TORONTO — A singer-songwriter from Guelph, Ont. is the grand prize winner of the 2014 RBC Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Prize.
Sarah Felker, 21, is a blues and pop singer currently working on her debut CD. She will receive $25,000 and an invitation to perform at Canada’s Walk of Fame events. She also gets recording time at Toronto’s Metalworks Studio with mentoring by Rik Emmett and Gil Moore of Triumph and time at The Tragically Hip’s private studio with mentoring by Gord Sinclair.
Second prize winner Angelique Francis of Kanata, Ont. will receive $1,000 and opportunities to perform during the Canada’s Walk of Fame Festival.
“We received hundreds of submissions from gifted musicians from coast-to-coast, reflecting the remarkably high calibre of emerging talent in Canada,” said Melanie Hurley, Chief Executive Officer, Canada’s Walk of Fame, in a release.
“We are proud to be able to contribute to the professional development of these talented young musicians.”
A panel of judges also chose five finalists. Alessandra Longshaw of Brampton, Ont., The Command Sisters of Spruce Grove, Alberta; Jane Baker of Grimsby, Ont., Luka Mihajlovic of Unionville, Ont. and Quinn Bachand of Victoria, BC.
Click here to view the video submissions from the seven winners.
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