Nic Dyson of the SPACE (Sunrise Performing Arts Centre of Excellence) will be hosting a music writing workshop for youth who are interested Nic Dyson of the SPACE (Sunrise Performing Arts Centre of Excellence) will be hosting a music writing workshop for youth who are interested in furthering their musical interest!

Nic is a 24-year-old acoustic singer-songwriter with Cerebral Palsy from Dugald, MB. Releasing his first EP in 2012, he slowly gained a following in Winnipeg due to his vulnerable, honest, and poetic lyricism, opening for local bands in the punk/hard-core scene. Drawing influences from artists such as Neil Young, City and Colour, Nick Drake, and The Paper Kites, he built up to 2 full-length album releases, This One’s For You (2014) and Where We’re From (2017), both recorded in various basements with his dad, and both released to sold-out shows at Winnipeg’s Park Theatre. He landed in the Top 10 in Manitoba in the 2017 CBC Searchlight Competition with the most votes in the province for his song “Vertigo” as well as performed during the 2017 Winnipeg Pride. He is currently writing a third album which he hopes to take on his first tour in 2018.

Novices - April 4th & 18th:
Novices will be covering details on writing your first song, finding inspiration / using inspiration, poetic devices, avoiding cliche, picking a chord progression, finding a melody, booking your first show and networking.

Intermediates - April 11th & 25th:
Intermediate students will cover song workshopping and collaborating, finding and using inspiration, avoiding cliche, alternative song structure, networking, Manitoba music/performance opportunities and booking your first show.

For more information, please contact Springfield Public Library
Phone: 204-853-2039