Community Programs: Musical Mentors Program

Winnipeg Folk Festival

Website: http://www.winnipegfolkfestival.ca/community-programs

The Musical Mentors Program pairs local musicians with groups of youth Junior High –High School Age to explore music in different ways. With a focus on songwriting and expression through music, students are able to discover music from a more personal perspective through the development of their own skills.

About The Program

The Musical Mentors Program pairs local musicians with groups of youth junior high –High School Age to explore music in different ways.  With a focus on songwriting and expression through music, students are able to discover music from a more personal perspective through the development of their own skills.

About The Program
Designed for junior high and high school-aged students, the Musical Mentors Program brings the opportunity to learn about folk music and songwriting to youth at participating schools. The program pairs professional local musicians with school groups to delve into the world of folk music, the craft of music making and songwriting.

Who is Eligible - Groups of Junior High- High School Age students from Manitoba schools with a representative to submit interest and oversee/coordinate the group.

Program Dates - Two Sessions each year,  6-8 weeks
Fall Session, September-November
Spring Sessions, February-May

Download Program Information here:

http://www.winnipegfolkfestival.ca/images/uploads/general/Musical_Mentors-Expression_of_Interest.pdf

 

 

Who Is Eligible?

Groups of students /youth from schools and organizations that live in the inner-city or who do not have access to sophisticated music programs. A representative from the organization must take responsibility for the group.

Who Does it Impact?

It impacts the youth of our communities who have little to no access to music programs; they develop their creativity, team building skills, self-esteem, and music skills. It impacts the communities in general as music is a cohesive agent that brings people together. It impacts the future of music in Winnipeg as youth with hope and music skills are more likely to become musicians than those with neither.

Where Can You Find It?

Winnipeg Folk Festival

Address: 203 - 211 Bannatyne

Who Can You Contact?

Morgan Hamill

Address: Winnipeg Folk Festival

Phone: (204) 231-0096 ext. 224
Email: mhamill@winnipegfolkfestival.ca

Who Supports This?

Manitoba Arts Council (MAC)

Website:: http://artscouncil.mb.ca/

MAC provides funding for this program.

D'Addario Foundation

Website:: http://daddario.com/

Program Supporter

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