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National Music Centre

RBC Master in Residence

Singer/songwriter Steven Page

The application deadline for this opportunity has passed.

Deadline for applications is April 23, 2018, 12:00am MST.

The National Music Centre (NMC) is pleased to announce one of Canada’s most prolific singer/songwriters, Steven Page, as this year’s RBC Master in Residence at Studio Bell.

Fresh off his induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame for his contributions to Barenaked Ladies, Steven Page brings his experience and songwriting expertise to Studio Bell’s flagship mentorship program.

As part of the RBC Master in Residence program, a handful of emerging Canadian acts will be selected to be mentored by Page. Submissions are now open for Canadian artists who would like to participate in this opportunity to receive creative feedback from one of Canada’s most celebrated singer/songwriters.

Interested artists can apply by visiting

“I’m honored by the invitation to work with emerging songwriters from across Canada, and I’m excited to do this work in Studio Bell.”

The RBC Master in Residence program invites emerging artists to work under the leadership of a Master in Residence chosen to inspire creativity, encourage innovation, share expertise and provide mentorship. Canadian techno ambassador, Richie Hawtin, participated in the 2017 program and Our Lady Peace founder, Raine Maida, led NMC’s Master in Residence program in 2016. Internationally acclaimed artist and producer, Daniel Lanois led NMC’s first ever Master in Residence event in 2015 with an interactive master session in collaboration with Sled Island Music and Arts Festival.

“Steven Page is one of this country’s most distinct and successful tunesmiths, and we’re excited to provide the opportunity for emerging artists to work one on one with a Hall of Famer,” says Adam Fox, NMC’s Director of Programs.

In addition to private mentorship sessions, Page will lead a songwriter’s circle featuring the RBC Master in Residence participants. The songwriter’s circle performance is included with admission to Studio Bell, but space is limited. More details to come in the following weeks, so stay tuned to for more information.

About Steven Page

Steven Page’s songs are etched in the canon of Canadian music. As one of the principal songwriters and lead singers for Barenaked Ladies, Page co-fronted one of the most unique success stories in Canadian music, leaving a legacy of international hits, and a rabid, global fan base. Page left the band in 2009, but continues to contribute to Canada’s musical story through his successful independent career.

About the RBC Master in Residence Mentorship Program

Sponsored by Royal Bank of Canada, the RBC Master in Residence workshops provide opportunities for emerging artists to gain unprecedented access to masters in various genres and aspects of music. Through mentorship, lectures, and hands-on workshops, Canadian artists benefit from the unique experiences and skills of these masters. NMC will recruit these masters, and work closely to develop specific programs that unpack their distinct skills to maximize benefit for participating emerging artists.