Following the success of last year’s inaugural program, Canada’s Walk of Fame, in partnership with National Premier Partner RBC launched the second year of the RBC Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Prize as part of Canada’s Walk of Fame Emerging Artists Programs. Valued at more than $100,000, the initiative aims to support the next generation of gifted Canadian musicians.
The RBC Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Prize is supported by the RBC Foundation.
Aspiring young musicians were asked to submit a 60 sec. musical audio or video performance for their chance to win the Grand Prize of $25,000 cash, recording time, performance opportunities and much more.
Canada’s Walk of Fame is pleased to announce the 2014 RBC Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Prize Winners!
Grand Prize Winner: NEFE, Guelph, ON
Second Prize Winner: Angelique Francis, Kanata, ON
Finalist: Alessandra Longshaw, Brampton, ON
Finalist: The Command Sisters, Spruce Grove, AB
Finalist: Jane Baker, Grimsby, ON
Finalist: Luka Mihajlovic, Unionville, ON
Finalist: Quinn Bachand, Victoria, BC
Grand Prize Winner NEFE is a blues and pop-style singer/songwriter who is working on her first CD. In 2010, she was awarded the “Damn Good” award for excellence in songwriting from the Songstudio Songwriter’s Workshop in Toronto.
Click the video below to listen to NEFE's winning submission.
Click below to see Angelique Francis's winning submission.
Alessandra Longshaw from Brampton, ON
The Command Sisters from Spruce Grove, AB
Jane Baker from Grimsby, ON
Luka Mihajlovic from Unionville, ON
Quinn Bachand from Victoria, BC
Chosen by a selection committee, the Grand Prize winner of the RBC Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Prize will receive:
Six additional winners of the RBC Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Prize will receive:
Congratulations again to all the winners!