Submissions for the 2014 RBC Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Prize are now closed. Thank you to all who submitted. Stay tuned for the winners announcement later this year!
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.
Chosen by a selection committee and to be announced in Summer 2014, 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:
NEW this year, all winners will also be invited to participate in a private Music Industry Career Development Mentorship Session with Q&A. The approximate value of the Prizing in total is $100,000.00 CDN.
The inaugural installment last year saw Thornhill, Ontario’s own Taylor Kurta take top honours. In all, seven talented emerging artists from across Canada received recognition.
The Winners of the 2013 RBC Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Prize were:
As the Grand Prize winner, Taylor Kurta received a cash prize of $25,000 and performed at Canada’s Walk of Fame events including the 15th Anniversary Inductee Charity Ball. Kurta also received 20 hours of private studio time at Metalworks Studio with an appointed producer, and was mentored by Rik Emmett and Gil Moore from Triumph, as well as 10 hours of studio time in The Tragically Hip’s private studio, mentored by Gord Sinclair.
Taylor Kurta recently graduated from the Independent Music program at Seneca College and is a self-taught guitar player and vocalist. In 2011 she was awarded a grant from FACTOR (The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings) to produce her first demo CD called Wake Up.
Click here view the video submissions from the 2013 RBC Emerging Artists Music Mentorship Prize finalists.
The RBC Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Prize is supported by the RBC Foundation.