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Songs 4 Nature: Adult Winter Camp

Theme: Resilience

With frigid air, icy conditions, and short days, winter can leave people feeling isolated and anxious, even without added worries due to COVID-19. But winter is also full of natural beauty and inspiring experiences that can help us feel safe, supported, and resilient. To foster those experiences with a focus on music, we’re excited to be offering our first-ever adult winter Songs 4 Nature program!

With support from Saskatchewan Outdoors and SaskEnergy, this program includes 4 evening Zoom sessions over 2 weeks, giving you a chance to dive into songwriting and draw inspiration from nature, supported by a team of established local artists. You’ll also find ways to connect with nature close to home through self-guided “homework” exercises. All levels of skill and experience are welcome!

This camp is also contributing to cutting-edge research about creativity and nature connection. You will be invited to take part in this research project when you register.

People who take part in all 4 sessions will be invited to perform during an online wind-up on March 5th, which will be organized and promoted as a SideDoor event. The songs you create may also be featured on the Songs 4 Nature website at www.songs4nature.ca.

Space is limited and the camp will fill up fast, so reserve your spot soon!


Registration:  $90 /person for 4 sessions, taxes and fees included. Registration opens for Saskatchewan residents on January 8 and for everyone else on January 12. The last day for registering is January 29.

Free spots: We are able to provide a few free spots on a first-come-first-served basis. If you would like to be considered for one of them, send a request during the registration period.


Our Facilitators

Songs 4 Nature is coordinated by RSM Curator of Human Ecology, Glenn Sutter, a performing songwriter who has released 4 albums of folk-rock about nature, love, and the human condition.

Three other local songwriters will be facilitating each event and will be available for scheduled one-on-one sessions, to work on song ideas. Our songwriting mentors are:


2019 Juno Nominee Megan Nash, winner of numerous Saskatchewan awards and Western Canadian Music Awards two-time nominee.

 

Ryan Hicks, a Regina-raised singer-songwriter, who makes melodic, cinematic alt-pop music. If McCartney, Brian Wilson and Fleet Foxes made music for David Lynch.

 

Kara Golemba, an award-winning songwriter with a voice that can be “sweet and charming or powerfully raised to rattle the teacups.”

 

 

Songs 4 Nature: Adult Camp Session 1

Date: February 3, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Place: REGINA | Zoom
Cost:

$90 for all four sessions. Includes fees and taxes.

Purchase

Session 1 Schedule: Relief

  • Program context
  • Ice-breaker: Thoughts about February
  • True Nature Writing

— All sessions include time for an after-party! —

Travel

If you decide to visit the Last Mountain National Wildlife Area, Fairy Hill, or some other location for the homework exercise, you are responsible for your own costs and travel arrangements.

How to Zoom

This brief video explains how to attend a Zoom session and how to get best audio quality when using Zoom for musical performances.