is proud to announce:


for women and non-binary producers

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A ground-breaking new in-studio series will provide opportunities for emerging* women and non-binary music producers** to develop skills, build confidence and network in a female owned & operated studio in downtown Toronto.

With an award-winning VIP guest mentor and a small peer group, this 3-Part Fall series will address specific topics and include listening, feedback, discussion and hands-on learning. Thanks to the generosity of sponsors we are thrilled to be able to offer each session at no cost to participants.

DATES: Monday October 15th, Monday November 12th, Monday December 10th
TIME: 7 - 10pm
Erin Costelo
Hill Kourkoutis
Karen Kosowski
SESSION TOPICS: Song Arrangement & Mix Critique; Building a Track From Scratch; Vocal Production.
SPONSORS: HHb Canada / Universal Audio; Slaight Music Foundation; Music Ontario; Long & McQuade.Music.
STUDIO: imaginit music, Leslieville studio district, Downtown Toronto
PARTICIPANTS: Limit of 12 to ensure high level of interactivity & impactful take-away.
HOW TO APPLY: Submissions close at 11:59PM on deadline dates Oct 1st, Nov 1st, Dec 1st.
Complete the form including a link to a track exampling your in-progress or completed production work (Soundcloud etc). Unmastered preferred.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Participants are chosen by a committee of professional
producers. All applicants will be notified of their results by email.
WHAT TO DO IF YOUR APPLICATION IS DECLINED: Apply again! This session is part of a series and there will be plenty of more opportunities to participate.
ACCESSIBILITY: These sessions are provided at no cost to participants. We are unable to cover travel costs from outside Toronto. If you have other accessibility issues please enquire.
ENQUIRIES: Questions, feedback and accessibility requests:

*Emerging as defined by this series are creatives who:

  • are at a semi-professional or professional level working in their own DAW
  • have volunteered for or mentored with a professional producer
  • are recent graduates of a music focused program and wanting to enter production field
  • demonstrate a passion for sound production and are working towards entering the field but lack opportunity
  • self-producing artists

**Please note: This is not an evaluation of engineering skills - though many producers also engineer and many engineers also produce, both the application assessment and the sessions themselves will be laser focused on producer skill sets and instinct.


Community Supporters:


Advocacy success. H.E.R. studio co-curated and moderated the producer panel at Canada's national music conference Canadian Music Week 2018 marking first time a CMW producer panel featured a female moderator and high number of womxn speakers.

Speakers: Erin Costelo, Alysha Brilla, Gus Van Go, Karen Kosowski, Garth Richardson, Hill Kourkoutis, Roy Hamilton lll. Moderator: Lisa Patterson

Inspirational moment: a powerful gesture when rock star male producer allies offered up their chairs to youth invited guests to see themselves and be seen. Thank you Garth Richardson for your allyship.


H.E.R. studio's first event: a discussion panel & cocktail networking at Revival Nightclub in Toronto as part of co-presentation with IBOG Six Shooter Records and Allison Outhit.

Gratitude to supporters & allies:

HHB Canada
Six Shooter Records
Women In Music Canada
Tegan & Sara Foundation
Toronto Women In Music
Across The Board

Allison Sokil, Kayla McGee, Adam Messenger, Garth Richardson, John Switzer, Dave Dysart, Rob Nation, Terry McManus, Danya Dixon, Sarah Shmeit, Esma.