On October 13th, 2011 Songwriters of a New Generation hosted it’s annual recital at Centennial Secondary School in Coquitlam, BC. “SONG” is an extra-curricular songwriting and community building program administered by Music BC Charitable Foundation on behalf of schools and community centers through BC and the lower mainland.
A gaggle of talented teens turned out to wow us with the songs they had written either in the SONG club at their school or after taking the program.
Sponsored by Nimbus School of Recording Arts, we were lucky to have a team of sound engineers on hand to run the technical side of things, as well as Nimbus founders (and renowned producers/engineers) Garth Richardson and Kevin Williams as mentors. Appropriately enough, our top three “studio ready” artists were also each awarded free recording time at Nimbus!
Alexis Douglas from Astral/CBC and Yael Akron from Pomme were also generous to donate their time to help provide helpful critiques to all the performers.
Thanks to generous donations from JAM! Industries (Erikson Audio, Erikson Music) Tom Lee Music and Music BC, we were able to score some amazing prizes and every student performer went home with something great- from a Marshall Megastack to an Audio Technica condenser mic to a free Music BC membership! Thanks to Tom Lee, every performer left with a $50 Next Level school gift certificate.
Photographers Ashley Tanasiychuk of Formatnoauto Photography and Elias Crespo-Mulatto were on hand to capture both still and moving pictures. Here’s what we’ve managed to edit so far!
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We are currently working on an edited video of the production, so please check back for updates on that!
Thanks to our wonderful judges, sound crew, photographers, teachers Andrew Clark & Malcolm Grier, Centennial Secondary School, Nimbus, Jam Industries, Tom Lee, Music BC and most of all the talented and inspiring performers who made the night a success!