August 17, 2018 10:00AM Workshop

Changing the Way: A Songwriting Workshop with Forest Eaglespeaker

Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra Office , 408 20th Street West

The National Arts Centre Music Alive Program invites young people ages 10-16 to participate in two special workshops with the talented Indigenous singer-songwriter Forrest Eaglespeaker. Participants will learn about the songwriting process from start to finish, and the final product of these sessions will be an original song. We are offering two one-day song writing workshops for interested youth in Saskatoon and area. We are delighted to be partnering with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra who are providing the space for our workshops. The dates are Friday, August 17th and Friday, August 24th 10-4pm. SSO office at 408 20th Street West. This program is free to all participants. No limit on registration numbers. All supplies are provided. Just bring your enthusiasm and ideas! A musical background is not necessary. Registration in advance is preferred but walk-ins are welcome at each workshop. Lunch will be provided. The Music Alive Program is looking for groups interested in” getting the word out” to youth regarding these workshops. We’re particularly interested in reaching families who could benefit from a free summer program. Forrest Eaglespeaker is a twenty-five year old singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Calgary Alberta residing in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He is the heartbeat of Canadian Alternative Folk-Rock band The North Sound. With a no holds barred approach to songwriting, Forrest’s lyrics span across haunting metaphors from everyday experiences to personal realities. He is constantly searching for ways to bring communities together as he continues to work his craft as a musician with the hopes of one day being able to dedicate all of his time to his 2 biggest passions; youth and music. Forrest also led a songwriting project at Bethlehem High School in the spring of 2018 through the NAC Music Alive Program. For more information and to register, please contact Arlene Shiplett at 306-222-1284 or email at

Accessible: Yes

Cost: Free

Contact: Arlene Shiplett

Organization: The National Arts Centre Music Alive Program

Phone: 306-222-1284