Songwriting Workshop 2019 

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Cadenza students need not RSVP


Jimmie Kilpatrick :


"Shotgun Jimmie" is the stage name of Jim Kilpatrick, a Canadian singer-songwriter. Formerly associated with the band Shotgun & Jaybird. Since that band's breakup, he has released several albums as a solo artist.

His 2011 album Transistor Sister was named as a longlisted nominee for the 2011 Polaris Music Prize.

On March 24, 2017, a 30-track tribute album to Kilpatrick and his songwriting was released via, by a fan-driven label known as “Comin’ Around Records".

Jimmie will be joining the Cadenza faculty this year to teach some songwriting classes to our more advanced students. 

Doug Friesen: 

Douglas Friesen is a music educator based in Toronto.  He has lead improvisation, soundscape and creativity workshops across Canada and Latin America.  He is a student of composer/educator R. Murray Schafer and has been an Instructional leader and a teacher in the Toronto District School Board.  He is currently working on a PHD and teaches courses at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and at Wilfrid Laurier University.  As a professional musician Doug has played with Dave Bidini (Rheostatics), John K Samson (Weakerthans) and Ron Sexsmith.​

 We are happy to have Doug back at Cadenza for his 2nd year teaching improvisation at Cadenza.