Introduction to Songwriting with Matt Masters

Inspired by our current exhibition, The Visitors, Esker invites you to join us at the gallery for a songwriting workshop for beginners. Led by local Calgary musician, artist, and community activator, Matt Masters, we’ll explore the basics of rhyme, melody and song structure together in a fun, supportive environment.

Born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan and raised in Alberta, Matt Masters has had an extensive career in the arts as well as in politics. He was program leader for Alberta Music Cities at The National Music Centre, coordinator for 125th Anniversary Programs at Lougheed House, and event coordinator for Toronto Blues Society, founded and developed Canadian festivals and events such as the Spaghetti Western Music Festival, The Barney Bentall Cariboo Express, as well as produced for The Maples Blues Awards and CBC Radio. Masters has emceed countless reputable events including YYC Music Awards, Alberta Spotlight, Beltline Bonspiel, Calgary Folk Festival, and Bow Valley Music Club. Not only impassioned by the arts, Masters’ words have always been backed by his actions and he ran head to head against Stephen Harper in the 2015 federal election as the NDP candidate in Calgary Heritage.

For general/adult participants.

All materials are provided. Registration is essential.

March 2nd, 2023 at 6-8pm