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Atelier d’écriture GRATUITE à Sudbury

Êtes-vous un auteur-compositeur émergent dans la région de Sudbury qui cherche à en apprendre davantage sur les différentes techniques d’écriture? Le Musique Folk de l’Ontario (MFO), l’Association des professionnels de la chanson et de la musique (APCM), Collège Boréal, et le Coalition du savoir vous invitent à participer à un atelier d’écriture gratuite le 23 mars 2016 avec deux professionnels du milieu des arts, Stef Paquette et darlenYa, généreusement financé par le Conseil des arts de l’Ontario.
Inscrivez-vous : http://bit.ly/1WV7D6o

darlenYa, an international performer/songwriter, uses travelling as her muse, recently completing 25 years with the road as her home. Her music reflects her calling to be a cultural ambassador to the many lands, cultures and people that have inspired her growth. Her lyrics speak of colourful characters and to the issues of our times, embodying a positive attitudes towards change with infectious melodies and rhythms.

Stef Paquette est natif de Chelmsford en Ontario. Il est plus reconnu pour sa carrière comme auteur-compositeur-interprète, mais il est également champion d’improvisation, comédien à la télévision et compositeur musical pour le théâtre. Son nom est rattaché à plusieurs projets dont Improtéine, TFO 24.7, Motel Monstre (TFO), Hard Rock Medical (TVO) et Love is in the Birds (Théâtre du Trillium), pour n’en nommer que quelques-uns.

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MEGAphono Festival – Feb. 2-5, 2016

FMO is presenting two shows at MEGAphono on Wednesday, Feb. 3:

Pressed – 750 Gladstone Ave.
4:15 – Danielle Allard; 5:00 – Amanda Lowe; 5:45 – Michael Feuerstack

Two Six {Ate} – 268 Preston St.
4:30 – Laurent Bourque; 5:15 – Fred Woods; 6:00 – Julie Corrigan

Click here for more information on all the great bands that are playing.

FMO office closure

The FMO office will be closed a couple of times over the next several weeks:

  • Friday, Jan. 29 – reopening 9am, Tuesday, Feb. 9
  • Wednesday, Feb. 17 – reopening 9am, Monday, Feb. 22

We will be monitoring email during the second closure. In the event of an emergency from Jan. 29-Feb. 8, please email FMO Board President Rachel Barreca.

FREE Singer/Songwriter’s Workshop

Are you an emerging singer/songwriter seeking to learn more about songwriting tips and techniques? Folk Music Ontario (FMO), the Association des professionnels de la chanson et de la musique (APCM) and the National Arts Centre (NAC) invite you to a free singer/songwriter workshop, given by two professional mentors. Click here for more info.

Atelier d’écriture GRATUITE

Êtes-vous un auteur-compositeur émergent qui cherche à en apprendre davantage sur les différentes techniques d’écriture ? Le Musique Folk de l’Ontario (MFO), l’Association des professionnels de la chanson et de la musique (APCM) et le Centre national des arts (CNA) vous invitent à participer à un atelier d’écriture gratuite avec deux professionnels du milieu des arts. Cliquez ici pour plus d’info.

2015 conference video highlights

Check out James McGee’s Saturday night video highlights of the 2015 conference!

Who was at the conference? What took place?

The delegate directory, day-by-day schedule of events, and panelist bios and photos are all available on the Conference page.

Drop Boxes

Artists may take advantage of free CD drop boxes at the conference for self-promotion. One CD per artist, accompanied by a one-page bio, can be placed in each box. Music industry professionals who wish to have a drop box at the conference can click here to download and complete the application form.

Download the FMO conference app!

Scan the QR code to download the FMO app. The conference daily schedules, panel descriptions, panelist bios and photos, and current delegate list are now available on the Conference page of the website, under “What’s Happening at the Conference?” and “Who’s Going to Be There?”

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Early bird registration NOW OPEN

Did you miss the May 31st members only advance purchase registration deadline for the 29th annual FMO conference? Don’t worry – there are still savings available! Members and non-members can register at early bird rates (a full $100 off regular rates) until August 31. Visit the Conference page for more info.