TD Music Artist in Residence
What is TD Music Artist in Residence?
MacEwan University and the Department of Music, in collaboration with TD Bank Group, is hosting a two-week all-inclusive professional artist development program August 8th through August 20th, 2023. The TD Music Artist in Residence at MacEwan University program is open to emerging and up-and-coming songwriters, producers, beat-makers, and band leaders who are residents of Alberta and are 18+.
Who Will The Program Serve?
This program meets the needs of emerging music artists who come from low-income backgrounds or experience other significant barriers to accessing post-secondary education. With IDEA as our guiding principle, program marketing will specifically target underserved groups and individuals.
What Problem Are We Solving?
Music artists from underserved populations lack the financial and material resources and/or the academic preparation to access post-secondary music education. For some musical artists, formal education is a crucial step in their career development. The current system does not serve these artists well. The current system is not inclusive.
How Are We Solving This Problem?
The TD Music Artist in Residence at MacEwan University program fundamentally changes the story for emerging music artists from underserved populations. While many of these artists have started to develop their craft independent of formal education, they are at a disadvantage – they do not have the financial and material resources and/or the academic preparation to take their skills to a higher level.