Newfoundland’s own Kellie Loder has been selected as one of six artists for the RBC Master in Residence Program.
Loder was chosen alongside Edmonton jazz-pop vocalist Abon, Burlington, Ontario indie-rock band Oh Geronimo, Whitehorse rockers Speed Control, Toronto neo-folk artist Skye Wallace, and Toronto electro-R&B act Erez Zobary.
Loder and the fellow participants will have the opportunity to workshop with legendary rocker Steven Page, best known for his work with Barenaked Ladies.
Through the generous support of the RBC Foundation, these emerging songwriters will have the opportunity to workshop with Page, refine their work, and learn about the craft of composition and lyric writing. The result of that work will be presented as part of a Songwriters’ Circle, followed by a live oral history and short performance by Page.
The RBC Master in Residence program invites emerging artists to work under the leadership of a Master in Residence chosen to inspire creativity, encourage innovation, share expertise and provide mentorship. Canadian techno ambassador, Richie Hawtin, participated in the 2017 program and Our Lady Peace founder, Raine Maida, led NMC’s Master in Residence program in 2016. Internationally acclaimed artist and producer, Daniel Lanois led NMC’s first ever Master in Residence event in 2015 with an interactive master session in collaboration with Sled Island Music and Arts Festival.
*Information Courtesy of the National Music Centre