|When & Where
When and where do young writers meet?
SASS Canada schools and community partners host frequent inter-school
recitals, (as many as 20 events per year) so young artists can network and
inspire each other. To be kept up-to-date on open-mics and SASS stage
opportunities in Ontario, please consult our Events page or join the S.A.S.S.
School Alliance of Student Songwriters facebook page.
From 2010 to 2013, on one Friday evening of each month, SASS students have
been welcome to take the stage at Whitby's THE MUSIC SCENE, courtesy of the
Stellas and Milton Gavilanez.
On a historic note, SASS also thanks Giacomo Bruno for kindly hosting over
25 SASS open-mics at Isabella's Chocolate Café in Oshawa throughout 2009
and 2010, and Jeannot Lamarre of Whitby's Baton Rouge restaurant for hosting
several open-mics in 2012.
SASS invites students in grades 6-12 to join free, extra- curricular songwriting
clubs which have been established in dozens of schools in Pickering, Ajax,
Oshawa, Whitby, and York Region.
If you are a parent of a child interested in the SASS program, you may contact
us to learn which schools currently offer a program or how you might help a
local teacher start a songwriting club at your child's school.
Students in dozens of schools in Ontario enjoy a weekly forum for trying out
their new material at lunch or after-school. Songwriting tips are often shared,
but weekly meetings are often most practical when students fill the time
releasing their latest creative material, with helpful feedback and
encouragement from their SASS club teacher and peers.
Approximately once a month, SASS also sponsors guest songwriting clinics
during the school day, led by professional songwriters.