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373013_46273212210_921856685_n“I just wanted to send you a message to thank you for the amazing experience you gave me by believing in me and letting me take part in the Songworks songwriting camp. It was an amazing experience and I will cherish the memories from it forever. It was so cool to be able to make music with so many like minded people. If there is ever anything I can do for you to repay you for your generosity let me know. Thanks again!”

– Steven Ryan Branchaud (Songworks Participant, Toronto February/2015)

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Screen shot 2014-08-19 at 9.55.11 AM               “The SAC Songworks Writing Camp Program was a fantastic experience. I was honoured to be selected to participate in a writing camp with so much talent and skill of a high standard. I have kept in touch with writers from the course, and collaborated again with Olivia Wik to write the title track of the Every Woman Festival Compilation Release for International Women’s Day ‘Be Yourself’ which was released through Luxury Wafers Label (Los Angeles) on March 12, 2014. I’m sure I will have more news as time passes! The Songworks Camp was an inspiring experience which broadened my writing skills, and I would jump at the chance to do it again- highly recommended!”

– Sophie Serafino

(Songworks participant, Edmonton November/2013)

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ThoseGuys1“I am grateful for the opportunity, thank you so much! Great work! “

– Samantha Wachtler

(Songworks participant, Toronto July/2014)

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RobynDellUnto_560“The atmosphere is absolutely conducive to creating and networking. Never have I met an unfriendly person at a Songworks writing camp.”

– Robyn Dell’Unto

(Songworks participant, Toronto June/2014)

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PollockHeather_BryanPotvin_1369_2 (300ppi) (8x10) MED“SongWorks is a far superior event compared to any other camp I’ve attended – top shelf.”

– Bryan Potvin

(Songworks participant, Toronto June/2014)

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artworks-000030212158-tcjpyz-crop“I know the sentiment has been expressed by all of us throughout the trip through emails, hugs, & shared drinks, but once again, from the gang of Bloc Notes, thank you  so much for an absolutely incredible camp and the amazing hospitality.”

– Bobby Bisciglia

(Songworks participant, Toronto June & July/2014)

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1930874_39236652291_2934_n“Hi there, I’d just like to say thank you to you and the SAC for the opportunity to participate in Songworks. Way back in the day, the SAC-sponsored Creative Collectives provided me with my first pro songcamp experiences, and I maintain many of those cowriting relationships today. In fact, I recently received a UK gold record for a song I cowrote with 2 writers I first wrote with at one of the Creative Collectives! In addition, I recorded a number of songs I cowrote with CC alumni album (Rob Wells, Liz Rodrigues, Bruce Brody) on my last album, Hope & Other Sins. I’m excited to see that the SAC via Songworks has been continuing this tradition; and I have really enjoyed working with both new cowriters and seeing Creative Collective alumni (Vince, Rob Wells, Bryan Potvin) at these last two Next Star and Pan Am camps I’ve attended. I hope it’s just the    first of many. So I just wanted to formally say thank you for your efforts on my/our behalf, and on behalf of the young songwriters who may not yet fully realize what a gift continued opportunities like these are.”

                                                                                                                        – Andrea England

(Songworks participant, Toronto June & July/2014)

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Liz Coyles“I just wanted to say you so much for putting together last night. It was so great to connect with some old friends and to network with lots of new people. I had a great time!”

– Liz Coyles

(SongWork The Room Event, Guest)

 

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Joseph Murray of Menalon“Thank you so much for the event last night! It was really great to connect with so many other artists; a really valuable experience! Thanks again for the great evening”

– Joseph Murray of Menalon. Music for Film/T.V, video games, installations, production services, remixes/collaborations.

(SongWork The Room Event, Guest)

 

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photo“Just wanted to let you know that I am very grateful for the opportunity provided for me to attend last evening’s event. I had no idea that this was even going on!
I had a great time, and enjoyed meeting lots of new people. Thank you so much!”

– Nicholas Cunha (SongWork The Room Event, Guest)

 

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JamesAnne-silo-15-cropped-low-res“Dear Vince. What a great night last night! Thank you so much for not only including me but for introducing me to so many people. You are such a generous person and a wonderful host to boot! It’s great to see the wonderful work you’re doing. I had read about the SAC but it’s nice to actually see the people involved, the programs it runs, and the songs that its efforts produce. I will definitely become a member of the association and hope to one day make it to a SongWorks camp.”

– Anne Janelle (SongWork The Room Event, Guest)

 

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Rachel

“I had the time of my life during the S.A.C. Songworks Camp! Those three days opened up so many opportunities for my career, while also giving me the chance to meet some of my best friends. That camp has pushed me to expand my writing styles, skills and abilities. There are no words that can express the amount of joy and gratitude that I feel towards everyone who participated and to the people who invited me to be part of it. I don’t know where I would be in my career if it wasn’t for Songworks. All the artists/writers/producers were at such an incredible level of talent, and whole process was enlightening and invigorating. So many wonderful things have come from this camp and if ever you have a chance to participate in it, I highly recommend it!!”

– Olivia Wik (Songworks participant, Edmonton Nov/2013)

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Rachel“Hello! Linda Woznow here, Rachel Woznow’s mom. I just wanted to say thank you so much for extending the invitation for Rachel to attend the recent Song works camp here in Edmonton. She had an absolutely amazing time collaborating with all the other talented music professionals and she has been floating on cloud nine since the camp ended!! We are so excited to hear what was created during the three day workshop. It was a tremendous learning experience for Rachel and she has come away with a new appreciation for songwriting and indeed for the whole collaborative process of creating original material. We would welcome your impressions and any guidance that you may offer regarding our continued development of Rachel as an artist. This is an exhilarating journey for Rachel and we are so excited for all that is to come!”

– Linda Woznow on behalf of Rachel Woznow (Songworks participant, Edmonton Nov/2013)

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Rachel

“I’m still buzzing from last week!!! That was great! I just want to say thank you again its things like this that keep me going. If there is any advice you can give me to help keep this momentum going I would appreciate it. Although I have had two co-writes since, the vibe of writing with this calibre of writers is invigorating and pushes me to do better just like a good game of pool.”

– Jimmy Whiffen (Songworks participant, Edmonton Nov/2013)

 

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Rachel

“If my schedule permitted I would absolutely fly myself to other Canadian cities to be a part of future writing camps. You guys provided a wonderful creative environment, and aside from writing with some pretty great people that I normally wouldn’t have written with, I made new connections and new up and coming talent are now on my radar because of your camp. Thank you again very much for including me in your camp! I greatly appreciate it!”

– Adam Hurstfield (Songworks participant, Vancouver Nov/2013)

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“I was so inspired tonight. A company that fights for, encourages and  supports song writers in Canada… we NEED that. It’s such an important, yet often overlooked profession and this organization is integral to bringing us together. Thank you.”

– Suzie McNeil (Songworks Networking Event, Toronto Feb/2015)

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“This event was extremely eye opening to the importance of not only the future of the Canadian music scene, but the impact viewers and  supporters can have in  keeping Canadian Music alive.”
– Rachel Hunter (Songworks Networking Event, Toronto Feb/2015)

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“What an incredible time with talented people in the industry. Loved it. Thank you.”

– Jessica Chase (Songworks Networking Event, Toronto Feb/2015)

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“So great to meet new people in a new industry. Moving from Nova Scotia can feel overwhelming, but SAC creates a vision that unites all songwriters.”
– Laura Roy (Songworks Networking Event, Toronto Feb/2015)

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“So happy to see so many old friendly faces and catch up. Appreciated the event. Thanks!”
– Shawn Zhang (Songworks Networking Event, Toronto Feb/2015)

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“Great night. Do this more often, but not too often because you want to keep it special!”
– Ahkinoah Izarh (Songworks Networking Event, Toronto Feb/2015)
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mail.jpg “Spending five days at the SAC camp in Toronto with so many talented song writers and producers in such a professional studio setting was an amazing experience for me. I was able to create six great demos in five days and meet some friends I will now have forever and continue to create with. Thanks to Vince and Songworks for the amazing opportunity! I can’t wait to write more with this awesome bunch!”

– Nicole Ariana Curry (Songworks Networking Event, Toronto Feb/2015)

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