aboriginal music legends Errol Ranville, Billy Joe Green, Curtis Jonnie (Shingoose), Ray St. Germain and Vince Fontaine to name a few.
The regional breakdown of the participants includes three artists from British Columbia, two from the Northwest Territories, five from Alberta, two from Saskatchewan, seven from Manitoba, three from Ontario and two from Quebec.
AMP Camp 2007 is a one-week professional and artistic development project that will give emerging to mid-career Aboriginal recording artists a chance to develop their understanding of the music industry along with their ability to succeed in it. The project is made possible by a working partnership between the Aboriginal Music Program of MARIA and the Music Section of the Canada Council for the Arts.
AMP Camp will be held at the Misty Lake Lodge from February 11-16, 2007.
The Aboriginal Music Program would like to acknowledge the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation, Manitoba Culture, Heritage & Tourism, the Manitoba Arts Council and a contribution by MARIA through the Manitoba Music and Motion Pictures Development Project.
For the PDF copy of the AMP Camp 2007 Participant & Instructor Profiles, please download here: www.manitobamusic.com/files/File/AMP-Camp-Profiles.pdf
Please feel free to contact the Aboriginal Music Program Coordinator for more information: