AMP Camp 2010 list of invited artists

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Manitoba Music’s Aboriginal Music Program is pleased to announce the list of invited artists for the 2010 edition of the Aboriginal Music Performers Camp (AMP Camp). A total of 34 strong applications were received, making the adjudication process both interesting and difficult.

AMP Camp is made possible by a partnership between Manitoba Music’s Aboriginal Music Program and the Music Section of the Canada Council for the Arts. The project provides the participants with the opportunity to develop their understanding of the music industry along with their ability to succeed in it. Each day of the five-day retreat includes close to 12-hours of professional development workshops on business topics and creative development labs to help the artists develop their music.

AMP Camp will be held at the Misty Lake Lodge in Gimli, Manitoba from March 21 - 26, 2010. The participants will benefit from the experience and expertise of a faculty of established artists and music industry professionals.

The artists who will have been invited to AMP Camp 2010 are:

Cris Dersksen, British Columbia
Leonard Sumner, Manitoba
Janet Rogers, British Columbia
Becky Thomas, Saskatchewan
Dustin Harder, Manitoba
Evan Reeve, Manitoba
Brandy McCallum, British Columbia
John J Cook, Saskatchewan
Tyler Bear, Saskatchewan
Cathleen Lesperance, Saskatchewan
Ron Harris, British Columbia
Carrielynn Victor, British Columbia
Teresa Bear-Linklater, Saskatchewan
Sonia Eidse, Manitoba
Meghan Meisters, Ontario
Kristi Lane Sinclair, British Columbia
Jasmine Netsena, Northwest Territories
Bonnie Couchie, Ontario
Cynthia Pitsiulak, Nunavut
Trisha North, Manitoba

2010 will mark the fifth year for AMP Camp. Past participants have gone on complete albums, receive multiple award nominations, win music awards, and make music their full-time job.

The Aboriginal Music Program would like to acknowledge the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Manitoba Culture, Heritage & Tourism, Manitoba Film and Music, the Manitoba Arts Council, and Manitoba Music.

For more information about AMP Camp and Manitoba Music’s Aboriginal Music Program please visit

For more information about the Canada Council for the Arts please visit

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