WHAT WE DO
Best known for our talent contest, SPECTRA offers amateur singers their choice of two free programs: the Indie Program and the Workshop Series.
- INDIE PROGRAM
This 15-day weekend program starts in December and ends in June. The 36 qualifying participants must commit the following components:
- Songwriting Clinic
Learn how to write an original song. This one-on-one session is suitable for both experienced AND inexperienced songwriters.
- Singer/Songwriter Competition
Showcase your original song. Every participant wins a great prize. If you don't play a musical instrument, or are unable to find an accompanist, we'll create a backing track for your performance. The winner of this competition will have their song professionally recorded.
Spend 20-minutes with one of Canada's leading vocal coaches.
- Retreat Weekend
Pay $199 and bring two friends to the retreat for free. You and your two guests will share a hotel-style room with an ensuite washroom. You and your two guests will have to cover your own travel expenses plus the cost of three subsidized meals.
- Group Recording
To date, Spectra has released three group recordings and all three songs became hits.
- Duet Contest
- WORKSHOP SERIES
These free workshops are offered to singers who would like to benefit from Spectra's educational program without committing to all the components in the Indie Program.
SPECTRA is a division of RACA -- a registered non-profit organization that celebrates diversity in music.
If you're an emerging singer who is focussed, reliable, hard-working, and positive-minded, please click here to register for Spectra 2016.