A Professional Songwriting Camp

SongWorks is a professional songwriting camp hosted by the Songwriters Association of Canada to bring some of Canada's best talent together for intensive co-writing sessions that are hosted in major cities across the country.  The sessions offer writers the opportunity to collaborate on artist driven projects, often ending with tracks that are ready to be pitched.  This program encourages writers to develop long-term relationships with other songwriters and performing artists. 

If you have not heard about SongWorks before, it's because up until now it has been by invitation only, however, the S.A.C. is pleased to announce that members now have an opportunity to join this program by submitting an application online through the S.A.C. Song Request program. A selection committee will determine which applicants will proceed to the final round of selection supervised by our program co-ordinator.  

Participation in this Open Chair will be limited to songwriters in regional communities across Canada (much the same as the current program operates).  This Open Chair will offer all aspiring Canadian songwriters a once in a lifetime opportunity to connect with professional writers at a well-established songwriting camp.

Since its inception, this program has developed a library of professional recordings, many of which have already found placements. 

Cuts from SongWorks workshops have resulted in the following placements:

  • Fantasy” written by Ari Rhodes, Kayla Patrick, and Julie Nicholson featured in the Disney Channel movie “The Swap” (Edmonton SW)
  • Together We Are One” written by Jasmine Denham, Murray Daigle, and Bobby John released as the official song of the 2015 Pan Am Games (Toronto SW)
  • These Are The Good Times” written by Aileen de la Cruz, Mike James, and Troy Samson featured on the TV show “Da Kink in My Hair” and the film “Double Wedding” (Vancouver SW)
  • Forever Ain’t Enough Time” written by Steve Smith, Anthony Anderson, Meaghan Patrick, and Andrew Allen released on Meaghan Patrick’s album “Grace and Grit”, produced by Vince Gill (Vancouver SW)
  • Shine As One” written by Karen Kosowski, Dennis Ellsworth, and Sophia D’aragon Krim released as the official ceremony song of the 2015 Pan Am Games (Toronto SW)
  • Can’t Make It Back Home” written by David Leask, Patrick Bouchard, and Lora Ryan released and performed as the feature song for the “Support Our Soldiers” fundraising concert at Glen Gould Studio/Band Of The Royal Regiment of Canada (Montreal SW)
  • Be Anybody” written by Sam Drysdale, Terra Lightfoot, and Devon Lougheed released in trailer for “Raising Expectations” on the Family Channel (Toronto SW)

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