Songwriting and Recording Bootcamp Comes to Sudbury


SUDBURY – Espanola born producers, songwriters and engineers, Terry Sawchuk and Alf Annibalini are headed to Sudbury to host a 3-day intensive “Songwriting and Recording Boot Camp”.

Participants at the “boot camp” will gain hands-on experience, co-writing and recording songs that will be critiqued after the event by such industry professionals as Barb Sedun from EMI Music Publishing and Rob Lanni of Coalition Entertainment. They will also learn how to create their own home recording studio setup and build the necessary business infrastructure to make a living creating music.

With 20 years experience and credits that include Alanis Morissette, Nelly Furtado and Our Lady Peace, Alf and Terry are extremely excited to come back home to the north to help aspiring young musicians augment their craft and help give them insight into the international music scene. They are also graduates of the Harris Institute for The Arts in Toronto.

“This is a great opportunity for aspiring young music makers to learn why songwriting is 85% perspiration and 15% inspiration”, explains Sawchuk. Terry co-wrote the song Back in Town for Universal Music artist Matt Dusk which held the #1 position on Japan’s pop charts for four weeks.

Annibalini presently teaches recording arts to over 200 students a year at Seneca College and Metalworks Institute of Sound and Music Production. “I basically teach my students how to create music for the professional community from their own home”, states Annibalini who also splits his time writing music for the CTV music library. Terry and Alf want participants to come ready to work. The boot camp will consist of three 12 – 14 hour days.

The event will be held at a location to be announced in the Greater Sudbury area from July 5th to 7th.

The early bird price for this unique event is $200 or $250 for late subscribers after June 25th. The price includes a 1-year membership to Music and Film in Motion (MFM). The cost for present members of MFM will be $185.  There is limited space for attendees, so get your tickets fast.

Tickets can be purchased from Music and Film in Motion online at or by phone at 705-674-9954.

For more information, please contact Music and Film in Motion at 705-674-9954.

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