The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and Slaight Music have announced the roster of four emerging artists selected for the 2022/2023 Allan Slaight Juno Master Class program. Anna Sofia, Aysanabee and Katie Tupper join the grand prize winner of the 2022 CBC Music Toyota Searchlight award, Chad Price, for the curated mentorship program, which is customized to meet each of the artist’s unique needs and help them become “Juno ready.”
Voted in by a Super Jury of music industry notables, the four finalists will take part in a workshop running from October 24 to 28 in Toronto, which includes vocal and stage performance coaching, as well as sessions with industry leaders. The artists will also attend Juno Week 2023 in Edmonton, and one finalist will be selected to perform at the 2023 Juno Opening Night Awards Presented by Ontario Creates.
2022/2023 Allan Slaight Juno Master Class artists:
Anna Sofia - Toronto, ON
Aysanabee - Sandy Lake First Nation, ON
Chad Price - London, ON
Katie Tupper - Saskatoon, SK
“It’s moving to see the lasting effects of my father’s impact on the Canadian music industry,” said Gary Slaight, President & CEO, of Slaight Communications. “His contributions have enabled us to provide budding artists like these ones with the skills they need to succeed in their careers. We’re thrilled to be a part of their paths to achievement.”
“We feel so energized by this year’s roster of artists, who each bring their own unique sound and identity to the table,” said Allan Reid, President and CEO of CARAS/The Juno Awards. “We can’t wait to see them flourish on the national scale while learning from some of the best in the business.”
The Allan Slaight Juno Master Class program is run in collaboration with Canada’s Music Incubator (CMI). More information here.
Pictured left to right: Aysannabe, Katie Tupper, Anna Sophia, and Chad Price.