Call for Submissions: MusicSkills, Spring Session | Deadline: May 27 | Date range May 30 - June 31

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: MusicSkills, Spring Session


Manitoba Music is pleased to announce a spring session to its innovative MusicSkills program. This program was developed to educate and train industry workers, entrepreneurs, and artists with the business skills and industry knowledge they need in order to fully reach their potential for success. Taught by today’s top professionals, this exciting program delivers free, intensive and direct training, tailored to meet each individual’s own career goals.

Manitoba Music is now accepting applications for two exciting professional development opportunities:

1. Production for Songwriters
Knowing how to instantly record songs presents songwriters with more co-writing opportunities and placements in film and television. MusicSkills will offer a series of one-on-one mentor sessions for songwriters who want to increase their skills as recording engineers and producers. These sessions will be delivered by established songwriter/producers who will help participants build a working portable studio and learn the recording and production skills to further increase their market potential.

2. Tour Management and Live Sound
In today’s market place, the jobs of the tour manager and sound technician are increasingly becoming one and the same. Knowing how to skillfully perform both duties will significantly increase one’s opportunities for employment. MusicSkills will offer a series of workshops for tour managers who want to learn more about live sound mixing; sound technicians who want to learn how to manage a tour; and interested musicians and managers who want to learn both. The workshops will be delivered by experienced industry professionals to a small group of selected participants who will learn skills to further increase their market potential.

How to Apply
Submissions will be accepted by email. Please send to with “MusicSkills” in the subject line. Submissions must include:

  1. A brief professional history of your experience in the music industry
  2. If an artist, a link where your music can be heard
  3. Training need: Production for Songwriters or Tour Management and Live Sound
  4. A rationale for how this training fits your career development plan

Submissions will be evaluated based on:

  • Professional history
  • Rationale for training

You are not required to be a Manitoba Music member to apply, however, if accepted, you will need to become one.

Submissions will be rejected if incomplete.

For more info, please contact:

Roland Deschambault, Training Coordinator
Manitoba Music
P: 204.975.5188

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