Our Young Singer/Songwriters Workshops are one way Mariposa Folk Foundation fulfills its commitment to Ontario singer-songwriters. The workshops are presented with the generous financial support of the Community Foundation of Orillia and Area.
To date, such leading Canadian singer/songwriters as Jim Cuddy, Murray McLauchlan, Sylvia Tyson, Jesse F. Keeler, Bruce Good, Amelia Curran, Shirley Eikhard, Liam Titcomb, Devin Cuddy, Jadea Kelly, Ariana Gillis, Jory Nash, Tom Wilson and Dala have guested.
The workshop series, aimed at reaching singer/songwriters aged 12-25 throughout Ontario, provides participants with an opportunity to meet and interact with professional singer/songwriters and music industry figures, as well as build relationships with other young singer/songwriters.
The workshops are free, but they are restricted to participants and guardians. There is no public audience. Participants may perform their own songs. Lyric sheets are welcome.
Journalist/broadcaster, Larry LeBlanc, a leading figure in Canadian music for four decades, is widely considered as one of the leading music journalists in the world. He was awarded the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award at the 2013 Juno Awards. The Walt Grealis Award recognizes individuals who have made an impact on the Canadian music industry.